Bermuda Cruises from Boston

Best Bermuda cruises vacations from Black Falcon Terminal

Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda - pink sand and turquoise water / Bermuda Cruises from Boston - www.boston-discovery-guide.com - photo courtesy of Ekem - attribution at bottom of page
Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda - pink sand and turquoise water
Photo courtesy of Ekem

Bermuda cruises from Boston on Norwegian Cruise Line's glamorous Norwegian Dawn depart weekly from May through early November in 2015 and 2016.

These affordable 7 night / 8 day round-trip Boston to Bermuda cruise vacations are THE most popular cruises out of our CruisePort - and for good reason.

When you cruise to Bermuda from Boston, you get the fun of a special voyage on Norwegian Cruise Line's glamorous Norwegian Dawn plus time to explore and enjoy this sunny and welcoming island. 

Imagine yourself relaxing in a comfy deck chair and soaking up some sun as your ship cruises toward Bermuda.  During the evenings, you'll feel totally entertained by the nightly shows and performances. 

Once you reach Bermuda, you can visit the famous pink-sand beaches, snorkel and scuba dive among colorful fish, and enjoy world-class shopping along Hamilton Street. 

Finally, you'll have a couple more days to enjoy the ship as you return to Boston.  Savor the delicious cuisine, try some of the fine wines, head to the spa for pampering.

Best of all: these first-class Bermuda cruises from Boston depart every week througout the summer. 

Find low Bermuda rates from Boston and reserve your cruise Bermuda cruise from Boston 

 

Where to find best deals on Norwegian Dawn cruises to Bermuda from Boston

Photo of Norwegian Dawn -  www.boston-discovery-guide.com
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn at Bermuda's Royal Navy Dockyard
Photo courtesy of kansasphoto

Compared with other gateway cities, Boston usually offers the cheapest prices for cruises to Bermuda - so departing from here instead of another city can easily save you a few hundred dollars.

For rock-bottom internet prices, check Priceline - their cruise specials are tough to beat.  They almost always throw in something extra to make a good deal great, such as free hotel nights and free spending vouchers.  

Even though they're best known for last-minute cruise deals, Priceline actually offers extremely competitive rates at most times.  Plus, they offer a 110% best cruise price guarantee.

Cruise prices peak during summer months, when schools are on vacation and family cruises are popular, and then drop again in mid-August and September. 

So to find the cheapest Bermuda cruises from Boston, check dates for the beginning and end of the cruise season when most kids are in school.

You can also compare available specials on Travelocity's Cruise Deals page.

If you look at the per-day charge, you'll see why cruises are such a great bargain.  Cruise rates start at under $500 - that's well under $100 per day - much, much cheaper than the cheapest Boston hotel, plus your meals and entertainment are included!

Priceline Cruises - Choose from over 150 ships! 

 

Freestyling Aboard the Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn Deck - Photo Copyright and courtesy of Pierre ManginBermuda cruises from Boston on Norwegian Dawn offer "Freestyling" cruising. 

Freestyling means you pay for amenities and services a la carte if you want them.  It can save you money because you spend only on things you want.

One advantage of being on a huge cruise ship like the Norwegian Dawn is that you can enjoy the cruise in lots of different ways. 

Maybe you want to explore all decks...or try every restaurant, and hang out in all the bars and lounges. 

Or maybe your idea of a great time is floating the pool...or trying your luck at the casino...or simply relaxing on the deck. 

The key point is that on a cruise ship like the Norwegian Dawn, you can have it all!   More about Norwegian Dawn

 

Shore Excursions and Activities in Bermuda

Bermuda's sensational pink-sand beaches, crystal-clear turqoise water, coral reefs and shipwrecks, world-class shopping, and unspoiled natural beauty mean you'll find plenty to do. 

Norwegian Dawn docks in King's Wharf on Bermuda's western tip, in the attractive Royal Navy Dockyard cruise port.  Stroll around Clocktower Mall and explore the many shops loaded with fine British goods as well as inexpensive souvenirs.  Pop into the Bermuda Maritime Museum to get a great overview of the island's historic past.

Several excellent shore excursions give you an easy way to experience Bermuda's beauty.  They provide transportation from your ship at King's Wharf, equipment, and a guarantee that you'll get back in time to your ship - so you can focus on just having fun. 

You'll usually save money by making online reservations before you go, rather than signing on with the cruise company.  Check them out and compare prices:

Scuba diver - Clark Anderson, Aquaimages, Creative Commons License2-Tank Certified Scuba Dive

Explore a historic shipwreck, visit a spectacular coral reef, and swim with the fish during this special 2-tank certified scuba expedition.

Learn more


Scuba diver - Clark Anderson, Aquaimages, Creative Commons LicenseSnorkel Park Shore Excursion

Snorkel Park offers a small but lovely beach, as well as the opportunity to rent snorkel equipment, kayaks, and small paddleboats.  You can also book underwater tours and boat rides here. 

