Dockyard Wins Top Cruise Destination Award

July 17, 2019

For the third time in a row, the Royal Naval Dockyard has won a prestigious award – based on the vote of visitors.

King’s Wharf – the official name of Dockyard on the cruise ship itinerary – has been named the Top Cruise Destination in the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

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Andrew Dias, the general manager of the West End Development Corporation [WEDCO], which is responsible for Dockyard and the surrounding area, said: “Winning this award for the third year in a row is a spectacular recognition of the hard work everyone at WEDCO does.

“But this is not just about WEDCO, this is about the Dockyard community and the effort everyone involved in Dockyard has made.

“It is the store owners, the tour owners, those who provide transport, the owners and staff of the bars and cafes, and I would like to thank everyone for their efforts – this is an award for them as well.”

He added: “We have invested heavily in Dockyard to make sure the historic buildings are renovated and refurbished and we work hard to make sure we stay ahead of the competition.

“The WEDCO team is constantly thinking of new ideas and how to bring new attractions to the area. A very good example is the resurrection of Destination Dockyard which has made Monday night a night not to be missed.

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“I think we are now Bermuda’s single biggest and most important tourist destination and it is clear from this award that those who visit on cruise ships are very happy with what we are doing.”

A spokesperson for Cruise Critic said: “The awards are given based exclusively on consumer ratings and reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website over the past year – so the first-hand experience of cruisers themselves, shared on the world’s largest online cruise resource.”

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Ask tour operators about their “cut” of the tour fee.

    • Eve says:

      The Ministry of Tourism & Transport are responsible for negotiating the tour fees for tours booked through the cruise lines. The Ministry should be working with tour operators to insure they are making a good return. Bermuda charges the cruise lines a passenger tax, a passenger & crew departure tax along with port & docking fees. We have seen where the Ministry has negotiated the port & docking fees with each cruise line but there is no public record of the concessions given to each cruise line and not shown on any government financial statement. The cruise ships that arrive and depart in the same day, docked for 8 hours or less would not be find it worth the short stop if they were not provided some concessions. The Ministry needs to remember the tour operators are part of the experience that brings cruisers to Bermuda.

    • Thumbs up says:

      Thanks Negative Nancy….

    • truth says:

      PLP started this initiative.
      remember all the push against it

      • Onion Juice says:

        Trump supporters dont give credit where credit is due, just like de Tea Party was created for Obama, we have Concerned Bermudians/ residence for our Island.

        • Anbu says:

          For the billionth time oj, u are the epitome of “trump supporter”. Lmao. So is your party. Just too thick to see it