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S: Dumlao Bermuda Vacation July 2011

FC: Dumlao Bermuda Vacation July 2011

1: July 10 New York July 11 At Sea July 12 At Sea July 13 King's Wharf July 14 King's Wharf July 15 King's Wharf July 16 At Sea July 17 New York | Passenger Capacity: 2,394 Gross Tonnage: 93,530 Overall Length: 965 feet Max Beam: 105 feet Draft: 28 feet Engines: Diesel Electric Cruise Speed: 25 knots Crew: 1,101

2: Getting Settled In - The Rooms Are Really Small!

3: Goodbye New York!

6: Dancing the Cha-cha

7: Lounging Around

8: Dinner Anyone?

9: Disco Night at the Spinnaker

14: Welcome to Bermuda | Geography Area: 58.8 sq. km. (22.7 sq. mi.). People Population (2010 est.): 64,566. Ethnic groups (2000): Black 63%, white and other 37%. Religions (2000): Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal 11%, Seventh Day Adventist 7%, Methodist 4%, other 40% (none or not stated). Language: English. Education: Years compulsory--to age 18. Work force 39,520: Professionals 19%; service workers/shop and market sales workers 19%; senior officials/managers 18%; clerks 17%; craft and related trade workers 10%. Government Type: British Overseas Territory with significant autonomy. Constitution: June 8, 1968; amended 1989 and 2003. Branches: Chief of State--Queen Elizabeth II, British monarch (head of state, represented by a governor). Head of Government--Premier, Paula Cox. Legislative--Senate (upper house, 11 members appointed by the governor, the premier, and the opposition); House of Assembly (lower house; 36 seats elected by popular vote). Judicial--Supreme Court Economy GDP (current market prices, 2009): $5.7 billion. Sectors--26% ($1.543 billion) from international companies; 14% ($876 million) from real estate and rental; 12% ($923 million) from financial intermediation; 10% ($597 million) from business activities; 6% ($397 million) from education, health and social work; 8% ($435 million) from wholesale, retail trade. GDP growth rate (2009): -8.1%. Per capita nominal GDP (2009): $86,875. Annual inflation rate (January 2011): 2.2%. Natural resource: Limestone, used primarily for building.

15: Fort Hamilton This imposing moat-ringed fortress has underground passageways that were cut through solid rock by Royal Engineers in the 1860s. Built to defend the West End's Royal Naval Dockyard from land attacks.

16: Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity After the original Anglican sanctuary on this site was torched by an arsonist in 1884, Scottish architect William Hay was enlisted to design a replacement. The limestone building blocks came from the Par-la-Ville quarry and one of its loveliest stained-glass windows—the Angel Window on the east wall of the north transept—was created by local artist Vivienne Gilmore Gardner.

17: St. George & St. Catherine Fort Beach The settlement of Bermuda began in what is now the town of St. George's when the Sea Venture—flagship of an English fleet carrying supplies to Jamestown, Virginia—was wrecked on Bermuda's treacherous reefs in 1609. Four hundred years later, St. George's is a living community and in 2000 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

19: King's Wharf King's Wharf, Bermuda's third port -- and the port of choice for bigger ships -- is often referred to as the West End or the Royal Naval Dockyard. Built for the British Navy between 1814 and 1863 as a base to launch a raid on Washington, D.C. by thousands of convicts from prison ships, it was once dubbed "Gibraltar of the West". The Georgian-style fort later served as a North Atlantic base during both World Wars and was finally abandoned in 1951.

20: Horseshoe Bay When locals say they're going to "the beach," they're generally referring to Horseshoe Bay, the island's most popular. The pink sand is the result of millions of tiny red sea creatures, such as clams, mollusks as well as other invertibrae, that have been crushed by the powerful waves of the mid-Atlantic ocean. When they wash up on the beach, they blend with the sand, turning it an amazing pink color.

22: Drinks Anyone?

23: Martini Tasting at the Star Bar

24: Photos Around the Ship

26: Happy Birthday!

32: Last Dance

35: Next Stage Groupies

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