More than 4,000 cruise passengers are scheduled to arrive to at the cruise pier on Tortola in April.
The passengers will come from cruise lines such as the Silver Seas, Holland America Line, and the Colombia cruise line.
These cruise lines will be docking their smaller cruise ships this month.
In March, there were more than 40 cruise ship calls across the territory.
According to statistics, approximately 20,000 passengers from various cruise ships visited last month.
The BVI also received at least 40 cruise ship calls in February.
Roughly 26,000 passengers came to the territory via Star Flyer, Thomson Discovery and Celebration, Club Med 2, Silver Wind, Crystal Esprit, Braemar, Viking Star, Hamburg, Sea Cloud and Kingdom ships.
At least nine cruise ships docked at the Tortola cruise pier in January, while an unspecified number called at other islands in the territory.
Those other cruise calls were made at ports such as Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Norman Island.
Meanwhile, cruise arrival figures so far this year represent the relatively steady return of cruise passengers to the territory following last year’s disasters.
BVI under the microscope this month
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster said recently that representatives from the Norwegian and Disney cruise lines will be visiting this month to conduct an assessment on the BVI’s readiness to accept larger ships back into the territory.
The visit will determine whether the 4,000-plus passengers on each ship will get value for money if they visit the BVI.
He said the cruise lines have expressed their willingness to return once the areas of concern such as the restoration of roads, and increased transportation capacity are dealt with.
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