May 22, 2022

First with the Alderney News

No cruise ships this year

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Due to the ongoing uncertainty and our priority to protect the health and safety of residents, and visitors to the island, the States of Guernsey’s Committee for Economic Development has decided that no cruise ships will be allowed to visit the Bailiwick in the 2021 season.

Deputy Neil Inder, President of the Committee for Economic Development, said: “The cruise sector is very important to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and to our tourism industry, and this is not a decision that the Committee has taken lightly. But following consultation with Public Health, and due to the extensive operational and logistical requirements and plans necessary to ensure a safe experience for passengers, crew and residents we have taken the proactive decision to cancel the cruise programme for this year and to focus our efforts on the 2022 cruise programme.

We would like to thank the cruise industry for their understanding and support, and we look forward to working with them towards a successful and safe 2022 season.”

1 thought on “No cruise ships this year

  1. Cruise ships are “false riches”. They are highly destructive on the environmental side with Carbon pollution being 50 times worse than the dirtiest of jet engines.. The average cruise liner passenger spend on land is £5.57. The cruise ship operator reaps nearly 60% of all island tour profits .They block up pretty ports and grind down cobbled streets. whilst they spend next to nothing. The only reason they are welcomed is so that Visit Guernsey can claim vastly inflated tourism numbers visiting the island and keep their jobs. Oh.. and they pay mooring fees to the harbour, which is already over subscribed, so it hardly needs the cash.

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