Photo Tour: Cruising Bermuda
The next port of call on my virtual world cruise is Bermuda.
Three things come to mind when I think about Bermuda: pink sand, lush golf courses, and island hospitality. Bermuda is a quick hop-skip-and-jump for cruisers residing in one of the Atlantic seaboard ports that offer cruises to the region: New York City, Bayonne , Boston, Baltimore, Charleston and Fort Lauderdale.
Cruising Bermuda: Three Ports of Call
Bermuda is a 24-mile-long archipelago that has three main ports of call serving cruise passengers. Celebrity Cruises, Holland American Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean all offer regular service to Bermuda during the season, which runs from April through October.
Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda
Hamilton Harbour is located in the capital, the City of Hamilton
Royal Naval Dockyard: King’s Wharf and Heritage Wharf berths
Located in Sandy’s Parish, the Royal Naval Dockyard offers two berths for cruise ships to dock: Kings Wharf and the newly built Heritage Wharf.
St. George’s Harbor
Because of the tight passage, only small ships can use the cruise facilities at St. George, which is located at the eastern end of the Bermuda. St. George’s Harbor is between the Gates Fort and Higgs island.
Things to do and see
- See Somerset Bridge, the world’s smallest draw bridge
- Learn about the Royal Naval Dockyard, which was built by the British in the early 19th century
- Explore one of the 90 forts built in Bermuda since the first settlement in 1612
- Play golf at Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club, the oldest golf course in Bermuda
- Explore Bermuda by kayak on an eco-tour
- Visit Devil’s Hole Aquarium, in operation since 1834
- Take an architectural tour of the island’s distinctive building styles
- Learn about Bermuda’s native flora and fauna