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Seven Cruises To Bermuda Now Suspended

Seven Cruises To Bermuda Now Suspended

“Seven cruises scheduled to travel to Bermuda have effectively been suspended,” the Ministry said this evening. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Ministry of Tourism and Transport received confirmation that Norwegian Cruise Lines [NCL], Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines [RCCL] and Ponant Cruises for the Le Boreal ship have suspended... Read more of this article

CDC & State Dept Advise Against Cruise Travel

CDC & State Dept Advise Against Cruise Travel

The American State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] are both advising American citizens against cruise travel, with the CDC noting that due to the ”unusual nature of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the US government is advising US travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, to defer cruise ship... Read more of this article

Budget: Cruise Tax Increase To Raise $4.4 Million

Budget: Cruise Tax Increase To Raise $4.4 Million

The tax rate will be increased from $22 to $25 per cruise ship passenger over the age of two, and this increase is expected to raise an additional $4.4 million. This is according to the 2020 Budget Report delivered by Minister Curtis Dickinson on Friday [Feb 21] which said, “Following last year’s notification to all cruise lines, the Ministry... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: ‘Aurora’ Cruise Ship Arrives

Photos & Video: ‘Aurora’ Cruise Ship Arrives

The third cruise ship of 2020 — the ‘Aurora’ — arrived in Bermuda yesterday [Feb 18], carrying an estimated 2,258 passengers and 816 crew members. This marks the third of a projected 197 cruise ship visits to Bermuda this year, which officials said should bring an estimated 543,000 passengers to the island. A Government spokesperson previously... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Grew 4.9% To An Historic High of 808,242′

BTA: ‘Grew 4.9% To An Historic High of 808,242′

The BTA released the 2019 Visitor Arrivals Report, noting that while there was a decline in air capacity in 2019, when cruise, air and yacht visitors were combined, the total arrivals “grew 4.9% to an historic high of 808,242 — the most visitors ever for the third consecutive year.” A spokesperson said, “Decreased air capacity contributed... Read more of this article

“I Have Full Confidence In Safety Of Bermuda”

“I Have Full Confidence In Safety Of Bermuda”

“I felt it necessary to lead by example so that all will know that the ship is not a threat to our island,” Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said, adding that he has ”full confidence in the safety of Bermuda.” At 4:30am this morning, Minister DeSilva traveled to St. George’s and then on to the Anthem of the Seas’... Read more of this article

Minister DeSilva To Greet Anthem Of The Seas

Minister DeSilva To Greet Anthem Of The Seas

[Updated] Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva will welcome the Anthem of the Seas as it arrives tomorrow morning [Feb 12], with the Minister saying that that in ”efforts to put to rest any lingering doubt or uncertainty around the safety of this ship, I will board and journey with all passengers and crew into Dockyard.” The Government... Read more of this article

‘Will Apply The Necessary Protocols Upon Arrival’

‘Will Apply The Necessary Protocols Upon Arrival’

[Updated] The Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is expected to arrive in Bermuda, and the Health Ministry said “Bermuda will apply the necessary protocols upon arrival,” and the cruise line said they will deny boarding to any guest who has traveled through mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau in the past 15 days, as well as to all holders... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

Photos & Video: First Cruise Ship Of 2020 Arrives

The first cruise ship of 2020 — the ‘Queen Victoria’ — arrived in Bermuda this morning [Jan 18], carrying an estimated 2,503 passengers and 1,001 crew members. The ship was originally supposed to arrive yesterday, however sailed in to Dockyard this morning, with the delay apparently related to our high winds yesterday. This marks the first of... Read more of this article

‘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