This includes Virgin Cruises, which Richard C.N. Branson is involved in, and a company that focuses on offering luxury yacht cruises.
“From the discussions that took place at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global, I am pleased to report that two new brands have confirmed calls to the Virgin Islands for the 2022/2023 season and beyond: that of Virgin Cruises and the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection,” Hon Rymer stated during a press conference on May 13, 2022.
Hon Rymer also reported that the expected calls to the Virgin Islands for the 2022-2023 cruise season has increased to 417 with 79 of those calls being multiple days at Sister Islands.
“In terms of guest ratings reported, the Virgin Islands’ Port and Destination continue to rate favourably amongst all cruise companies calling to the BVI, with a notable rating identified as “the friendliness of locals”.
“This is something we must all be proud of, especially our tourism stakeholders who interact with thee cruise lines and passengers, and we must keep up our standards,” Hon Rymer said.
The Minister also disclosed that theVI delegation met with several cruise associates such as: Norwegian Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Group, MSC, Seadream Yacht Club, Windstar Cruises, Ponant Cruises, ClubMed, SAGA and Star Clipper Cruises, Virgin Cruises and Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection.