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Cruise to Bermuda from East Coast ports Like, New York/New Jersey, Baltimore, Boston and Fort Lauderdale and spend up to three days on the island. Most ships dock at the Royal Naval Dockyard in the West End, with easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities. Some small ships are able to sail right into the capital city of Hamilton.

The British first arrived in Bermuda in 1609, when their ship wrecked on the reefs surrounding the island. These days, cruisers can get to the pink sands and crystal-clear waters much more easily – and pleasantly – on an array of modern cruise ships.

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Board these cruise ships to get to Bermuda.

Norwegian Breakaway

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Cruise ship in Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda.

Cruise to Bermuda from New York on this action-packed, 4,000-passenger ship from April through September. Onboard the New York-themed ship cruisers will find an Aqua Park with five waterslides, the largest ropes course at sea, three Broadway shows, extensive kids and teens programming and more restaurants, clubs, bars and lounges than you can possibly visit in a week. The seven-day itinerary spends two nights/three days in Bermuda.

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Explorer of the Seas

With features including a rock climbing wall, ice skating, in-line skating, fun kids’ programming and a shipboard Johnny Rockets, this 3,114-passenger, Voyager-class ship will please multiple generations. Five-day Bermuda cruises embark from Bayonne, New Jersey, May through October, and include two full days (one overnight) in Bermuda. There are also some nine-day sailings that combine a day in Bermuda with Caribbean ports.

Grandeur of the Seas

Sailing to Bermuda from Baltimore, May to October, this 2,446-passenger ship has been updated with dining options including a Chops Grille steakhouse, a big outdoor movie screen, a rock climbing wall and a retro-chic cocktail bar, R Bar. The Adventure Ocean program keeps youngsters entertained, while adults will want to lounge around the all-weather Solarium pool. Six- and seven-day cruises include two nights in Bermuda.

Celebrity Summit

Cruising to Bermuda from Bayonne, May through August, this classy, 2,158-passenger ship spends two nights/three days on the island on one-week itineraries. The ship has been updated with features including AquaClass spa cabins, a hip iLounge staffed by an Apple specialist and an ice-topped martini bar. The spa is now operated by Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The July 27 cruise will launch a new series of cruises themed on the popular Bravo TV show “Top Chef.”

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Vision of the Seas

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King’s Wharf in The Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda.

One of Royal Caribbean‘s oldest ships, this 2,435-passenger ship cruises from Fort Lauderdale on 10-day Bahamas itineraries. In June, August and September, these itineraries feature an overnight in Bermuda. Updated ship features include an aerial acrobatics show, an outdoor movie screen and several alternative restaurants. The ship also has fun features like a rock climbing wall and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop.

Liberty of the Seas

Beginning in May 2015, Royal Caribbean will have this amenity-filled, 3,634-passenger, Freedom-class ship cruising from Bayonne on five- and nine-night itineraries (replacing Explorer of the Seas on the routes). The ship brings new onboard features to the market, including a FlowRider Surf Simulator, a 3D movie theater, DreamWorks characters (including Shrek), whirlpools that cantilever off the ship and a production of the Broadway musical “Saturday Night Fever.” The cruises stop in Bermuda for one night/two days.

Norwegian Dawn

Explorer of the Seas in Dockyard in Bermuda.
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Cruise from Boston, May to September, on a seven-day sailing with two nights/three days in Bermuda. This 2,224-passenger ship is not Norwegian‘s biggest or newest, but it serves up plenty of choices including 14 dining options and 12 bars and lounges, plus the largest suite at sea. The Second City comedy troupe keeps the laughs coming and the kids will enjoy the Splash Academy kids’ program.

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Holland America Line returns to Bermuda with the Veendam, cruising from Boston on six one-week cruises from May to July 2015. The 1,350-passenger ship serves up a classic, grownup cruising experience. Art and antiques highlight the decor. The ship visits Hamilton for three nights – longer than other ships. Standout features include Lanai cabins with glass doors that open onto the Promenade deck and a resort-like pool area with outdoor movie screen, called The Retreat.

Seven Seas Navigator

Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ 490-passenger luxury ship will return to Bermuda in March and April 2015 on two eastern seaboard cruises. Both round-trip cruises will embark from Miami and will include an overnight in Hamilton. All-inclusive pricing means your fare covers everything from drinks to airfare. Accommodations are all suites with ocean views, Canyon Ranch operates the spa, and the Prime 7 steakhouse is the best at sea.

Silver Shadow

Ultra-luxury line Silversea returns to Bermuda in April 2015, with the 382-passenger Silver Shadow sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. The 13-day eastern seaboard cruise spends two nights in Hamilton. Most accommodations on the all-suite ship come with verandahs, and the 302-member crew will cater to your every whim. Make sure to do dinner one night at Le Champagne, the only Relais & Chateaux wine restaurant at sea.

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