..why woudl they put a new ship in for that itinerary?
Mm and i'm pretty sure, that since the passage way into bermuda, its so small that there won't put any of their mega ships in there.. Going in to St Georges, the passage is tight..and boty NCL ships stop there- one doing the full stop there, while the Crown stays there for just one night.
I doubt a ship like the Dawn would ever go in there, not just because of its size, but because bermuda is so amazing and you overnight- why waste a big gorgeous ship, when people would spend all their time onshore?
When we sailed the Majesty this past August, we were told that 2006 would be the last year the Majesty will make the Boston-Bermuda run. NCL's contract for the dock in St. Georges expires then and the new ships are too big to make it through the "cut" to enter the harbor at St. Georges.
the only other ship of NCL that does st George- is.. The NCL CROWN.
and that does st georges, Hamilton and the DOckyard.
I hadn't heard of that happening.
Then where is the majest scheduled to sail?
Anyway, i have not heard one word about it, and i work for NCL.
ALso, don't believe everything you hear. Alot of the Crew from diferent departments are really misinformed. THe only person who might have some grounds on this- would be the Cruise DIrector, or M A Y B E someone from the Cruise Staff. Other than that, consider it a game of telephone gone wrong.
Asked about 2006 to Bermuda by the Majesty and NCL staff said that they were booking the ship., "saioress"... heard this from the Captain himself in June at a Lattitudes Cocktail Party. The Sea was to be retired too, but I think they have something in mind for that ship too. I hope to cruise the Majesty one more time in 2006...which will make the 11th..Maybe even do their last cruise from Boston to Florida.. The reason "sailoress" is because the Majesty is the most rebooked ship in the NCL line...NCL and one or two others have offered the Goverment of Bermuda $$ to deepen the harbors so that larger ships maybe accomodated. Right now the larger ships are kept at the Dockyard. The "cut" has already been altered and there is some concern if they widen it again.. Bermuda tighly controls ships and capacity coming into Bermuda and since tourism (land/hotels) is in deep trouble the cruise ships seem to be the only way although lower airline fares are being worked on. Speaking to one of the managers of one of the oldest shops, Bluck's.. he's very upset that cruisers do not spend the $$ that people at hotels do.. and hotels are having a difficult time existing and attracting people. Franky, I love being in St. George and now there are two high speed ferries that go to Hamilton and the Dockyard. Unspoken of and not known by the average tourist is the growing problems in Bermuda, the least is the closing of Cooper's and several other specialty stores because of the economy and sadly
the growing crime against tourists
Hi Parrotmom! Like you, we are loyal Majesty cruisers, and hate to see her leave the fleet. It will be interesting to see what NCL does to continue the Boston/Bermuda run. I would love to see the Majesty go the way of the Norway (well, without the boiler explosion, that is!) and continue on with the Boston/Bermuda runs! She's a great ship, and we're looking foward to sailing again in May!