July 20, 2001
Carnival may just take a little of the starch out of Bermuda. The cruise line, which has been actively lobbying Bermuda’s tourism officials for permission to dock its Fun Ships there, announced today that it has triumphed. Next year, the 102,000-ton 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will make three voyages to Bermuda (a six day sailing from Charleston on May 29 and two week long cruises from Norfolk, Va., on June 5 and June 12).
It’s been three years since Carnival visited the notoriously restrictive island (Inspiration cruised there in 1999) -- where only a few cruise lines, such as Celebrity and Princess -- are actually awarded season-long berthing rights.