“This year, Disney Cruise Line has increased its visits to Bermuda from seven last year to 11 scheduled calls this season,” said the Minister of Transport, the Hon. Wayne Furbert.
Minister Furbert added, “Disney Cruise Line is celebrating 25 years of providing magical vacations at sea. We are delighted that they have shown a greater interest in bringing their guests to Bermuda from April to November this year. I boarded MS Disney Fantasy last week to welcome the Captain and crew on their inaugural visit.
Disney Fantasy will visit twice, and Disney Dream has nine scheduled calls through November. Disney Fantasy arrived on Wednesday, April 19 with 3246 guests. The ship left on Thursday for Nassau, Bahamas. Disney Fantasy is the second-largest cruise ship to dock at King’s Wharf.
“As I stated before, we’ve come a long way since 2013, when we hosted 123 cruise ship calls. We look forward to welcoming more than 200 calls in 2023. The number is spread throughout the year, and may fluctuate due to weather cancellations or new calls during the season. The cruise ship industry is important to Bermuda.
The cruise ship dollar benefits our economy and those who work in the service industries, such as public service vehicle operators, retail and restaurant employees, tour boat operators, tour guides, lifeguards, artists, and sightseeing attractions.”
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