The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) in going forward with the Cruise Pier Expansion Project will formally enter into preferential berthing agreements with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL) this Friday.

The signing of the agreements will put into force an annual guarantee of 350,000 and 75,000 passengers from NCL and DCL respectively.

On the berthing agreement signing, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Mr. Claude O. Skelton Cline commented: “The signing of the agreements signals a milestone in the cruise pier expansion project’s development.”

As for the next stage in the cruise pier expansion project, Mr. Cline said, “We will continue to work diligently in tandem with our cruise line partners to make the BVI a marquee destination for cruise tourism.”

The managing director will facilitate Friday’s event while Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool; DCL President Karl L. Holz; and NCL Vice President Destination and Strategic Development Colin Murphy will give remarks.

The berthing agreement signing is in line with the BVI Ports Authority’s vision to create a unique and modern cruise pier facility that delivers a memorable, world-class and environmentally compatible sustainable development.