My daughter recently cruised from Boston to Bermuda on the Norwegian Dawn. My granddaughter has vacationed there with her other Grandmother a few times and loved it. While I love the idea of not flying to a port to cruise, I have no desire to sail there, but, would really like to have Bermuda, on an itinerary, which sometimes happens. The B to B cruise here, is extremely popular, with a large older population on board.
Using the ship as a hotel, which basically almost shuts down while in port, is just not my cuppa tea. For people not wanting to leave the ship at night, having the casino and most entertainment venues on "low" would have the ship have a different tone at night.
For all you Bermuda cruisers, share your likes,and if any, your dislikes. Would you like see Bermuda as a port day, on your Florida based ship?
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The idea of just cruising to Bermuda is not in any of my plans.. If it were together with some other islands, that is a different story. I realize how difficult it would be to have a port stop there and then move on, but to just cruise there and sit there, no way.. I would, however consider just flying there for a few days.
We did the 5-night Bermuda cruise from Bayonne, NJ on the Adventure of the Seas. Nice cruise. Couple of days at sea to relax as well as spending 2 days in Bermuda so we could see the island and enjoy the beaches.
We really enjoyed the cruise and suggest it to people who just want to enjoy a nice cruise for a few days and enjoy the nice pink-sand beaches or play some great golf. Definitely beats going to Nassau or Freeport.
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Yes, the ship basically shuts down for three days but provides a wonderful hotel and restaurants from which to explore the islands. Bermuda is expensive, cruising is a lower cost was to see it. Plus, the sea days are just wonderful.
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Stopped through Bermuda on a repo from Bayonne to San Juan. Enjoyed the day but do wish we were more central. The scene was a little crazed when we disembarked. But managed to get a bus up to Hamilton and ferry back.
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