King's Wharf

The National Museum of Bermuda
The Unfinished Church
Athletic and recreational activities

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King's Wharf/Hamilton

Nature’s wild charm

The cruise ships navigating Bermuda dock at King's Wharf, the original pier of the Royal Navy Dockyards. It is located in Sandys Parish, on the western tip of Bermuda, and is the largest port of the archipelago.

Travellers docking here with an MSC cruise to the Caribbean will have their every need met by the modern tourist complex, which includes a shopping mall; museums such as the National Museum of Bermuda; historical buildings dating back to the 19th century, when the British Navy was active in the area; restaurants, pubs and bars; and artisan shops, where it is possible to purchase as well as observe the making of glass and Bermuda juniper objects. Infrastructure and services for practicing the most varied of athletic and recreational activities are also available.

Both over land and over sea, it is possible to reach the cities of Hamilton and St. George, part of UNESCO heritage and the first capital of Bermuda. On King's Square, in the centre of St. George, you will be able to admire the Town Hall, which stands before instruments of public punishment used during British rule: the stocks and the pillory. A short distance away, the sinister Ducking Stool, a stool at the top of a pole to which petty thieves and gossips where tied and then dipped into the sea.

North of the city, the Unfinished Church, reminiscent of the skeleton of a Gothic cathedral, is worth a visit. From here, it is possible to go onto mini-cruises that will take you snorkelling to the coral reefs farther out or to see many submerged relics. In addition, you can water ski, ride a water scooter, windsurf and sail. You can even go on a bicycle excursion or play on an 18-hole mini-golf course. Make sure to visit Cooper's Island, not far from the lighthouse of St. David Island. An area of wild charm, it was opened to the public in 1995, when the US Navy left the island.

Must see places in King's Wharf

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  • Restless Native Catamaran Cruise

    KIW03

    You’ll snorkel in shallow water in a picturesque cove. You’ll be entertained with stores about Bermudas history, culture and geology and you’ll learn more about the underwater world than you could have imagined. You can snorkel in crystal water. Snacks are included. Please Note: Don’t forget to bring your hat, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel. Snorkel equipment is included. Minimum 12 years old to snorkel. This tour is only available for the call on April 12th, 2016.
    • Possibility of swimming

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      3:30 h

    • Adult price from AUD $121Price per person

    • Children price from AUD $86Price per person

    • Adult price from NZD $125Price per person

    • Children price from NZD $89Price per person

  • Sunset Sailaway

    KIW09

    Enjoy a spectacular evening cruise on the waters surrounding Bermuda. Sit back and relax as your captain navigates the waters sailing you along the beautiful shores of the Great Sound. Your sail away features an unlimited barrel of rum swizzle and if Mother Nature allows a spectacular Bermuda sunset! What a way to end a perfect day! Please note: This tour is only available for the call on April 12th, 2016.
      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • Duration
        1:30 h

      • Adult price from AUD $88Price per person

      • Children price from AUD $63Price per person

      • Adult price from NZD $91Price per person

      • Children price from NZD $65Price per person

    • Bermuda Golf

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      KIW14

      Ranked among the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by the New York Times, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards, the longest and most picturesque course in all of Bermuda. Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1970, Port Royal has recently undergone a $14.5 million renovation, Port Royal is now one of the world’s premier public golf courses boasting TifEagle greens, a state-of-the art irrigation system and sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole. Add to that its’ 300-yard oceanfront driving range and the course’s luxurious clubhouse and your Port Royal experience is sure to be unforgettable. Those left with any question might consider Port Royal’s signature hole. Widely regarded as one of the greatest par threes in golf, the 16th hole is a 235-yard crescent-shaped beauty with nothing but the Atlantic Ocean between the tee and the pin. Experience it for yourself and you too will understand why Port Royal is indeed the number one golf course in Bermuda. Please Note: The minimum age to participate is 10 years. To avoid disappointment, guests are requested to follow the Golf Club’s strict dress code: collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts or trousers (no denim) with sports socks and golf or tennis shoes. Guests wearing jeans, halter-neck tops, swim or beachwear will be refused entry to the club complex. The price of the tour includes round trip transportation, green fee, shared cart rental. Club rental at an additional cost. This tour is only available for the call on April 12th, 2016.
      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        4:30 h

      • Adult price from AUD $256Price per person

      • Children price from AUD $180Price per person

      • Adult price from NZD $265Price per person

      • Children price from NZD $187Price per person

    • Segway Experience

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      KIW07

      Enjoy the experience of the Segway Human Transporter, Bermuda’s newest mode of transportation, on a high tech tour of the Royal Naval Dockyard. This revolutionary machine is environmentally friendly, self-balancing, fun and easy to ride. The adventure includes an introductory video and an in depth training session. Your tour includes the use of our wireless headsets, which will enable you to clearly hear our guide relay interesting historical facts about Bermuda and the Royal Naval Dockyard throughout the tour. Segway is the only vehicle allowed to tour the Maritime Museum and the Commissioner’s House. From the Commissioner’s House, you will be able to visit the Defense Heritage Exhibit, which examines a history of weaponry and the military in Bermuda. Note: All participants must be a minimum of 100 lbs, with a maximum weight of 260 lbs. Minimum 12 years old for the Segway. This tour is not available for the call on April 11th, 2016.
        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          2 h

