News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – “Cruise industry experts have expressed confidence in the future of regional and global cruising. The industry has emerged stronger and more resilient having learned from the pandemic experiences,” said Minister of Transport, Wayne Furbert.  

Minister Wayne Furbert, Francis Richardson, CEO of Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority and Stacey Evans from the Ministry of Transport attended the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, the internationally acclaimed four-day trade event held in, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

Minister Furbert said: “It is important that Bermuda was represented at this conference where the discussions focus on the global cruise industry. It is apparent from the sessions I attended that there is positive momentum in the cruise line industry. Additionally, our team held several meetings with our current cruise partners and met with cruise lines with ships that could be accommodated in the Ports of Hamilton and St George.”  

The conference theme, “Forward Momentum”, focused on the future of cruising and what momentum means for both short-term and long-term innovations and business plans. The conference sessions covered environmental sustainability, destination stewardship, consumer travel trends, new ships and cruising experience.

Top Feature Photo – Left to Right: David J Herrera, President Norwegian Cruise Line; Harry J. Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH); Stacey Evans, Ministry of Transport; Wayne Furbert;  Frank J Del Rio, President and CEO Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.; Frank A Del Rio, President Oceania Cruises