Learn More About Bermuda Cruises
The "Jewel of the Atlantic," Bermuda attracts cruisers with its pink-sand beaches, limestone cliffs, interesting historic sites and warm, friendly people. Bermuda is hundreds of miles north of the Caribbean islands - it's actually just 650 miles due east of North Carolina -- making it a popular cruise destination for visitors from the Northeast United States. Itineraries that highlight a multi-night stay in Bermuda depart from such ports as Boston, Baltimore and New York City.
The island's pink beaches are actually a combination of crushed coral, calcium carbonate and the shells of tiny single-celled animals called Foraminifera. Interestingly, there are no rivers or lakes in Bermuda, so fresh water is often collected via sloped roofs that channel rain to underground tanks. The weather is typically moderate - not too hot and not too cold. May through October are the warmest months, when the thermometer hovers between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A British overseas territory, Bermuda is just 21 square miles; it's not just one island, but comprised of 181 coral islands and islets - connected by bridges and a causeway.
Bermuda food specialties include lobster, rockfish, red snapper and the Bermuda onion; traditional dishes feature black-eyed peas and pawpaw fruit. Colorful rum drinks that originated on Bermuda are the Dark and Stormy and the Rum Swizzle - enjoy eating and drinking like the locals!