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Royal Caribbean signs 10-year deal with US Virgin Islands

22 Dec 2015
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean signed a 10-year deal with the U.S. Virgin Islands to help boost tourism and generate revenue.

According to the U.S. Virgin Islands Port Authority, Royal Caribbean has commited, among other things, to guarantee a certain amount of passengers and pay a fee to berth at the island of St. Croix.

Royal Caribbean owns two of the largest cruise ships in the world that already visit St. Thomas on alternate weeks (Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas).

Officials said the deal was reached after several years of negotiation and becomes effective October 2016.