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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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What is the weather like in Sept? We were thinking of booking a cruise to Bermuda then and wanted to do some research. What is RC Explore of the Sea like? We went on Crown Princess last time and didn't care for it. To dressy or stuffy. We like a little more casual.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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8) We went to Bermuda in October one year and it was beautiful. 80s during the day, swam everyday. Voyager class ship is awesome, you'll love it. So much to do. You'll dock at Kings Wharf so check out Snorkle Park Beach and Hammerheads bar upstairs. 8)
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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Dear Fellowcruisers,

In answer to your queries, Explorer of the Seas will dock at the West end of the Island.

You can also get to the City of Hamilton via the Ferry and do any shopping as well as enjoy the ride over.

Sept. however, can be tricky for hurricane's here in Bermuda. I guess it's just the luck of the draw.


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Elf, what has opened in place of Trimminghams? Being in retail, we heard about a company here, that runs out of business sales, was thinking of just carrying on, bringing in merchandise of their own to sell...
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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:14 AM
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Hi Trip,

Most of the resident's here miss Trimingham's and Smith's (myself included).

In place of Trimingham's is a company called Brown & Company which is just an extension of The Phonenix Store across the street. Brown & Company has books, various greeting cards (birthday, anniversary, etc.) and Smith's is also part of the Brown & Company store as well. I have not been in the other part of Brown & Company for quite awhile, but I will try and get to it sometime either tomorrow or next week to answer your question better with regards to their merchandise.


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September in Berumda can be gorgeous, but you must remember that september is a very active hurricane month
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EVen though September is definitely hurricane season, it is still statistically rare to actually end up in one. Lisa is our go to person for hurricanes, so check her post section when you get closer to your sailing date.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:24 PM
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no triminghams? no bermuda for me. just like any other island now, tshirts and coffee mugs. gone, gone, gone. glad i had a chance to know it.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:26 PM
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i guess, sadly, that bermuda is going the way of all the rest -- huge ships spewing thousands of passengers at the 'royal dock.' tourist traps every where. no more decent stores; only tshirt shops, etc. bermuda used to be, very recently, a wonderful place to cruise. but now, i guess, wonderful horseshoe beach will be a disco, st. george will be a k-mart, and hamilton will replace trimingham's with mcdonalds and burger king on the front; hamburgers at 7.00 a throw. oh, no more for me, and hopefully not holland america. let carnival and ncl and rccl have it if that's the way they want it. lord bless them. and God bless bermuda.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Hombre,

In response to your reply, the mega ships cannot dock in St. George's nor Hamilton as the water depth and as well as the channel itself are not deep enought nor wide enough for them. The larger ships can only dock at the West end of the Island.

Also, there are no McDonald's or fastfood restaurants in Bermuda as a law was passed many years ago to outlaw these chain stores (with the exception of Kentucky Fried Chicken which was brought in BEFORE this law was passed).

The Holland American line will be coming back to Bermuda in 2010 and will be docking in Hamilton because of its smaller size.

Sorry, but I think our beaches here are beautiful.

So please stop trashing Bermuda.

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Old February 20th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Elf, I have never had the pleasure of visiting your home island, but, from everything I have ever heard, it's a bit of paradise. I think the goverment made a smart moving keeping commercialism out!

Losing a landmark store like Trimminghams, must have been quite a blow for the locals, and the tourists alike..Being there for your entire lifetime, and then, poof, it's gone, must have been sad.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 11:41 PM
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Hi Trip,

Yes, it was a fatal blow on the closure of both Trimingham's and Smith's.

Believe it or not Bermudian's love to travel abroad which means lot's of shopping in the U.S or Canada and of course, cruising, etc.

Oh, I haven't been in Bermuda all my life. I married a Bermudian. I am a U.S. citizen.

The U.S. is experiencing many closures of chain stores themselves. That is a sad day as well.

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oh, efl, i wasn't trying to bash bermuda at all; it is a fabulous place, one of my very favorite. and i LOVE the beaches and everything else. i think if you reread my entry it was out of concern that some of your best institutions were gone and wondering about the rest of them. oh, i did not mean to bash bermuda at all!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hombre,

Oh, sorry. I guess I over reacted. Please accept my apology.

The beaches in the summer are still beautiful and the air is still clear and so is the ocean water (despite more traffic on the roads).

A new beach has been opened at the east end of the Island (where we live). It was formally closed to the public as NASA used that area as well as the military (off-limits to the locals). To get to this beach though, you have to go thru up as far as Turtle Beach before you reach a gate and then walk for about 15 minutes (or 2 miles). No traffic is allowed passed the gate and there are 4 beaches of various sizes. No bathroom facilities unfortunately. You have to walk all the way back to the 1st beach!!

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no problem, elf. i'd love to live in bermuda, and the beaches are to my mind the best in the world. though, i hope there are plenty of places to, well, you know, on the way back to the restrooms at the new area!!!!!
sounds like lots of 'yellow drills' in the sand to me.
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Hombre,

So far no restrooms yet. Will let you know if they build one.

If you would love to live in Bermuda, you have to have lot's of money! Houses are very expensive over $2mil at least for non-Bermudian's. Michael Douglas lives here, but his mother is Bermudian. They have a home in Warwick.

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elf: i was just kidding, i know i could not afford a hamburger in hamilton, even if they serve such things. so, my experiences will be cruising there, and i hope to do so soon. now a question. i know bermuda is small in population and perhaps. . . i attended a roman catholic seminary a few years ago with a man whose name is joseph morely or morley. i know he was ordained to the bermuda diocese just, maybe, only three or four years ago -- time flies. do you know of him? his mother, now passed on, apparently had a candy shop, but i can't remember whether it was in hamilton or st. george's. if you encounter fr. joseph, let him know i want to keep in touch: fr. doug medlin at [email protected] he will remember me; no one forgets anyone they shared a bathroom with!!!! thanks. and God love bermuda.
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From what I'm reading Bermuda is a very lovely place and I look forward to seeing it. Thanks for everyones help!
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i hadn't realized that i was promoted to hurricane expert! lol,

Trip, i can't believe that you have never been to Bermuda, you must go!
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You will absolutely love Bermuda. My husband and I have been there over 5 times and still find new things to do.
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Hello Fellwocruisers,

Believe it or not, my husband works for the weather service here in Bermuda, so I get first hand knowledge if anything is coming...


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