Tortola Pier Park in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) through the BVI Ports Authority received the prestigious accolade of “2017 Port of the Year” awarded earlier this month by Seatrade Cruise Global, the port said in a statement.
Since opening, Tortola Pier Park has morphed into a popular multifaceted lifestyle center featuring a unique experience for visitors and residents alike to enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. With this great accomplishment the Management of Tortola Pier Park found it fitting to enter the awards programme offered by Seatrade in hopes to achieve the esteemed recognition of Port of the Year. Through this entry Tortola Pier Park made the shortlist along with Port of Akureyri - Iceland and Port of Olden-Nordford - Norway and in turn became the victor, achieving the title of Port of the Year.
“We are honoured to have received this title of Port of the Year as we have worked tireless since opening to constantly provide an exceptional customer experience through our daily interactions, product mix and services. Winning this award comes at a time when the BVI has been affected by a devastating category 5 hurricane. While we are currently working on rebuilding and restoring the island and our award-winning cruise pier, this award serves as a reason for hope and strength and provides added impetus to become a stronger cruise facility and in turn a stronger destination. We will carry this title with pride as we work towards a better tomorrow, with renewed passion," said Dona Regis, CEO of Tortola Pier Park Ltd.
After every storm comes a beautiful story of hope, resilience, and strength. As the BVI regroup and rebuild, Tortola Pier Park will continue their story of growth. Get ready to once again experience Tortola Pier Park – the premier choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, for locals and visitors in the BVI!