St. Croix's Cruise Ship Calendar Heats Up: 41 Scheduled Visits Through September

With a strategic mix of cruise lines, including Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas, the island braces for tourism growth

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 23, 2024

The Carnival Glory Cruise Ship in Frederiksted, St. Croix in 2019. By. V.I. CONSORTIUM

The V.I. Port Authority has announced an update to the schedule for calls at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility through September, with 41 cruise ships set to grace the shores of St. Croix. The lineup promises to inject vibrancy and economic activity into the local tourism sector.

Highlighting the diversity of the visiting vessels, the schedule includes the elegant Marella Discovery, the luxurious Celebrity Apex, and the adventurous ships from the Seas series, among others. Noteworthy is the Marella Discovery's rescheduled visit to March 12, 2024, showcasing the fluid nature of cruise itineraries. VIPA emphasizes that all cruise ship schedules are subject to adjustments.

The detailed schedule will see Vision of the Seas visiting on Wednesday, Feb. 28 as calls stretch into September, with the Rhapsody of the Seas marking the season's close. Each visit, from dawn till dusk, offers guests ample time to explore St. Croix's rich culture.

Key highlights include:

  • The debut of the Evrima at Frederiksted Pier, promising an exclusive experience for its passengers.
  • Regular visits from the Rhapsody of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, and other renowned liners, ensuring a steady flow of tourists to the island.

With a total of 41 port calls scheduled for the remainder of the year, St. Croix is poised for a significant boost in tourist arrivals, benefiting local businesses and the broader community.

For the latest updates on the cruise ship schedule and more information about St. Croix's offerings, visit the official VIPA website.

According to the authority, the schedule is dynamic, and updates will be communicated as they become available.

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