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Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

For our Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Fantasy, we wanted to do an excursion at our first Tortola, British Virgin Islands. It was our first time visiting the port.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

The Planning

The most popular excursions seem to be to The Baths at Virgin Gorda. Disney Cruise offers two excursions to the site; TT23 Tour to Virgin Gorda and TT04 A Day at the Baths (I’ve included the complete descriptions below the post). Both excursions appear to be very similar; you take a ferry boat to Virgin Gorda, then take a safari bus to the Top of the Baths.

The differences are that TT23 Tour to Virgin Gorda lasts 4-4.5 hours , includes a beverage and costs $89 for adults and $69 for children aged 5-9 (as of February 2023). TT04 A Day at the Baths lasts 5.5 to 6 hours and includes lunch and a beverage. It costs $135 for adults and $115 for children aged 5-9 (as of February 2023), which is $46 more per adult for a lunch and an extra 1.5 to 2 hours, some of which will be spent eating.

TT23 Tour to Virgin Gorda

After weighing the pros and cons of each tour, we settled on the TT23 Tour of Virgin Gorda. The extra time and lunch didn’t feel like it was worth an extra $46 per person to us. The other plus with this excursion is that on our sailing there was a choice of two times. A morning time around 8 am and the time we chose was 12:45. Travelling with two teenagers meant that we would have a much easier morning for everyone.

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Warning from Disney

Before I continue, I should let you know that Disney sent multiple messages over multiple days with a warning about the tour. “ Please be advised that during this call to Tortola, the tour may be considered strenuous depending on the physical condition of the participants as this call entails extended periods of hiking, standing and leaning over. However, if you want to check on your reservation due to this update, please visit us at the Port Adventures Desk located on Deck 5 Midship during opening hours, and we can provide you with all the information you may need. Have a Magical Day! Port Adventures Team. “

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I wasn’t concerned initially about the tour, but after the fourth message, I was beginning to feel a little anxious about the tour. Make sure you wear walking shoes and avoid wearing flip-flops. Some of the rocks had sand on them, making them a little slippery. There were also some stairs and a few ropes. Personally, I think the constant warnings were a little much. You just need to watch your step during some spots on tour.

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Arrival in Tortolla

We docked in Tortolla early. Since we had lots of time before our excursion, we had breakfast and headed off the ship to see the shops in the port. There was a coffee shop that had wifi, and it was very busy. My daughter also did a little souvenir shopping too. You can also take pictures with a large BVI sign. after an hour or so we headed back onto the ship and met up with my sister and niece, and went to lunch in Cabanas.

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Excursion Meet Up

We went to the Walt Disney theatre to join the rest of the passengers on our tour. There were cast members outside the theatre to check us in and direct us to our group. Be aware that multiple excursions may meet in the same location, make sure you join the correct group for your excursion. The Cast Members will give you instructions while you are waiting. Bring your ID and Key to the World Card, remind you to leave any food behind, and pick up towels on the way off the ship.

The Ferry Ride

After leaving the ship, our cruise excursion group was led to a pier to board a ferry. There is seating inside and out, washrooms, and a counter to buy drinks. It was a bumpy ride, but the 40 minutes went by quickly. If you are prone to seasickness, try to sit outside or take some anti-nauseau medication before you head out. Once we arrived on Virgin Gorda, we were loaded onto Safari buses for a short ride to the Top of the Baths.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

We had a couple of tour guides with the group. They led us along the trail, we were able to walk at our own pace, and we had time to stop and take photos.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

There are signs along the way pointing out photo spots.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

You can see the sand on the rocks here that could be a little slippery.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

At the end of the trail, before walking through the caverns at the Baths, we arrived at a secluded beach. The water was beautiful and warm, and it was just our group on the beach. I think that it was empty because it was in the afternoon. I would guess it is busier in the morning.

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As you can see it wasn’t very busy with just our group.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

We spent about 30 minutes at the beach before we headed toward the caves.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

There was a little bit more climbing during the next part of the toouring. You do climb down a short ladder to climb down and some ropes to hold onto on your way through the boulders. Nothing too strenuous or difficult.

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As you can see, there are many great photo stops along the trail. The highlight is a large cavernous area known as the Catherdral. The light coming through the rocks was beautiful.

The Cathedral

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The water isn’t very deep in this section. It came up to around our knees. Once you reach the Cathedral, there is no more climbing up and down. The path from there heads out to another beach. This beach was a little busier than the last one.

Disney Cruise excursion Virgin Gorda the Baths

There is a lunch counter with bar service where you can get snacks and drinks at the beach and bathrooms and outdoor showers to wash off the sand. The tour guides started to round everyone up after about 30 to 40 minutes. From there, we climbed back up to the Top of the Baths to get back on the safari buses to return to the ferry. A tip I would give is to head up as soon as they start to round up everyone. I was nervous about getting left behind and missing the ferry, lol! The tour excursion was due to get back close to the all onboard time.

The ferry ride back was uneventful. The crew handed out drinks; if I remember correctly, there was water and fruit punch available.

