Bermuda plans to improve ground transportation for cruise visitors

By Gay Nagle Myers
A fleet of 10 new buses is expected to arrive in Bermuda by mid-year to help transport cruise passengers from the Royal Naval Dockyard on the west end of the island to Hamilton and St. George's.

The lack of buses and capacity on the existing buses made for transport chaos last year when there were not enough seats or vehicles to handle cruise passengers and locals trying to get around the island at the same time.

Shawn Crockwell, the newly sworn-in minister of tourism development and transport, is drawing up plans for the arrival of the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, which is scheduled to make the first of 22 trips from New York to Bermuda in May.

Plans include beefing up ferry services, upgrading the existing fleet of island buses, repairing the wharves at the dockyard and sprucing up the area to entice cruise passengers to linger longer and spread out the rush into Hamilton.

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