HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Hurricane force winds and rain hit Bermuda
Oct.11, causing fallen trees, power outages, flight cancellations
and forcing cruise ships to remain in port.
Most airlines were forced to turn back to their original
destinations or cancel flights on Oct. 11. According to a
spokeswoman for the department of tourism all flights into Bermuda
have been canceled and all ships are remaining in port Oct. 12 as
During the storm, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Majesty was
torn from its moorings at the St. George harbor due to
"unforecasted heavy winds," according to Heather Sheats, an NCL
spokeswoman. With 2,000 passengers aboard, the ship drifted into
open water before the crew stabilized the vessel. No passengers
were injured; one crew member suffered cuts on his hands while
trying to loosen bow ropes.
The power outages will last for an estimated 48 hours.
Bermuda tourism's spokeswoman said all of the hotels have
generators so they are not affected by the outages and flight and
cruise itineraries should be back on schedule tomorrow.