Cruise ships will flood Hamilton and St George’s if Bermuda is chosen to host the 2017 America’s Cup. The Bermuda Tourism Authority said Bermuda just doesn’t have the hotel capacity to accommodate the crowds that traveled to San Francisco for the 2013 America’s Cup. So, the cruise ships would make up the difference with travelers coming to Bermuda to witness the 2017 races.
Bermuda boasts the Great Sound as the perfect made-for-TV venue and has already submitted their bid to be the host for the 2017 races. If they win the venue selection, they are hopeful that more hotel accommodations will be built. Of course, San Diego feels that they are also the best venue. Stay tuned!