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VIPA Announces Inaugural Visit from RCCL’s Odyssey of the Seas and Changes to Cruise Schedules

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Odyssey of the Seas will make its inaugural call to St. Thomas on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. The 16-deck ship is 1,138 feet long and has a capacity to accommodate 5,510 guests and 1,663 crew. The ship is arriving in St. Thomas at a little above half capacity. The Odyssey will berth in Crown Bay for her first call to the territory. A dock-side Plaque and Keys ceremony will be held to welcome Captain Per Kristoffersen who hails from Norway, his crew, and visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands at 2 p.m. Media wishing to attend the ceremony should contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 714-6640 or e-mail

VIPA also announced today that it has received notice of changes to the cruise ship schedule for the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted, St. Croix and the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. The Celebrity Equinox has changed its itinerary and canceled its scheduled call to the Abramson Facility on December 25, 2021. The ship will berth instead at the Monsanto Marine Terminal on December 25. The cruise schedules have been updated and are posted on VIPA’s website:


About the Virgin Islands Port Authority

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA operates 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users and to provide safe port facilities. Learn more about VIPA at, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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