June 2016 - Veendam to Bermuda
Because we live within driving distance to Boston, this was a great way for us to visit Bermuda without flying. We had been thinking of flying and staying at a hotel, but when I found the Veendam, which docks right on front street in Hamilton, it was a win. I describe it as driving to your hotel, checking in, and letting your hotel room take you to Bermuda! We had been on a larger ship to the Dock Yards in the past. We did not want to have to take transportation to do everything. We like to walk and Hamilton is a beautiful "city" to walk around. The ferries are right down the road so you can easily get to other parts of Bermuda, or grab a cab, or a bus right in front of the ship (the central bus station is up the hill where you can get any bus, I think). This is our first cruise on a smaller ship - it was so relaxing!