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Bermuda Cruise Port Profile

Carnival Freedom. Source: Wikimedia
Bermuda attracts two kinds of cruise visitors: People who who cruise there as their only stop and people on ships that stop there on their way to the Caribbean.

This small British territory consists of small islands connected by bridges and causeways. From end to end, the country measures only 22 miles long. Tourists can travel the entire length in about one hour.

Visitors will enjoy bright blue skies, pink sand beaches, golf courses, museums and historic sites. It also has plenty of high-end boutiques and dining options.

Bermuda is not a vacation for anyone on a budget. Be prepared to spend some cash when going ashore. Dining and shops are pretty pricey.

These islands are more conservative than the others in the Caribbean. Restaurants have dress codes, and visitors can stroll around in bathing suits only on the beaches.

Parents will be happy to know that Bermuda is a great destination for families with many kid-friendly activities. There are many city attractions, and the beaches are clean and safe.

No need to worry about a language barrier either, English is spoken everywhere here.

Destinations / Ports of Call

Front Street Hamilton
Front Street Hamilton. Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons license
Ports of Call for Bermuda cruises will depend on the itinerary chosen. The most common itinerary is a five- to seven-night package with the only stop being Bermuda.

Ships will dock at King’s Wharf for two to three nights. Some may also stop in Hamilton or St. George.

King’s Wharf

This wharf is where all the major cruise lines dock. Ships will stop right inside the Royal Naval Dockyard (the most popular tourist site of the islands).

King’s Wharf is rich with history and home to the Bermuda Maritime Museum. There is a mall, lighthouse and art center in the vicinity.

Buses, taxis and scooters can takes guests away from the busy area if they prefer some more private spots for relaxation.


The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton with plenty to see and do. Cruise ships usually dock right at Front Street where all the action takes place.

Hamilton has many daytime and nighttime activities, and visitors can see the entire town on foot. Public transportation is available for those that don’t want to walk.

St. George

St. George was the first colonized island of Bermuda and is now a World Heritage Site. This charming island is full of history and beautiful architecture.

Visitors can stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy the scenery.

Tourist Attractions

Bermuda Maritime Museum is at the Royal Naval Dockyard. It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975.

It houses some of Bermuda’s most extensive artifact collections including rare treasures from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Another attraction within walking distance of the docks is Dolphin Quest, a dolphin interactive experience.

Bermuda sailing
Boating is a popular activity in Bermuda during warm weather. Credit: Pixabay Creative Commons license
Commissioner’s House built in 1820 was once home to the Dockyard Commissioner. It is a large Georgian House and the first ever cast iron house in the world. Guests can explore the house and see collections and exhibits of that time period.

At Bermuda Craft Market, guests can stroll through 60+ local art stands in the old cooperage building in the dockyard. It’s a five-minute walk north of King’s Wharf next to Dolphin Quest.

View or buy artwork and handicrafts including paintings, jewelry, woodwork and candles.


Snorkel Park is a white sand beach at the west end of Bermuda. It is within the dockyard complex, and cruisers can walk there from the ship.

The water is calm and perfect for children to enjoy the ocean. Snorkelers will spy colorful fish and coral reefs under the turquoise waters.

Black Bay Beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling in its shallow waters. The waves are calm, but swimmers should be aware of sharp rocks.

The sand is soft and covered with sea glass. There is a concession stand in the area to rent umbrellas, chairs and other beach items.


The Pickled Onion serves authentic Bermudian food along with Asian and Latin menu items. The restaurant offers views of Hamilton Harbor.

Black Horse Tavern has Bermudian and Continental food with a casual atmosphere. It is a place where locals like to dine with reasonable prices.

Somerset Country Squire Pub & Restaurant is a traditional British Pub with average prices and a terrace overlooking Mangrove Bay.

Polaris at Carriage House has water views and Bermudian cuisine including seafood and sushi. Local fish and lobster caught fresh are on the daily menu.


Along with the Bermuda Craft Market, there are quite a few other options for die-hard shoppers. Although there is no sales tax in Bermuda, items are not cheap due to import duties.

There are shopping centers in Hamilton City (along Front St.), at Somers Wharf in St. George and at the Clocktower Mall by the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Some of the more unique finds in Bermuda are Gombey Rag Dolls, Banana Leaf Dolls, Longtail Jewelry and Rum Cakes.

When to Go/ Weather

Bermuda monthly temperatures
Average monthly temperatures are warm enough for swimming in the summer but too cool in the winter. © 2018 Scott Bateman
Bermuda has sub-tropical weather with high humidity and warm temperatures. Average high temperatures from December through March hover in the 60s Fahrenheit.

April through November are warmer months with average highs in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit.

Bermuda does not have a monsoon or rainy season. There is no fixed pattern for rainfall, but October is generally the wettest month with an average of six inches of rain.

April is the driest month with three inches of rain.

The best time to visit Bermuda is from April to September. The temperatures are warmer, along with the water.

The majority of tourist attractions are open during this time. Those who prefer to go when there are fewer people should visit during the winter months. The winter is popular with golfers.

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July 04, 2018

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