New transportation policy at Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

If you are going to Bermuda this year on Breakaway be aware that you will be paying more and have less flexibly using the local transport this year. They plan to sell only One Day Transportation Passes, no tokens or two or three day passes for the ferrys and buses. Their intention is to force cruise passengers to use expensive taxis and other private services. One of the reasons I have booked Bermuda cruises is the convenient transportation system. If they the persist in this unfriendly policy of not selling two and three day passes at the Dockyard I won't be booking any more cruises to Royal Naval Dockyard. I suggest that if you have Bermuda booked bring some rolls of quarters as paying exact change will be a way not to be forced to buy a separate $19 one day pass for each day or use to use taxis.

In the article below they mention they are testing the policy on the Breakaway's first sailing.

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160414/new-dockyard-transport-policy

 

Tags: Bermuda Royal Naval Dockyard West End

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That sucks, I booked Bermuda for that exact reason. I will find out more, I am on the Dawn next year. I can understand them doing this, but I don't like the idea.

I was in Bermuda last week on the Summit and bought tokens.  What they didn't have was the 15-trip ticket.

I read this post and wasn't sure what the concern was all about. Now, I remember why I never wanted to go to Bermuda. Three days at one port. However, on the other hand, you would think that they would continue to make it easy on the cruisers since they are in one port for three days.

Bermuda is a port I have not been to, but was looking into as Baltimore has a lot of Bermuda trips. Thanks for the info!

Thanks for that info Ejan. Much appreciated.

@ laytonblue - I too used to think that way and the more I thought about it the more I realized it may be different but 3 days in 1 port is not always a bad thing. I am not in a rush to get somewhere, I can take my time and relax and I can come and go from the ship as I please with only 1 time to worry about which is when the ship finally leaves port. Add in 3 nice relaxing sea days and all of a sudden this sounds very inviting to me.

Cheers,

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Thanks for that info Ejan. Much appreciated.

@ laytonblue - I too used to think that way and the more I thought about it the more I realized it may be different but 3 days in 1 port is not always a bad thing. I am not in a rush to get somewhere, I can take my time and relax and I can come and go from the ship as I please with only 1 time to worry about which is when the ship finally leaves port. Add in 3 nice relaxing sea days and all of a sudden this sounds very inviting to me.

Cheers,

 

Didn't say that it was a bad thing to be in one port for days. Just that I prefer more locations for my time/money. To each its own.  

 

After reading the link you provided above, I'll share that I felt bad when a local person was refused boarding a bus in Somerset because of the crowding.  How do they get around if they have to rely on public transportation?  As I recall, Bermudians are allowed only one car per household, so if your spouse takes the car and you have to suddenly run the children somewhere????  Perhaps BDA will have to limit the size/number of cruise ships; Santorini, Greece, is in the process of doing this because the surge in population is just too much stress on a small island.

 

Now about getting the tourist to use taxis...when the ferry or bus to Hamilton is $4.50 and a taxi is $45.00--are they kidding?

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