Fun Fact: Contrary to popular belief, Bermuda is not part of the Caribbean.
In fact, check out this little map for reference:
As you can see, Bermuda is all by it's lonesome and at a comparable location to South Carolina, as opposed to the much further south Caribbean islands.
While on Bermuda, locals we met seemed very interested in making this point clear ;-)
Fun Fact: Bermuda is shaped like a fish hook and is about 22 miles long and 1 mile wide.
Being docked here for 3 days is wonderful because you can really get off the boat and explore compared to other itineraries which are more rushed.
The Royal Naval Dockyard is located at the tip with the red pin. That is where the Celebrity Summit was docked on our trip.
I absolutely recommend renting a scooter during your trip to Bermuda. We had never used one before this trip, but it was such a blast! It was great to have the flexibility to get up and move at any time you wanted and to pull over to check out a stunning vista.
There are also buses, ferries, taxis, carriages, bicycles... so you have a lot of options.
If you are nervous about the scooter, I understand. Before you can peel out, you have an area to test in and you must drive around the block. At least that was the case at Oleander Cycles at the Royal Naval Dockyard where we rented ours.
There are 3 requirements:
1. You must be 18 years or older
2. You must wear a helmet
3. You must drive on the left side of the road
If you are from the United States and have never driven abroad, this last one will be a weird thing for you and will take a few miles to adjust to.
If you rent a motor scooter, please be safe. So many tourists go out, drink too much, then get on their scooter and drive on the opposite side of the road than they are used to, on long windy roads that they are not used to and sadly, many accidents occur.
Be safe and have fun zipping around the island :õ)
Celebrity Summit Bermuda Cruise
Cape Liberty - Bayonne, New Jersey
Our weeklong cruise left out of Cape Liberty- a New Jersey Port.
Sometimes when we travel we use a park/sleep/fly hotel option where you pay for a one night stay at the hotel and you can park your car for a certain number of days for free. It's a great option that is available near airports and cruise ports all over and can be a less stressful way to start your journey.
If you don't need a hotel stay, but you are flying to a cruise port you may also want to check out some parking options near the airport that may be cheaper than parking at the airport.
There is also parking right at the cruise port if that fits your needs better.
Once you get on the ship you're officially on vacation! Hooray! Get out on that deck and let the wind flow through your hair with the Big Apple as a perfect photoshoot backdrop ;-)
And don't worry, even though it feels like a tight squeeze, you will fit under the bridge!! Everyone was impressed once we cleared it. hehe
So long, New York/ New Jersey! *waves*
We spent the next 2 days on the water as we headed down to Bermuda.
The itinerary is 2 full days at sea, 3 days docked in Bermuda, and 1 full day at sea on the way back. Before we knew it, we had anchored in beautiful Bermuda!
Come back Wednesday to see what we did once we arrived!
Cruising' To Bermuda
Can you imagine pulling off the road on your little motor scooter and looking out over this?!
I could stare at this scene forever, couldn't you?
For a special anniversary we took a Celebrity Summit Cruise to Bermuda.
If you'd like to see more photos of Bermuda and hear what I thought of this isolated island, click over again soon.
If there's something you have wondered about Bermuda or cruising to Bermuda, feel free to leave a comment! I will be happy to address that in a post if I know of or can find the answer for you!!! :o)
Thanks for tripping onto my Bermuda page ;-)
Stumble over again soon! <3