Thursday, April 19, 2007

a change in plans

Well, it was only a matter of time. Rosie's summer gay cruise, All Aboard will not be coming to Bermuda. Her cruise company stated that if there was just one protest, the cruise would be cancelled & America would be told why. While I missed prior articles, I did manage to catch this one.

So will this end up hurting Bermuda & her tourism industry? Not so much. Here's what Rosie had to say on her R Family Vacations website. Interesting! This definitely gives us an insight on Bermuda's views & acceptance of the GLBT community. The Premier sure did save Bermuda from any backlash by welcoming Rosie & co.

However, I am disappointed for the children. A chance to see beautiful Bermuda! Unfortunately a chance lost. All because of the few protests by a few minority religious groups, Bermuda will now miss out on the tourist spending boost it could have received. And it would have been a significant boost.

4 comments:

Rcon said...

Your links in this article are really helpful for travelers like me. Thanks and post more travel info here in your blog.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Good to hear Rcon! Check out the updated Bda links under 'At your fingertips' on the left. I just added some more today.

richard said...

check out the Bermuda Sun story today........

a gay travel group based in New York is organizing a trip to Bermuda next month on the Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas.

http://www.bermudasun.org/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=33434

seems as one door closes another opens.

okay everybody out,er I mean on-board.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Thanks Richard. I see gay tourists here all the time, although not in huge multitudes at one time. I think people should be able to vacation where ever they want as long as they are respectful of the country's traditions.