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North America » Bermuda May 20th 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE TO BERMUDA ON THE PRINSEDAM I left Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Bermuda on the Prinsedam on May 17, 2013. The Prinsedam is a relatively small ship, 793 passengers and 439 crew, with follow stops in France and Belgium before ending in Tillbury, England. There are advantages and disadvantages to sailing on a small vessel. So far, I’ve only seen the advantages. I’ve met several really nice people from many locales, especially a couple from San Fransisco and another from San Jose. There are fewer bars on a small ship, so I get to know the bar tenders quicker and the entertainers as well. The entertainment on this ship is superior to many of the larger ships I’ve been on recently. Today I landed in Hamilton, Bermuda. I got up early to view the fantastic ... read more
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North America » Bermuda November 27th 2012

Bermuda: Mark Twain said “ You can go to heaven if you want. I would rather stay in Bermuda” . That tells how beautiful Bermuda is.... read more
Coco beach
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Church Bay Park

North America » Bermuda » Hamilton November 14th 2012

Arrived in Bermuda with overcast skies and showers. Got off the ship and purchased bus/ferry day passes and glass bottom boat tickets. Took the ferry from West End to Hamilton where it was raining more. Thought we’d take a horse & buggy ride, but guess they don’t like the rain as none could be found. Then we did a little shopping with Judy being the quantity winner. Proceeded to walk to the bus station where we took a bus back along the scenic route of Horseshoe Bay. We got off at the Old Naval Station and checked out a shop there and then crossed over to where we waited for the glass bottom boat. Went to the lower deck and the guides came and told us the sun was out and they had dried off the ... read more

North America » Bermuda September 24th 2011

Sept 24th - Sept 28th 2011 This was my first all-inclusive trip. Usually I prefer to travel backpacker style, with few actual plans and lots of time to explore and meet new people, but I also enjoy trying new things and my mum and her Curves group were putting together a trip to Bermuda with a super good deal I couldn't resist. I haven't gone on vacation in two years so I figured I would treat myself plus I really like travelling with my mum. Because we were many, we got a good deal on renting an entire bus to get us to the docs in New Jersey. 50$ each way and when the bus pulled up at 4am Saturday morning I was stoked!!! I was just as stoked to see that it was all sleek ... read more
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North America » Bermuda » Hamilton May 28th 2011

Hi Everybody! If you are looking for a safe spot for a vacation, you might want to consider Bermuda. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. It has a sunny, temperate climate (70's & 80's), beautiful pink sand beaches, is very clean, and has friendly people. The only negative is that it is expensive! Everything is imported from the U.S. They grow a few crops but are unable to meet the needs of the population. Luckily, the citizens do not have to pay income tax or sales tax. The island has zero unemployment. I assumed Bermuda was one large island but quickly discovered that it is made up of six main islands joined by bridges. There are actually 138 islands, but some are just large volcanic rocks. Bermuda is 21 square miles. Locals call ... read more
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North America » Bermuda » Saint George May 25th 2011

Having arrived in Bermuda on the 6th May, we've been here now for just shy of 3 weeks. We've seen several boats come in and depart on the same journey we're expecting to undertake - the Snark, Bavarian Spirit, Triple D, Otra Vida, and while they have been filling up with jerry cans of extra fuel, we have been waiting patiently for a better weather window. It's possibly a futile exercise as who knows when it's going to come. Daily emails from all those guys is telling us that there hasn't been a lot of wind around and when there is, it's often on the now. However, after receiving a slightly better window, we are planning on leaving tomorrow. Hence, my brief input into the blog to try to get everything up to date before doing ... read more
St Peter's church outside
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North America » Bermuda » Hamilton December 31st 2010

Hello from Bermuda! Between Christmas and New Year's check out an island in the middle of another ocean ok...let's give it a shot...... read more
Calm after the storm
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North America » Bermuda » Hamilton September 5th 2010

It seems a little strange writing a travel blog about Bermuda when I lived there for 6 and a half years, but its been included in our trip so here goes. Bermuda was always going to be visited at some point on our trip, but we were going to go in September time, nearer the end of our trip and after we´d travelled through the US. Quite a few months ago though, a friend from Bermuda, Gary, announced his wedding date in South Africa for mid November as well as his departure from Bermuda in August. So we extended our round the world trip until December (was there really any point going home to try to find work for 2 months?!) and engineered a trip on airmiles to Bermuda to coincide with his departure date. So ... read more
My old flat (now Curt´s but ours for 12 days!)
Patrick on our rental scooter
Hamilton Front Street

North America » Bermuda August 13th 2010

The cruise left from Boston and was supposed to be 6 days with 4 days on the ship and 2 and a half days docked in Bermuda. Thanks to Tropical Storm Colin, our arrival in Bermuda was delayed by a day but the ship took a wider route to get to the island and completely bypassed the storm so we had nothing but blue skies. On the return from Bermuda to Boston the weather wasn’t so accommodating with rain, wind and cloudy skies, but the sun did manage to peek out a few times. The days at sea were spent relaxing on the deck, reading, people watching and drinking. Once the boat docked at the Naval Dockyard in Bermuda we disembarked and took a ferry to St. George. We explored St. George, went inside the Crystal ... read more
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North America » Bermuda » Hamilton July 2nd 2010

I wanted to post a final entry on the Bermuda trip. Pre planning Costs: Flights: $20 Used United Airlines frequent flyer miles Hotel: $75 at Newark airport (typical rooms are $250) Cruise: $500, amount saved by trading a Timeshare week Trip: Took a voluntary bump from Colorado Springs and got $800 in free United Airlines Tickets. Had perfect weather the entire cruise. It was about 72 degrees and sunny. Had a motor scooter accident and got a sprained ankle. The sprain force me to relax for the remainder of the cruise which pleased Jan immensely. Because of my bad knee, I had packed a cane and lots of Percocet, which made the remainder of the trip much better. Post Trip: Used the $800 in United Airlines Coupons to buy ticket so Spokane for Christmas. Total cost ... read more




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