Current 2021 Cruise Schedule Shows 33 Calls

August 19, 2021 | 4 Comments

The Ministry of Transport said that the “2021 cruise ship season is shaping up with a total of 33 calls as of today,” with the Crystal Symphony set to make 13 calls starting on August 25th, while the Norwegian Breakaway will make six calls.

“Bermuda has attracted two additional cruise ships this season.

  • “The Crystal Symphony will make 13 calls commencing August 25 [arriving Bermuda] from Boston for four calls and New York for nine calls, with an early estimate of 300 passengers for the first call, growing to approximately 600 passengers per call
  • “The Norwegian Breakaway will make six calls commencing September 29 [arriving Bermuda] from New York with an estimated 3,200 passengers per call.

“Both ships follow the very successful start of service on June 15 by Viking Orion. Viking Cruises has extended the number of voyages by six, for a total of 14 homeporting cruises. Viking Orion departs Bermuda for the US on or around September 24.

“Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, praised the Ministry of Transport and the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] for their work on securing the additional cruise calls in August, September and October.

Crystal Symphony Bermuda Aug 2021

Premier Burt said, “The additional cruise visits in the later part of our summer tourism season emphasises the importance of having regular cruise calls to our island. The cruise industry is a substantial component to rebuild our tourism industry and our economy. As consumer confidence in cruising gains momentum worldwide, Bermuda will stand out as a responsible and safe destination for visitors.”

Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, “This is welcomed news for Bermuda. These cruise lines selected Bermuda because their passengers love Bermuda, and they know their guests will feel safer in Bermuda during these uncertain times.”

Minister Scott added, “I wish to thank the team at the Ministry of Health who has worked diligently with us to create a framework and response plan to restart the cruising industry safely. Each ship will operate under a US CDC Conditional Sail Order and Bermuda’s Quarantine [Covid-19] [No.3] Order 2020.

“All passengers must be 12 years of age or older and be fully immunised. Passengers will Covid-19 test three times within six days before landing in Bermuda. This includes a pre-departure PCR test, an Antigen test at the cruise ship terminal in the USA before boarding the ship, and an on arrival PCR nasopharyngeal test in Bermuda. All passengers, and crew, will apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorization [TA], and passengers may only board the ship with an approved Bermuda TA.

“Passengers testing negative on arrival can enjoy all of Bermuda while following mitigating measures, such as wearing a mask indoors in public spaces, physical distancing, and frequent hand washing.”

The Cruise Ship Schedule 2021 can be found here.

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    “Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, praised the … Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] for their work on securing the additional cruise calls in August, September and October.”

    I guess the BTA is now PLP compliant. Premier Burt certainly did not like the BTA when it was headed by Glenn Jones or Kevin Dallas

  2. Ringmaster says:

    Will the buses be running by then?

  3. Dejavu says:

    The premier is the head of tourism smh lol only in bermuda

  4. TLTL says:

    Well done under the circumstances – but let’s put this in perspective. Breakaway is the largest vessel, max capacity 3963 passengers, the other two vessels are under a thousand passengers each. We are looking at well under 50,000 passengers max, and given restrictions and already half empty visits by Viking, realistically about 35,000. Something is better than nothing, but this is too little too late to make a difference this year for dependent operators.

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