With the expansion complete, the BVI cruise pier in Road Town, Tortola, is now 1,039 feet long and 60 feet wide. Mooring dolphins provide another 273 feet, giving a grand total of 1,312 feet of berthing space. Now the pier can safely berth two ships up to 180,000 tons each.
The pier completion was recognised with an official ceremony and celebration on April 29, the same day Norwegian Cruise Line’s Getaway made its inaugural call. Since the pier is complete, the BVI Ports Authority has turned its focus to Tortola Pier Park, the adjacent landside development, which will feature retail and entertainment spaces.