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“Cruise port”

Royal Naval Dockyard
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Owner description: Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in Bermuda and features exhibits on the island's maritime history.
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We found the dockyards interesting, lots of shopping restaurants and activities. The rum cake is a must according to my wife. The history behind the dockyards was what made it for us, it’s not just duty free and the straw market which you get in Nassau. Things for the whole family.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was the principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic between American independence and the Cold War. Bermuda had occupied a useful position astride the homeward leg taken by many European vessels from the New World since before its settlement by England in 1609.

In 1818 the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda officially replaced the Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax as the British headquarters for North America and West Indies Station.

So what remains? First, from a historical perspective, the fort and some of the cannons. There are many shops and some restaurants as well. My recommendation is to visit the Dockyard Company LTD which features authentic glass blown creations made on the premises and The Bermuda Rum Cake Company. Caveat: The hand blown pieces are very expensive, but rum cakes come in all sizes and are tasty. Their cost is very reasonable and can be brought through Customs. Warning: Irrespective of fans/AC, it is always very hot on the premises. Also, cruise ships dock here and it can be very crowded. It is my understanding that May is extremely busy and I can attest to that observation. Access is through public transportation including the bus system and the ferry system. A feasible fan is to take the bus to the City of Hamilton and then elect the ferry for a 30-minute ride.

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Royal Naval Dockyards is located a short walk from where the cruise ships dock.
The area is a historic walled fortress with most historic buildings converted for various uses including a museum, art galleries, restaurants and a Galleria type tourist shopping mall.

You have a choice of several restaurants, cafe's and bars but prices for drinks is high, but pretty well the same as on the ship and the norm for the places we visited in Bermuda.

Free WiFi can be connected by the tourist information centre.

From here you can catch the ferries and buses to Hamilton & St. George (a must do). We took the ferry to St. George and took public buses back to the ship. A perfect way to see the opulence of the island. Everything is clean and tidy and homes look fantastic on the perfectly manicured lawns.

While in St.George and Hamilton we toured both towns on foot and finished the day at the Dockyard.

1  Thank 1greenwood
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The cruise ships port of call shopping experience. All kinds of souvenir shops, museums and restaurants to enjoy. Connecting ferries, to Hamilton and St. George along with cruise ship excursions. Interesting history of the island.

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is the area where cruise ships dock while visiting Bermuda. It is very historic with lots of shopping and restaurants. There are also museums and other tourist attractions, all within walking distance of the ships. The waters surrounding the Dockyard are a beautiful blue. Next to the dockyard is the area of King's Wharf. It's all very "English" including people driving on the "wrong" side of the road!

Thank Bob B
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