Carnival Breeze sails from TortolaPeople who previously required a visa to enter the British Virgin Islands can now benefit from the newly enacted law which allows visa exemptions for cruise ship passengers, according to a statement. The guests must stay 24 hours or less.

“The addition of the new Tortola Pier Park cruise and shopping facility has been a game changer for the BVI in the cruise sector catapulting the Territory to the forefront with other regional destinations. As such, in efforts to remain competitive we have to continue to adapt to the changes in the cruise sector to ensure that we continue to meet and exceed the needs of our industry partners. This is why we found it important to provide ease of access to the BVI for cruise passengers, which will assist to increase bookings and in turn encourage more cruise vessels to include the BVI on their cruise itinerary,” said Alfred Henley, Managing Director (Ag) of BVI Ports Authority.