Adrian Loveridge Considers A Radical Idea For Barbados
If the Bermuda Government overturns the current restrictions, then cruise lines would be able to open their casinos after 10pm, allowing hotel based visitors and presumably locals, access.
I am not sure whether this could be a possible compromise to a Barbados solution.
As oil prices have risen, many of the ships that currently berth in Bridgetown have tended to actually leave earlier to ensure less fuel is burnt by cruising at a slower speed.
However, if they could be persuaded to remain in port longer, then this could possibly entice a few more passengers off the ships to spend an evening in a revitalised Bridgetown or enjoy the current offerings in St. Lawrence Gap.
This maybe, might be a possible trade-off.
Should this idea have support, there would also have to be other considerations. As an hotelier, I already feel that cruise ships have several advantages over their land based colleagues…
… excerpt from a letter by Adrian Loveridge as published on Caribbean Net News (link here)