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Auf eine Fährverbinding von Barbados zu anderen karibischen Inseln warten bereits viele seit Jahren vergebens
Es gab mal 2 x wöchentlich die Möglichkeit mit der Windward-Fähre, die Fracht und Passagiere mitnahm, von Barbados aus nach St. L ucia, St. V incent, T rinidad und V enezuela zu fahren. Doch diese Möglichkeit existiert schon fast 10 Jahre nicht mehr - inwieweit der Lonely Planet Karibik
diesbezüglich aktualisiert ist, entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis. In der 3. Ausgabe von 2001 findet man den Hinweis noch.
Eine neue Fähre ist seit Jahren im Gespräch:
NationNews Barbados 15.09.2009 hat geschrieben:A FERRY SERVICE covering Barbados, St Vincent and Grenada will start from Thursday, October 1. 2009.
Chief executive officer of the GrenadaBEDY Ocean Line, Benjamin Ross, told the SATURDAY SUN it would cost Barbadians US$120 to travel from Barbados to St Vincent and back, and US$140 from Barbados to Grenada.
In a telephone interview yesterday, Ross said the new ferry service would operate with two vessels.
He also said the vessels, with American and Caribbean crew, would contain a radio system to communicate with bases at the nearest port and security at each destination; while certain rules and regulations would be in place for passengers' safety.
He explained, for instance, that passengers must be at the check-in area at least 30 minutes before departure, and would be searched and subjected to customs and immigration laws.
No alcoholic beverages would be consumed on board, he added.
Speaking about the baggage and ticketing system, Ross said the free baggage allowance would be two pieces at a maximum of 60 pounds, plus a carry-on. Extra pieces would only be accepted on a space available basis.
Fares were non-refundable, he added, noting that passengers would be allowed to change their reservations up to three hours before scheduled departure.
A ticket will be valid for 60 days.
NationNews Barbados 26.07.2010 hat geschrieben:
The much-talked-about ferry service that would link Barbados and a handful of Caribbean islands, has been hit by another delay.
The Grenada-based company BEDY Oceanline, which plans to connect Barbados, St Vincent, Trinidad, St Lucia and Grenada through the proposed service, says there has been a change of plans and “we have delayed our launch date”.
As to when the service will start, the company would only say, “We expect to be in service very soon . . . .”
The company made the disclosure in a message to customers and prospective clients on its website.
The announcement followed launch postponements in 2009 and last February of a service welcomed by many people because of the high cost of regional air travel.
The company said it had been forced to change its plans because of the “overwhelming response” from the public to the ferry proposal.
“When we started this venture, we primarily had a small ferry for passenger service only,” it reported.
“Due to an overwhelming response, we have updated our plans; we are now in the process of creating a service to the islands that will include: passengers, cargo, vehicles and excursions.
“Due to this change, we have delayed our launch date.”
The company “apologised for any inconvenience that this delay may have caused”.
The company says it has now obtained two large vessels that will be offering the inter-island travel service.
The company’s chief executive officer, Benjamin Ross, could not be reached for comment yesterday.
However, he has told the media that though there have been obstacles, the company remained firmly committed to getting its boats in the water this year.
His view was that the governments of the Caribbean clearly recognise the need for a ferry service because the cost of airline travel continues to skyrocket.
“The project is still on board for sure. I can’t give a commencement date at this time, but I can assure the people of the Caribbean that we will get started this year,” Ross said in an earlier interview with the DAILY NATION.
Langer Rede kurzer Sinn:
Bis heute ist leider noch keine Fährverbindung zwischen Barbados und anderen karibischen Inseln etabliert.
Die gute Nachricht:
Es gibt bereits eine Website des Unternehmens inklusive Fahrplan
. Auf der Eingangseite wird im letzten Update die Inbetriebnahme der Fähre für Oktober/November 2010 angekündigt - aber bislang ist in Barbados nichts Derartiges in Betrieb ...
Fährtickets nach St. V incent sollen 120 US$ return / 90 US$ one way,
nach G renada, St. L ucia und T rinidad 140 US$ return / 110 US$ one way kosten.
Vielleicht magst Du ja das Unternehmen Bedytravel
kontaktieren und uns ein Update aus erster Hand geben?