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Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule

Posted By: aarpskier

Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 01:04 PM

Clicking on the "BVI Cruise Schedule" tab at the top of the TTOL home page takes one to bviports.org. "Click on "June 2019" and you get to SCHEDULE OF CRUISE SHIP BOOKINGS FOR June 2019." There are 9 listings, each with a Location of "VIC CP." The glossary at the bottom of the page defines "CP" as "Cruise Pier." However, there is no definition for "VIC". Anybody know what "VIC" stands for?
Posted By: bailau

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 02:51 PM

Look at next column alone (CP)...Road Harbour Tortolla Cruise pier. They can handle 2 big boats there

No idea on VIC
Posted By: RatmansWife

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 03:11 PM

Also no idea on VIC. The most disturbing thing is the number of large cruise ships anchoring off Virgin Gorda - sometimes three on the same day. Not the hugest ones of course, but not the small ones either.
Posted By: Kmon

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 03:56 PM

Originally Posted by aarpskier
Anybody know what "VIC" stands for?


If you look at earlier months, every listing has "VIC" as part of the location, so "VIC" really doesn't give any useful information. It's the second letters that give the location.
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 05:10 PM

Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Also no idea on VIC. The most disturbing thing is the number of large cruise ships anchoring off Virgin Gorda - sometimes three on the same day. Not the hugest ones of course, but not the small ones either.


Where are they docking in VG? Never realized this was happening. Do they have a pier for the cruise lines? This is very disturbing!
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 05:13 PM

Read the post. She said ANCHORING..
Posted By: sail445

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 06:27 PM

I’m surprised they’re not using Boatyball smile
Posted By: aarpskier

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 08:52 PM

Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Also no idea on VIC. The most disturbing thing is the number of large cruise ships anchoring off Virgin Gorda - sometimes three on the same day. Not the hugest ones of course, but not the small ones either.


Yet another reason to sail in the off-season!
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 10:06 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Read the post. She said ANCHORING..


So GLAD you pointed that out to me. Anchoring, mooring, docking etc. all mean the same when it comes to cruisers invading a nice quiet beautiful island.
Posted By: FlossieSailing

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/24/2019 11:16 PM

And don't forget this: Rock Tour Dates https://longwalktofreedomvi.com/, with events on:
June 14: Cane Garden Bay
June 15: Concert on Tortola
June 16: Norman Island

I'll be there the 9th-16th. Hoping I've found all the cruise ship schedules....
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/25/2019 12:43 PM

You asked, 'where are they docking'??
Posted By: RatmansWife

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/25/2019 12:54 PM

It reminds me of the old line, “I wouldn’t join any club that would have me”. The cruise ships don’t want to be around other cruise ships. And yet the BVI government - old, new, doesn’t matter - keeps courting them. I think that is a big reason other visitors now prefer Anegada, and avoid Tortola.
Posted By: RickinAtlanta

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/25/2019 04:31 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Read the post. She said ANCHORING..


Well even if ANCHORING they'd have to tender in to some sort of dock now wouldn't they???
Posted By: sleepychef

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/25/2019 05:27 PM

Virgin Islands Channel
Posted By: aarpskier

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 05/26/2019 05:24 AM

Originally Posted by sleepychef
Virgin Islands Channel


Thread hi-jack ended and answer provided in 3 words! Thanks.
Posted By: capndar

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 10/29/2019 04:40 PM

Anyone know of the cruise ship schedule for next week (4-11 Nov)?
Posted By: SailOrion

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 10/29/2019 06:16 PM


http://bviports.org/cruise-schedule/

Hope it helps. - Mark (S/V ORION)
Posted By: RatmansWife

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 10/29/2019 06:50 PM

Thanks for that Orion. The most amazing thing: this Friday is Nov. 1, and they have yet to post the November schedule. Hard to plan your schedule.
Posted By: RandyA92

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 10/30/2019 03:16 PM

RatmansWife, I have Sun 3, Mon 4, Tues 5, Thurs 7 as cruise ship days. Guess that mean VG on Wednesday as we will not go there on cruise days.
Posted By: flyingcloud

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 11/04/2019 11:11 PM

The November cruise schedule went up today. Looks like many, many ships will be in during our trip.
Posted By: bailau

Re: Deciphering BVI Cruise Schedule - 11/04/2019 11:47 PM

Use the arrival and departure times to dodge areas where the cruise ships will be...a little like dodging the weather
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