Budget cuts to public transportation have bus drivers in Bermuda up in arms, this time effecting cruise ship passengers. On Friday, Norwegian Gem and Celebrity Summit were docked only to find that there were no buses.
Public transportation, ferry boats, and taxis are the primary way for tourists to get around Bermuda and with the public bus drivers striking, it caused nothing but havoc. Instead, mini-vans and taxis lined the streets to accommodate aggravated cruise ship passengers. Some passengers waited until late morning to get off the ships because of the long taxi cues, ultimately cutting into their day in port.
“We have had to completely change our plans because of these bus drivers. We’ve been scrambling around trying to get to the place we wanted to see but it’s just been really messed up,” passenger Andrea Barletta off Celebrity Summit told a reporter from the Bermuda Sun.
Cruise ships call on Bermuda seasonally.