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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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My fiance & I are interested in cruising to Bermuda in April/May '08. This will be our first cruise, and the NCL itineraries include the words "At Anchor" next to Kings Wharf. Exactly what does this mean? My fiance thinks you have to ferry back and forth from ship to island, that there might be a "schedule", and that it will be a very big inconvenience.

Could someone explain what being "at anchor" means in practical terms? And if you've done it, we'd love to hear about your experience. Thanks!
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Yes, it does mean you'll have to tender, but they usally run them all the time, shouldn't be any major problem.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 09:22 PM
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I completely agree with Donna that while tendering at a port may slow things down a little it's sure not a reason to not take a cruise.

The only problem I've heard of was in the Falklands when passengers were tendered to the idland BUT when storms arose some 1 000 passengers had to be billeted on an island of just 1 500. What an adventure to write home about.

Just be sure to check the time of the last tender back to the ship.

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For Bermuda, I wouldn't go to King's Wharf and I certainly wouldn't want to tender at King's Wharf. I would go with a ship that docks right in Hamilton. Otherwise, you are a long distance from the town. I liked the ability to get on and off the ship whenever I wanted and be right downtown.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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just my opinion but ...

being at anchor isn't the problem ... tendering is fine unless you're disabled ... BUT king's wharf is a great big zero ... inconvenient. VERY inconvenient. there's a reason those cruises are less expensive - you'll ring up huge transportation bills in $ AND time!
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i totally agree with Marc and Rosemary, anchoring at Kings Warf is a huge pain in the neck, you aren't near anything basically. Look into a cruise that docks in downtown Hamilton.
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I do Not understand why you would have to anchor at Kings Wharf. They have very large dock there. We did it while on the Millinium. There is a ferry that leaves from there to take you to other parts of the island. They run often and does not take very long to get to the distination.

There is very large and nice museum there at the Wharf for you to visit if you wish.
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Just returned from Bermuda/Caribbean and we docked at King's Wharf.
We were on Celebrity Constellation.
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