Your Guide to Bermuda Cruising

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Bermuda CoastBermuda is a popular cruise destination full of tropical wonders and intriguing history. You’ll find fantastic snorkeling spots, top-tier golf courses, charming towns and historic forts – all surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. To make sure your Bermuda vacation is memorable, there are a few important factors to consider, such as seasonal timing, ports of call and daily activities. The following guide will help you work through these decisions to make the most of your Bermuda cruise.

 

When Should You Book a Bermuda Cruise?

Due to the relatively small number of sailings to Bermuda (at least compared to the abundant Caribbean and Bahamas cruises), it’s important to book well in advance to make sure you are able to reserve the best date, cruise line and cabin. The rule of thumb is to book 6 to 9 months in advance of when you want to sail, which means now is the time to start planning a 2015 Bermuda cruise.

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October 22, 2014   2 Comments

Holland America Returns to Bermuda

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Holland America returns to Bermuda. Photo courtesy of Holland America Line.Holland America fans rejoice! Starting May 2, 2015 the cruise line will officially return to Bermuda after leaving in 2012. These new itineraries depart from Boston and Quebec City and feature 7- and 14-day itineraries. All of the sailings include four days docked in Hamilton, Bermuda. The 14-day itineraries both feature ports of call in Canada and New England.

Bermuda is home to natural beauty like Horseshoe Bay and Crystal Cave. Adventurers get a thrill out of motor scooting along the island’s curvy seaside roads and scuba diving to see ships wrecked off  the coast of the island. Bermuda is also a great place for history lovers as St. George, its former capital, is considered the oldest continually populated English town in the “New World.” It is also the oldest remaining British colony. [Read more →]

April 15, 2014   2 Comments

The Best Cruises We Took in 2013

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Adam with a husky in Alaska.2013 was a big year for the cruise industry with the introduction of anticipated ships and updated programming, and for cruisers each and every opportunity to cruise is big deal. Here we’ve spotlighted some of our team members’ favorite experiences this year. We’d love to add your favorite 2013 cruise experiences to this list, so be sure to tell us where you cruised and why it was great this year!

Adam W.
The best cruise I took this year was to visit the great land of Alaska.  My wife and I cruised from Whittier, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia on the Island Princess back in late August. We stayed at the Hotel Alyeska near Anchorage, saw 26 glaciers in a day on a high-speed catamaran, visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, panned for gold, experienced Hubbard Glacier and cruised through Glacier Bay National Park. Shore excursion highlights included dog sledding and puppy time in Skagway, whale watching in Juneau and a taxi tour of the Ketchikan area.

Heather W.
The best cruise I took this year was on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. It was great to go with friends and make some new ones. There was so much to do that I didn’t even have to get off the ship!

Greer J.
My best cruise in 2013 was sailing to the Hawaiian Islands on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. Being at a different port almost every day was nice. The cruise was very relaxing – I indulged in a full body massage, which was well worth it. I even ran into a TV sitcom celebrity while on the cruise – Barbara Eden, better known as Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie, was on the ship for her vacation. [Read more →]

December 27, 2013   1 Comment

The Cruise Web Celebrates a Decade of Service

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Frans Hansen congratulates John Herrera on 10 years at The Cruise WebThis summer the entire staff was delighted to recognize Senior Cruise Consultant John Herrera for his 10 years with the company. Company Founder and President Frans Hansen was thrilled to share John’s contributions to the company and praise him for his hard work, and the dedication he has to his clients and his fellow co-workers.

John loves travel and gets a special kick out of listening to his clients recount their past travels. He has traveled all over the world, and some of his favorite destinations include the beautiful island of Bermuda and Spanish cities like Seville and Barcelona for their rich culture and history. [Read more →]

July 27, 2013   No Comments

Cruising to Bermuda: Snorkels, Scooters and Sunsets

By Seth Woodward, Assistant Marketing Manager, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Splendor in King's Wharf, BermudaLast April, I had a chance to experience Bermuda on a 7-night Carnival cruise aboard the Carnival Splendor. I had an amazing time and experienced a bunch of ‘firsts’ along the way, but let’s begin with an overview of my itinerary: our cruise departed from New York City on a Tuesday with a direct course for Bermuda. We arrived at King’s Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard on Thursday morning and spent a total of three days in Bermuda before returning to New York, and reality.

