Bermuda on the Viking Orion

Although this is my fourth trip to Bermuda, one can always find new things to see and do on this amazing tiny island! It is in the middle of the Sargasso Sea, which is an area within the Atlantic Ocean. This is the only sea without land boundaries.

While traveling on the Viking Orion Cruise Ship, we had many days to just enjoy the enchanting island of Bermuda. Bermuda may be small, but the island offers an array of excursions for all different interests of travelers.  There are 9 golf courses, an aquarium, the Bermuda Underwater Institute, and a huge number of water activities to complement the wonderful beaches. Two of the beaches here also have unique and beautiful pink sand.

In all the times I have visited Bermuda, I have golfed, gone catamaran snorkeling participated in a swimming trip, and bused from each end of the island to learn about the history of this island. It was found in 1609 by the British. I have walked the pink sand beaches, walked the town of Hamilton (the capital), and traveled by segway through the Royal Naval Dockyards within Kings Wharf.  We traveled by boat to see the historic houses of the rich and famous such as Michael Douglas, Katherine Zeta-Jones, Charlie Chaplin, many fortune 500 executives, and William Denslow, the illustrator for the Wizard of Oz, to name a few! This is a wonderful way to see the archipelago of Bermuda to the fullest. By now, I have a pretty good idea of the most worthwhile things to do while in Bermuda, based on my own experiences.

This cruise ship may be small, at about 935 passengers, but it offers travelers something unique. You are immersed in exploration and history that is not offered by many ships.  During our trip, we experienced many lectures on the ocean to the sky in the Explorers Dome.  We played travel trivia and ‘Names that Tune’ with our fellow travelers.  The nightly shows were first-rate with singers from Great Britain, the US, and Asia.  The choice of restaurants far exceeded our expectations in terms of service and food choices. The meals were always paired with great wine options. I’m not much of a drinker, but can be swayed to a sip or two.  The spa and pools were more than sufficient for this size ship and had plenty of deck space, tables, and lounge chairs available. The sliding roof over the pool added additional opportunities to enjoy the sun decks, even during inclement weather.

Overall, we loved experiencing Bermuda with Viking Cruises and the Orion. A Viking cruise and Bermuda make for a great pairing that all would enjoy!