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Emr 07-18-2007 10:54 AM

Anyone have advice for the Majesty? This is our first time cruising NCL.

Also, any tips on shore excursions in Bermuda?


Emr 07-18-2007 10:54 AM

Anyone have advice for the Majesty? This is our first time cruising NCL.

Also, any tips on shore excursions in Bermuda?


coach32 08-23-2007 11:43 AM

Just got off the majesty. What do you want to know? Book excursions early if the ship is full. Lots of them sold out. If you are a golfer they don't book after you arrive in port. You can bring all the soda and water you want on board. skip lunch, Le Bistro well worth the cover (well offer an early bird 1/2 price the second day in port) All other dining rooms have no cover. Get your lounge chairs early. The ship is full of Red Sox fans fortunately they were in worry mode(something about flippin Gagne) When we returned customs was a woman at the bottom of the ramp collecting declaration forms. I have some additional tips out of respect to the crew I will not post but you can email me at

LisaP 08-23-2007 03:13 PM

I'll add to the great tips provided by coach32:

Buy a three-day transportation pass. It will enable you to use Bermuda's extensive bus and ferry services without fumbling for change. To go to the South Shore beaches, take the bus (10 or 11, I think) to Hamilton and transfer to the #7 bus. A nighttime ferry ride is also nice.

A good shore excursion for the first-time visitor to Bermuda is the 5-hour island tour. (I did this on my third trip there, and still found it worthwhile.) Do it earlier in the week, if possible.

Onboard the ship: You'll find the longest wait for the dining rooms between 6:30 and 8:00. If you can, go 6:00 or earlier or 8:15/8:30 or later. The ship was built before NCL implemented its open seating policy. If you go to the buffet for breakfast or lunch and see no seats available, go down one flight to the Royal Observatory Lounge. Most people figure this out by day 2, though, but at least you'll have no problem the first day. I agree that Le Bistro is well worth the cover charge. I also recommend the Pasta Cafe. No charge, as coach32 mentioned, but reservations needed. Should you run into bad weather at sea, try an apple. It's worked for me. If either Elvy Rose or Jane Powell is performing on board, you MUST go to their shows.

When pulling into Bermuda, be out on Deck. The front of Deck 7 is a good spot, but get there early, actually about an hour before your docking time, at least. Just as you are about to enter the cut, look to the right for a special welcome. Once you enter the cut, go to either side of the ship and look down at the rocks for an amazing sight.

I can go on, obviously. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Ron Clark 08-23-2007 06:46 PM

I agree with Lisa. Buy the bus/ferry pass.

Unless you're into scuba diving or golf.
In that case, you better off getting an excursion.

For first timers, or the first time to a port, I recommend getting the cheapest excursion, the bus tour of the islands on the first day. After you learn your way around the islands, and where you wish to go visit more, use the 3 day bus/ferry pass the second, third, and fourth days you're in Bermuda.

Have a great cruise.

Emr 08-26-2007 09:22 AM

Thank you. I booked some exxursions through the ship for the most part.

coach32 08-29-2007 08:02 PM

Be sure to report back to us when you get back. Have a great time.

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