7 Night Best Of Bermuda on Empress of the Seas from New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ) St. George's, Bermuda Tropical Walkway
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7 Night Best Of Bermuda
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Explore Empress of the Seas
Day 1 - New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - 5 - Hamilton, Bermuda
Day 5 - 6 - St George Island, Bermuda
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
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St. George's, Bermuda Tropical Walkway
Tropical walkway with flowers, palm trees, and pines, on St. George's, Bermuda
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7 Night Best Of Bermuda

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Leaving from
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Onboard
Empress of the Seas
Day Port
1
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3 - 5
Hamilton, Bermuda
From Day 3, 2:00 PM - Day 4, 6:00 AM
5 - 6
St George Island, Bermuda
From Day 5, 7:30 AM - Day 6, 2:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Arrives at 8:00 AM
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Your ship Empress of the Seas

Your ship
Empress of the Seas
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Empress of the Seas, Aerial View, Bahamas and Caribbean Cruise Ship
Aerial View of Empress of the Seas Cruise Ship With Destinations in Nassau, Havana, and Cozumel
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Empress of the Seas

ADVENTURE MAXING MEETS ULTIMATE RELAXING

Stay active while soaking up views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Or unwind with a poolside film or a visit to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre. Empress of the Seas℠ is the perfect place to find adventure and your Caribbean chill.

RISE & DINE

All that exploring is bound to work up an appetite. Thankfully, the options for next level noshing are endless. Five courses of gourmet goodness await at Chef's Table, while steakhouse favourites raise the bar at Chop's Grille℠. At Windjammer, you'll find a global array of options, all complimentary. And when the day winds down, the night heats up at Boleros.

BALLROOM STEPS & BOLD SETS

Get ready for some real scene stealers like Three, a grand multi-sensory production celebrating the golden days of show business, and Bailamos, a vibrant showcase of vocal ensembles and dynamic ballroom dancing styles.

Day 1: New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)

Day 1
New York
New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
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Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Nassau Street Fulton Street One World Trade Center WTC
View of One World Trade Center from streets
Things to do in
New York
Departs at 4:00 PM
With a front-and-centre-stage view of Lower New York Harbour, Cape Liberty is only a hop, skip and a short subway ride away from New York City. This dizzying urban landscape is filled to the brim with non-stop adventure around every street corner. Tucked amongst the Wall Street skyscrapers and bright Broadway lights, you’ll discover ethnic enclaves: like the famed Little Italy, historic brownstones, Old World cathedrals and leafy Central Park. Take in world-renowned exhibits at MoMA or the Guggenheim. Trace America’s multicultural past on Ellis Island and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge before or after boarding your New Jersey cruise. Or snap a selfie with Lady Liberty, with the Big Apple’s skyline dazzling in the background.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Times Square Manhattan Manhattanhenge
Sunset at Times Square in Manhattan New York

CITY PASS

Sightseeing in Manhattan excites and amazes like nowhere else – and every neighbourhood presents a fascinating, unique personality. Tour the Rockefeller Centre and catch a show at Radio City Music Hall. Walk the High Line and soak in the urban buzz of Times Square. New York cruises allow you to experience it all – by tour bus, train or on foot.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Empire State Building Observatory Deck View
Empire State Building observatory deck in New York

GO SKY HIGH

Stand amongst skyscrapers on one of New York’s scenic observation decks. Admire Central Park from the open-air Top of the Rock. Enjoy twinkling evening views from the top of the Empire State Building. Or venture 104 floors up to the One World Observatory in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Long Island Beach Montauk Point Lighthouse
View of Montauk Point Lighthouse from beach in Long Island

OFF THE GRID

Cruises from New York allow you to explore the Staten Island Zoo or cheer on the Yankees in The Bronx. International culture and cuisine await you in Queens, while wineries and beaches speckle Long Island. Or stop in Hoboken, a pedestrian-friendly town where you can stroll along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway across from Manhattan’s glimmering skyline.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Street Food Vendor Night
Street food vendor at night in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

LOCAL CUISINE

With some 20,000 sit-down restaurants, this is a foodie’s paradise. Many iconic dishes have been rubber-stamped by New York – pizza, bagels, hot dogs and cheesecake included. Savour steamy dumplings in Chinatown. Slurp down Blue Point oysters in Chelsea Market. Or munch on the legendary cronut. Then sip a Manhattan cocktail to cap off the night in NYC.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Leather Shoes Close Up
Leather shoes in store in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

SHOPPING

This global shopping capital covers it all: from big department stores like Barney’s along glitzy Madison Avenue, to souvenir shops selling 'I Love NY' t-shirts. Hit up the Historic Orchard Street Shopping District for leather goods, or SoHo for cutting-edge fashions. Greenwich Village is best for books, records and craft shops, and it is a must-see when you cruise out of New York.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Latin Fiesta Dancing Salsa Cuba Cruise
Dance salsa at the Latin Fiesta onboard a cruise to Cuba

Latin Fiesta

First, we’ll kick off a Latin fiesta with a quick crash course on basic dance moves. Then, go head-to-head – or cheek to cheek – with your fellow steppers to the sounds of a live Latin band. 
Kids Climbing up the Rock Wall
Kids Climbing on the Rock Wall Staring at the Ultimate Abyss

