Since 1966, when the last dedicated Bermuda-only year-round, weekly, cruise ship The Queen of Bermuda ceased operations, there have not been any passenger-carrying ships serving Bermuda from the USA, the nearest landmass 620 miles away.
Since then, ships serving Bermuda year-round from both the USA and elsewhere in the world have been freight-only.
Its not just because of the cruise ships, but because of the Americas Cup and the influx of superyachts and megayachts into the town.
They are seasonal because Bermuda, not the Caribbean but 1200 miles north of it, has an appreciably cooler climate in the winter months than the Caribbean.
Approximately 407,000 cruise visitors are anticipated for 2016, compared to 370,0.
In 2014, there were 356,000 cruise visitor arrivals.Projections for 2016 forecast a 12% increase in economic impact (m) as a result of a 10% increase in cruise visitors.