According to the 2018 Bermuda cruise ship schedule, cruise calls are projected to rise 12 per cent and cruise visitor arrivals are forecast to jump 13 per cent.

Bermuda is expected to receive 180 cruise ship calls bringing approximately 470,000 passengers amounting to 19 more cruise ship calls and 53,500 more passengers in 2018 over 2017.

The BTA is collaborating with Disney and local businesses to build unique experiences for Disney passengers with specific holiday wishes.

The total economic impact would be an increase of approximately $12.7 million.

The City of Hamilton will see 17 calls in 2018, down from 26 calls in 2017.

Pat Phillip-Fairn, the BTAs chief product and experiences development officer, said the commencement of the tender operation had stood out as a highlight of the year.

She added: The potential economic impact of direct calls to the East End and the dedicated tender service, in addition to arrivals from the public ferries, is something the town can build upon further.

Disney Cruise Line is coming to Bermuda for the first time in October 2018.

The Disney Magic will sail to Bermuda five times next year from New York City.

The Carnival Corporation also has interests in Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Adia Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and P & O all of which will make stops in Bermuda over the next year.

In total, Carnival Corporation brands will make 32 calls to Bermuda in 2018, which is up from 21 calls in 2017.

Since 1966, there has not been a regularly-scheduled passenger shipping service to Bermuda.