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BVI seeing more cruise cancellations

BVI seeing more cruise cancellations

Three upcoming cruise ship calls to the BVI have been cancelled.
This is according to the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) who said those cancellations span two cruise lines.

“The BVIPA would like to announce the cancellation of cruise calls by Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Summit on 11 August 2021 and 26 August 2021 and Celebrity Equinox on 12 August 2021,” the Authority said in a media release on Monday.

It added: “Regarding the current warm lay-up, on 13 August 2021 Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas will be departing the territory. The public is reminded that the Cruise Pier area is a secured zone and persons are not permitted past the security gate.”

A number of cruise lines have cancelled calls to the BVI, which has been experience a major COVID-19 outbreak in the last few weeks. At its peak, the active positive cases in the territory was a little more than 1,600 persons. The BVI’s case count is now less than 200 persons.

The territory’s reported COVID death toll to date is 37.
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