Final Thoughts

We enjoyed the excursion. It was well-run, and I thought the price was good. I am glad we chose the shorter excursion. The amount of time we spent at the Baths was just right, we didn’t feel rushed, and we had enough time to see and do everything we wanted. I would recommend the excursion if you haven’t been and you are comfortable with light hiking and some climbing up and down from large boulders.

You can go to the Baths on your own. There is a public ferry that will take you to Virgin Gorda, and you can catch a taxi to the Baths. I didn’t feel comfortable going on our own, especially with a ferry and another island involved. Speedy’s offers tickets for a round-trip ferry with a taxi to the Baths for $28. It is a significant saving over the Disney excursion. If youy are comfortable going on your own, it is a good option.

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Excursion Descriptions From DCL

Tour to virgin gorda (tt23).

Discover awe-inspiring boulders, secluded beaches, hidden caves and spectacular grottoes formed by volcanic activity. 

A Geological Wonder

On this adventure, you will… 

  • Board a ferry boat for the scenic 40-minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.
  • Next, hop on board an open-air safari bus for a short 15-minute tour through Spanish Town to a stunning overlook of Savannah Bay, where a stop will be made to take photos.
  • Continue up the twisting road to the Top of The Baths, where you will meet your local guide, who will introduce you to The Baths National Park and lead you to a series of secluded beaches, spectacular pools and grottoes formed by volcanic activity and flooded with seawater.
  • Explore the intricate network of trails and boulders to discover the hidden caves and sea pools at the sandy beach of Devil’s Bay.
  • Enjoy free time to swim and relax before returning to the Top of The Baths. Take in the spectacular views of the surrounding islands and do a little souvenir shopping.
  • Reboard your safari bus for the approximately 15-minute drive to the pier before boarding the ferry boat for a 40-minute cruise back to the ship.

Know Before You Go

View important additional information to help you prepare for this exciting adventure. 

  • Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes as the path to The Baths is rough and uneven. 
  • Guests should be in good physical condition. 
  • Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) and strollers are not permitted. 
  • A beverage (water, soda or fruit juice) is included. 
  • Additional food and drinks can be purchased at the Top of The Baths restaurant. 
  • Bathrooms/changing facilities and lockers are available at the beach; however, Guests are encouraged to wear a swimsuit underneath their clothes if wishing to swim at the beach. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or cash for optional extras such as souvenirs. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes, swimsuits, sunscreen, sunglasses, additional clothing, hats, cameras and backpacks.

A Day at the Baths (TT04)

Nature’s Private Pools

Go beyond the beach to see the splendid results of ancient volcanic activity. 

  • Board a ferry for an approximately 40-minute scenic cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. 
  • Next, hop on board an open-air safari bus for a short 15-minute tour through Spanish Town and make your way to a stunning overlook of Savannah Bay for a photo stop. 
  • Follow the twisting road to the Top of the Baths, where your local guide will introduce you to the area and lead you to The Baths. 
  • Explore the intricate network of trails and boulders to discover the hidden caves, sea pools and sandy beach of Devil’s Bay. 
  • Enjoy free time to swim and relax before making your way back to the Top of the Baths.
  • Take in the spectacular views of the surrounding islands over a tasty lunch , followed by some time for souvenir shopping. 
  • Board the safari bus once more for a 30-minute drive back to the pier
  • Lunch and one beverage (water, soda or fruit juice) are included. Additional food and drinks can be purchased at Top of the Baths Restaurant. 
  • Bathrooms, changing facilities and lockers are available at the beach. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring cash or credit cards to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs and snacks. 
  • You should never feel that gratuities are expected from you. However, it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service at restaurants and in taxis, as well as for outstanding excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.

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Tour to Virgin Gorda vs. Day at the Baths vs. On your Own

  • Thread starter cariann77
  • Start date Sep 17, 2019

cariann77

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  • Sep 17, 2019

We would like to visit the Baths when we stop in Tortola in December. The Disney day at the baths is pricey for 5 of us so, my first thought was that we'll do it on our own as I found a great thread on here that tells you how. Now, I am debating about doing the Tour of Virgin Gorda. It's cheaper but less time at the Baths. Would we want more than 2 hours to swim and explore there? Looking for any advice from anyone that has done these. Also, if you've done it recently what the current price of Speedy's is. Their site doesn't offer much info. Thanks!  

ambula603

I just bumped an old thread wondering the same thing! I did save this info: Speedy's: Round Trip Ferry and Taxi Service to the Baths Adults $38 Children $28 Senior $28  

LizGirl

Obsessed with WDW

We did the DIY tour last October. Virgin Gorda was pretty torn up still, so we didn't spend more than 2 hours over there, including The Baths. We walked both trails down to the beach but didn't go through the boulders as it was somewhat crowded and we just lost patience. LOL! FWIW, the DIY option is very easy and gives you a lot of freedom if that is valuable to you.  

