7-Day Bermuda Cruise

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas | Source
A Beautiful Day at Sea
A Beautiful Day at Sea | Source

What’s It Like To Cruise To Bermuda?

To get an idea of what a 7-day cruise (actually 7 nights, and 8 days) to Bermuda is all about, here’s a list of my agenda for the length of the cruise, packed with pictures of the inside of the cruise-ship, places to see in Bermuda, things to do on and off the ship, and lots more!

There are many things to see and do, both on and off the ship, including broadway-type shows and concerts to see, a sports arena with a basketball court, miniature golf, an ice skating rink, a rock wall to climb, and daily events on the royal promenade. Off the ship, there are various excursions to take advantage of, including trips to beautiful beaches and guided tours of different areas of Bermuda.

Where Is Bermuda?

Bermuda is a Bristish Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is located off the southeast coast of the United States of America.

The capital city of Bermuda is Hamilton. From the cruise ship dock, you can take a ferry ride to the town of Hamilton, to see the sites, visit the many shops, and try out some restaurants.

Location of Bermuda, Southeast of the United Status

Hamilton, Capital City of Bermuda

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 1

Day 1: Once you board the ship, you are traveling at sea, getting oriented with the ship and learning what there is to do on and off the ship.

  • 10 am - Getting oriented
  • 12noon - Eat lunch on ship
  • 1pm - Explore ship
  • 2pm - Munster drill
  • 3pm - Afternoon siesta
  • 5pm - Dinner in Magellen Dining room
  • 8pm Welcome Aboard show in Palace Theater
  • Unpack

Inside the Cruise Ship

Here are some pictures of the inside of the cruise ship (Explorer of the Seas).

If you have never seen the inside of a cruise ship, you are in for a treat. It looks like a huge mall at times, and other times, it’s a like a little city, pretty amazing and decorated beautifully.

Inside the Cruise Ship
Inside the Cruise Ship | Source
Beautiful Staircase Inside the Cruise Ship
Beautiful Staircase Inside the Cruise Ship | Source
A View From the Top of the Cruise Ship
A View From the Top of the Cruise Ship | Source

Cruise Ship Sets Sail!

When the ship takes off, many passengers flock to the top deck to watch the ship sail away. The weather was beautiful the first day, although it was a little windy. I was surprised to see how many people quickly made their way to the top of the ship, many taking pictures and video, despite the high winds as the ship set sail.

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 2

Day 2: On the second day, we explored the gym which was located towards the top of the ship. There were daily exercise classes offered, including a 30-minute Fab Ab class to tone up those fabulous abs! Best to get that exercise out of the way because there's buffets and lots of food all day to enjoy!

  • 7:30am - Fab Abs workout at ship gym
  • 9am - Breakfast in Magellen Dining room
  • 11am - Promenade Shops
  • 12pm - Buffet lunch and relax in lounge
  • 2pm - Michael Jackson trivia in Schooner Bar
  • 3pm - Afternoon siesta
  • 5pm - Formal night dinner
  • 6:30pm - Pictures - get those fancy dresses and suits ready for some family portraits
  • 8pm - Invitation Dance show

Nightly Singing in the Dining Room

Workers Serenade You at Dinner
Workers Serenade You at Dinner | Source

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 3

Day 3: An Extremely Windy Day - a good day to wear a hat or put your hair up!

  • 9am - Buffet breakfast at Windjammer Cafe
  • 10am - Book Excursions for Bermuda at the Concierge Desk
  • 11am - $10 Blowout Sale at the Promenade Deck
  • 12pm - Lunch at Johnny Rockets (burgers and fries and servers sing a song too!)
  • 1:30pm - Men's International Belly Flop Competition (hilarious to put it lightly!)
  • 3pm - Afternoon Trivia Game
  • 5pm - Dinner at Magellan Dining Room
  • 8pm - Salute to the Temptations Show
  • 11pm - Late Night Adult Comedy

Temptations Tribute Band

Temptations Tribute Band
Temptations Tribute Band | Source

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 4

Day 4 was sunny and windy, but still a beautiful day to see the sights including a tour of the town of St. George.

  • 9am - Buffet breakfast
  • 10am - Excursion - St. George (Took 45 min ferry from pier to St. George, 6 person van guided tour, 2 1/2 hours)
  • During the tour: Climbed a lighthouse, visited an old church, saw an old battle fort.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a limit of 1 car per house, unless you are a doctor or have special permission, and there are no garages, tight roads and limited space for parking.
  • 5pm - Dinner at Magellan Dining Room
  • 8pm - Ice Show, the Spirits of the Season - wonderful show, great seats in small arena and pretty amazing that it's all performed on a cruise ship!

Views of Bermuda

Beautiful Bermuda
Beautiful Bermuda | Source

Housing in Bermuda

Housing in Bermuda - Wish Special Roofs For Collecting Water
Housing in Bermuda - Wish Special Roofs For Collecting Water | Source

Ice Skating Show

Ice Skating Show
Ice Skating Show | Source

Sightseeing - Day 5

Day 5: Light rain today, but still a wonderful day for sightseeing.

