British Virgin Islands Cruise Sector Continues to Make a Comeback

british virgin islands cruise

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The British Virgin Islands’ cruise sector is continuing what has been a remarkable comeback from the storms of 2017.

The BVI is projecting 524,928 cruise passengers for the 2018-2019 season, concentrated of course at the Tortola Pier Park.

That includes the return of Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line, while luxury lines like Viking, Crystal and Celebrity are calling on the destination this year as well.

british virgin islands cruise

Cruisers arrive at the Tortola Pier Park.

Overall, the BVI is projecting approximately 200 cruise calls for this season, about 82 percent of its pre-storm numbers.

“The BVI continues to be optimistic about the future of the cruise industry,” the BVI Tourist Board said in a statement. “The BVI is a multi-destination experience that everyone can enjoy.”

The cruise resurgence mirrors a similar comeback in the island’s hotel sector, as a wave of properties have reopened their doors in the last year, from the luxe Guana Island to the boutique Cooper Island to the bucket-list glamping retreat at the Anegada Beach Club, among others.

— CJ