My husband and I decided to do a last minute cruise to Bermuda out of NY. We'd sailed NCL twice before out of NY to Bermuda and were disappointed by service, food and behavior of passengers but decided to give it one more chance. We are delighted we did!
Embarkation was fast, easy and efficient...getting us on board within 15 minutes of dropping our luggage at the curb. We didn't arrive at the port until 1:30 and were surprised and the numbers of people attempting to board until we realized there were two ships boarding (Star and the Jewel).Even with two ships processing, all went surprisingly well.We boarded to find most cabins were not ready; first time we'd ever experienced this but it didn't matter to us.We used the time to explore our "home" for the next 7 days.We don't go near food areas because we know the vultures are there immediately!While the ships did display some signs of wear, it was clean and well maintained.
Once our floor was called, we went to our cabin to freshen up before attending the safety training which was another nice surprise.Went quickly and no need to wear the safety jacket so there were no silly games played by passengers with the jackets.