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St. Croix welcomed our first cruise ship of the fall season on Sunday, September 28. The Department of Tourism planned a greeting to remember and the VI Consortium documented the day. The ship came from New York and St. Croix was the first stop.

Tourists we greeted with Cruzan Rum and live music from the gazebo. They could have their photo taken with a quadrille dancer. Booths were set up for tours and excursions to explore the island. Mocko Jumbies danced with visitors. Food trucks and arts and crafts vendors lined the streets. Fresh coconut water and sugar cane juice was aplenty. It was a festive day for sure!

The St. Croix Source is publishing the monthly cruise ship schedule and just recently posted November. You can also find the planned 2018-2019 Frederiksted Pier Cruise Ship Schedule from the Virgin Islands Port Authority. According to that list, there are 35 port calls scheduled this season.

Cruise ship day isn’t just for cruisers! We love to visit Frederiksted while a cruise ship is in port just to take in the vibrant energy and shop with local vendors.