A CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's ship steered away from Bermuda ahead of a scheduled November call due to the cost of COVID requirements.
The Government said it had expected a “close to normal” cruise schedule for 2022 based on early numbers.
In an e-mail to guests booked on Carnival Legend's voyage to Bermuda, CCL said it had “modified its itinerary” because COVID requirements would have resulted in additional costs for travelers.
According to the email, the decision was necessary since the company "learned of additional Covid-19 testing and reporting requirements" which would have resulted in additional charges.
“While we are hopeful this will be resolved for future sailings, we felt this was the best alternative for this cruise.
“We sincerely regret the disappointment as we know you were looking forward to visiting Bermuda.”
The e-mail adds that affected customers would receive US$150 in onboard credit.
Carnival Legend (max passenger capacity 2600) was scheduled to arrive at King's Wharf (aka "West End", fka "Royal Naval Dockyard") on November 17 and depart on November 19. The itinerary was a Baltimore Maryland roundtrip (Nov 14 departure).