Number of Cruises: 4
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Norwegian Crown
Sailing Date: June 19th, 2005
First off, if you are prone to sea sickness do not take this cruise. It is a small ship ( 1,000 person capacity) and if the seas are bumpy at all you will feel it. I was queasy the whole trip to Bermuda. Also, if you like a mega ship with a million things do the Crown is not for you. It's small with a limited number of amenities and if you have a lot of sea days you will likely get bored. For those who like a more intimate, cozy ship, however the Crown is perfect. It is attractive and well maintained. However, only having one small pool on the whole ship was irritating.
I had a mini suite which was nice with lots of drawer space, big windows and a tub. It also came with free fruit and a bottle of champagne =) One complaint: one of the walls was dirty and in need of painting.
The food was a mixed bag. We only ate in two restaurants the buffet place, the Yacht Club and the Seven Seas main dining room. While the food at the Seven Seas was consistently excellent all week the Yacht Club's buffet was awful! I would suggest having all your meals in the Seven Seas.
The service on the ship was wonderful. From our room steward to the hostesses, to the waiters/waitresses everyone was helpful, friendly and super polite. =)
Bermuda is a gorgeous island! Make sure to visit the Crystal Caves and Southshore beaches. I wish that NCL would spend an extra in Hamilton however, as the King's Wharf stop is boring with little to do. Next time I would chose a cruise with a different itinerary to avoid this.