So youâ€™ve already taken a cruise to Alaska where you walked on glaciers, and youâ€™ve sailed to Hawaii where you went scuba diving during the day and sipped cocktails under the stars at night. What could possibly top that? A Bermuda cruise — of course!
With an estimated half a million visitors each year, and a record number of cruise ships that sailed in the summer if 2007, Bermuda is a popular cruise destination for people from all different walks of life as there is something fun to do for couples, singles, families, and groups of friends alike! Made up of around 120 islands, Bermudaâ€™s largest (and most happening) islands include: Bermuda (Main), Boaz, Ireland North, Ireland South, Somerset, St. David’s and St. George’s, and Watford.
The great thing about the Isles of Bermuda is, they are all connected by bridges and causeways, so no matter where you find yourself, you can always hop over to the next Isle, and the next â€“ and in a very short period of time. They measure 22 miles in length and around two miles across as the widest point. So figure 15 minutes to travel from one end to the next.
During your shore excursion(s), you can expect to shop, sail, surf, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, snowboard, sun, and sip cocktails while you watch the sun set. Additionally, Bermuda is a golfers paradise. It is estimated that Bermuda has more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet.
Not all cruise lines sail to the Bermuda, but quite a few do. There are many different cruise lines that sail to the Bahamas, usually leaving from the Eastern Seaboard (Baltimore, Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Norfolk, VA, and Philadelphia). Some of the most popular cruise lines for Bermuda cruise vacations are: Crystal Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise lines. And no matter how many days you would like to stay, there are several itineraries to suit your needs.
Passengers can choose from six to fifteen days or more at sea on a Bermuda-only cruise (overnight stays in Hamilton, St. Georges or King’s Wharf), an extended cruise (guests spend one day in Hamilton, King’s Wharf, or St. George’s with several Eastern Caribbean ports of call,) and a repositioning cruise of sorts (combines Bermuda with the Caribbean or Europe).
If youâ€™re ready to book your Bermuda cruise there are several things to consider. The Bermuda cruise season runs from April through the end of October. Keep in mind that Bermudaâ€™s location puts it right in the Atlantic hurricane belt, so be careful about booking around storm season, which is between August and October. Average temperatures during cruise season range from 66-77 degrees April-June, and in the 80â€™s July-October.
To book a Bermuda Cruise with any of the cruise lines mentioned above follow the links below.
You can also contact your local cruise travel agent to get the best deals.