At least nine cruise ship arrivals are scheduled to happen in the British Virgin Islands this month.
This number marks what is turning out to be a steady return of ships and cruise passengers to the territory since the September hurricanes last year.
The cruise ships arriving this month are from three cruise lines – TUI, Silversea, and Fred Olsen cruises.
Collectively, the ships are said to be bringing roughly 12,000 cruise passengers to the territory for January.
More than 100,000 cruise passengers arrived in the territory during the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the BVI officially welcomed cruise visitors back to the territory in early December 2017.
The National Democratic Party government was both praised and criticised for the move.
In response, Premier and minister responsible for tourism Dr D Orlando Smith said there was no shame in opening up the BVI to tourists at this stage of recovery.
“Cruise tourists are appropriately informed of damages to the territory and are being provided with alternative options when in the BVI. This is also an opportunity for us to explore new sites, support business opportunities in other districts, as well as take the opportunity to see how we can strike the right balance of opportunity and environmental protection for beachfront communities,” Dr Smith had said.
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