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Cruising Norwegian Crown to Bermuda

A July 2006 trip to Bermuda by ps12

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Quote: A 7-day July trip to Bermuda was a wonderful experience.

Cruising Norwegian Crown to Bermuda

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The Norwegian Crown Photo, Bermuda, North America
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The food, the entertainment, and never having to look for a restaurant or a hotel.Quick Tips: - Ship excursions are not mandatory. There's plenty to do without them!- Eat on the boat, not in Bermuda, since prices are out of control. It was easy to get on and off the ship, and the boat docked close to the city.- Don't miss the Chocoholic Buffet!- Be sure to take part in as many activities as possible. It will enhance your experience.- Check the menus at all the restaurants before mealtime. Because we didn't, we missed the lobster dinner!- Bring along a guidebook or visit the tourist office so you'll know what to do!Best Way To Get Around: - Mopeds (although I...Read More

MR Onions

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We were fortunate enough to get vouchers from Norwegian for a variety of restaurants in ports of call (part of Norwegian's freestyle dining program and a definite perk!). For $5, we were able to get up to $25 of food, including gratuities.We initially went into a restaurant called the Hog Penny in Hamilton, but decided to skip it given the half-hour wait and the dark interior. MR Onions was way up Par-la-Ville Road, away from Front Street. And since it was away from the main tourist drag, it was basically empty, and we were able to get seated right away. The hostess was warm and we were pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere. The menu had a bit of everything from salads...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

MR Onions
11 Par-la-Ville Rd.
Hamilton, Bermuda
+441-292-5012

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

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The BUEI is a short walk from downtown Hamilton and definitely worth it, especially for around $15pp. This museum opened in 1997, so the exhibits are more modern than what you'd find in most museums. The first level contains a beautiful shell collection, as well as exhibits on the Bermuda Triangle and how ancient divers used to get underwater. From this first level, a 7-minute Disney-style ride takes you into the deep. And given that there aren't many tourists at the museum, we had the ride all to ourselves!On the lower level, you come out into darkness with sea creatures everywhere. There's a simulated shark cage, which scared me enough not to want to go in and more exhibits relating to shi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
40 Crow Lane
Hamilton, Bermuda HM 19
+1 441 292 7219

Bermuda Maritime Museum

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When we got off the ship at the Royal Naval Dockyard, we were worried there would be nothing to do. But once we found the Maritime Museum, we found hours of entertainment. And at $10pp, it had to be one of the best values in all of Bermuda.The museum was actually an old fort with a bunch of different areas to explore. The Keep housed exhibits ranging from Bermuda cruises (complete with photos and records from the old cruise liners) to diving suits, nautical information, and actual boats. Around every underground corner was something different to see.The Keep Pond housed Dolphin Quest, where lucky visitors were able to swim with the dolphins for anywhere from $185pp to $300 and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Bermuda Maritime Museum
Pender Road
Royal Naval Dockyards, Ontario MA
+1 441 234 1418

Tobacco Bay Beach

Attraction | "Tobacco Bay"

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A hike up a hill from St George's was Tobacco Bay, a shallow beach that was great for kids. Smaller children might have a hard time getting up the hill from St George's; a lot of people opted for a cab, but although the hike was uphill, it wasn't a very long walk. Also, beware of traffic, since there aren't any sidewalks to use.On the way to Tobacco Bay, take a look at the Unfinished Church, a Gothic 19th-century structure abandoned before its completion.Once at Tobacco Bay, you can rent umbrellas for $9, beach chairs, or snorkel equipment. And there are rocks that older kids would probably love to jump off of.Tobacco Bay is a relatively small beach, but there's still ple...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Tobacco Bay Beach
1 Coot Pond Road
St. George's Parish, Bermuda