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Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility - Cruise Ship Pier

Strand Street
Waterfront
Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI 00840
Tel: 340 778 3131
Fax: 340 778 1176

The Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility, located in Frederiksted, is the main cruise ship port in St. Croix. The 1,526-foot pier was recently upgraded to accommodate two eagle-class vessels, weighing a maximum of 142,000 gross tons each with drafts up to 29 feet and two mini-cruise vessels with drafts of 18 feet. Anchorage is also available in the outer harbor for larger ships. The platform of the pier is equipped with a fendering system that is designed for submarines. All berths at this facility provide potable water and telephone lines. Arrangements for these services can be made through VIPA's marine office in St. Croix. Bunkering services are currently available from the HOVENSA Corporation via barge. Fuel is available in blends as specified by the cruise lines, and cargo handling is arranged by the ship's agent or directly by the cruise line. This approach has proven to be the most cost effective for the cruise lines.

A shopping area is located within walking distance to the pier. Additionally, ground transportation and tours are available from the pier to historical sites, beaches and dive venues. A kiosk filled with tourism information sits at its head. Public restrooms are nearby. While the pier is the gateway to shopping in Frederiksted, taxis and tour buses take visitors to Christiansted for shopping, sightseeing, and on round-the-island tours. There is no admission charge.

Open Hours: 24 hours daily

Carnival Cruise Line, Ltd.
www.carnival.com

Disney Cruise Line
www.disneycruise.com

Norwegian Cruise Line
www.ncl.com

Premiere Cruises
www.premiercruises.com

Holland America Line
www.hollandamerica.com

Princess Cruises
www.princesscruises.com

Seabourn Cruise Line
www.seabourn.com

Royal Caribbean International
www.rccl.com

Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
www.celebrity.com