I had heard about Newport forever because of the Americas Cup, but it was so much more with the homes and the history of all those rich people who vacationed there.
We had one day at sea to get to Bermuda. Bermuda was a very pleasant surprise. We are SCUBA divers, so we are used to the dirt, poverty, and desperateness of small islands, but Bermuda was clean, great architecture, very friendly people, residents with American accents (what happened to their British accents?). We visited St George, Hamilton, Horseshoe Bay, and 9 Beaches where we rented glass bottom kayaks. The beaches were very beautiful and clean. We were a little disappointed in the lack of fish, but we weren't diving, so it was not a critical part of trip. The two days back on the ship were great and we had lots to do. We had a very good cruise experience.