Bermuda opens its first cruise home port as part of its strategic tourism recovery

Vision of the Seas

Yet another island near the U.S. is grabbing its place in the cruising roster with Bermuda announcing that it would host Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas from June through August at its first ever home port.

Sailing with vaccinated crew, the cruises – at this time – will be available to adult guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results. This current health and safety measure, like others, may evolve as they are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Vacationers will start and end their 7-night cruise in Bermuda, where the Vision of the Seas will be docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard. The cruise will also include a full day at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas.

“We are thankful to the government and people of Bermuda for welcoming us to their beautiful island nation with open arms as Vision of the Seas’ new home port.

This is another step in our safe and measured return to sailing beginning in June,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

“Bermuda has safely and responsibly managed the reopening of its tourism economy by air, and we will meet the challenge of doing the same for the cruise industry. We look forward to homeporting Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas this June as part of the island’s strategic tourism recovery planning which, as always, is guided by science,” said Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, Bermuda.

In addition to the comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures taken by Royal Caribbean, travelers will need to meet the travel requirements of Bermuda.

Royal Caribbean says that the sailings from Bermuda continue the cruise line’s measured and safe return to cruising, following months of successful cruises in Singapore with more than 50,000 guests to date who have now sailed aboard Quantum of the Seas, and the recent announcements of plans for the highly anticipated Odyssey of the Seas to cruise from Haifa, Israel and cruises from The Bahamas with Adventure of the Seas.