Yet Another Line Cuts Bermuda Calls – Costa Pacifica Goes Green – Royal Caribbean Keeps Steady Eye on Pullmantur


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 13th August 2012

This weekend Bermuda received more bad news from another cruise line. Apart from the fact that Holland America Line will end its weekly service by the Veendam (pictured) from New York to the island’s capital of Hamilton in two weeks, Royal Caribbean has now announced that it will reduce the number of berths it offers to Bermuda next year by 20%. Not only that but its new Baltimore ship, which is where the reductions will occur, will have 15% less capacity than the ship she replaces. Meanwhile, Costa Cruises has commenced a trial recycling program on board Costa Pacifica that will look for further efficiencies in shipboard waste management and recycling. And finally, we have a look at how the Eurozone problems and a weak Spanish economy are affecting the Spanish cruise market.

THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                       (See previous columns)

Photo courtesy The Royal Gazette, Bermuda

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