Unlike other types of travel, cruise lines have the flexibility to change routes either to meet the needs of guests or exercise strength when a destination doesn't play ball.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has announced it plans to scale back the amount of stops in Bermuda, citing reduced guest demand.
The company has reportedly received feedback that its passengers want to visit other destinations, especially on the cruises that depart from Baltimore, Maryland.
“While Bermuda continues to be a great destination for our guests, we also have received feedback that they want more variety of destinations from Baltimore.” a Royal Caribbean spokesman said. “As a result for 2013, we will alternate Bermuda and Bahamas sailings with Grandeur of the Seas.”
Royal Caribbean is scaling back Grandeur of the Seas‘ calls to Bermuda to just 26 in 2013. Explorer of the Seas will continue to make some stops in Bermuda but the total between the two ships will amount to 41 trips total in 2013, which is a drop of 14 compared to 2012.
Royal Caribbean added: “Bermuda is a spectacular destination and very popular with our passengers. While we would have liked to visit more often, the difference in the number of port calls is largely due to a change of itinerary patterns from Baltimore, which limited our ability to call in Bermuda.”
(c)2012 the Caribbean News Now (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands). Distributed by MCT Information Services.
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