Recently on the Dawn, Boston to Bermuda, in a suite for the 1st time. My wife and I ( our 4th cruise)and our 2 adult daughters ( their 2nd cruise) travelled on this cruise for our 1st family vacation since June,2008 (cruise to Alaska).
Arrived in Boston late afternoon Wednesday and planned on sightseeing on Thursday ( arghh!! rained all day). We hopped onboard a trolley to see what we could and to try to stay dry too. Would love to see more of Boston in good weather.
Arranged for a pickup from our hotel to the cruiseport on Friday. Breezed thru check-in and waited 30 minutes in the special waiting room for priority embarkation before being escorted onto the Dawn. Delivered our things to our SJ suite and proceeded to the Venetian main dining room for lunch ( quiet and peaceful versus buffet).We prefer to start our cruises this way instead of helterskelter, lol
We were in SJ suite 12018 ( awesome room for a family or 4-5 adults) and soon were contacted by our butler (Mark Santos) and room steward ( Carlos Ipapo). What a week with those 2 and in a fabulous room too.
On Sunday, we toured Bermuda by blue-flagged taxi . A great way to see as much as possible on our 1st trip to Bermuda when a lot of places are closed for the day. Our driver allowed us some time in St Georges, Horseshoe Bay beach, Gibbs Hill lighthouse, Fort Scaur and stopped several times for photo opps and to pick up some sea glass.
On Monday, we rode the ferry to Hamilton to explore and the busses to Horseshoe Bay and back to the dockyard area. Shopped and walked around a lot of Hamilton.
On Tuesday, we stayed around the dockyard until time to board the Dawn to leave for home.
We had a fabulous time on this cruise and plan to return in the future.