Bermuda Cruise Vacation – Where the Old World Meets the New World

by Giles Alton

Take a Bermuda cruise vacation and you will experience paradise at its finest. Bermuda is home to world-famous pink sand beaches and sparkling blue waters. You can experience snorkeling and scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, glass bottom boat rides, fishing, and more.

Is golf more your speed? There are more golf courses per square mile in Bermuda than any other country in the world. If you are delighted by historic treasures, then you will be pleased with what St. Georges has to offer. In this 17th century seaport, you will be transported back in time while walking on cobblestone streets and visiting the World Heritage Site. The city of Hamilton is the bustling capital city and is known for its shopping and restaurants.

Bermuda is found about 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. The even climate found in the small British territory will please anyone – the temperature during spring, summer and fall ranges from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to bring your hat, sunglasses or sunscreen so you can enjoy the beaches without getting sunburned. You will also not have to worry about hurricanes on your Bermuda cruise vacation since Bermuda is generally out of the main path of the storms.

In order to get to Bermuda from the USA, there are several departure ports you can choose from. They are: Philadelphia, New York, Cape Liberty (NJ), Norfolk (VA), Baltimore, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, and Boston. There are many options for five or seven day cruises from these ports.

You can choose from Norwegian Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity. Several cruise ships will visit Bermuda over twenty times in one season so you can be sure that there will be plenty of options for you when planning your cruise to Bermuda.

In Bermuda, there are three major ports, but only two are large enough for the biggest cruise ships to anchor in. Therefore, most cruisers will dock either at Kings Wharf (West End) or St. George’s (East End).

Kings Wharf is located on the west end of Bermuda. At this port you will find activities such as the Royal Naval Dockyard and the Bermuda Maritime Museum. On the east end of Bermuda is St. George’s, which is smaller and quainter.

Since Bermuda is quite small, tourists cannot rent cars to get around. You can travel the length of the island on rented scooters or use one of the public buses. You can purchase day passes for public transportation once you arrive in port or you can pay per ride. There are also ferries available to shuttle you around Bermuda.

Consider taking a Bermuda cruise – it is one beautiful destination that is sure not to disappoint!