By the Caribbean Journal staff
St Thomas’ major cruise harbor in Charlotte Amalie is proposing a series of improvement projects, according to United States Virgin Islands officials.
The projects include a proposed dredging of Charlotte Amalie Harbor and its adjacent channel and the expansion of cruise ship berths at the West Indian Company Limited berths to accommodate larger Oasis-class cruise ships.
Officials have also proposed a dredging design for St Thomas’ Crown Bay, along with a new mooring dolphin to accommodate Quantum-class vessels on the harbor’s north berth.
The proposals were discussed this week during the Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands group’s quarterly update with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association in Miami.
“Having an ongoing dialogue with the FCCA as we upgrade our infrastructure and visitor experience is a key component of our destination strategy,” said US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Nicholson-Doty, who underscored that the safe and free movement of visitors and traffic complements growth plans as cruise sector activity revives in the Territory.