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‘Spirit Of Discovery’ Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

‘Spirit Of Discovery’ Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

The Spirit of Discovery, a Saga Cruises ship, made its inaugural visit to Bermuda on December 31st. As part of its New Year’s cruise theme, which began on December 5th, the ship arrived on Tuesday morning from New York with 506 crew and 873 passengers for a one-night stay at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Carmen Tucker [WEDCO], Captain Nick Sunderland... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

An American man convicted in a U.S. court of sexually assaulting a minor on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was sentenced to 3.5 years in a prison, according to the U.S Department of Justice. A statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “A Mississippi man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for sexually assaulting... Read more of this article

Minister On ‘Secret Shopper’ Cruise Findings

Minister On ‘Secret Shopper’ Cruise Findings

[Updated] Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva is holding a press conference this morning [Nov 28] about the recent ‘secret shopper’ cruises, and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 12.10pm: The Minister shared some of the details surrounding the Ministry’s two ‘secret... Read more of this article

Carnival Returns To Disembark Injured Passenger

Carnival Returns To Disembark Injured Passenger

On October 31st, the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship returned to the island to disembark a passenger who had fallen and injured their spine. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from the from the Carnival Sunshine which had departed from Bermuda earlier in the day, advising the vessel was now located... Read more of this article

New Cruise Ship ‘Norwegian Encore’ To Debut

New Cruise Ship ‘Norwegian Encore’ To Debut

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship this week — the ‘Norwegian Encore‘ — with the nearly 1,100-foot-long ship set to call on a number of destinations, including Bermuda. The Norwegian Encore will be the first ship in the company to be plastic bottle free when she debuts, with the company previously announcing... Read more of this article

Broadway Stars Are Bermuda Bound Next Year

Broadway Stars Are Bermuda Bound Next Year

In the title number of Sail Away, his 1961 Broadway musical set aboard a luxury cruise ship, one-time Bermuda resident Noel Coward literally sang the praises of a sea voyage’s recuperative value. The combination of sea and sky and time and tide can work miracles on the dispositions of even the most tired or jaded travellers, he counselled. Now... Read more of this article

197 Cruise Ship Calls Projected For 2020

197 Cruise Ship Calls Projected For 2020

A total of 197 cruise ship calls are projected in the 2020 schedule, bringing an estimated 543,000 passengers to the island, the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s cruise-ship schedule for 2020 includes more total calls, more passengers, and more visits distributed throughout the year—including a greater number... Read more of this article

13 Flights, 8 Cruises Cancelled Due To Storms

13 Flights, 8 Cruises Cancelled Due To Storms

The overall impact on tourism statistics due to Hurricane Humberto is expected to be released in the third quarter results next month, however the Bermuda Tourism Authority has confirmed that 12 flights and 8 cruises were cancelled due to the storm. In addition, a WestJet flight was cancelled on September 24th due to the threat of Tropical Storm... Read more of this article

Sick Passenger Evacuated From Cruise Ship

Sick Passenger Evacuated From Cruise Ship

Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] received a call from Anthem of the Seas on Tuesday, advising them of a medical emergency onboard and requesting medical evacuation of a passenger. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Bermuda Radio received a call from the outbound passenger ship ‘Anthem of the Seas’ advising of a medical... Read more of this article

Ben Mankiewicz Discusses TCM Bermuda Cruise

Ben Mankiewicz Discusses TCM Bermuda Cruise

They’re going to need a bigger boat. And they’re getting one in 2020 after the Turner Classic Movies’ upcoming 25th anniversary cruise from New York to Bermuda aboard the Disney Magic sold out within weeks of being announced last year. The cable channel’s 2020 cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway... Read more of this article

Jeopardy! Host No Longer Listed For TCM Cruise

Jeopardy! Host No Longer Listed For TCM Cruise

Ailing Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek appears to have had to scrub his scheduled October cruise to Bermuda after suffering a setback in his battle against pancreatic cancer and resuming chemotherapy. The game show host had originally been among the star-studded line-up of guests due to sail to the island aboard the Disney Magic for the Turner Classic Movies... Read more of this article

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line, which is one of the cruise lines that visits Bermuda, announced that a result of its partnership with JUST Goods Inc they will replace all single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 1, 2020, beginning with its newest ship, Norwegian Encore. The company said, “The decision is the latest sustainable step forward... Read more of this article

Minister: Cruise Provided ‘Invaluable Information’

Minister: Cruise Provided ‘Invaluable Information’

Minister Zane DeSilva recently took a “mystery-shopper cruise” from New Jersey to Bermuda, saying that the “assessment provided invaluable information” to understand from a “visitor’s and cruise line’s perspective, what we are doing well, and where improvements are needed.” As previously reported, the trip cost... Read more of this article