Photos: Viking Orion Cruise Officials Welcomed

June 24, 2021 | 3 Comments

Premier David Burt, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott, Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling and other local officials welcomed the Viking Orion cruise ship to Bermuda, taking part in a plaque exchange.

A spokesperson said, “There were three plaque exchanges:

  • “1. Premier, the Hon. David Burt JP, MP, Minister of Tourism presented Captain Hvidsten a handmade cedar plaque on behalf of the Bermuda Tourism Authority – Captain gave a Viking Orion plaque in return
  • “2. The Rt. Worshipful Charles Gosling, Mayor of Hamilton presented a City of Hamilton plaque to Captain Hvidsten– Captain gave a Viking Orion plaque in return
  • “3. Minister of Transport, the Hon. Lawrence Scott JP, MP presented Captain Hvidsten with a plaque – Captain Hvidsten gave a Viking Orion plaque in return

“In attendance:

  • “1. Premier, The Honourable David Burt, JP MP, Minister of Tourism
  • “2. Minister of Transport, The Honourable Lawrence Scott, JP MP
  • “3. His Rt Worshipful Charles Gosling JP, Mayor of Hamilton
  • “4. Tracey Berkeley, Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • “5. David Kippen, President, Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd., Bermuda
  • “6. Captain Terje Hvidsten, Master of Viking Orion
  • “7. Mrs. Wendy Gouws – Hotel General Manager, Viking Orion
  • “8. Cheryl Hayward Chew, Meyer Agencies Ltd – Port Agent
  • “9. David Simmons, Marine & Ports, Harbour Master
  • “10. Zina Malcolm, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • “11. Jasmin Smith, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport
  • “12. Stacey Evans, Ministry of Transport”

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  1. Masks Please! says:

    Seriously? At least the boat people get it! Burt on arrogant track again!

  2. comfortably numb says:

    No masks required, unless you work for Viking. Two Bermudas.

  3. Barbara Nahoumi says:

    It’s wonderful to see a cruise ship finally docked in Bermuda. I am looking forward to the cruising season fully reopening, and ships returning to the Dock Yard.

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