West End (B) - Bermuda

West End is located at the most westerly tip of Bermuda and is home to the former Royal Naval Dockyard. This has been transformed into a park, with Victorian street lighting, a Terrace Pavilion and bandstand. West End is also home to Bermuda's Maritime Museum, situated in the 19th century fortress, which contains artefacts recovered from 16th and 17th century shipwrecks and the famous Tucker Treasure. Bermuda is an island group which is a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The group consists of more than 150 small islands, islets, and rocks, of which about 20 are inhabited. Only six islands are of importance, and these are linked together by bridges and a causeway: Bermuda, also called Great Bermuda and Main Island, which is the largest (23 km/14 mi in length); Somerset; Ireland; St George's; St Davids; and Boaz. The picturesque scenery and the warm, sunny climate make the Bermudas a popular resort. Tourism is the main economic activity followed by banking and other financial services, which have grown in importance as a result of Bermuda's favourable tax conditions. The discovery of Bermuda is attributed to a Spanish navigator, Juan de Bermúdez, who was shipwrecked there in about 1503. No settlement was established, however, until 1609, when a party of English colonists under the mariner Sir George Somers sailing for Virginia, was also shipwrecked there. The island has seen a considerable mix of immigrants - English colonists, black slaves, Portuguese labourers, Confederate blockade runners, post civil war Americans, and Afrikaner prisoners. Because of their strategic location, the Bermuda Islands were the site of both British and American military bases until 1995. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.