Archive for October 2014

Bermuda on the Cheap!   Leave a comment

Both October 24th and October 31st sailings on the Norwegian Dawn Boston to Bermuda starting at $299 pp!!! 

Get it while it’s hot!

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Posted October 20, 2014 by cubechick in Deal of the Day!

Poor Bermuda!!   Leave a comment

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay last Sunday; Hurricane Gonzalo today!!

There were 1,200 islanders that hadn’t had power since Fay and now this:

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At least this time Bermudians are prepared. After being caught with their pants down with Fay, they were stocking supplies as early as Tuesday. They were also getting rid of anything not nailed down; benches, trash barrels, even the ticket booth that had been blown over by Fay was hauled away on a flatbed trailer. It all had to go. Cranes were busy all around the island pulling boats out of the water.

Stay safe Bermuda!

Posted October 17, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda

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Disrupted Bermuda is Better than no Bermuda   2 comments

After a quick breakfast (parsley garnish on pancakes LOL?)

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we headed off of the ship intent on making our way to Gibbs Lighthouse. As my turn came to purchase our bus passes I find out that the busses are not running yet. Of course you need to catch a bus to get to the lighthouse (unless you want to spend a small fortune to grab a cab).  I buy our passes anyway and we wander around Dockyard as we decide what to.

Finally we grab a ferry to Hamilton. I am not much of a shopper, but I am ridiculously thrilled to find a branch of one of my favorite British stores:

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I gleefully peruse the food section, but can’t make myself part with $5 for a smallish bag of crisps…even though “Lobster Cocktail” sounds like an intriguing flavor!

A stop at the Hog Penny, and back to the ferry we go.

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We hear a ferry worker say that they hope the busses will start running at one. I also hear people referring to the “hurricane” rather than Tropical Storm Fay. (Fay did become a hurricane briefly, but after passing Bermuda.)

I feel badly for the first-time visitors to Bermuda, whose plans have been so disrupted… but Bermuda is as beautiful as ever!

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Posted October 13, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda Cruising

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Gorgeous Bermuda Morning   Leave a comment

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Posted October 13, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda Cruising

Made It!   Leave a comment

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Only seven hours late!

Posted October 12, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda Cruising

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Tropical Storm Fay Welcomes Us to Bermuda   Leave a comment

So, Friday before we leave Boston, I see a post on Cruise Critic warning of a tropical storm forming south of Bermuda.

On Saturday, each time we saw the Captain, he warned of rough weather. He also warned that we’d have to wait and see what the Bermuda Harbor Master would say about our arrival time in the morning. 

When we went to bed last night, the seas were picking up. Well by 4:00 am, we were really rocking and rolling. (Although to honest, we’ve sailed in much worse weather!)

Now it’s just after 10:00, and they’ve officially announced our delayed arrival (we are supposed to dock at 11:00).  They also said that the ferries and busses aren’t running, and there is a lot of debris in the roads. Good thing people have got two more days on the island!

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On the other hand, we are having a great time so far!

Posted October 12, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda Cruising

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Bermuda, Here We Come!   Leave a comment

After a 50 minute drive we arrive at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston. DH watched the Dawn pull in at 7:00 this morning (webcam) so we knew she was here, even so, it is nice to see her with our own eyes.

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Check in was speedy. Security didn’t bat an eye at the 5 bottles of water in my carry-on bag… so I may have been able to bring something stronger had I been inclined. 🙂  The only down note is a surprise coast guard drill means the concierge and our keycards remain on the ship. So we may be boarding a bit later than normal.

Posted October 10, 2014 by cubechick in Bermuda Cruising

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