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North America » Bermuda April 27th 2015

I don't actually know where we are today - somewhere in the Atlantic headed for Bermuda - but the location doesn't really matter to me. That's the first indication of how quickly I've become adapted to relaxing. I did wake up this morning in planning mode - worried about setting up our online internet service. But we started this sabbath with breakfast delivered to our room, so it was a very quiet, easy start to the day. And what a blessing to do my daily devotionals with the beautiful Atlantic just outside our door! AWESOME! Then Bowen and I walked 2 miles on the ship's track - on a VERY humid day. We were both sweaty messes when we finished, but a few minutes on the breezy upper deck cooled us down pretty quickly. We even ... read more

North America » Bermuda » Saint George February 17th 2015

December in Bermuda While serving in the Navy I had the opportunity to visit Bermuda. Since then, I have been longing to go back and experience the island a different way, as a civilian. My first schedule trip was postponed due to a hurricane that also wanted to visit Bermuda as much as I did. I finally got there and was relieved that the hurricane left no lasting effects. The island could not have been any more beautiful than it is in its present state. The wild flowers that covered hillsides were in full bloom as if it was spring time in my native Georgia. You could almost say what hurricane? The weather in December is mild, about 70 degrees at its height. It was far too chilly, though, to take a dip in the beautiful ... read more
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North America » Bermuda » Saint George October 4th 2014

A few Bermudians I met on the road as I roamed around the Royal Naval Dockyard told me that the best way to explore the island is to have a joy ride on the bus and just enjoy the scenery from one point to the next. Knowing that the Norwegian Cruise Line - Breakaway has only three days to stay at the Heritage Wharf, I decided to maximize the remaining days to explore Bermuda as much as I can. From the Royal Naval Dockyard, I took a boat to Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda. The boat ride took about 20 minutes. On the way, I enjoyed the beautiful sights of houses mostly painted in white, buildings painted in light pink as if connecting that color to the pink sand beaches Bermuda is famous for. I saw ... read more
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North America » Bermuda September 26th 2014

On Board the Norwegian Breakaway from New York, we were cruising the Northern Atlantic Ocean on our way to Bermuda when I went out of the cabin to catch the sun rises from the east. It was one of the best sunrises I have experienced because when I took the picture of the sunrise it happened on board a ship and in the vast Atlantic Ocean. Such an awesome experience for me to remind me how gentle life is when we focus our existence on what is true, what is good and what is beautiful. On the first day, I also took picture of my first sunset while still on board this Norwegian Cruise Line. This gave me the opportunity to compare the photography and the clarity of the images. Most of my photography of the ... read more
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North America » Bermuda September 17th 2014

Bermuda Islands was never a part of my bucket list or wish list of places to be visited. The main reason is - it is far and it will be very expensive to go there on my own. But few two months ago, I got the surprise of my life when my daughter told me that I will go with her family to have a vacation in Bermuda. I was, of course, thrilled by the idea of going to Bermuda. We will board the luxury ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line - the Norwegian Breakaway. This luxury cruise ship was launched or had its inaugural voyage last year from New York to Bermuda. We left New York City on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock. We arrived at the Heritage Wharf, Bermuda, on the morning of Wednesday. ... read more
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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 » Hamilton November 18th 2012

We should be ashamed to say I guess - we honestly thought BERMUDA was much closer to the other Caribbean islands. Surprised were we when we booked our flight a week before departure and saw the flight was only 2 hours (no fear of the Bermuda triangle here). Almost directly east from New York. Our timing could not have been better. We just got hit by hurricane Sandy and have been without electricity for quite some time so it was time to get out of dodge. Flying out over the New York area was a shock. The area was devastated as far as we could see. We landed in HAMILTON very late. The taxi cab ride to the other side of the island to CAMBRIDGE BEACHES HOTEL RESORT took just under an hour. We winded our ... read more
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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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