Road Town was buzzing with activity as eager tourists from all over the world disembarked the Disney Fantasy cruise ship on Tuesday, August 28; much to the pomp and celebration at the Tortola Pier Park.
The cruise line’s return was highly anticipated as stakeholders had been getting ready to host larger ships to the destination since the 2017 weather events.
“For one thing it definitely signals our major return as a cruise destination,” Public Relations Officer at the BVI Tourist Board Keith Dawson told BVI News.
Information booths have been set up across most of the territory to provide information to cruise passengers visiting Virgin Gorda, Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. Free drink samples and live entertainment was also available.
Dawson said the sister island of Anegada of was not included as one of the excursion stops because of its distance.
However, that may soon change, Dawson said.
“It’s possible. But, we have to put an itinerary together to suit that and some of the tour companies are looking into that,” he said.
Dawson, in the meantime, said most visitors opted to embark on island tours and to the popular beaches in the territory.
“The tourists seem to be having a good time and enjoying the weather and our presence,” said Clive McCoy, Film Commissioner at the BVI Tourist Board which moved to ensure the Disney’s first return call goes smoothly.
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