Haley R

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I actually was debating this exact thing tonight lol. We are going on our first Disney cruise in November and I've heard great things about the Baths. I saw both of those excursions and I think we're gonna go with the Tour of Virgin Gorda. It doesn't come with lunch, but it's so much cheaper and we'll plan to eat a big breakfast before. There's only two of us before and since we've never done a cruise we want to do the guided tours. With you having 5 people, though, that's a big difference.  

Rob1872

  • Oct 30, 2019

Found this thread before posting my own. If you do the Tour of Virgin Gorda without the lunch, what time do you usually leave the ship and return?  

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Our Disney cruise stopped in Tortola and we did a Day at the Baths excursion. We boarded a boat right off of the cruise and it took us to Virgin Gorda. From there we went on an open air bus ride to The Baths. First adventure was to Devil's Bay (our favorite) which felt like you were going to a very remote spot - and it was - this horseshoe shaped bay is a welcome sight at the end of the 15 minute hike through dry scrub vegetation and boulders from the car park at the top of the Baths. After you swim and snorkel there, you take a second trail which leads visitors to The Baths through massive granite boulders, where hikers should be prepared to crawl, climb ladders and wade through water. The Baths were cool but not as pretty as Devil's Bay and had lots of huts with locals selling things. We weren't as impressed with this beach and would have liked to stay at Devil's Bay longer.

I went by boat, we anchored in the bay and swam across, loads of fish to see. Coming back we had to swim past a woman feeding sharks from the back of her boat, but they were harmless unless you get caught in a feeding frenzy

What a gem! So neat. The pools were really interesting with different rocks and rock formations. Nice swimming also. The restaurant above The Baths was descent also.

By far one of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in USVI/BVI! The quick hike it takes to get through the baths to the beach is part of this locations appeal. Do not miss out and hurry thru- plan at least 3 hrs for this excursion! Bring a waterproof camera of some sort! Some of the paths and quick turns may be tough for those with joint/back problems or little kids who are not use to steep steep inclines. Everything about this location is absolutely breath taking. We can’t wait to return!

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Our family spent half a day here, exploring the caves and relaxing on the beach. A sturdy pair of water shoes are a must. Beautiful and unspoilt, if you are in the area, it’s well worth a trip.

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This was our first trip to the BVIs and The Baths lived up to our expectations! So different from the rest of the beaches we have been to in the Caribbean.

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  • Enjoy convenient round-trip ferry transfers, transporting you from your cruise ship to these mesmerizing geological formations
  • Enjoy the guidance of an expert tour guide as you navigate the winding trails and oversized granite boulders
  • Discover cavernous structures, sandy beaches, and vivid marine life at the white-sand beaches of Devil's Bay

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Catch a ferry to Virgin Gorda to gaze on a natural architectural wonder of The Baths and more on this exciting tour near Romney-Pier Park. Your excursion includes a convenient round-trip ferry ride to Virgin Gorda, where you get to witness the geological wonder of oversized granite boulders and cave surroundings known as The Baths. You'll also get an expert tour guide to accompany you as you take a winding trail through The Baths to the white sandy beach by Devil's Bay. Catch scenic views along the way for an unforgettable experience that's perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!

Begin your epic tour by hopping on the ferry and be transported from your cruise ship pier to the British Virgin Islands' third-largest island: Virgin Gorda. Here, you'll get to take a journey along a winding trail that takes you to see The Baths, which lies just south of the sandy white beaches of Spring Bay. Some of the most massive granite boulders in this collection of oversized rock formations boast a 40-inch diameter. Traveling through The Baths' system of hollow structures, sandy beaches, and enormous granite boulders, is like moving through a maze thanks to the position of its rock formations.

As you follow the trail of The Baths, you'll also come across its cavernous structures. Molten lava helped forge these hollow rock formations over time to create the geological wonders that they are today. You'll travel along a rope-handrail trail that takes you up a series of ladders to help you climb the oversized boulders, where you'll get access to the white sandy beaches along Devil's Bay, a favorite for beachgoers and snorkelers alike to swim and go underwater to discover vivid coral and marine life. Take a break to enjoy soaking up the sun before heading back to your pier.

From heading up ladders of oversized granite boulders to witness the breathtaking views of secret coves, this visit to Virgin Gorda offers much for the outdoor enthusiast to explore. Sign up for this scenic excursion today and get ready to make lifelong memories with a visit to the British Virgin Islands.

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A boulder-lined beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Isles.

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A boulder-lined beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Isles.

6 tips for newcomers to The Baths at Virgin Gorda

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How to explore The Baths at Virgin Gorda

Now that we've been to The Baths at Virgin Gorda twice, we have some tips for cruise visitors to this British Virgin Islands outpost. Here are six tips for first-timers:

  • Get to The Baths early. The crowds get much larger as the day goes on. We booked the first organized excursion of the day and were the first tour group to arrive at the beach.
  • Depending on the time of year you sail, be mindful of “ship time” vs. “island time.” There may be a difference, and you don't want to be left behind.
  • Wear your bathing suit. You do not want to waste time changing in and out of clothes once you arrive.
  • There are restroom facilities at the top of The Baths and at the main beach, but not Devil’s Bay, so plan accordingly.
  • Wear water shoes. Guides are positioned around The Baths to help you navigate the slippery and tight quarters, but you will want to ensure you have firm footing.
  • Bring a waterproof camera and/or a wearable camera like a GoPro. You're going to want to capture every second of this adventure.

