The United States Virgin Islands will have some more tourists flocking next summer. Royal Caribbean has unveiled their new Caribbean itineraries that will include two additional ships that regularly stop at in the USVI.
USVI Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. stated, “The Virgin Islands has a wonderful relationship with Royal Caribbean, and that is reflected in the cruise line’s newest itineraries, which frequently call on the territory’s ports.”
Royal Caribbean’s new 2013-2014 calendar shows the line’s commitment to the Virgin Islands and the reemergence of St. Croix as port-of-call.
The two ships making their way to the Eastern Caribbean islands are the Jewel of the Seas, which will visit St. Thomas several times during the season; and Adventure of the Seas will stop in St. Thomas and St. Croix on various voyages.
Vice President of Government Relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Michael Ronan stated, “Royal Caribbean International thanks Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. and his administration for their continued support of Royal Caribbean.” He continued “The US Virgin Islands has been a great partner for a very long time and we are delighted to expand our deployment in the region to offer our guests unforgettable summer Caribbean vacation options.”
Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will continue to alternate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with stops in St. Thomas, while Freedom of the Seas’ Eastern Caribbean itinerary lists calls on St. Thomas.
USVI commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty agrees with the governor’s sentiments toward the ships port of call stopping in both St. Thomas and St. Croix, and is excited for the calendar season to come. She exclaimed, “The newly announced itineraries reflect Royal Caribbean’s belief that the Ports of the Virgin Islands are highly desired by its passengers, and will remain so in the coming years. We are pleased about the additional ships that will be visiting the territory, especially during the summer months.”