DAY 4: Sunrise Heads Back to New York

image from Judi Cuervo

  Bermuda was certainly the charm, weather-wise. We wake today to gray skies but by 10:30 a.m., the pool deck is humming. Even the swimming pool is filled with children happily splashing and, no doubt, more than a few are soaring down the twisting labyrinth of blue and yellow waterslides that snake over the deck. Many of these kids, no doubt, just had breakfast with a film star! This morning the lower level of The Radiance Restaurant …

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Will Bermuda’s wharf repairs be completed in time for the summer season?

My friend and fellow cruise writer Gene Sloan is based in New York and so keeps very close tabs on the Bermuda cruise industry. He posted this on his blog today: Planning a cruise to Bermuda in the coming months? There’s a chance you’ll have to take a tender boat from your ship to shore instead of walking off at a dock as scheduled. That’s the word today from the Bermuda Sun, which says some cruise ships …

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NCL expands Bermuda shore excursions

  NCL is launching a new ship soon- in May 2013, actually, named the Norwegian Breakaway. If you haven’t heard about this new ship, it’s a 4,000-passenger vessel that will sail a series of 22 seven-day cruises from New York to Bermuda.  The season will begin May 12, 2013 and run through Oct 6, 2013. In conjunction with launch, the line is expanding its shore excursions, and there are some really neat ones here that I think …

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Bermuda intends to limit cruise ship passengers on public buses from the Dockyard

From the USA Today Cruise Log The island nation of Bermuda appears to have had enough with visiting cruise ship passengers clogging its public buses. Bermuda’s Royal Gazette this week reports the destination plans to limit the number of cruisers boarding public buses at the Dockyard, the arrival point for most cruise ships visiting Bermuda.   The news outlet says a dispatcher stationed at the Dockyard, which is at the western end of Bermuda, will more carefully …

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Sea days mean action in the North Atlantic

Marcia Levin in sailing on Cunard’s Queen Victoria on a transatlantic cruise. It is rainy. dark and gloomy and Queen Victoria is sailing in the Bermuda Triangle. It is also April Fool’s Day. There are no doubt a half a dozen jokes there, but instead of laughing I watch my fellow passengers scurrying to breakfast, to hear a lecture or take a class. At 10 a.m. passengers head to the theater to listen to Concorde Flight Engineer …

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