The Emerald Princess has cancelled its planned trip to Bermuda at the end of April because there may be no berth for her in Dockyard.
The Emerald Princess has cancelled its planned trip to Bermuda at the end of April because there may be no berth for her in Dockyard.

The Emerald Princess has cancelled its planned trip to Bermuda at the end of April because there may be no berth for her in Dockyard.

The ship, which was due to dock at Heritage Wharf on April 29, would have probably had to drop anchor at sea because of renovation work on the wharf.

Furthermore King's Wharf is not available at that time because it is being used by the Explorer of the Seas.

As a result the ship's 3,200 passengers would have had to be tendered into Dockyard.

Princess Cruises has therefore decided that the ship, which was only scheduled to have been in Bermuda for nine hours, will now skip the island entirely. 

The Bermuda Sun understands that it would not have been feasible for the 3,200 passengers to be tendered on and off the ship within the time frame.

And Princess Cruises did not want their passengers inconvenienced by tendering during such a short call.

The cancellation is a big blow to the island's economy that will now miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, taxes and passenger expenses.