The British Virgin Islands will be buzzing with activities to welcome Disney Cruise Line back into the territory on August 28, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) has said.
These hospitality activities are planned for the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
“The BVI Tourist Board will have music on the apron in front of government administrative building as well as a sampling of local treats and beverages. There will be music as well as on the pier in Spanish Town (on Virgin Gorda),” said Tourism Director Sharon Flax-Brutus.
Visitors on Tortola will also have the opportunity to take pictures with Miss World BVI 2018, Yadali Thomas Santos.
Visitors can likewise expect to see BVITB staff stationed throughout the territory’s tourist areas to provide support.
“We will be in a state of readiness to provide the guests with the great BVI hospitality and good guest experience that the traveller to the BVI has come to expect,” Flax-Brutus said.
“We are encouraging all residents to show BVI pride and practice our guest-service experience components – safety, friendliness, authenticity and efficiency,” she added.
Tourist spots getting prepped
In the meantime, several tourist spots are being prepped for the cruise ship’s return.
Bathrooms facilities and an information centre at Cane Garden Bay have been renovated and new vendor stalls built, Flax-Brutus said.
New vegetation and safety beach signs have also been installed at the location, she said.
Fresh signs have also been placed at The Baths on Virgin Gorda. That attraction have also been furnished with new umbrellas for shade and comfort of visitors.
By next week, more signs will be placed along the road from the Cruise Pier to Main Street and the task of keeping the territory clean is ongoing, Flax-Brutus stated.
In addition, taxi operators and their vehicles will be inspected for the cruise line’s return.
The Disney is one of two major cruise lines that cancelled all their scheduled calls to the British Virgin Islands following the 2017 hurricanes.
The Norwegian Cruise Line had also pulled out. Norwegian are now slated to return in October.
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