Tag: Bermuda tourism

Photos: Hamilton Princess Upgrade In Progress

Photos: Hamilton Princess Upgrade In Progress

The $90 million upgrade to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess is underway, with some 21 subcontractors represented by 90 staff working on the site. Earlier this year the Green family — the Bermudian family that owns the hotel — announced details of major renovation plans designed to enhance the property, with the project being conducted in... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: Sell St. George’s As “Exotic Port”

Kim Swan: Sell St. George’s As “Exotic Port”

Former St. George’s MP Kim Swan said St. George’s is “reminded of what it like to be busy once again” due to the arrival of a cruise ship, adding that since there are “limited smaller ships that only call into exotic ports,” we should market St. George’s in such a manner. The Silver Spirit cruise ship arrived... Read more of this article

Hamilton Welcomes Second Cruise Ship Of 2014

Hamilton Welcomes Second Cruise Ship Of 2014

The City of Hamilton welcomed its second cruise ship of the year today [Apr 22], with the Regatta sailing in early this morning with some 1000 passengers and crew. According to the cruise ship schedule, the Regatta is carrying an estimated 709 passengers and 386 crew. One of the island’s occasional callers, the 594ft ship is also scheduled to visit... Read more of this article

Coral Beach Appoint New Assistant Manager

Coral Beach Appoint New Assistant Manager

Coral Beach Club has appointed Peter Kyle [pictured left] as its new Assistant General Manager. Tim Thuell, Managing Director of Coral Beach Club, said, “We are thrilled to have Peter join us at Coral Beach Club. With local and international hotel experience at luxury AA four diamond properties, we are sure he will be an asset to our team.” A... Read more of this article

Thomson Dream Leaves After Two Day Visit

Thomson Dream Leaves After Two Day Visit

The cruise ship Thomson Dream, which arrived in Bermuda on Sunday [Apr 20] and was berthed at the Heritage Wharf in Dockyard, departed the island approximately one hour past its scheduled departure time yesterday afternoon [Apr 21].The 798ft ship received a helping hand pulling away from the wharf with two Marine and Ports tug boats pulling the vessel... Read more of this article

Crystal Cruises To Stop In Hamilton In 2015

Crystal Cruises To Stop In Hamilton In 2015

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has released its latest schedule, offering a new trans-Atlantic route in 2015 that will travel from Miami, Florida to Lisbon, Portugal, staying overnight in Hamilton. The 13-day Miami to Lisbon cruise will take place on Crystal Serenity, with fares starting from $3,390 per person. The route will see the vessel leave... Read more of this article

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

[Updated with video/statement/PLP response] The Grand Atlantic property will be taken over by MacLellan & Associates who plan to turn it into a condo hotel, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced today [Apr 16]. Speaking at a press conference held this morning, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said that Caribbean-based MacLellan &... Read more of this article

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship is in Hamilton today [Apr 15], marking the first cruise ship visit for the island’s capital city this year. The 565ft long ship is carrying an estimated 456 passengers and 325 crew. The Seven Seas Navigator is one of almost 20 occasional callers the island is set to have in 2014, with the occasional callers... Read more of this article

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

As part of their application for planning permission for the Pink Beach Club redevelopment, the developers submitted an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] outlining the plans as well as any impact on the environment along with mitigating steps. The beach-front Tucker’s Town cottage colony was recently sold to Sardis Developments, and the proposed... Read more of this article

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

A recent Washington Post article on Bermuda’s beach sewage problem “could potentially damage the island’s economy as we ramp-up for the upcoming tourist season,” Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury said. Mr. Hanbury added, “The details of this story will not remain confined to just the readers of the Washington Post. A story... Read more of this article


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