A beach scene during a shore excursion at The Baths on Virgin Gorda.

Cruising to The Baths at Virgin Gorda

Cruise ships do not dock directly at the Virgin Gorda. If you want to visit The Baths at Virgin Gorda, the best approach is to look for a cruise going to Tortola , British Virgin Islands (although ferries are also available to Virgin Gorda from the popular cruise port of St. Thomas). A number of contemporary cruise lines visit Tortola, including multiple Norwegian Cruise Line ships, Celebrity Cruises ’ Celebrity Summit , Royal Caribbean ’s Serenade of the Seas , Windstar Cruises and SeaDream Yacht Club , just to name a few.

Getting to The Baths at Virgin Gorda

During our Norwegian Escape cruise, we booked our shore excursion directly though the cruise line. Almost all cruise lines will offer an organized shore excursion taking you to Virgin Gorda from Tortola. If you prefer to do things at your own pace, it's easy to get to The Baths without a pre-booked excursion. Speedy’s Ferry Service and Smith’s Ferry Service offer regular ferry access to Virgin Gorda, starting at $20 a person, each way from Tortola. The ferry ride is about 30-45 minutes depending on sea conditions. Taxis can be found at the ferry landing and cost about $6 per person one way from Ferry Docks to the Top of the Baths. Total ride time through Spanishtown is about 10 minutes.

Have you been to Virgin Gorda? Do you have any tips to add to mine? Please weigh in, and feel free to disagree!

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Cost: $199 for adults, $49 children 3-12. (plus $75 customs fees and $25 lunch) Departure: The Westin Resort, St. John Check-in: 30 minutes prior to departure Includes: Sanitized snorkel gear with floatation, towels, fresh water showers, continental breakfast, lunch and all beverages

Enjoy an unforgettable full-day adventure to The Baths of Virgin Gorda where you will explore and relax in the world famous “Baths”. We will also enjoy lunch from Top of The Baths Restaurant before departing Virgin Gorda for a refreshing snorkel stop at The Treasure Caves of Norman Island.

We start the day with continental breakfast as we cruise to   The World Famous Baths of Virgin Gorda . Formed over millions of years, the Batholiths or “Baths” are a series of interconnecting boulder formations creating unique grottos to wander through, and crystal clear waters to explore and relax in. They are truly one of the wonders of the Caribbean, and a must see.

Excited for a lunch at the “Baths”? Well look no farther than Top of the Baths. They will provide an exceptional lunch on your exceptional trip.

After lunch, we head to the Treasure Caves of Norman Island for some amazing snorkeling. Legend has it that this is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book “Treasure Island”. The Caves are a gorgeous snorkel with friendly fish and three different caves to snorkel in and explore.

Departing the Caves, it’s time for Happy Hour. Enjoy complementary open bar after snorkeling as we cruise back through Sir Francis Drakes Passage and along the coast of St. John returning back to home port.

  • Continental breakfast
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Take an approximately 45 minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Open safari buses take you on an approximately 15 minute drive through Spanish Town to The Baths for a self-guided tour, where you can swim in the unique atmosphere of mammoth boulders, palms, and sea caves. Travel along the trails and boulders to discover hidden caves and sea pools.

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Region Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time 2024-05-17 21:19

Port Tortola Island BVI cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tortola Island BVI, Road Town, UK Virgin Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Tortola Island's cruise port Road Town is located on Baughers Bay. The island is part of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) - a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, located to the east of Puerto Rico (USA) . The other islands of the Virgin Islands archipelago constitute US Virgin Islands (USVI / aka American Virgin Islands) and the Spanish Virgin Islands ( Culebra and Vieques , both located to the east of Puerto Rico). The archipelago is part of the Leeward Islands (Lesser Antilles). Road Town is located approx 22 mi (35 km) from Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas USVI) .

Tortola Island was named by Christopher Columbus (Italian explorer and colonizer, 1451-1506). The name means "land of the turtle dove”. Tortola BVI attracts cruise tourists with amazing beaches and the fact that Road Town is not so “commercialized” like most of Caribbean cruise ports. The island's official language is English.

On April 29, 2015, was officially opened the expanded Tortola cruise pier. The revamped facility was renovated, widened and lengthened to accommodate larger vessels. The opening ceremony was attended by BVI Government officials and cruise industry representatives. During the event was announced that NCL Norwegian and Disney ships would be bringing around 425,000 cruise tourists to Totrola Island per year, or a 21% increase over 2015.

