During a small ceremony at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, Premier Fahie presented a plaque on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands to the captain of the Viking Sun, Atle Knutsen, in commemoration of the ship’s first visit to the territory.
MV Viking Sun is a cruise ship operated by Viking Ocean Cruises. It has a passenger capacity of 930 and a crew of 480.
Its port of registry is Bergen, Norway.
According to the Government Information Service (GIS), Premier Fahie said, "his Government will continue to work diligently to increase calls to the territory via various cruise brands."
This new call comes after the Premier at the July 31, 2019, Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), said that his government has re-negotiated a number of increased cruise calls to the territory.
He said the developments came as a result of tireless efforts by his administration to address the projected shortfall in tourist passengers for the new season.