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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 www.cruiseindustrynews.com website reported.
The British Virgin Islands welcomed the 153,000-ton Norwegian Getaway on its inaugural visit, arriving with more than 4,000 passengers and 1,600 crew, as the first ship to dock at the expanded pier. The Getaway is scheduled to call on Tortola every Wednesday throughout the season, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News. Photo: virginislandsdailynews.com
Road Town, capital of the British Virgin Islands
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.
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