Back-to-back cruise ship visits to the west end of St. Croix were noticed by cautiously optimistic Crucians near and far as the ships’ massive profiles rose higher than many local building. Giant vans waited to transport many of the passengers to island tours while local taxis waited for stray fares, but the atmosphere at Frederiksted’s Buddhoe Park was festive with music and vendor kiosks.
Cruise ships returned to St. Croix in August after a year and a half hiatus. Back-to-back trips to St. Croix are a good economic indicator for an island that traditionally has fewer visits than St. Thomas.
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