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How far is the walk from the dock to the closest beach? Is it easy to get on and off the boat?

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NOT-so-minor details tend to matter

NCLs '..DAWN..' and Holland American's '..VEENDAM..' sail to Bermuda from Boston.

--'DAWN' berthed out at the Royal Naval Dockyard (King's/Heritage Wharf) at Bermuda's far west-end.

--'HORIZON' berths along the Hamilton Harbour waterfron (along Front Str.) in downtown Hamilton.

YES...it's relatively easy to get on and off your ship while berthed in Bermuda. You'll step directly along a gangway, from ship to shore. NO tenders.

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Thank you!

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>>>...How far is the walk from the dock to the closest beach?...<<<

The answer to the question STILL depends pretty much on WHICH ship you're aboard and WHERE it's berthed ??

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Depends on which port. The beautiful, scenic, south shore beaches such as the famous Horseshoe Bay, Warwick and others will require a taxi/bus/shuttle ride no matter where you dock. Some beaches are walkable if docking in St. George - approx 20 minute walk. Closest would be if from Dockyard port - then 5-6 minute walk to the man-made Snorkel Park which gets very crowded when cruises are in and I believe they charge a fee for entrance.

Edited: 7:44 am, April 10, 2018
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>>>...the man-made Snorkel Park which gets very crowded when cruises are in and I believe they charge a fee for entrance...<<<

YUP.....there are admission charges at the Snorkel Park attraction out at Dockyard.

--Daytime--

Monday – Saturday---Admission – $5; Children 12 & under FREE

Sundays Live--Admission – $10

http://snorkelparkbeach.com/admission-rates/

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Hi Christine L,

Getting to and from the beaches in Bermuda will be easy, but will depend on what port you are docked at. If your ship is docked in the Hamilton Harbour you have to have to travel to the beach by bus or taxi. The main bus terminal in the City of Hamilton is a short walk from the cruise ship terminal where you can catch the Number 7 bus to visit one of our south shore beaches such as Warwick Long Bay, Horseshoe Bay, or Jobsons Cove.

If your ship is docked in Kings Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard you will stay be able to access the south shore beaches via bus headed in the opposite direction, as the Dockyard is located at the end of the island. You could also visit the Snorkel Park Beach which is a small beach, restaurant and bar located walking distance from the ship's port if your are not looking to travel a far distance. www.snorkelparkbeach.com

See here for more information about getting around Bermuda: gotobermuda.com/article/getting-around-bermu… as well as a guide to finding your perfect Bermuda beach: gotobermuda.com/article/find-your-perfect-be…

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KDKSail, are you saying the new Carnival ship "Horizon" will be docking this summer (2018) in Hamilton? Thank you.

Edited: 2:24 pm, April 11, 2018
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With apologies....I momentarily confused Carnival's '..HORIZON..' (from NYC) with Holland American's '..VEENDAM..' (from BOS).

Carnival's 'HORIZON' will dock at King's/Heritage Wharf at Dockyard and Holland American's 'VEENDAM' will dock along Front Street in downtown Hamilton.

Sorry for any confusion this mis-statement caused..

2018 BERMUDA CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE--

marineandports.bm/Documents/Shipping_schedul…

Edited: 5:09 pm, April 11, 2018
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I find that cruise ship schedule very confusing.

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2018 BERMUDA CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE--

marineandports.bm/Documents/Shipping_schedul…