The new cruise ship facility in Road Town was first used by the NCL ship Norwegian Getaway (berthing here on April 29 / on the pier's opening day). During the Pier's construction works, many cruise ships had to anchor and ferry their passengers via tender boats, which made the port less attractive for travelers. The exclusive agreement with NCL and Disney also caused other cruise lines (including Carnival ) to drop Port Road Town from their Caribbean itineraries leaving roundtrip from the USA.

In 2023, BVIPA (British Virgin Islands Ports Authority) announced a record year with a total of 720392 cruise tourists, or 3% increase over the previous record year 2016 (699105 cruisers). In 2023, In 2023, BVI handled a total of 354 cruise ship calls, of which 232x at Tortola Cruise Ship Pier and the remaining 122x were ships handled at anchorage sites across the BVI (9x at Road Harbour/Tortola, 56x off Jost Van Dyke Island , 38x off Virgin Gorda Island , and 19x other).

Tortola Island BVI cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Tortola Island dock (anchor) at Road Town - port town on the central-southern coast. The port and its facilities are operated by BVI Port Authority. The city's business distict is within easy walking distance from the port.

Smaller-sized luxury ships and superyachts often use for berthing or tendering the Soper's Hole Marina (West Edn Tortola).

Road Town Cruise Pier (Tortola BVI)

Until 2015, Road Town port didn't have dedicated cruise terminal building.

With the new pier, Tortola cruise port has berthing capacity of two large-sized vessels at a time. If there are more than 2 vessels, one of them anchors in the bay and its passengers are tendered ashore to the Road Town Jetty. It is closer to downtown than the cruise pier.

Before the new pier project, at the end of the cruise pier was located a shelter where passengers were gathered before shore excursions/tours. The new termonal has a dedicated parking area. Local taxi service includes minivans and safari cabs. There is a taxi rank at the pier (close to Wickham's Cay or Soper's Hole).

A BVI license is needed for car rentals. The license is easily obtainable with a valid US driver’s license and costs USD 10. Be aware to drive on the road's left side!

Tourists willing to visit other British Virgin Islands from Tortola, there is a regularly scheduled ferry service. The island has two ferry terminals – at the west end (Soper's Hole) and at the east end (Beef Island). Regular ferry services are offered between Tortola and Cruz Bay (St John Island USVI) .

Tortola Pier Park

The cruise port development project resulted in building a new cruise terminal building.

In 2014 started the construction works on the port's new cruise ship dedicated complex "Tortola Pier Park". The new docking pier was completed by December 2014. Its construction included a total of 123 piles that were driven into the seabed to support the above structure (retail buildings).

The expanded cruise pier has total length 1039 ft (317 m) and width 60 ft (18 m). Additional 273 ft (83 m) docking space is provided by mooring dolphins, giving a total berthing space 1312 ft (400 m). The pier's capacity is 2 ships at a time (each vessel up to 180,000 GT tons).

Dredging started in November. It was required to lower the seabed to 37,5 ft (11,5 m) allowing such max draft for docking cruise vessels. The project's scheduled completion of the pier was April 2015, with the entire "Tortola Pier Park" complex to be inaugurated in summer 2015.

The "Tortola Pier Park" building cost is around USD 75 million. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line were the projects main investors. Of the whole budget, USD 25 million was for the new pier and new excursion docks, Another USD 25 million were for the waterfront land development (area adjacent to the cruise pier). The BVI Government leased the land for a period of 48 years (with buy-out option at 15 and 30 years). The Tortola Pier Park design was developed by the US company IDEA (Orlando FL-based). This is a leading cruise port designer company that specializes in marine and waterfront port developments.

A separate concrete slab was built to support the flagship restaurant (part of Pier Park). The entire park includes 17 buildings, among which the cruise terminal, passenger welcome center, 2 restaurants, 1 pier bar, 1 shopping market, 1 chapel, 1 boat museum, 18 tourist kiosks.  The park's 2 main buildings are sized each approx 8000 ft2 (750 m2).

The construction plan was to transform Road Town's waterfront into a marketplace with festive events and tourist attractions. The waterfront development included building a new shopping village (with trolly cars for cruise passengers to explore it) plus a Ferris Wheel.

On February 16, 2016, was inaugurated Tortola Pier Park. Prior to its construction, British Virgin Islands received around 370,000 cruise passengers annually. For the 1 year period since the park's opening, BVI received almost 700,000 passengers. The new terminal's statistics for that period showed 11 maiden ship calls.

For the summer 2017, Tortola Pier Park planned special cruise terminal events, featuring live concerts and fun family activities.

Bomba’s Surfside Shack: located in Cappoon’s Bay. It is interesting palce to visit famous with its mushroom tea, Bomba Punch and logos saying “Girls with big boops: give Bomba a hug” and “Get naked for Bomba”. The decoration features bras and panties.

Sailing the British Virgin Islands: the best way to experience the islands. There are a lot of possibilities to enjoy the amazing blue and crystal water.

Scuba Diving: the best area is north from Tortola cruise port. You can easily access the place (Smuggler’s cove) walking. There is a vendor where you can rent all the equipment.

