Cruising Bermuda: Views from the Royal Naval Dockyard

by Janis on August 15, 2012

We’ve recently returned from a 7-day cruise to Bermuda sailing round trip from New York on board Holland America Line’s ms Veendam.  Our cruise ship –since it is a smaller ship — docked in downtown Hamilton, Bermuda, but most cruise ships dock at the Royal Naval Dockyard. We traveled by ferry one afternoon to explore this part of Bermuda.


Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard dates back to 1809.  Today it is Bermuda’s main cruise ship port.


Ferries arrive and depart frequently to Hamilton and St. George, Bermuda’s other major population hubs.


The Royal Naval Dockyard also is a departure point for a variety of water tours and other tourist activities around Bermuda.


Visitors can watch glass blowing and sample rum cake at the Dockyard Glassworks and the Bermuda Rum Cake Company, one of the nearby attractions.


Housed in a “Cooperage” building from the mid-1800s, the Frog and Onion Pub offers live music with daily happy hour specials on Bermudian favorites such as this rum swizzle. The pub also brews its own beer and offers a respite from the hot sun.


The view from the public ferry sailing away from the Royal Dockyards to Hamilton, Bermuda.



While we didn’t find much of interest to us at the Royal Dockyards, the ferry ride to and from Hamilton provides terrific views of Bermuda.



Returning to the Hamilton, Bermuda ferry terminal,  you can see the close proximity of our cruise ship to Front Street.


Have you visited Bermuda via cruise ship? What did you enjoy most?


You also may also enjoy these posts about our Bermuda cruise from New York City .”; 


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