Department of Information and Public Relations
Release Date:
Monday, 11 January 2021 - 4:52pm

Pictured is the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas berthed at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park dock today as it made a warm lay-up in the Territory under strict health and safety rules. The Government of the Virgin Islands approved for cruise business to be able to continue via what is known as a technical call or warm lay-up wherein the vessel does not have any passengers on board, and it will be berthed exclusively to refuel, take on provisions, spare parts and other services. No crew members will be allowed to disembark from the vessel, and no attendance on board the vessel from shore based staff will be permitted during its stay in the BVI.

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