Willie T’s Floating Bar&Restaurant: the original wooden restaurant sank in 1995. This is the second one dating from 1996. You can enjoy nice cuisine and great party onboard. The restaurant leaves the Nanny Cay Marina at 5PM and returns usually at 11PM.

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Travelers can make a cruise ship in the Caribbean their floating vacation home this summer.

Virgin Voyages is launching a Summer Season Pass on its Valiant Lady ship, allowing guests to sail six back-to-back cruises over the course of a month at a discounted price. The adults-only cruise line added the Caribbean option after seeing high demand for its season passes in the Mediterranean on Resilient Lady and Scarlet Lady earlier this year. The offers are aimed at remote workers who want a change of scenery – though you don’t have to be working to take advantage.

“We heard from travelers in North America who wanted the option to sail the stunning Caribbean and stay a bit closer to home while working in a similar time zone,” a Virgin Voyages spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

What are the terms of the Caribbean Summer Season Pass?

Passengers have the option to take their month at sea in June, July, August or September. Each option includes six back to back cruises over the following dates:

  • June 7-July 5
  • July 5-Aug. 2
  • Sept. 4-Oct. 1

Destinations include Key West, Florida; Bimini in the Bahamas; Costa Maya, Mexico, Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos and more, though stops vary by itinerary.

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How much does the Caribbean Summer Season Pass cost?

The pass starts at $12,000 for up to two guests, a 25% discount compared to purchasing the cruises separately. Passholders will be booked in Central Sea Terrace cabins and get wash and fold laundry service, two specialty coffees per day, premium Wi-Fi and other perks.

Travelers can book online .

Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Nashville. You can reach him at [email protected].

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From shaking beds to gender-neutral toilets, we’re flying the flag for these inclusive cruises

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A holiday isn’t a holiday if it makes life more difficult, right? And for many, a cruising trip abroad can feel like a bridge too far.

If you’ve ever gone away and been tutted at or gawked at while enjoying a moment at the bar, you’d probably rather stay home instead.

Well, a number of cruise operators have been thinking about how to make their trips more inclusive and accessible to a wider variety of guests, and their efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Whether it’s gender-neutral toilets or sign language interpreters, we’ve plucked the boats that boast a better experience for everyone from the Sailawaze Excellence Awards .

Virgin Voyages

After a day of sightseeing, what can be more entertaining than a night of drag performance? It’s par for the course at Virgin Voyages, where all staff are encouraged to express their gender identity freely.

The company prides itself on being a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ passengers with its gender-neutral toilets and hospitable atmosphere.

Founder Richard Branson has a long history of supporting gay rights, beginning with legendary Heaven nightclub in London, and the celebrations on his ships ramp up in June as themed parties are thrown and guests are presented with pride-inspired cocktails and on-deck DJs.

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Celebrity Cruises

If you thought cruises were only for the silver-haired, you’d be wrong. Celebrity Cruises are a riot of colour, flying every hue of the LGBTQ+ flag – especially in June, Pride Month.

The operation, which travels to every continent, even hosted the first legal same-sex marriage at sea in 2018 and regularly holds gay weddings.

Celebrity Cruises says it promotes diversity among both staff and guests and throws regular LGBTQ+ welcome events to get the party started.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Family-friendly operators Disney Cruise Line prides itself on making trips accessible to those with additional needs. Guests with disabilities have access to comfortable staterooms and suites, along with a full range of services, facilities, and amenities, including auxiliary aids.

Its liners are also home to specially designed communication staterooms for guests with hearing disabilities, including a vibrating bed shaker under the mattress and an indicating panel with light signals for the doorbell, telephone calls, general alarm and fire alarm.

The ships also provide sign language interpreters for shows and entertainment.

Saga Cruises

If a loud party isn’t for you, over 50s can enjoy a more sedate voyage, with Saga Cruises providing a number of options for guests with mobility issues. A chauffeur service to and from ports is provided as standard on all trips, rooms are equipped with hearing loop systems and hoists are available to help guests in and out of the pools.

Assistance is also provided to those who need help with baggage and large print is provided in the cinema guide and daily paper, alongside Braille playing cards.

A-Rosa Cruises

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Meanwhile, A-Rosa Cruises are designed with families and multi-generational groups in mind. Under-15s travel for free and family rooms have been provided so up to five can share a room while they meander along Europe’s rivers, waking up in a different city each day.

Hosts are available to take care of youngsters in the kids club, where children can choose from a variety of activities, including crafting, T-shirt design and face painting while adults can enjoy a relaxing treatment at the spa.

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This year, European river specialist VIVA Cruises launched its inaugural LGBT voyage, which took travellers to Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam where they could visit the world’s largest archive of LGBTQ+ history by day and party at the city’s vibrant gay and lesbian bars by night.

VIVA is a member of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, an organisation built to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism.

Autistic travellers, those with Down syndrome and other additional needs can benefit from a specially designed holiday with Royal Caribbean. Priority check-in, boarding and departure are available to those who need it and the Autism on the Seas programme offers ‘staffed cruises’ with specialised respite sessions and private activities and sessions.

