The Royal Caribbean cruise line website has launched bookings for the cruises set to sail from their new homeport of Bermuda, with the first cruise scheduled to depart from Bermuda on June 26, 2021.
According to their website, prices start at $548 per person — not including taxes, fees and port expenses — for an interior room, with prices ranging up to $1,548 for a suite. The website lists 10 sailings, starting on June 26th and ending on August 28, 2021.
The cruise line previously announced the 7-night cruises from “first-time homeport Bermuda”, saying that “sailing with vaccinated crew,” the cruises “will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results.”
Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott has previously said that homeporting — as in cruise lines using Bermuda as their home base — could have a potential economic impact of over $40 million dollars into Bermuda’s economy and there is opportunity for up to 60 additional local part-time jobs.
In a recent statement, Transport Minister Lawrence Scott said, “The news from RCI recently, serves as evidence of our commitment to not only do what we say we will do but demonstrates how we have become innovative during a time riddled with travel restrictions.
“By the end of June, when the ships arrive in Bermuda, a significant portion of the Island’s eligible population will have been vaccinated.
“As part of the vaccination policy and coronavirus protocols, the Government will require eligible passengers and all crew members to be fully inoculated against the virus. Passengers under 18 years must have a negative test result.
“The Ministry of Transport will work closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure all safety protocols are in place and carefully followed. We will continue to look for innovative ways to safely invite travellers to Bermuda.
“I am hopeful that as we plan to reinvigorate the tourism industry and put Bermudians back to work, our island becomes centre stage through homeporting. Bermuda’s tourism future is bright.”