This was our first cruise and we had a great time. We wish we had another 12 hours in Bermuda. Tuesday June 23 it rained. We hoped it would have stopped so we could go see the Maritime muesem and the grounds of the old naval installation. We would recommend getting the three day transportation pass, it is accepted on the bus and ferry.
The stateroom was laidout in a great design the rooms are small, but that is expected on ships. For the price you could not beat what service was provided. In someways the price attracts to many people, who have no concept of the cost or the value of the service. The ships crew took great care of us, my kids speak the language of the most of the crew so that helps. I also noticed to many of passengers are too demanding, they act like the character played, by Billy Zane in the movie,Titanic.
This cruise had too many civil servants from New England on the ship which tells me they are overpaid or the price of the cruises are too low. If their was a way to increase the standard of the behavior of the passengers it would be nice. The passengers were primarilary from Boston which also explains their behavior.
The Boston behavior was appearent in Raffles, which is the ship buffet, they turned it into a feedbag. The food was good, we agte breakfast in Raffles everymorning in port because we were off the ship by 8 am. This was a good time becauses it was not crowded, we were in and out within an hour. Eggs to order are the way to go, the kids would try many different foods. I love the everything omlette. I was afraid I would fall into the glutoness mind set of eating.
Lunch was eaten at 3:30 after taking a break from touring the island. We explored the island on our own the tours were too expensive for too short of a time. We would then go out touring more of the islands.
We would eat dinner in Windows, this dining room had a great view off the aft of the ship.The portions were a nice size. The entrees were delicious. The service was attentive one reason we ate before the crowds and were not demanding. Our boys who are 7 and 9 ate off the adult menu. They can have chicken tenders, hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza at anytime. I like to eat but did not gain weight because I stayed out of the buffets with civil servants of Boston who want the feed bag mentality.
We signed up the boys for the day care they went the first night my oldest son's leather belt was torn in two pieces, the boys called the other kids savages. My kids are no angels but are well disciplined, but then again we are talking about civil servants kids from Massachuesetts. They never went back to the day care center again. The daycare staff seemed clueless and immature.
I would go on a cruise on the Spirit and the crew of NCL anytime, anywhere except Boston and New York.
The shows were great the Magican was great he has been in Gunissess book of World records 12 times for the tricks he performs. The CatsPajamas were a great show they will be on NCL cruises out of Turkey in a few weeks. The show on the radio was fair, and Second city were also fair.
If you go out of Boston be careful for the kids jumping into the Tivoli pool, on our cruise one little monster landed on a womens head and hurt her neck. This pool is one area where there is no camera. Around the pool area you have people who leave their towels on the chairs all day to claim the seat. That is no problem just use the towel to wipe your feet and sit on that lounge chair. I did this if no one went back to the chair after 15 minutes. I would sit for an hour at a time and no one ever stated anything.
There was young man 17-19 who asked me where are the girls, I am late forties and have young children, I did report him to security, I never saw him again so I hoped they removed him from the ship.