Just returned from Boston to Bermuda (1st week of June). Other ships we had gone on (3) had common areas to sit and people watch. All they had were clubs/clubs/clubs..We are not big drinkers and could not sit anywhere without always being asked for drinks 24/7. A Bit too much. Buffet was good in am but limited for lunch and dinner. We didn't pay for all inclusive and then have to pay to eat at other restaurants. More and more they are adding places that require additional money. I like to see peoples faces when they receive their final bill on the ship. The shows were not the best. They were the same people with different songs. The BEST thing about the WHOLE cruise was the Comedian Dave. Never laughed so much he was worth the trip in itself. Can't wait to go see him in Boston sometime.
Spa...What a joke. I researched the gym-sauna-steam room..before we left. All reviews said opened 24/7. Just wanted to hit the steam room for 10 min daily. Yea, you can with an additional $189.00. Mostly everything on the ship is a la carte...Money...money...money...Plus don't forget a $12.50. charge per day per person, for tips..Be sure to go to service desk and request that you want to waive those fees. Which they did.
Bermuda..Discourage renting scooters, a lot of people returned injured. Roads are too steep and narrow. Takes 2/1/2 hours from Dockyard to Hamilton..Don't go on Sunday...Everything is closed. Have to hang around Dockyard, but you only have the afternoon. Wanted to go to Snorkel park..Admission $5.00 pp and $$$ for chairs etc..So, that day was a bust. 2nd -day-full day..Could only see a few places takes a long time to get from one place to another. Next day basically half a day by the time you have breakfast and get off the ship and get to where you want to go. There isn't much time left. Stores-very expensive..Why would I buy anything there when I can get it cheaper at home? It took a day and a 1/2 to get there but 2 1/2 to return. They could very well stay there an extra day. Didn't go for the ship wanted to see Bermuda.But, they don't want you leaving the ship. They want you on the ship( chaching/chaching/chaching. 4 1/2 days on ship. So, it's 1 1/2 days on Bermuda. Can't see much the first day..Expensive shops/pay to go to Beach...$$$$ For a couple of thousand dollars for the cheapest room for 2. Not a savings and not worth it. Be sure to ditch out a lot of extra bucks.