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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel

Monday, July 4, 2016

Spending Time in Bermuda

The famous pink sand beaches of Bermuda look magical against the deep blue water that surrounds this lovely group of islands in the North Atlantic. The opportunity to play on a pink beach is a very good reason to cruise to Bermuda, but there are many more.

Cruises to Bermuda, which is about 665 miles east and slightly south of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, depart from East Coast ports like Boston, New York City, Cape Liberty, Baltimore and Miami. Bermuda is the sole destination on some itineraries, with relaxing days at sea on either side of a two- or three-night stay. Other itineraries combine Bermuda with New England and Maritime Canada, the Bahamas, or a transatlantic crossing.

Depending on your cruise line and ship, you could dock at King’s Wharf, the capital city of Hamilton, or historic St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Keep in mind that Bermuda’s eight main islands together are just 22 miles long and about two miles across, so you can see everything no matter where you dock.

King’s Wharf is next to the Royal Naval Dockyard, where the Bermuda Maritime Museum has treasures recovered from hundreds of shipwrecks along the coral reef (which is kinder to snorkelers and divers than to ships). You can also climb up a historic lighthouse, or browse the work of Bermudan artists at the Arts Centre.

It’s easy to reach all parts of Bermuda via ferry or scooter; or, take a sightseeing tour that will acquaint you with the winding roads, beautiful sea views, and pastel cottages.  To learn about the marine life that’s so important to Bermuda, take a glass-bottom boat cruise or visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

In Hamilton, enjoy the cafes and high-end shops along Front Street, where you can enjoy high tea and buy some Bermuda shorts. In St. George’s, stroll the cobblestone streets to soak in the colonial flavor. You can also take an excursion to Crystal Cave, where amber-colored stalactites and stalagmites are reflected in underground lakes.

Bermuda is heaven on earth for golfers, with more courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. What could be better than playing golf with a stunning ocean view?

You can cruise to Bermuda from April through early November; talk with Anita, your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert, about getting on a Bermuda-bound ship.

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