Find out about the special snorkel shore excursion trip

Scuba diver - Clark Anderson, Aquaimages, Creative Commons LicenseTrail Bike & Beach Tour

See Bermuda's special places and hidden gems that most tourists miss during this guided bike tour along a spectacular (and mostly flat) trail with views of stunning seascapes and lush gardens.

Get more info and make your reservations for the Railway Trail Bike & Beach Tour

Kayak Eco-Tour in BermudaKayak Eco-Tour

On this fully-narrated sightseeing tour in a kayak along Bermuda's shore, you'll discover diverse flora and fauna - plus have time for a swim and relaxation on the beach.

Find out more and reserve your place on the Kayak Eco Tour

 

Shopping in Bermuda

Pastel-colored buildings along Front Street in Hamilton, Bermuda / Bermuda Cruises from Boston - www.boston-discovery-guide.com - photo courtesy of Mfdii
Pastel-colored buildings along Front Street in Hamilton, Bermuda
Photo courtesy of Mfdii 

You'll find excellent shopping and restaurants along Front Street in Hamilton, Bermuda's charming capital.  Don't miss the boutiques with unique home goods and clothing from England, Scotland, and Ireland. 

The easiest and cheapest way to get here is by public bus or ferry.  Go to the Dockyard Terminal near the pier and buy a multi-day transportation pass good for unlimited bus and ferry rides throughout Bermuda, and hop on a ferry to Hamilton. 

Taxis are also plentiful and convenient, although pricier than Bermuda's public transportation.

Coral reefs surround Bermuda, and produce its famed pink-sand beaches.  Some of the best for you to enjoy include:

  • Horseshoe Bay - great for families who appreciate the lifeguards on duty all summer.  You'll find changing facilities and water sports equipment rental here as well
  • Elbow Beach - almost a mile of pale pink sand and safe swimming thanks to protective offshore coral reefs
  • Church Bay - gorgeous deep pink sand.  The sheltered location harbors abundant marine life.  You can rent snorkel gear on site

 

Best Time to Cruise to Bermuda from Boston

Although Bermuda is only 600 miles off the North Carolina coast, it enjoys a semi-tropical climate. 

By the time the first cruise ship arrives from Boston in late spring, air and water temperatures will reach the mid-70s, so you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.  During the evenings, you'll enjoy the cool breeze that almost always blows at night.

During the summer, the outdoor temperature seldom goes above 85°, although the water temperature can be a degree or two higher.  Temperatures begin to drop in late October and November, right after cruises from Boston have ended. 

Hurricane season officially lasts from June through November, although Bermuda is much less likely to be hit than the Caribbean - or for that matter, Florida.  If you're concerned about trip disruptions related to hurricanes, you can buy reasonably priced insurance to protect you against this risk. 

If you want to do everything possible to avoid a hurricane, select one of the earlier Bermuda cruises from Boston with April, May, or even early June departures. 



 

Packing tips for your Bermuda cruise from Boston

Remember to pack your sunglasses, sun block, and beachwear!

If you want to try the cruise ship's specialty restaurants, consider bringing a dressier outfit (collared shirt for men, nicer dress or pants for women).  Otherwise, casual clothes suit the ship's relaxed ambiance.

Bermuda has a wide range of restaurants, from casual cafes to gourmet dining.  A lightweight sweater or shawl can be useful in air conditioned restaurants.

Casual clothes are fine for exploring Bermuda's tourist attractions.

Elbow Beach in Bermuda / Bermuda Cruises from Boston - www.boston-discovery-guide.com - photo courtesy of Lee G
Elbow Beach - check out Bermuda's famous pink sand!
Photo courtesy of Lee G

 

Other Bermuda Cruise Departure Cities

If you live in the Boston area, there's nothing easier than choosing one of the Bermuda cruises from Boston.

But if you live elsewhere, keep in mind that cruises to Bermuda also depart from other East Coast U.S. ports, such as New York, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Liberty, Norfolk, Miami, and Baltimore, as well as ports in other countries.  Some of these cruises give you several days in Bermuda, while others include Bermuda as just a 1-day port of call along with other Caribbean or even European destinations.

Want to see all these different options?  Use this Priceline link

You're sure to get some great ideas for your next cruise vacation!

Or, if you want to go on a cruise NOW, check out Priceline last-minute Cruises up to 75% off from $60/ night!

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Photo credits: Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda, photo courtesy of Ekem, protected under GNU license; Hamilton, Bermuda, photo courtesy of Mfdii, en.wikipedia, published under GNU Free Documentation LIcense; scuba diver photo courtesy of Clark Anderson/Aquaimages, published under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license; Norwegian Dawn deck photo courtesy of Pierre Mangin; snorkelers with sea turtle photo courtesy of Vlad & Marina Butsky, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

 

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