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Welcoming the Icon of the Seas to the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) welcomed Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Icon of the Seas to St. Thomas. on January 31, 2024. The day also commemorated the official signing of three agreements between the Port Authority (VIPA), Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), and Cruise Terminals International (CTI) that will enable the transformation of the territory’s cruise industry and secure the U.S. Virgin Island’s position as a premier cruise destination in the Caribbean.   

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Christiansted Harbor
ation Study

VIPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers hosted a joint public meeting on January 9, 2024  to discuss the Christiansted Harbor Navigation feasibility study.  The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (Corps) is beginning preparation of an Integrated Feasibility Study and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to address maneuverability, dimension, and safety concerns in the Schooner Channel and Gallows Bay at Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.

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The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is embarking on an exciting new Public Private Partnership (P3) project modernizing and enhancing the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) on St. Thomas.  This project, which will involve the redevelopment of HERA and CEKA airports, is a P3 project that will bring state-of-the-art amenities, private investment, efficient airport operations, and long-term maintenance plans to these two important assets.  Visit our project website for more information:


Enighed Pond Community Park

VIPA has engaged the residents of St. John to develop ideas and a concept for a multi-purpose facility for community gatherings and cultural events on St. John.  The park will be built on VIPA-owned land at Enighed Pond in Cruz Bay.  The Legislature of the Virgin Islands appropriated $400,000 for the design via Act No. 8473. 

September 8, 2022 Townhall Videos: Part 1 and Part 2

February 9, 2022 Townhall Video and PowerPoint Presentation

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