Cruise passengers can enjoy the beauty of the clear waters that surround Bermuda while they relax on the deck of their cruise ship or feel the sand beneath their feet on a shore excursion. A variety of water-based activities are available for those who enjoy an active holiday to try, including scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming with dolphins. Golf fans are also spoilt for choice in Bermuda, with a large number of excellent courses to choose from.
Bermuda cruises often feature a visit to St. George, a town that boasts some of the island’s most fantastic beaches amongst a number of other attractions. St. George is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a history that dates back to its founding in the early 17th century. The British influence on Bermuda can be seen at every turn in St. George, with the majority of the buildings and streets retaining their original colonial style, colour and distinctive brick roads. Historical and cultural attractions to visit in St. George include St. Peter’s Church and Fort St. Catherine.
A Bermuda cruise would not be complete without a shore excursion to the island’s capital, Hamilton, another UNESCO world heritage site that can trace its history back more than 400 years. Hamilton is also characterised by its picturesque colonial buildings, alive with colour, and its historical attractions. Visitors to Hamilton can explore by foot or from a horse-drawn carriage, transporting tourists along the historic cobbled streets. Bermuda’s towns also offer the chance to explore some unique shops and restaurants.
Kings Wharf is another great destination for shore excursions from a Bermuda cruise, offering a range of cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries as well as a variety of craft shops for lovers of shopping and those looking for the perfect souvenir. A range of water sports are also available from Kings Wharf, including a chance to explore the underwater wildlife by snorkelling. Those who prefer to discover underwater treasures without getting wet can also board a glass bottom boat from the Kings Wharf area.
Outside of Bermuda’s busiest shopping and dining areas, visitors can explore the tranquillity of some of the islands beautiful botanical gardens, filled with spectacular tropical plants. Bermuda’s beaches also offer the perfect opportunity to relax in a tropical setting, with mild breezes, glorious sunshine and no rainy season to ruin the day. Bermuda is a great island to explore on a cruise, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the wide range of attractions that it has to offer around the island.