        • Adult price from AUD $134Price per person

        • Children price from AUD $95Price per person

        • Adult price from NZD $139Price per person

        • Children price from NZD $98Price per person

      • Scenic West End Trolley Tour

        CITY TOUR

        KIW15

        The Royal Naval Dockyard, one of Bermuda's most-visited venues, is rich in Bermuda's maritime history and offers many activities and attractions just waiting to be explored. One of the best ways to get an overview of this area is on the Trolley Train. Throughout your tour aboard the open air road trolley, your conductor combines humorous stories, colorful anecdotes and fascinating historical information. The highlights include such areas as Lagoon Park, the Royal Naval Cemetery and The Clocktower Centre in the immediate Dockyard area. Please note: This tour is not available for the call on April 11th, 2016.
        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          1 h

        • Adult price from AUD $53Price per person

        • Children price from AUD $38Price per person

        • Adult price from NZD $55Price per person

        • Children price from NZD $40Price per person

      • Bermuda Island Tour

        SCENIC ROUTE

        KIW02

        You will pass over Somerset Drawbridge, the smallest drawbridge in the world. A photo stop will be made at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. We will pass by the Botanical Gardens and the guide will point out “Camden” the official residence of the Premier of Bermuda. We will arrive at St George’s, which is a World Heritage Site. Your guide will point out a number of attractions as you drive through this unique old town and you will be given 15 minutes rest stop and to snap a few pictures on the outskirts the old town. We will then make our way along the North Shore Road, through Flat’s Village on our way into the City of Hamilton the Capital of Bermuda. The final stop in this thriving capital allows you 45 minutes at your leisure for boutique shopping and sightseeing. Afterwards you will return via a scenic drive across the island with views of Granaway Deep and your ship docked in the background of Royal Naval Dockyard. Please note: This tour is only available for the call on April 12th, 2016.
          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            5 h

          • Adult price from AUD $107Price per person

          • Children price from AUD $76Price per person

          • Adult price from NZD $111Price per person

          • Children price from NZD $79Price per person

        • Classic Glass Bottom Boat Tour

          SCENIC ROUTE

          KIW06

          Enjoy a fascinating two hour cruise onboard a captivating custom made glass bottom boat. Experience firsthand the fascinating barrier coral reef with your local captain that will highlight various points of interest and share his knowledge with you while cruising over the underwater wonderland. Please note: This tour is not available for the call on April 11th, 2016.
            • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

              Difficulty Level
              Easy

            • Duration
              2 h

            • Adult price from AUD $84Price per person

            • Children price from AUD $60Price per person

            • Adult price from NZD $87Price per person

            • Children price from NZD $62Price per person

          • Famous Homes & Hideaway Cruise

            SCENIC ROUTE

            KIW04

            You will cruise along the shoreline to view charming colonial homes, painted in pastel colors that are steeped in history as well as being exclusive neighborhoods known as “Millionaire’s Row.” We will point out the homes of the rich and famous and see classic Bermuda landmarks such as Gibbs Hill Lighthouse which happens to be the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. Please note: This tour is not available for the call on April 11th, 2016.
              • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

                Difficulty Level
                Easy

              • Duration
                2 h

              • Adult price from AUD $80Price per person

              • Children price from AUD $57Price per person

              • Adult price from NZD $83Price per person

              • Children price from NZD $59Price per person

            • Undersea Nightlife Glass Bottom Boat
              Cruise

              SCENIC ROUTE

              KIW10

              Enjoy this leisurely night cruise around Hamilton Harbor. Relax to the sounds of the Tree Frog’s, enjoy easy listening music, and an interesting light narration by your Captain. The highlight of the evening will be a fish feeding frenzy which is - a site to behold. You will return from the reef through Paradise Straights calm waters. Note: Due to the nature of this excursion, spotting any specific type of marine life is not guaranteed. This tour is not available for the call on April 13th, 2016.
                • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

                  Difficulty Level
                  Easy

                • Duration
                  2 h

                • Adult price from AUD $94Price per person

                • Children price from AUD $67Price per person

                • Adult price from NZD $97Price per person

                • Children price from NZD $69Price per person

              The excursions in the programme are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this programme is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. 
              Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.
               
              Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

              Bermuda

              The state with a thousand bridges
              The state with a thousand bridges

              A vacation in Bermuda during your cruise means visiting an archipelago of over 300 islands of various sizes, 180 of which joined by roads and bridges.

              And it is one of these roads, the South Road, one of the main roads of Bermuda, that leads to one of the most fascinating beaches you can visit in the capital: Elbow Beach, Coral Beach, Surf Side Beach: a route along coves and paths that meander in the vegetation and then open up onto the turquoise sea.

              But just one excursion is not sufficient to visit the multitude of beaches that line these coasts, from the spectacular Horseshoes Bay Beach in Southampton Parish, a long stretch of fine, pink sand, to Jobson’s Cove, embraced by rocks and facing the transparent water.

              But Tucker’s Town is the great attraction of the “the smallest of great places in the world” as Mark Twain defined it. Here on this private island you find the most luxurious properties. You cannot leave Bermuda without tasting two typical cocktails prepared in one of its bars facing the ocean: the Dark and Stormy: a quarter dark rum and three quarters ginger beer; and the Rum Swizzle: dark rum, lime and orange juice, sweetened with Falernum.