Mr Bascome meanwhile said it was a great pleasure to be part of the renaissance of the town, thanking representatives from NCL for their commitment to the island.
Kevin Dallas, CEO of the BTA, meanwhile said it was a proud day for the authority, adding: Having ships back in St George and having a viable, vibrant tourism economy in St George has been a long-term priority for us really, since the inception of the BTA.
The Disney Magic is to sail to Bermuda five times next year on October 6, 15, 21, 28 and 31, from New York City.
The BTA was thrilled to partner with an iconic brand and bring a new segment of cruise travellers to Bermuda, chief product and experiences officer Pat Phillip-Fairn said.
They are seasonal because Bermuda, not the Caribbean but 1200 miles north of it, has an appreciably cooler climate in the winter months. Transport minister Walter Roban led the delegation aboard the Bermuda-registered luxury liner which arrived from the port of Charleston, United States, on its inaugural visit to the island.
Mr Evans is the Cruiseport Ferry Management Ltd CEO and reserve captain.It is as a result of great organizations such as yours and modern marvels like the MS Aurora that travelers are finding ocean cruising more comfortable and rewarding.