For Immediate Release


Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism




Luana Wheatley, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism +1 340 774-8784


Bevan Springer, Marketplace Excellence +1 201 861-2056


Carnival Glory




  1. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (February 18, 2019) – On the heels of the successful staging of the annual Agrifest agriculture and food fair on St. Croix this holiday weekend, the Department of Tourism is getting ready to showcase the cultural vibrancy of the island as officials welcome the return of the world’s largest cruise company on Tuesday, February 19, after a long absence.


Commissioner of Tourism Designee Joseph Boschulte said that the arrival of Carnival Glory, which has a capacity of about 3,000 passengers and more than 1,000 crew, is a “huge deal” for St. Croix for a variety of reasons.


“Having Carnival Cruise Line return to St. Croix is exceptional,” remarked Commissioner Designee Boschulte, who said this is “a great opportunity to continue showcasing St. Croix to people who have not been here before as well as those who will be returning after a long time.”


The Commissioner Designee explained that the Department of Tourism would be rolling out a strong welcome experience for the visitors.


Department of Tourism cultural greeters will be on hand at the Ann E. Abramson Pier in Frederiksted to welcome visitors, and vendors will offer complimentary samples of Virgin Islands creations to passengers – from body care products, local ice cream and desserts, fresh cane juice and coconut water and beverages from Leatherback Brewing Company and MUTINY Island Vodka. Live bands and steel pan music will permeate the atmosphere while the cruise ship is docked on St. Croix.


“We look forward to presenting to our guests what is uniquely from the Virgin Islands and what is quintessentially Crucian,” Commissioner Designee Boschulte commented.


The Department of Tourism encourages vendors who have not yet registered for the opportunity to call 340-772-0357.


The ship is expected to be in port from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.