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Virgin Cruises & Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection to begin making calls to VI

Virgin Cruises & Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection to begin making calls to VI

Among the updates from Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), after attending the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida last month-end, is that two new cruise brands will soon begin making calls to the [British] Virgin Islands.

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.

Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection will also have their yachts making calls to the Virgin Islands for the 2022/2023 season.

Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said 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.


Increased cruise calls expected


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.

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