This was my first cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines so the two sea days in the beginning of my trip were perfect because they gave me plenty of time to explore the ship. I was pleasantly surprised by just about every aspect of the experience, including the food in the main dining room. I’m not a picky eater so I’m pretty easy to please, but even my friend and the other guests at our dining table enjoyed the various meal options. And Carnival certainly lived up to its reputation for having “Fun” ships with a youthful atmosphere where no one takes themselves too seriously.  But as fun as the ship was, I was itching to explore Bermuda when we made port Thursday morning. [Read more →]

May 21, 2013   No Comments

Norwegian Breakaway Will Set Sail with a Bang

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Photo rendering of fireworks on the Norwegian Breakaway - Photo courtesy of Nowergian Cruise LineThe Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, will be introduced in New York this May with new features that are sure to make cruisers excited to sail. As the arrival of the ship gets closer, Norwegian continues to unveil new features for the ship. Two of the latest features of the Breakaway include an electrifying fireworks production as well as the addition of Carlo’s Bake Shop, which was made famous from TLC’s hit television series, Cake Boss. While you delight in some delicious baked goods, you will also have a chance to drop the pounds because the ship will feature a high-tech indoor cycling studio and Zumba classes for all. As another bonus, Norwegian Cruise Line is updating their excursions in Bermuda and adding exclusive opportunities for Norwegian guests. [Read more →]

February 18, 2013   4 Comments

Our Favorite Cruise Destinations

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Barbados Picking a favorite cruise destination can be a bit of a tough choice; after all, there are so many great countries, cities and hot spots out there, and each offers something slightly different from the next. But you know, sometimes you just have to pick a favorite and be done with it. So, we asked our well-traveled staff to put themselves in that spot between a rock and a hard place and make a decision.

We asked them to fill in these blanks: “In my opinion, the best cruise destination is ________________ because __________________________________.”

Read on to see how they completed this fill-in-the blank statement. You can participate by telling us your favorite destination in the comments below.

Susan C.
In my opinion, the best cruise destination is Barbados because it is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell that the residents take pride in their country. [Read more →]

January 22, 2013   5 Comments

Photo Blog: Bermuda Break

By Fiona K. , Client Service Representative, The Cruise Web, Inc.

This past September, my boyfriend and I took our first week-long cruise aboard the Norwegian Star for a 7-night journey to and from Bermuda leaving from New York City. I’d always wanted to travel to Bermuda, but every time I found great airfare deals, the hotels were outrageous. A cruise really was the best option financially and I’m so glad we did it! It was a wonderful experience.

There wasn’t a lot of hectic planning involved, our meals and entertainment were covered and we didn’t have to go scavenger hunting for budget-friendly restaurants on land (Bermuda is expensive!). This had to be the most relaxing vacation I ever took and we were able to return refreshed. We got a balcony cabin and I wound up spending a lot of time reading and relaxing as the ship sailed to and from Bermuda. The views were amazing! So take a look at my vacation in pictures: [Read more →]

November 14, 2012   3 Comments

Creepy Cruising: The Halloween Special

 By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Spooky Halloween Cruises SightsThe Caribbean and Bermuda – sand, sun, smoothies, dolphins, and witches? In honor of Halloween, today we at The Cruise Web are delighted to haunt you with some creepy attractions across the Caribbean.  Welcome to The Cruise Web Blog, Halloween Edition. [Read more →]

October 31, 2012   No Comments

Bermuda – Small Island, Big Fun

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

For such a small island, there sure is an awful lot to do in Bermuda! Read on to find out the favorite activities and experiences of The Cruise Web’s employees.

Jen C.
Bermuda offers some of the best shipwreck diving and snorkeling, so I definitely recommend these as a daytime activity.  For those a little more adventurous – most of the cruise lines offer a “Night Snorkel” which allows you to see marine life that you will never see during the daytime and experience the effects of bioluminescence.  I definitely recommend this for experienced divers and snorkelers looking for something different.

Adam W.
Crystal and Fantasy Caves are “cool” places to visit during the hot months on the Island.  Horseshoe Bay Beach is a great place to experience a very popular pink sand beach! [Read more →]

February 22, 2012   1 Comment