Port of call: The Quest of Adventure called in Hamilton before moving to St George’s. *Photo by Simon Jones
Port of call: The Quest of Adventure called in Hamilton before moving to St George’s. *Photo by Simon Jones

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10: Traders in St George’s received a welcome boost yesterday when the Quest for Adventure cruise liner sailed into Penno’s Wharf for the day.

The ship and her 500 passengers arrived in Hamilton on Monday morning from St Andrew’s in New Brunswick.

The vessel then sailed up to the East End yesterday morning before heading off to Freeport in the Bahamas in the evening.

The Quest for Adventure is the fourth cruise liner to come through Town Cut and into the old town this year.

And she is scheduled to be the penultimate arrival of 2012 with the Silver Whisper due to come in on October 24.

Dockyard welcomes a further two cruise ships; Norwegian Star and Explorer of the Seas, today.

And the Aidaluna will pass the two ships tomorrow morning on her way to anchor in the Great Sound for the day.

Morocco

Meanwhile, last weekend saw a Happy Bear leave the island on her way to Morocco.

The tanker had been forced to divert into Bermuda after experiencing technical problems on her trans-Atlantic trip from Houston.

She came into Murray’s Anchorage on Wednesday while new parts and technicians were flown into Bermuda.

And she left the island on Sunday afternoon after repairs has been completed.

Another passing ship — the research vessel Geco Triton — could be seen off the east coast at the end of last week as she called into Bermuda for a quick crew change on her way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Finally the two container ships are in as per usual this week — the Islander is scheduled to arrive in Hamilton tomorrow morning while the Oleander is back again on Sunday afternoon.