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luvbeach's Port Reviews of St. George's, Hamilton
Veendam cruise in June 2011
Member Name: luvbeach
Cruise Date: June 2011
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bermuda
Member Review: luvbeach's Veendam Review
St. George's
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Very quaint, older town to visit. Lots of history as you walk thru cobble stone streets. Bermuda at it's best. My only complaint is that there is not enough time to spend there. Once you become familiar with your surroundings, it's time to leave. If you don't take a shore excursion, which are very expensive, do some homework before you dock because you can walk around in circles not knowing where to go. You're at the mercy of the tender schedule and time flies quickly.



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Hamilton
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Being the capital of Bermuda, it's obviously a busy city. Beautiful to walk around, plenty of sidewalks, parks and scenery to enjoy. The Veendam docked right on Front Street so that made most things easy. My last visit, 13 yrs ago, I remembered a quaint city with a British flair, English shops and less traffic. Today, Hamilton has lost some of its British influence and charm, the shops seem fewer and it's become yet another big city. The restaurants and shopping are very expensive, making it hard to visit except for a cruise ship. The city bus system is very good although also very busy. At times, it was hard to find a seat on a bus, especially if one of its stops was a beach. I feel sorry for the locals to have to put up with all of the tourist from the cruise ships! We really overtake everything in mass quantities! Once you leave Hamilton, the country side opens up to beautiful scenery, local flair and welcoming people. The most polite I have every met! They say Hello! as you pass them by and most even offer to help when they can. Bermudians are well dressed and very respectful. I don't think there was one person walking around town with a cell phone in their ear, carrying on a conversation. How nice is that! The more you see, the more you enjoy your visit there. There is no other way to explain it. Hopefully, you can spend at least 3 days on the island to appreciate what it has to offer.


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