The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has announced that St. Croix will receive an additional cruise call on Jan. 22. Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship will return to St. Croix on Jan. 22 due to a recent change in its itinerary.
The ship carries 2,106 passengers and 874 crew and will berth at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted.
“VIPA is thrilled to welcome the Nieuw Amsterdam back to St. Croix. Additional cruise calls to our islands positively affect our economy and the tourism-related businesses in the Virgin Islands,” said VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Serenade of the Seas has rescheduled its call to the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas next week. The Serenade canceled its Tuesday, Jan. 14 call and rescheduled its visit to Thursday, Jan. 16. The ship has a passenger capacity of 2,490 guests and 891 crew. Schedules for both the Crown Bay and the Frederiksted cruise ports are posted under the Seaports section of VIPA’s website www.viport.com or in the VI Source business section.