If you are cruising from New York or Boston, there's a good chance that your destination, or at least one of your main ports of call, will be in beautiful Bermuda. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a British territory around 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina. This island paradise is famous for its pink sand beaches, which are formed from the smashed remnants of coral and seashells. (So if you're ready to build your first pink sand castle, now's your chance!)
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Norwegian is running several itineraries for 2022 Bermuda cruises between April and December. Available cruises include four-, five- and seven-day round trips from Boston and New York, as well a couple of transatlantic crossings from London and Rome to New York, and even a nine-day round trip sailing to the Bahamas stopping in Bermuda. So there's bound to be a cruise vacation that's perfect for you.
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Where Your Cruise Stops in Bermuda
A cruise to Bermuda will dock at the Royal Naval Dockyard. The Royal Naval Dockyard is on the tip of the western hook of the island. It's located across the Great Sound from Hamilton, which is the capital city of Bermuda. The Royal Naval Dockyard is the same port that housed the British Royal Navy for over 150 years. Just off your ship, you will find plenty of shopping for island crafts, fashion, and other souvenirs. But aside from the shopping, there is much more to experience on your Bermuda cruise stop.
Bermuda offers a variety of aquatic activities, including sailing, jet-skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There are a number of coral reefs and shipwrecks around the island that offer world-class opportunities for amateur and experienced divers and snorkelers right off of their luxury catamaran. If fishing is more your style, Bermuda offers some outstanding options for deep-sea fishing as well. And, if your cruise coincides with their migration, you may even have an opportunity to do some humpback whale watching.
For fans of Britain's colonial past, Bermuda retains a large array of classical sights throughout the island. Visit St. George, the first capital of Bermuda, to see what the island was like back in the 1600s. Visitors to the "Ol Towne of St. George's" will get to explore the old Town Square, St. Peter's Church, as well as Fort St. Catherine, where you can wander through exhibits of artifacts from the island's history. The Royal Dockyards also sport a number of historic British sights, including the Clocktower Mall, Casements Prison, and the National Museum.
For an unforgettable adventure, take the opportunity of your overnight stay in Bermuda to venture out into the Bermuda triangle, where aircraft and ships have been rumored to have disappeared over the centuries. Sail through these mysterious waters, and perhaps even take an opportunity to explore one of the shipwrecks located within the waters near Bermuda.
Bermuda's Pink Sand Beaches
There is more to see on your Bermuda cruise than just the open water. There is also a series of crystal caves and natural paths that connect the beaches of Bermuda. And what beaches these are! There are a number of world-class beaches around Bermuda, including the Clearwater Beach triangle on the eastern end of the island, Jobson's Cove Beach, which is a popular spot for wedding proposals, and of course, Horseshoe Bay, which often finds itself on the lists of the best island beaches in the world. These beaches are famous for their shallow waters and pink sand, making them ideal locations for all ages of passengers.
Curious why Bermuda's beaches are pink? Tiny single-celled red organisms called Foraminifera grow below Bermuda's coral reefs. When they die, they sink to the ocean floor. Here, dead Foraminifera mix with crushed shells and bits of coral. When it washes back onto the shore, it turns the sand pink.
Other beaches of note in Bermuda include:
- West Whale Bay: West Whale Bay Beach is more secured and quiet compared to some other beaches. It doesn't have big stretches of sand but is very scenic.
- Church Bay: Great snorkeling along the shoreline here and the nearby reefs and boulders keep Church Bay a calm beach.
- South Shore Park: South Shore Park was named one of the world's 100 best beaches by CNN and features beautiful coral formations just off shore.
- Cooper's Island Nature Reserve: This is a former NASA tracking station and attracts hikers, birders, and other nature lovers. The 12-acre reserve has pristine beaches. This is also where you'll find Clearwater Beach.
2022 Bermuda Cruise Itineraries
With multiple departure ports, Norwegian makes it easy to cruise to Bermuda. If you're interested in a cruise from New York, choose from a four-, five-, or seven-day cruise. Even with the shorter four-day cruise, you get at least one overnight in Bermuda. If you prefer to depart from Boston, you can choose between a four- and a seven-day Bermuda itinerary.
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