Surround yourself in a delightful British ambiance when you cruise to Bermuda — known as the “Jewel of the Atlantic,” with its iconic pink-sand beaches, clear aquamarine water and balmy weather. The island boasts the most golf courses per square mile than anywhere in the world, as well as museums, historic forts, fabulous shopping and watersports. Situated just about 600 miles east off the coast of North Carolina, it takes only a day and a half to cruise here from northeast ports, such as New York City, Baltimore, Boston and Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey. Transatlantic and repositioning sailings may also include Bermuda on their itineraries.
Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International all offer Bermuda cruises. If you are looking for a luxury cruise experience Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Silversea Cruises offer journeys to this delightful island.
Hop on a scooter for an exciting way to see the island, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enticing activities range from whale-watching in the spring to exploring the Crystal Caves and helmet-diving for an up-close view of sea life and coral reefs. Head to those famous beaches with powdery pink sand and lounge in the sun or go for a swim. Tee off on world-class golf courses. Stroll along South Shore Park, which connects the famous Warwick Beach and Horseshoe Bay, considered one of the world’s most beautiful and relax at Sea Glass Beach, which sparkles with a special beauty. Animal-lovers will delight in Bermuda’s largest wildlife sanctuary called Spittal Pond Nature Preserve and the peaceful Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve, dedicated to the conservation of rare and threatened species.
Culture & History
Historic Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, provides a delightful ambiance with its cobblestone streets and iconic pastel-colored buildings along Front Street. Step back in time at Holy Trinity Church, one of the oldest churches in the western hemisphere, with some sections dating back to 1660. Picturesque St. George’s is the second English settlement in the New World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can stroll along quaint streets. Tobacco Bay is a mecca for snorkelers thanks to its crystal clear waters and history-buffs can tour Fort St. Catherine, built in 1614 and where the first settlers came onshore.
Located within the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, King’s Wharf is a huge fortress built in 1815 that was once a royal naval base and is now a popular attraction which houses The National Museum of Bermuda, many restaurants and duty-free shops. Towering high above the beaches, is Fort St. Catherine, Bermuda’s largest. Built in 1614, its interior is now a Bermudian museum. Learn about the island’s unique history here and even see replicas of the British Crown Jewels, while collections of antique guns and other weapons provide a fascinating glimpse into the island’s past.
Relax at the many bars and restaurants along the waterfront, where you can sip on Bermuda’s famed Dark ‘n’ Stormy. Savor the island’s famous rum cake and try some local cuisine, such as “Bermy” and cassava pie, as well as delicious Bermuda honey. You can also find a cozy venue for traditional British high tea service.
Charming Bermuda has all this and so much more. Whether a golfer, history-lover or want to snorkel and dive in pristine waters, a cruise vacation here will be incredible.