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U.S. Virgin Islands Works With Cruise Lines After New Travel Ban to Cuba

The U.S. Virgin Islands government reports it is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they rework their itineraries following the U.S. government’s renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba. The State Department said the United States will discontinue allowing visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts. (travelagentcentral.com)

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USVI Looking to Take Cruise Industry to Next Level

St. Thomas - USVI (Photo courtesy The West Indian Company Ltd)The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the number one cruise destination in the Caribbean. (caribjournal.com)

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USVI Eyes St Thomas Cruise Harbor Expansion

Oasis of The SeasSt Thomas’ major cruise harbor in Charlotte Amalie is proposing a series of improvement projects, according to United States Virgin Islands officials. The projects include a proposed dredging of Charlotte Amalie Harbor and its adjacent channel and the expansion of cruise ship berths at the West Indian Company Limited berths to accommodate larger Oasis-class cruise ships. (caribjournal.com)

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A True Picture of Cruise Ship Industry in USVI: Data Is Imperative, But Context is Crucial

While data is imperative in analyzing the cruise industry in Charlotte Amalie and throughout our Territory, it is crucial that data be evaluated within context. Passenger counts are an important consideration, but the measure of success for the West Indian Company, Limited (WICO) and other port operations in the Virgin Islands can only be understood by the economic contribution to the destination in expenditures. (stthomassource.com)

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