St George’s Mayor Welcomes NCL Cruise Calls

May 12, 2016

“The Corporation of St. George is quite pleased with the recent announcement that the Old Town will have a minimum of 12 cruise calls per year from 2017 – 2022,” Mayor Quinell Francis said, adding that “there is much work to be done in the Old Town to prepare for these visits along with the Americas Cup 2017, and we hope all hands are on board to ensure the Town of St. George is a first class destination.”

Yesterday Premier Michael Dunkley announced several initiatives as a result of the Government’s renewed agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line, with NCL agreeing to provide a minimum of 12 cruise calls to St George’s per year from 2017 to 2022, as well as support other initiatives such as commissioning two new ferries.

14-minute video of the full press conference yesterday:

Mayor Francis said, “The Corporation of St. George is quite pleased with the recent announcement that the Old Town will have a minimum of 12 cruise calls per year from 2017 – 2022.

“There has been much discussion with NCL, and we have happy that an agreement has been reached.  The Town will be able to showcase it’s UNESCO World Heritage Status to an increased number of visitors per year.

“There is much work to be done in the Old Town to prepare for these visits along with the Americas Cup 2017, and we hope all hands are on board to ensure the Town of St. George is a first class destination.

“In addition to the minimum of 12 cruise calls commencing in 2017, it is quite exciting that the NCL has also committed to ferries for their passengers from Dockyard to the Old Town.

“This will provide the necessary transportation requirements Bermuda needs.  St. George has already commenced the season with providing transportation options to our beaches, forts and other historic attractions, and as we will make any necessary changes as we go through the season as we prepare for 2017.

“We would like to thank NCL for their commitment to the Old Town and we look forward to working with them over the next 4 years.”

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  1. jt says:

    Bad news just keeps pouring in for PLP. It’s actually easy to understand the chosen strategy of the opposition. What else can they do after all?
    Watch them turn up the volume once the COI findings start trickling out.

    • Tania Stafford says:

      such a ridiculous comment … we need to stop taking cheap shots and start working together for all of Bermuda!

      • jt says:

        I agree. We should. Now let’s see it. When they take a different tact people won’t be so dismissive and jaded. Perhaps their press release on this matter is a turning point. Time will tell.

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