St. Johnians ask cruise lines for help

Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association should help underwrite some of the island’s expenses, such as paying for more public restrooms, according to people speaking at a recent island meeting of the V.I. Cruise Ship Task Force.  Comments were heard at the public hearing which is part of the Task Force’s preparation for a new 5-year operating agreement between the government and the cruise lines, according to the Virgin islands Daily News.

Lorelei Monsanto,  owner of Banana Jack, said there should a canopy for cruise ship visitors who arrive via the Creek’s barge dock, where it can be quite hot.  She also said that many of the visitors to her shop on Bordeaux Mountain would like restroom facilities.  The cruise lines should help pay for more comfort stations, she added.

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