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Second cruise line cuts visits to Bermuda

Transport Minister Derrick Burgess today confirmed that Holland America Line’s ‘Veendam’ will not be returning to Bermuda in 2013 - as it failed to meet revenue projections.

It is another blow to the Island - coming in the wake of Carnival Cruise Line’s announcement that it was cutting the number of its visits from 21 to one next year.

Mr Burgess said: “It is unfortunate that Holland America Line is withdrawing the Veendam from Bermuda in 2013. Apparently, the New York to Bermuda schedule was not meeting their revenue projections, and they have decided to deploy the ship to another location.” The Veendam is still scheduled to make 19 calls to Bermuda in 2012.

The Minister added: “We continue to pursue the availability of small cruise ships for St George’s and Hamilton, but the reality is those ships that are available are mostly Luxury and Premium cruise brands doing worldwide itineraries or are no longer competitive in the North American market.”

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Published November 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm (Updated November 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm)

Second cruise line cuts visits to Bermuda

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