The Bermuda Sun reports this week that three cruise passengers were taken to the hospital in Bermuda after Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess arrived in port.
A female passenger reportedly broke her ankle, a male passenger suffered a heart condition, and another male passenger lost consciousness in the cruise ship’s swimming pool.
This was the Grand Princess’s only trip to Bermuda this year.
Bermuda has recently lost a number of cruise lines as customers this year. Holland America just announced that the Veendam will no longer visit Bermuda after next year, after making 24 cruises from New York this year. That announcement occurred shortly after Carnival announced that it was cutting cruises to Bermuda from 16 trips by four cruise ships this year, to just one in 2012.
The president of Bermuda’s Chamber of Commerce characterized these developments as a “big blow to the island’s economy.”
Photo credit: Grand Princess cruise ship in Bermuda Flickr (tribewantedgilligan)