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3 - 5: Hamilton, Bermuda

Day 3 - 5
Hamilton
Bermuda
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Hamilton, Bermuda Yachts Blue Water
Yacht boats on blue sea water in tropical lagoon in Hamilton, Bermuda
Things to do in
Hamilton
From Day 3, 2:00 PM - Day 4, 6:00 AM
Full of pastel hues and waterfront bustle, Hamilton is home to aquatic attractions like the Bermuda Aquarium, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and Sea Glass Beach. It also has stunning historical sites like the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and the lush gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park. Cruise to Hamilton, Bermuda and head to Front Street for colorful shops selling wine, souvenirs and clothes. Sample island fare inside charming little restaurants, cafes and bars, all found within beautiful colonial buildings Pop into City Hall, where top Bermudan artists' work is on display with paintings, linocut prints and photography. Stroll the breezy streets and look for the famous Bermuda shorts, worn in bright shades with knee-length socks by people on their way to work.
Hamilton, Bermuda Flamingos
A group of flamingos at an aquarium in Hamilton, Bermuda

The Real Waterworld

Learn about the distinct ecology of the famous Bermuda reef and the species that inhabit those waters at the Bermuda Aquarium. Then turn into an oceanographer at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, where interactive exhibits let you study ghostly shipwrecks and the mysterious Bermuda triangle.
Insider tip
Take the Sea Express ferry that sails from Hamilton for views of the harbor on your way to exciting spots like St. George and Great Sound.
Hamilton, Bermuda Cathedral
Front view of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, also known as the Bermuda Cathedral, an Anglical cathedral on Church Street in Hamilton, Bermuda

Blast From the Past

Head to the historical sites of Bermuda's capital, starting with the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, where you can find Bermuda's very first currency, Hogge money, along with 19th-century cedar furniture and paintings of famous Bermudians, including settler George Somers. Check out the neo-gothic Holy Trinity Cathedral, with its English architecture surrounded by tropical nature.
Insider tip
Head to the Four Ways Inn and enjoy a reading by Mark Twain impersonator, Galvin Wilson.
Hamilton, Bermuda City Hall
Fully white exterior of the city hall building in Hamilton, Bermuda

Creation Nation

Witness the inventive nature of Bermudians at City Hall, which houses the National Gallery and the Society of Arts. The gallery displays paintings, installations and masks, while the society sells paintings, photographs and sculptures. Also inside City Hall is The Earl Cameron Theater, the stage for local performances like dance recitals and pantomimes.
Insider tip
For more history, head to Fort Hamilton, with its ancient fortifications and beautifully manicured gardens.
Hamilton, Bermuda Fish Chowder
Bowl of red Bermuda fish chowder, considered the national dish, in a restaurant in Hamilton, Bermuda

Local Cuisine

Bermuda's most flavorful and popular dishes include Pawpaw casserole — papayas cooked in a savory preparation with onions, carrots, herbs and often cheese or yogurt — the spice- and tomato-forward Bermuda fish chowder and the ever-popular black rum cake. Cruise to Bermuda and head to Art Mel's Spicy Dicy, Hog Penny, or Devil's Isle to taste the island flavors that have made Hamilton's cuisine famous.
Hamilton, Bermuda Floral Shorts
Swimming shorts trunks with floral patterns from a shop in Hamilton, Bermuda

Shopping

Shopping time in Hamilton starts at Front Street. Walk by its colorful buildings and venture inside the many elegant shops, like Ateliere, carrying jewelry, clothing, wine and more. Continue your vacation by venturing into alleyways such as Bermuda House Lane and Chancery Lane for quirky little shops selling collectibles, arts and crafts — and of course, those cute Bermuda pants.

Day 5 - 6: St George Island, Bermuda

Day 5 - 6
St George Island
Bermuda
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St. George's, Bermuda Town View
Sunny day view on the town of St. George's, Bermuda
Things to do in
St George Island
From Day 5, 7:30 AM - Day 6, 2:00 PM
St George Island is Bermuda's former capital and the oldest settlement in the new world. In the old town, there are colonial lanes and alleys with quirky names like Featherbed Lane, Barber's Alley, Old Maid's Lane and Printer's Alley. The town is also known for its well-preserved historic buildings, like St Peter's Church and the storied Bridge House in King's Square. These gems were built in 1707, served as the home of governors, privateers and even a ghost or two. And while British colonial architecture dots the island, beaches like Tobacco Bay and St Catherine's provide a tropical touch.
St. George's, Bermuda State House
The State House in St. George's, former home of Bermuda's parliament, in St. George's, Bermuda

Waves of History

St George's brims with well-kept colonial architecture. Head to Bridge House, now housing the Bermuda National Trust, for a glimpse into the lives of Bermuda's 19th-century governors. Stop by the State House, constructed in 1620 as the house of parliament. Don't miss King's Square, home of the Town Hall and Butterfield Bank, built in 1776 during the American Revolution.
Insider tip
Take a ferry boat and explore other amazing Bermuda destinations, like Hamilton.
St. George's, Bermuda Tobacco Bay Beach
Dark clouds over Tobacco Bay Beach in St. George's, Bermuda

