Cambridge Beaches pitches for family reunions By Donna Tunney / February 28, 2005 Share 1 -- Summer a festive time on island HAMILTON, Bermuda -- May is Bermuda Month, and islandwide celebrations culminate on Bermuda Day, May 24, an occasion similar to Independence Day in the U.S.This national holiday is marked by boating and cycling races and nonstop activity in bars and restaurants. Other big Bermuda events (not just in May) include:" The Bermuda Annual Exhibition. Similar to a county fair, this event begins May 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Farmers produce displays, arts and crafts demonstrations, equestrian events and livestock exhibitions are part of the experience. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Children under age 5 are admitted free." The Queens Birthday Parade. Although Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday is in April, here the occasion is commemorated on June 18 as a national holiday. Visitors flock to see and hear the Regimental Band and the cannon blasts that mark the occasion." The annual Bermuda Big Game Classic. This sportfishing event will be held from July 13 to 17. Last years tournament had a record 43 teams competing for more than $300,000 in cash and prizes. The host resort is the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Call (800) 441-1414.For a free vacation planner, call (800) BERMUDA or visit www.bermudatourism.com.Now through May 31, guests celebrating family reunions at Cambridge Beaches will receive a host of perks. Among the extras are a reunion dinner for the family in a private room, a family portrait, 30% off all rooms booked after one room is booked at full price and no extra charge for additional members in each room. Prices start at $335 per room, with breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner included. Taxes and gratuities are extra.For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) 468-7300 or visit www.cambridgebeaches.com.Royal Caribbeans newest ship, the Jewel of the Seas, returns to Boston in September to offer 11-day Bermuda/Caribbean sailings visiting Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Kings Wharf, Bermuda; and Labadee, Royal Caribbeans private destination on Haitis north coast.Northwest Airlines plans to begin seasonal, nonstop service between Detroit and Bermuda. The flights will operate on Saturdays from April 9 through Aug. 20.The service will be operated using Northwests Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 seats in first class and 132 seats in coach.Flight 1978 will depart Detroit at 10:25 a.m. and arrive in Bermuda at 2:42 p.m. On the return, flight 1979 will depart Bermuda at 3:50 p.m. and arrive in Detroit at 5:57 p.m.The Fairmont Southampton rolled out a Bed and Breakfast package, including one nights accommodations in a balcony room, full breakfast and all taxes and tips. Priced at $300 per room, the deal is valid all year.The Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers a two-night Tee Time package. It includes one day of unlimited golf at the Fairmont Southampton (with shared cart); one round of golf at the Port Royal, Riddells Bay or Belmont Hills courses; taxes and tips.Valid through March, the per-room rate is $569 per person, double, land only. Visit www.fairmont.com for more details on both packages.To contact reporter Donna Tunney, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.