If you're dreaming of a picture-perfect vacation, a Bermuda cruise should be at the top of your list. With its pristine pink-sand beaches, blue skies, and azure waters, Bermuda beckons sun worshippers from across the globe. But the tiny British colony offers so much more than fun in the sun. Home to the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the Western Hemisphere, Bermuda boasts a wealth of heritage sites and museums fit for even the most discerning history buff. On top of that, Bermuda's world-class golf courses, sophisticated shops, and vibrant nightlife make it a top destination for a cruise vacation.
Set sail on your Bermuda cruise with Norwegian from New York and enjoy a slew of exciting itineraries. Your ship docks at the Royal Naval Dockyard, the top tourist spot in the entire country, for all-access to the best Bermuda has to offer. So if sun, sand, and culture are calling your name, check out these six reasons to book one of Norwegian's 2021 Bermuda cruises now.
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Beautiful Pink-Sand Bermuda Beaches
If you love basking on the beach, it doesn't get better than Bermuda. For the most Instagram-worthy images, head over to Horseshoe Bay Beach. Located only about 25 minutes from the ship's dock, Horseshoe Bay boasts stunning blush sands contrasted against large rock formations peeking out above the turquoise water. There's a reason Horseshoe Bay ranks as one of the most beautiful in the world time and time again. With its calm waters, it's the perfect place to spend a carefree day with the kids.
Tobacco Bay on the eastern shores of the island near the parish of St. George offers another ideal option for beach lovers. A hotspot for both tourists and locals, Tobacco Bay takes about an hour to reach, but it's well worth the trek. Enjoy snorkeling in shallow waters teeming with colorful fish, lounging in the sand, or soaking in the pre-colonial vibe. For a more relaxing scene where you can chill in peace and quiet, head toward the island's south shore. Here, you'll find plenty of sand and serenity at Chaplin Bay, Astwood Cove, Church Bay, Jobson's Cove, and Elbow Beach.
If relaxing on the beach isn't your cup of tea, why not check out the abundance of water sports? The Norwegian team handpicks a host of excursions across the island tailor-made for water lovers. Join a snorkel or diving excursion, head out on a fishing trip, rent a kayak or jet ski, or enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour. Explore our Bermuda shore excursions and choose your favorite. The endless options appeal to everyone.
Explore Bermuda's Rich History
You don't need to go very far from the dock to learn about Bermuda's history and culture. In fact, the Royal Naval Dockyard boasts some of the most important attractions on the island. Constructed for the British Royal Navy in the early eighteenth century, the dockyard served as a naval base until the 1950s. Today, the stone buildings feature some of the island's hottest restaurants, shops, artist studios, and tourist sites, including the Museum of Bermuda.
Take a journey back in time with a visit to St. George Island. First settled in 1612, the island boasts a bevy of historic sites, including the Town Hall, Bermuda National Trust Museum, the Old State House, the Bridge House, the Tucker House Museum, and more. Take a stroll along the narrow, cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore the island's rich culture and steeped history.
Stop in at the 400-year-old St. Peter's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in the Americas. Next up, explore the towers, period artillery, tunnels, and chambers at Fort St. Catherine, and be sure to take in the stunning views from the ramparts.
Family Fun in Bermuda
With its clear blue subterranean lake and spectacular stalactites that formed over the past 30 million years, Crystal Caves stands as one of the top attractions in Bermuda. Discovered in 1907 by two boys who lost their cricket ball down what they thought was a hole, the caves are known today as Bermuda's hidden treasure. Located on the outskirts of Hamilton, they offer cruise guests an exciting deep underground adventure.
While in Hamilton, be sure to also check out the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo. The aquarium features barracudas, sharks, moray eels, and one of the largest living coral collections on Earth, while the natural museum and zoo have a host of animals, interactive exhibits, and other exciting activities fit for the entire family.
A Bermuda Cruise with Overnight Stays
With so much to see and do on your cruise to Bermuda, you'll want to spend as much time there as possible. That's why Norwegian cruises to Bermuda feature overnight stays in port, giving you the chance to take in all the island nation offers. With Norwegian, you're free to vacation on your own schedule. Since you don't need to be back aboard at the strike of the clock, enjoy Bermuda at your own pace.
Heck, why not enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many amazing restaurants and then dance the night away under the stars at Snorkel Park? The party lasts until 3 a.m., with the hottest local DJs spinning the top tracks. Prefer a quiet, romantic night out? Try a sunset sail and watch the sun go down over the island or ride together for an evening glass-bottom boat tour of the famed Bermuda Triangle.
If you're looking for the perfect island escape, a Norwegian cruise to Bermuda offers fun in the sun and so much more. Now is the time to book, so get in on the best rates, deals, and stateroom accommodations for Norwegian's 2021 Bermuda cruises. Sign up for emails to stay up to date on the latest cruise offers.