Cruising to Bermuda: 10 Reasons You Should
Are you thinking about a vacation in Bermuda? How about cruising to Bermuda? There is more than one way to get to Bermuda, and taking a cruise is one of them. Here at 10 reasons why you should cruise to Bermuda.
Shockingly, Bermuda was never on the top of our list of places to visit. You know, the Bermuda triangle and all that. Then we started cruising more and heard about this fantastic island from other cruisers. We figured that since it’s such a popular cruise destination, there had to be something special about the island.
And we were right!
We recently sailed on the Norwegian Joy from NYC to Bermuda and fell in love with everything the island has to offer.
Bermuda is a breathtaking vacation destination. The island is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its stunning pink-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, which contrast sharply with the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and colonial architecture.
On top of that, the food is outstanding. Everywhere you turn while exploring the island, you’ll find that it is clean and safe. Let’s not forget about the locals, some of the friendliest people we’ve ever met.
There are many things to do in Bermuda, both on land and on the water.
You can go the route of booking a flight to Bermuda — it’s a short one from most major cities on the United States East Coast. Then book a hotel or a vacation rental. Spend more than a few days there if you choose to. We’d love to do that in the future, too.
However, cruising to Bermuda is the perfect choice for the reasons we will list below. A cruise to Bermuda is one of the best ways to travel to this island destination. Here are our top reasons why cruising to Bermuda should be on your list.
If wondering if preparing for a cruise is difficult, don’t worry, we have you covered there as well. You can check out how to prepare for a cruise next.
Cruising to Bermuda
1. Great Value for Your Money
It’s not a secret that Bermuda is expensive. Everything from food, lodging, and activities can be pricey. However, cruising to Bermuda can save you a lot of money.
When you book a cruise, your cabin, meals, and entertainment on the cruise ship are included within your cruise fare. Which helps offset what you’re
Plus, the cruise lines often offer special promotions and deals that can make cruising to Bermuda even more affordable.
That’s not to say that you won’t spend money when you’re off the ship in Bermuda. You probably will on transportation, some food and a tour or two. We always encourage cruisers to support the local economy at ports.
When you compare the cost of a land vacation in Bermuda to a cruise to Bermuda, you realize cruising to Bermuda is a greater value. Especially if you are traveling as a family, the cost of a resort or vacation rental alone may add up to more than the cost of a cruise.
2. It’s Two Vacations in One
We are firm believers that the cruise ship is a destination in itself. When you cruise, you’re cruising for the cruise ship and ports. So on a Bermuda cruise, you are enjoying two types of vacation a cruise ship and then Bermuda.
While on the cruise ship, you can enjoy everything it offers, from delicious dining options, Broadway-style shows, live music, movies by the pool, casinos, clubs, bars, and so much more. Read more on the things to do on a cruise.
And then, when you’re in Bermuda, you can explore this beautiful island country. With its pink sand beaches and turquoise waters, you’ll want to spend a reasonable amount of time on the beach.
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3. Perfect Amount of Time
What’s unique about cruises to Bermuda is that the itineraries include overnight stays for up to 2-3 days, which is the perfect time to fall in love with the island.
You’ll have a full days in Bermuda to explore!
And you can go back to the cruise ship when you need a break from being on land. You can always take advantage of all your cruise ship offers and relax on board.
4. Bermuda is a Great Family Destination
Bermuda is a great cruising destination for families. Families can enjoy the cruise ship, including kids clubs, and then off the ship in Bermuda.
The island has excellent things to do for everyone in the family. You can find beaches where the waters are calm for kids to enjoy and for parents not to freak out. There are also plenty of tours and activities you can do together as a family.
5. Transportation Made Easy
Transportation is made easy for cruisers. Step out of the cruise terminal in the Royal Naval Dockyard and the various transportation options available to cruisers, from taxis, shuttles, ferries, etc.
Since Bermuda doesn’t rent out cars (only two passenger electric vehicles) to visitors, many cruisers opt to use taxis or shuttles when they are in port. And the shuttles to the beaches are easy and affordable.
If you’re doing a land vacation in Bermuda, unless you’re staying in Hamilton or St. George, you will have to arrange taxis, drivers or rent an electric vehicle to get around town. If you’re a family of 3 or more, you will need a taxi or a drive to get you around town.
Then there is always the bus. Bermuda has great public transportation.
6. You Don’t Have to Worry About Dining Options
As a foodie, it’s pretty stressful researching and figuring out what to eat every day, three times a day, when on a land vacation. Yeah, sometimes we wing it and discover delicious places to eat. Other times, they are major disappointments.
One of the reasons we loved cruising to Bermuda was that we only had to figure out lunch. On the cruise ship, you’ll have access to the main dining room, buffet, room service, and any specialty restaurants offered on board.
Some cruisers ventured out to nearby restaurants by the cruise port at night, but we decided to stay on the cruise ship.
We were so tired from the sun and exploring all day we were happy to relax on the ship at night. Then the next day, we’d start the day early, enjoying Bermuda.
7. Perfect Way to Unwind On Your Way to Bermuda
A cruise is a perfect way to unwind and relax. We all know how stressful life can be. And a cruise is a great escape from reality. The 1-2 sea days on the cruise ship before arriving in Bermuda are the perfect way to start your vacation.
Sometimes, the stress from just getting ready for vacation gets to us in those first couple of days. We slow down as we try to catch our breath. Then we are full speed ahead in vacation mode after a couple of days.
It’s nice having those sea days on the cruise, enjoying the cruise ship, and relaxing before arriving in Bermuda.
8. Bermuda is a Safe-Cruise Port
Bermuda is one of the safest cruise ports we’ve visited. It’s right up there with when we visited Bonaire.
That’s not to say that other cruise ports aren’t safe, and you should stay away. It just means that in Bermuda, we didn’t feel the need to be hyper-vigilant about everything. Our spidey senses never went up.
Of course, you should always take precautions when traveling to any destination, but we definitely felt comfortable in Bermuda, and you will, too.
9. The Views from a Cruise Ship
One of the best reasons to cruise is the views from the cruise ship. That’s no different when cruising to Bermuda. Being on the ship, the scenery and perspective you get from Bermuda’s port are beautiful.
As your cruise ship enters the Port of Bermuda, you’ll be in awe of the turquoise waters and coral reefs surrounding the island.
At sunrise and sunset, it is also pretty special. But if you can be by the water at the restaurant or the beach at sunset in Bermuda, we highly recommend that.
10. It’s an Easy Trip from East Coast Cities
We were born and raised in New York and had no idea when we lived there that cruising to Bermuda was so popular. It’s an easy and affordable vacation for locals living near and around New York City, Boston, and New Jersey.
With the cost of flights and everything up, it’s a no-brainer for East Coasters to book a cruise to Bermuda.
Recently, our close friend in NY searched high and low for vacation options for her family of four. It turned out that booking a cruise on Norwegian Joy, which we recently cruised on, was a 1/3 of the cost of most quotes she received. She compared all-inclusive resorts and other cruises and flights leaving from other states.
Now, she and her family will simply just have to take an Uber from her home to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. And, they will have the best cruise to Bermuda.
When flights are at their highest, it’s worth looking at what cruises are leaving near your home port. For East Coasters within driving distance from these ports that go to Bermuda, it is worth it.
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What did you decide? Are you cruising to Bermuda?
We hope the answer is YES. And that you’ll start planning a future cruise to Bermuda. You won’t regret it!
Plus, if you decide to cruise out of New York City, that sail away is magical and worth adding to your bucket list.
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