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Virgin Voyages Sailing Club loyalty program: Everything you need to know

Does Virgin Voyages have a loyalty program? The short answer is yes, and it recently got a major overhaul.

That said, the Virgin Voyages Sailing Club, as it's called, is a relatively simple program, as was the case when it was first unveiled in August 2022 .

The program has just three tiers of benefits as compared to five or more at many cruise lines, and it doesn't offer nearly the array of perks that you'll find at bigger cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean .

Still, some of the perks you can get through the program can be quite valuable. They include free laundry service and free premium Wi-Fi at the program's higher tiers, two things that normally can cost quite a bit extra on cruise ships.

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There is also a daily specialty coffee credit for members at the second and third tiers of the program that is like money in the bank if you're a regular latte or cappuccino drinker. And the perks don't end there.

Note that the Virgin Voyages Sailing Club is a loyalty program exclusive to Virgin Voyages, separate from the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Virgin Red programs that are connected to other Virgin brands.

Members of those programs in the U.S. can already redeem their Virgin points on sailings on all of the line's current ships: Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady. Capital One cardholders can also access cruises for points through a partnership between Capital One and Virgin Red .

Ways to earn points

The Virgin Voyages Sailing Club point-earning system is about as simple as can be: You earn one credit for every cruise you take with the line.

Unlike at some cruise brands, there are no complicated formulas for earning points that take into account the type of cabin you book or the length of your cruise. It's one cruise, one credit. End of story.

Note that certain low-priced sailings and nonrevenue fares do not get you any credits. To be eligible for a credit, a voyage must be a full-fare sailing that hasn't used a discounted access key or other low-fare pricing methods, such as gifted cruises, comped casino cruises or voyages bought with airline points.

Reduced rate voyages and certain other booking types also are not eligible to earn or receive perks.

Additionally, the credit for voyages doesn't accrue toward perks until 30 days following the completion of the voyage.

Virgin Voyages Sailing Club loyalty levels

There are three tiers to the Virgin Voyages Sailing Club program:

  • Sailing Club membership (after one sailing)
  • Blue Extras (after two sailings)
  • Deep Blue Extras (after four sailings)

The first tier of the program, the basic Sailing Club membership, brings just three relatively minor perks. The most notable is that you become eligible for special offers on cruises.

Additionally, you will be among the first to be alerted to promotions that the line announces. You'll also receive a quarterly members newsletter.

It's not until you reach the second tier of the program, Blue Extras, that you start to get some perks that you can use when on board ships. These include a free specialty coffee every day of your cruise and free laundry service for one bag of laundry per voyage.

Blue Extras members also get:

  • An invitation to an exclusive cocktail event
  • A dedicated phone support line (known as Sailor Services)

The elite level that makes a difference

The Deep Blue Extras level is where your Virgin Voyages Sailing Club membership really starts paying off.

At this level, you can order two specialty coffees per day at no charge, and your complimentary laundry allowance goes up. You'll get two pressed items for free, as well as one specialty cleaning item and a bag of regular laundry.

But that's just the appetizer for the main course of perks at this level: a $100 per cruise credit for alcoholic drinks (or, as Virgin likes to call it, a $100 bar tab credit). This is a significant perk, as it amounts to real money saved when cruising, assuming you like to order drinks while at sea.

Deep Blue Extras members also get all the other perks of the two previous tier levels, plus:

  • An unlimited premium Wi-Fi package
  • Access to expedited boarding

The access to expedited boarding is not just for you but your cabin mates, assuming they arrive with you at the terminal. Your cabin mates will also be able to attend the exclusive cocktail event, which is a perk for Blue Extras and Deep Blue Extras members.

Note that many of these perks appear as credits on your final bill. You will still be charged for the premium Wi-Fi when you sign up for it and the specialty coffees when you order them, and the charges will appear on your onboard account, but they will be waived before the end of the voyage when Virgin Voyages runs your credit card.

In addition to being available to cruisers who complete four sailings under the revamped program, the Deep Blue Extras perks are also available to two broad categories of cruisers established under the old program:

  • Sea-Blazers : These are the "pioneers" of Virgin Voyages sailings who cruised with the line in 2021, its first year of operation. In addition to the temporary perks available to all eligible Sailing Club members, this group will get a $125 bar tab bonus for every $300 bar tab purchased every time they sail with the line for the rest of their lives; this was something Virgin Voyages promised them back in 2021.
  • Sea-Rovers : These are customers who sailed with Virgin Voyages at least twice between Jan. 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2023. They are receiving all the Deep Blue Extras perks, plus a $100 bar tab bonus for every $300 bar tab purchased through 2024.

Under the new program, Sea-Blazers and Sea-Rovers will continue to receive all the Deep Blue Extras perks through the end of 2025.

Get perks faster with a Sailing Club status match

As of April 3, Virgin Voyages is offering a status match to cruisers who hold loyalty status with other select cruise and travel brands.