  • 9am - Buffet Breakfast
  • 10am - Excursion - 3 hr Hamilton sightseeing tour, via 6-passenger van with Guided Tour Guide, including:
  • Heydon Trust Chapel, Large grounds with a small chapel, dating back to 1616.
  • Scaur Hill Fort and Park, built in 1860
  • Somerset Bridge, The smallest drawbridge in the world. Only wide enough to let through the mast of a sailboat.
  • Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse, built in 1846, made of cast iron with 185 steps. Excellent views of the island, and another wonderful lighthouse to climb!
  • Botanical Gardens - beautiful flowers and landscaping
  • City of Hamilton, souvenir shops, pastry shop
  • 5pm - Dinner at Magellan Dining Room
  • 8pm - Headliner Show: member of Foreigner, Domenick Allen - excellent show, great music!

Lighthouse in Bermuda

Lighthouse in Bermuda - Great for Climbing!
Lighthouse in Bermuda - Great for Climbing! | Source

Fort St. Catherine Battlefield

Fort St. Catherine Battlefield
Fort St. Catherine Battlefield | Source

Fort St. Catherine

Fort St. Catherine
Fort St. Catherine | Source

Domenick Allen, Member of Foreigner

Domenick Allen,Member of Foreigner
Domenick Allen,Member of Foreigner | Source

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 6

  • 7:30am - Fab Abs workout at ship gym
  • 9am - Buffet Breakfast, kept it light, fruit and onion/pepper/mushroom omelet
  • 10am - Ferry boat to Hamilton, sightseeing including clothing and souvenier shops, city hall, cathedral, pastry shop
  • 3pm - All Aboard, set sail back to Bayon, NJ (heading back to the United States)
  • 4pm - Afternoon siesta
  • 5pm - Formal dinner tonight, formal portraits, lobster on the menu choices
  • 8pm - Headliner Show, Music from Movie Musicals

Village People - 70's Night Music!

Village People - 70's Night Music!
Village People - 70's Night Music! | Source

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 7

  • 9am - Light Buffet Breakfast
  • 10am - Packing, preparing to head home
  • 11am - Portrait Studio - pick up all those wonderful portrait shots
  • 12pm - Lunch at Johnny Rockets
  • 1pm - Art Auction Presale
  • 2pm - Library, afternoon reading
  • 3pm - Mini Golf
  • 4pm - Free Tea/Coffee, Fruit, Cookies at Cafe Promenade
  • 5pm - Dinner
  • 8pm - Farewell Show including members of the cruise ship staff

Final Farewell Show

Final Farewell Show
Final Farewell Show | Source

Beautiful Beaches of Bermuda

Beautiful Beaches of Bermuda
Beautiful Beaches of Bermuda | Source

Bermuda Cruise Agenda - Day 8

Day 8: Arrive back in the United States and travel home.

What a wonderful cruise! It was well worth the trip, the shows were outstanding, the activities were lots of fun and I learned a lot about Bermuda. I have many fond memories on and off the ship. The ship was impressive and the there was always something to do and somewhere to eat.

Was there anything I didn't like? The only part I didn't like the long hours we were at sea at night, and due to the rain, the ship was rocking one night which made it hard to sleep. Remedy? Bring headphones and listen to soft music to get a good night's sleep!

Best "food" event was the Chocolate Buffet, with a chocolate fountain and everything you can imagine dipped in chocolate and all kinds of chocolate cakes. Chocolate heaven!!!

Lollapalooza Parade

Lollapalooza Parade
Lollapalooza Parade | Source

Towel Animals

Nightly Towel Animals Are Left in Your Room
Nightly Towel Animals Are Left in Your Room | Source

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9 comments

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poetryman6969 22 months ago

I didn't really care for my first cruise but I want to try it again.


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easylearningweb 22 months ago Author

Hey poetryman6969, I'm not a water person, but I have to admit that cruises are a lot of fun. We just have to always hope to good weather! Try a shorter cruise if you're not sure. Happy sailing. :-)


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ReviewsfromSandy 20 months ago from Wisconsin

Before I die, I would love to go on a cruise. May take some convincing for my husband. Voted up.


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easylearningweb 20 months ago Author

It's good to try at least once, Sandy. Try a short cruise. I'm sure you will love it. Again, I'm not a swimmer and I'm not a water person but there's so much fun on the cruise itself that most of the time you forget that you are on water!


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ThatMommyBlogger 19 months ago from The Midwest

I have always wanted to take a cruise to Bermuda. Maybe one day.


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easylearningweb 19 months ago Author

Go for it, ThatMommyBlogger! Plan a cruise today. You will enjoy and you will be glad you did it (at least once). ;-)

Thanks for your comment and for stopping by.


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

That is nice information. Will keep it in mind when i plan to go on a trip with my guy. Voted up :)


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easylearningweb 19 months ago Author

Thanks, Akriti, appreciate you stopping by, and glad you found my hub article.

Happy Cruising! :-)


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

Thanks :)

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