Beach Break

After strolling through cobblestone lanes, it's easy to forget that St George is also a beach paradise. Head north for quintessential Bermuda shoreline and soak in the sun. Try Tobacco Bay for serene waters and powdery sand or St Catherine's beach for bright blue shades with beautiful Fort St Catherine in the background.
Insider tip
There are no car hire outlets in St George's, so hire a bike or a scooter and take off on your own to discover the old town and the coast.
St. George's, Bermuda Fort Saint Catherine
Fort Saint Catherine with artillery in St. George's, Bermuda

Adventure Up-coast

Get out of town and explore the coast, making stops at Fort St Catherine in the north for a glimpse into Bermuda's military past. Cruise to St George Island and check out Ferry Point Park, or head to the ruins of Martello Tower in the southwest for walking trails in a forested area clad with a pretty lake.
St. George's, Bermuda Fried Fish Sandwich
Fried fish sandwich with tartar sauce and french fries, on a restaurant in St. George's, Bermuda

Local Cuisine

For jumbo fish sandwiches, stop by Art Mel's, famous for light and crispy fish that's especially shredded for their sandwiches. If you're more in the mood for fine-dining, go with Tempest Bistro, considered by many as the best restaurant in St George's. Try their grilled prawns and scallops in white wine, their savoury puff pastries or their duck prosciutto during your St George Island cruise holiday.
St. George's, Bermuda Glass Beads
A pile of glass beads of different colors for sale in St. George's, Bermuda

Shopping

St George's has some of the best shopping in Bermuda, all hiding behind handsome colonial buildings. Drop into The Bermuda Perfumery to discover an unforgettable scent. Or head to the Bermuda Glass Blowing Studio to watch as artists mould glass into necklaces and figurines. You can also check out the Bermuda Craft Market for a symphony of local arts and crafts to take home after your cruise.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Grilled NY-Strip Steak -  Chops Grille
12 oz Grilled NY-Strip Steak served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. One of the best cruise line restaurants.
FOR FOODIES
Salad - Chops Grille
Salad served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. Best cruise vacation restaurant dining served table side.

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course, menu and wine tasting.

Day 8: New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)

Day 8
New York
New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
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Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Met Interior
Inside court of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Things to do in
New York
Arrives at 8:00 AM
With a front-and-centre-stage view of Lower New York Harbour, Cape Liberty is only a hop, skip and a short subway ride away from New York City. This dizzying urban landscape is filled to the brim with non-stop adventure around every street corner. Tucked amongst the Wall Street skyscrapers and bright Broadway lights, you’ll discover ethnic enclaves: like the famed Little Italy, historic brownstones, Old World cathedrals and leafy Central Park. Take in world-renowned exhibits at MoMA or the Guggenheim. Trace America’s multicultural past on Ellis Island and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge before or after boarding your New Jersey cruise. Or snap a selfie with Lady Liberty, with the Big Apple’s skyline dazzling in the background.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Times Square Manhattan Manhattanhenge
Sunset at Times Square in Manhattan New York

CITY PASS

Sightseeing in Manhattan excites and amazes like nowhere else – and every neighbourhood presents a fascinating, unique personality. Tour the Rockefeller Centre and catch a show at Radio City Music Hall. Walk the High Line and soak in the urban buzz of Times Square. New York cruises allow you to experience it all – by tour bus, train or on foot.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Empire State Building Observatory Deck View
Empire State Building observatory deck in New York

GO SKY HIGH

Stand amongst skyscrapers on one of New York’s scenic observation decks. Admire Central Park from the open-air Top of the Rock. Enjoy twinkling evening views from the top of the Empire State Building. Or venture 104 floors up to the One World Observatory in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Long Island Beach Montauk Point Lighthouse
View of Montauk Point Lighthouse from beach in Long Island

OFF THE GRID

Cruises from New York allow you to explore the Staten Island Zoo or cheer on the Yankees in The Bronx. International culture and cuisine await you in Queens, while wineries and beaches speckle Long Island. Or stop in Hoboken, a pedestrian-friendly town where you can stroll along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway across from Manhattan’s glimmering skyline.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Street Food Vendor Night
Street food vendor at night in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

LOCAL CUISINE

With some 20,000 sit-down restaurants, this is a foodie’s paradise. Many iconic dishes have been rubber-stamped by New York – pizza, bagels, hot dogs and cheesecake included. Savour steamy dumplings in Chinatown. Slurp down Blue Point oysters in Chelsea Market. Or munch on the legendary cronut. Then sip a Manhattan cocktail to cap off the night in NYC.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Leather Shoes Close Up
Leather shoes in store in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

SHOPPING

This global shopping capital covers it all: from big department stores like Barney’s along glitzy Madison Avenue, to souvenir shops selling 'I Love NY' t-shirts. Hit up the Historic Orchard Street Shopping District for leather goods, or SoHo for cutting-edge fashions. Greenwich Village is best for books, records and craft shops, and it is a must-see when you cruise out of New York.

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