The Sailing Club Status Match program, as it's called, offers immediate Sailing Club membership and Blue Extras perks to cruisers who provide confirmation of loyalty status in other programs and have a confirmed eligible booking with Virgin Voyages.

As part of this program, you can receive Blue Extras perks on your very first voyage with Virgin Voyages instead of having to wait until your third cruise with the line.

Virgin Voyages offers this status match with the following loyalty programs:

  • Azamara Circle (for Explorer, Discoverer, Discover Plus and Discover Platinum members)
  • Carnival Cruise Line's VIFP Club (for Platinum and Diamond members)
  • Celebrity Cruises' Captain's Club (for Captain's Club, Elite, Elite Plus and Zenith members)
  • Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club (for Silver, Gold, Platinum and Pearl members)
  • Holland America's Mariner Society (for 3-Star, 4-Star and 5-Star Mariner members)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's Latitudes Rewards (for Platinum, Sapphire, Diamond and Ambassador members)
  • Oceania Club (for Gold, Platinum, Diamond and President's Circle members)
  • P&O Peninsular Club (for Mediterranean Tier, Caribbean Tier, Baltic Tier and Ligurian Tier members)
  • Princess Cruises' Captain's Circle (for Platinum and Elite members)
  • Royal Caribbean's Crown & Anchor Society (for Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club members)
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (for Gold members)
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer (for Gold, Platinum and Beyond members)
  • Windstar Cruises' Yacht Club (for One Star, Two Star, Three Star and Four Star members)

Bottom line

Virgin Voyages has a relatively modest loyalty program with just three tiers and not all that many perks at each of the tiers, but it does offer several valuable perks at its higher tiers, including free laundry service, free premium Wi-Fi and a significant credit toward drinks.

One thing to keep in mind when evaluating the benefits available through the Virgin Voyages Sailing Club loyalty program is that many of the perks that other lines offer cruisers as part of their loyalty programs are already included in the base fares for Virgin Voyages cruises. Virgin Voyages includes gratuities, specialty dining and a basic Wi-Fi package in the fares for every cabin on its ships, for instance. As a result, there are fewer valuable extras to give away to its customers with status in the loyalty program.

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The Wild Forest Aquapark on MSC Grandiosa. (Courtesy/Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)

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The Galleria Grandiosa on MSC Grandiosa. (Courtesy/Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)

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MSC Grandiosa will begin seven-night Caribbean itineraries in December 2025 for the winter sailing season while MSC Seashore remains, but sailing short three- and four-night Bahamas sailings to Nassau and the cruise line’s private island Ocean Cay.

It’s the largest MSC ship yet to sail from the port. The Meraviglia Plus-class vessel is among the top 20 largest cruise ships worldwide at 181,541 gross tons and a maximum passenger capacity of 6,334. It debuted in 2019 and features a water park, five pools, nine hot tubs, spa, the MSC Yacht Club exclusive area and a Lego partnership in its kids clubs.

The Galleria Grandiosa on MSC Grandiosa. (Courtesy/Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)

One of the more dramatic features is the 323-foot-long Galleria Grandiosa promenade with an LED projection screen over the length of the walkway. The ship features 10 restaurants including the Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, Hola! Tacos & Cantina, Kaito Sushi, Kaito Tepanyaki and L’Atelier Bistrot.

This is its first time taking on North American duties, and its arrival coincides with the debut out of PortMiami of the MSC World America, which will be even larger.

“The Winter 2025-2026 season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. to date, and our expansion at Port Canaveral is a big part of that,” said MSC Cruises USA President Rubén A. Rodríguez in a press release. “We know people sailing from Central Florida want options, and we’re delighted to offer them two of our most modern and glamorous ships with itineraries that will appeal to everyone from first-time to seasoned cruisers.”

MSC first began sailing from the port in 2021, joining mainstays Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian. It has shuffled several ships for short runs for what Rodríguez said was a taste of what MSC has to offer. That has included MSC Divina, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seashore.

The family-owned cruise line has its roots in Europe, so the line plays up its “unique international flavor” compared with the other lines, while also touting its environmental efforts such as can be found on the private Bahamas island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. It is undergoing a major expansion effort to support excursions and on-island activities.

MSC Grandiosa will trade off alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Eastern trips will visit Nassau and Ocean Cay, Bahamas; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. Western trips will visit Nassau; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay and Falmouth, Jamaica; and Belize City, Belize.

“We are honored that MSC Cruises chose Port Canaveral for the North American debut of their magnificent MSC Grandiosa,” said Port Canaveral CEO John Murray in the release. “Expanding their homeport fleet at Port Canaveral underscores their confidence in our partnership and shared commitment to success.”

The growing port for a time took on the title of world’s busiest cruise port after the pandemic, and while PortMiami has since retaken that title, Port Canaveral continues to expand its ship offerings.

The last sailing season saw 16 ships that either homeported year-round or sailed seasonally, and it expects that number to grow to 19 for the 2024-2025 sailing season, including the debuts of Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises this fall.

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