Why Cruise to Bermuda?

15 Jul

Why cruise to Bermuda? Because it is the most affordable way to visit the island. You can have a week long vacation in which you will have 3 days on the island for about a thousand dollars per person (give or take a few hundred depending on the time of year and type of cabin). Bermuda is an expensive place to visit, but cruising makes possible for many people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to go.

Myths about cruising that are completely untrue:

  • Cruising is only for old people – Nope there people in of all ages that cruise: are young couples, families with kids, groups of women going to escape from the families, and of course retired people, too. There is a great deal of variety.
  • Seasickness is a big problem – Not if you take the right precautions. We get a prescription for TransDerm Scop patches. It completely prevents motion sickness – even when we sailed through a hurricane. There’s also other medications and some homeopathic remedies. I suggest talking to your primary care provider about which is the best option for you.
  • Cruise ships are full of germs – Let me preface this by saying I’m a public health nurse. This is my area of expertise — Cruise lines are extremely cautious about germs spreading. Of course, whenever you put thousands of people together there is the possibility of getting sick, but hand sanitizers are everywhere and every precaution is taken to prevent outbreaks of illnesses. The Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention keep track of each and every outbreak. As  you can see from the report from the Vessel Sanitation Program, out the millions of people who cruise every year only a small portion have had a problem. There’s also been sensationalized stories of bedbugs on cruise ships, but let me assure you, there’s always the chance the Ritz has them, too. Bed bugs are equal opportunity pest and not as common as the media makes it out to be. It’s silly to avoid vacations because of some exaggerated hype. If  you want some factual information about bed bugs visit IdentifyUS.
  • You are forced to dine at specific times and  have to share a table with people you don’t know – Many cruise lines have flexible dining options. NCL is famous for their freestyle cruises – eat when you want, where you want, with whomever you want, wearing what ever you want. Of course, if you want to have the traditional cruise ship dining and mandatory formal nights, there are still cruise lines that cater to those customers.

Want to find a cruise to Bermuda? For 2011, the following cruise lines are contracted to go to Bermuda:

A few others make occasional stops in Bermuda – Carnival, Crystal Cruises, Island Cruises, but they are not regulars to the island.
The summer months are the most popular time to cruise to Bermuda, but many cruise lines sail there May-September. A few also go in March, April, October, and November.

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