Cruise Countdown: Top 10 Bermuda Attractions
Are you excited for the SS United States Legacy Cruise to Bermuda in May, 2018? With exclusive events featuring the music, dance and fashion of the transatlantic era; talks on design and innovation by Big U experts; and so much more — this is a cruise opportunity not to be missed!
Find out more about what makes Bermuda so special, with our top 10 Bermuda activities:
1. Relax on world famous pink sand beaches
The Beaches on Bermuda's South Shore are famous for a reason. With clear waters, pink sand, and the sound of gently lapping waves, you'll feel like you're in paradise on Horseshoe Bay Beach — consistently ranked as one of the world's best! Walk to the end of the beach to find your own private cove.
2. Immerse yourself in local history
With its strategic location between the U.S. and Great Britain, Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard was constructed in the 1860s to protect against an American invasion. Today, the impenetrable keep of the fort is home to the National Museum of Bermuda.
3. Feel the Gombey rhythm
The Gombey dancers are an iconic symbol of Bermuda, and a proud Bermudian tradition reflecting the island's blend of African, Caribbean and British cultures. These colorful dance troupes perform weekly at Harbor Nights, a street festival in the capital city of Hamilton.
4. Stop to enjoy the view
Climb up the 185 steps of Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse — no relation to SS United States designer William Francis Gibbs — for an incredible view of Bermuda from above.
5. Cross the world's smallest drawbridge
Somerset Bridge in the western parish of Sandys is the smallest working drawbridge in the world. The entire width of the drawbridge is only 81 centimeters! Once you're there, check out the jet-ski tours offered nearby for a totally different perspective on the island.
6. Enjoy the British charm
There's a leisurely pace to life in Bermuda that locals still treasure. Embrace island time as you savor an afternoon tea, or stop by one of the island's pubs, like Dockyard's Frog & Onion or Hamilton's Hog Penny, for classic British fare.
7. Go underground
Legend has it that Bermuda's breathtaking Crystal Caves were discovered by a young Bermudian playing cricket with a friend. Visit to experience for yourself what author and traveler Mark Twain called "the most beautiful cave in the world."
8. Sample the national cocktail
You'll have a hard time leaving Bermuda after trying the national beverage, a rum swizzle! This favorite with locals and visitors alike is served island-wide, although many recommend a visit to the east end watering hole, the Swizzle Inn.
9. Put on a pair of Bermuda shorts
Don't be afraid to go bright when you don your very own pair of Bermuda shorts! With fantastic shopping opportunities in Hamilton and at Dockyard's Clocktower Mall, you'll have no trouble finding a pair to take home.
10. Stroll down 400-year-old streets
The town of St. George's, first settled in 1612, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and an unmissable stop on any tour of Bermuda. The charming cobblestone streets and 18th-century cottages will win you over, while nearby you can explore beaches, forts, and some of Bermuda's best wildlife preserves!
We can't wait to explore all that Bermuda has to offer!
Sailing in May 2018, the 7-night SS United States Legacy Cruise aboard the Celebrity Summit will depart from Cape Liberty (Bayonne, New Jersey) on Sunday, May 6 and will make port at King's Wharf, Bermuda on May 9 for a three-day stay. The ship will return to New Jersey on Sunday, May 13.
For details and pricing levels for this fantastic voyage, please visit the Group Registration Page or contact Pollin Group Sales Director Geisha Cumberbatch by phone at 301-656-5740, Ext. 102, or by email. Note that prices include all taxes and gratuities. For more information, view a fact sheet on the SS United States Legacy Cruise, or click to learn more about Bermuda.
Photographs from Bermuda Tourism