Coming from Southwestern Ontario, come January, we dream about warm weather, sun and beaches. Because most of our vacations to the sun are Cruises to the Caribbean and because our ports of embarkation are usually on the U.S. east coast, we must travel through the Bermuda Triangle.
Having taken many Caribbean cruises means we have traveled through the so-called Devil’s Triangle on numerous occasions.
It’s not something that is talked about much nor do you see it advertised when searching for cruises. You don’t even hear about any unusual happenings while traveling through the Bermuda Triangle.
The only excitement and adventure that Caribbean cruise vacationers are looking for are the fun and explorations on the islands – oh, and of course on the floating vacation resort (a.k.a. cruise ship) itself.
The Bermuda Triangle is an area that is said to be located from the island of Bermuda to San Juan, Puerto Rico to the city of Miami, Florida and back to Bermuda. Any cruise to the Caribbean from an Atlantic coast port north of Miami will have to pass through the Triangle.
For the size of the Bermuda Triangle it’s amazing that only a few islands are actually situated within its somewhat vague borders. Some of the Bahamas Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands are the only main ones.
An Eastern Caribbean cruise and even some of the Southern Caribbean cruises could have you traveling along the full length of one of the Triangles’ sides. A Western Caribbean Cruise will normally cross through the Triangle for only a relatively short distance.
Even the South American (Atlantic side) cruises traveling from the ports north of Miami will pass through fabled space. And repositioning cruises from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Florida ports will cross the waters in the Triangle.
With all of this cruise traffic, you rarely hear of any unusual happenings. I’m sure that there are likely some that we do not hear about, however I’m equally sure that there are unusual happenings elsewhere on the oceans around the world.
In any case, we do not even think about the strange events that have been documented in the Bermuda Triangle when planning our Caribbean cruise escapes. Our only concern is how soon we will be leaving and how long we can stay!