Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Norwegian Majesty
Sailing Date: July 23rd, 2006
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Majesty Cruise Review
We just returned from our trip on the Norwegian Majesty
to St. George's Bermuda. We had a fabulous time.
The port of Boston was smooth and efficient. It took less than an hour to get from taking our luggage out of the car to our room on the ship. We have cruised before on NCL for our honeymoon on the Norwegian Dawn. Now this ship is not as large or as fancy as those larger, newer ships, but we did not feel like we were missing out. The staff was warm and friendly, our cabin steward, called us by name each and every time we passed by him. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurants was excellent and we always found something to eat at each meal. The food at the buffet was not as great and I preferred to eat in the dining rooms, it was much easier than fighting our way to a seat on the top deck.
The only drawback to the ship is lack of space in the pools, Jacuzzi's, and basic seating area up on deck 10. It was not a big deal for us since we were docked in St. George for 3 days and were more interested in seeing Bermuda.
The port of St. George is quiet, quaint, and really special. It was like stepping back in time when you get off the ship. We actually preferred being docked there instead of moving around to the other two ports in Bermuda. Buses and ferries are easily accessible and not expensive at all. We enjoyed meeting locals and traveling around. It is a beautiful place and cruising there is a lot more inexpensive than staying there.
The only drawback to this cruise was the rough seas we encountered on our two days at sea. It was ok since we weren't really going anywhere special or had planned anything, but we were in the room most of those days. Remember the Dramamine!
All in all we love NCL and their freestyle cruising. It allowed us to come back from a day of sightseeing and not have to worry that dinner was going to be closed. We walked in a little before 10 and still had a nice sit down dinner. They are even doing a dine ashore program to encourage sightseeing and not worrying about having to be back to eat lunch. The new express disembarkation was easy and we were off the boat and in a taxi in less than a half hour. No lines at the taxi's.
I have heard that 2007 is the last year the Majesty will be cruising to Bermuda or cruising permanently (I'm not sure which one), so if you want to see Bermuda, take this cruise, you will not be disappointed.