Are you considering a trip to Bermuda this summer? If so, you will want to have a look at our list of the Best Cruises to Bermuda in 2020. From brand new ships with innovative features to classic ships that have recently been refurbished, there is a cruise ship sailing to Bermuda that is right for you. Which one will you choose?
Best Cruises to Bermuda in 2020
If you love that new ship smell, then look no further than Norwegian Encore for your cruise to Bermuda in Summer 2020. This final ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-Plus class just debuted this Fall. Norwegian Encore will be the largest ship sailing in Bermuda and offers some of the most innovative attractions at sea.
Featuring the longest race track at sea, a virtually-enhanced laser tag course, and immersive virtual reality rides in the Galaxy Pavilion, there will be plenty of activities to keep the family entertained on sea days. The ship also features the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots with original music from Cyndi Lauper and the new Italian restaurant Onda by Scarpetta. Of course, this ship will also have familiar favorites like the Waterfront, Cagney’s Steakhouse, the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and the Cavern Club.
Norwegian Encore will sail 7-day itineraries from New York to Bermuda in 2020 with 2 overnight stays in King’s Wharf.
The former Carnival Triumph has been completely re-imagined, and re-named, and has recently set sail as Carnival Sunrise.
This “new” ship is now home to all your favorite Carnival Cruise Line dining and bar options like Guy’s Burger Joint, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, the Seafood Shack, the RedFrog Pub, and more. It also features all the entertainment that you know and love about the brand including Hasbro Game Show, Playlist Productions, the Punchliner Comedy Club, Suess at Sea for the kids, a ropes course and the Waterworks waterpark, and many other Fun Ship 2.0 concepts.
In 2020, Carnival Sunrise will offer select four night cruises to Bermuda. Departing from New York City, the cruises will run Thursday to Monday, just long enough to let you experience a little taste of the island. With two sea days and one day to spend in Bermuda, there will be plenty for you to do both onboard and on shore. The best part is that it will hardly cost you any vacation days!
For those looking for a bit of modern luxury, we suggest Celebrity Summit. Celebrity Cruises offers one of the most elegant cruises to Bermuda in 2020. It will probably also be the ship with the fewest kids from this list. Sailing from Cape Liberty in New Jersey, Celebrity Summit will offer 7-day itineraries to Bermuda and Newport. The itinerary includes one day in Newport, two days in King’s Wharf, and two sea days. This gives you just enough time to explore, golf, dip your toes in the pink sand, or hop a ferry to Hamilton and St. George.
Celebrity Summit has been recently revolutionized showcasing a new interior and exterior. Offering updated staterooms, the new Retreat experience for Suite guests, and re-imagined public spaces, this ship is ready to wow you during your Bermuda cruise. Don’t forget to top off your evening with a handcrafted drink at the iced-top martini bar, one of our favorite venues on Celebrity ships.
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One of the best cruises to Bermuda, Norwegian Gem, is located right in our backyard. Offering regular week long sailings from Boston, this is the perfect option for those New Englanders who hate to commute. Or, if you are looking for a departure point other than NYC, a weekend in Boston in the summer months will let you enjoy all of the amazing history and culture in the place that we call home. Not that you should overlook the ship itself.
Norwegian Gem offers all the familiar favorites that you love about the brand. You will find Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse, O’Sheehan’s pub, and the Sugarcane Mojito bar. There is also the Tahitian inspired pool deck and plenty of onboard activities to keep you busy during your three days at sea. Of course, you will also have plenty of time to enjoy Bermuda during your three days docked in the Royal Naval Dockyard.
Empress of the Seas
In 2020, Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas will begin sailing to Bermuda as well. However, the size of the ship will enable Empress of the Seas to offer a more unique itinerary. The ship will sail from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on a 7-day Best of Bermuda itinerary, which includes overnights in both Hamilton and St. George along with two full sea days. St. George is a UNESCO world heritage site offering plenty of historic buildings, St. Catherine’s Fort, and the famous Tobacco Bay Beach. You will want to do some shopping while in Hamilton, and be sure to grab a drink at the Swizzle Inn, Bermuda’s oldest pub.
While smaller than most ships in the fleet, Empress still offers plenty of authentic Royal Caribbean experiences. You will find the Schooner Bar, Chop’s Grille, the Windjammer buffet, and nightly entertainment in the theater to keep you entertained during your days at sea.
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Why not celebrate Halloween onboard a Disney cruise in 2020? Disney Cruise Line’s signature Halloween on the High Seas is being celebrated on Disney Magic for three sailings in October. These 5-day New York to Bermuda cruises include two sea days and two days in Bermuda. During these sailings, you can be part of all the Halloween-themed entertainment including Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream, and even an adults-only costume party.
While onboard the ship, you can enjoy upscale and interactive dining experiences in venues like Rapunzel’s Royal Table, Animator’s Palate, and Palo. The whole family will also love the Disney-themed theater shows, the deck parties, and even fireworks at sea! Kids and big kids at heart are sure to have a spook-tacular time while cruising to Bermuda on these Halloween-themed sailings.
No matter which cruise ship you choose, your trip to Bermuda is sure to be filled with fond memories and some pink sand. Now, hurry up and book that perfect cruise before someone else snatches up your cabin.
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