Has anyone been on the Norwegian majesty from Boston to Bermuda? I booked this line because we didn't feel like flying this time. I was limited on choices out of Boston.
I hear some good reviews some poor (mostly poor food). My kids are 8, 11, 13. How is this line/ship for kids? We are going May 2. Is this too cold a time for Bermuda? Will one indoor pool be too crowded?
Thank you for the help,
I love the Majesty out of Boston, but it is a smaller and older ship. I have been on it several times and never found any indoor pool.
They do not have the facilities for Children that many of the Newer ships, especially RCL ships have.
The seas between Boston and Bermuda tend to be rough more or less because you are traveling in the Gulf stream.
Bermuda is Beautiful. You state docked at One port for the whole time on the Majesty, some other lines change ports around the Island during the week.
Any other specific questions?
sailed back in 2002. I am very fussy about where I eat and the food was great. We ate at the buffet and the dining room. No complaints. Like people say, they are feeding 1000's of people, what do you expect. This was first cruise and I was a little leary after reading some reviews, but I had no complaints.
We sailed on this ship in June 2002 for the first time after 3 cruises with RCI and we weren't disappointed. Granted it does not have the glitz the more modern ships have and you definitely feel the movement of the seas but it was clean, the crew was wonderful and we enjoyed docking in St. Georges for the 3 days. The food was good and plentiful - no complaints. The cabins were small but comfortable - we had an inside (145 sq ft) on deck 6 near the casino but I never heard any noise once the door was closed. We're sailing again on May 9. We live just outside of Boston so not having to fly anywhere is one attraction of taking this cruise!
To the best of my knowledge, there is no indoor pool on the majesty.
there are 2 outdoor pools on the majesty - one large and one smaller pool which was added when she was stretched.
majesty is a fine ship. have cruised on the majesty before and have booked the majesty again in july 2004.
have a great cruise.
The water will still be a little chilly but not too cold. We went in mid-May and found the water cool. The trip from Boston to Bermuda will probably be very chilly. Bring some warm clothes for walks around the deck at night. The weather in Bermuda is beautiful. It was in the low 80's the week we were there.
The food is fine. I think some people have high expectations of the quality of food when you go on a cruise. There is always something to please everyone in your family. If your kids like pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and fries, take them to the grill on the pool deck at the back of the ship.
Could you let me know how your kids liked the kids program? We are taking our 11 yo daughter on this cruise in August. See we liked the cruise so much we are taking it again! Have a great cruise!
Supposedly Royal Caribbean was to do Bermuda from Boston, but I've just looked on the sailing schedule for 2005 and do not see it listed. The original poster mentioned that the prices for RC to Bermuda from Boston were outrageous.
If i were you, i would book the NOrwegian Crown for the Bermuda run. The Crown, leaves out of New York.. but not until june i believe. This itinierary allows for you to see other places in bermuda, as the majesty will be sitting in one port for 3 nights. I realize you were looking to sail from Boston, but the run would be so much better.
That time of year, also- kind of chilly. i was working there in mid april, and i was cold at the beach.
Kids program on the majesty- its not spectacular, its No Disney, but they do offer a complimentary kids program that is quite fun.
I do not kinow about the food or anything else on the Maj, as i know more about the crown- having worked on that ship.
whatever your choice is at the end,
have a great time!
OH and P.S- for you RCCL cruisers- that ship, i believe is the Empress- it is docked in the worst port of all in bermuda- "kings wharf" , aka the DOckyard. its a bad location, and requires ferries to cross over to Hamilton. Its fine for one day, but to have to do it all week long- becomes a pain in the butt.
Go to bermuda for the run, the itinerary- not the grandess of the ship.
This is why the probably will never send in a brand new fabulous ship to Bermuda- as the itinerary is so nice, who needs a nice ship to be on, when you have fab. beaches!
I was on the Majesty last May---------Boston to Bermuda. The crossing to Bermuda was uneventful, however, the return trip was very rough.
The weather on the Island at that time was cloudy and damp, but we had a wonderful time anyway. We did manage some beach time at Tobacco Bay, which was a 15-20 min. walk from the ship.
I was happy to be docked at St. George for the 3 days. Transportation was easy by ferry or bus. Tickets are available from a town building near the dock. We toured the island on our own using public transportation. No need to book tours from the ship.
The food in the main diningrooms was excellent, so we didn't try the alternative restaurants. Entertainment was superb, although I was disappointed with the ambience of the Palace Lounge. It is too small, and most views are obstructed.
There is entertainment on the pool deck while in port. I enjoyed the 50's--60's party, repleat with an Elvis contest.
Better hurry if you want to cruise the Majesty. NCL plans to retire her in the near future.
We also live north of Boston and took the Majesty the last week in Aug.2003. It was our 2nd cruise that year and we were looking for something cheap and we didn't want to fly. We parked right at the parking garage at the pier which was really convenient. I think at that time parking was $12 a day, can't remember exactly. This ship is really small and also quite old, so it is kind of a shock at first after being on some others, but once we got used to it we had a good time. The staff and cruise director at that time were great . I don't know if there have been changes since then. The weather going down was good, not too rough but coming back we were saling ahead of a storm, and that "tiny ship got tossed" believe me! The Atlantic is quite different than the Caribbean so I don't know what that will be like in May, and I'm sure it will be quite cold up on deck. Food in the dining room was good. Buffet was not. Bermuda is so clean and beautiful, and St. Georges is a lovely port. You can walk to St. Catherine's Beach and fort(uphill,about 15 min.) or take a taxi. Tobacco Bay is also within walking distance. We bought a 3-day bus pass, Adults $23, Kids $11, and this is good for buses and ferries. We went all over on our own and it was well worth it. Hamiton has all the stores and Wed. nights many vendors lined the street. Horseshoe Bay is a most beautiful pink sand beach and you can get to other beaches in that area. Crystal Caves was interesting. Dockyard area as someone else said is not worth the ferry trip, not much to see or do.There is no indoor pool on this ship to my knowledge and at the time of year you are going, I'm not sure how enjoyable the outside pools will be. Also don't know about kid's program, mine are grown. I'd love to know what other cruise lines and ships you have been on as that will impact your opinion on this one. Someone else commented that "it is what it is" and that is very true. Bermuda is wonderful so if the weather co-operates and you get a great crew like we did, you'll have a good time. Happy sailing!
We have been on Majesty twice. I find the ship to be a bit small and a little boring as compared to Carnival or Royal Carribean. Crown tends to be a little older. The food was fine..we are not too fussy about the food. Freestyle cruising with no set dining time was good for us. No need to rush around for the early seating. Shows can get crowded fast as the showrooms arent as large as on the bigger ships. The staterooms are small and no balconies available. Carnival and RCCL have better rooms. May can be iffy in Bermuda. We hit overcast and off and on rain. We still had a good time. Bermuda is a beautiful island, Can get expensive though. I dont like to fly so I try to book something out of Boston each year. Next year we are scheduled on RCCL Jewel of the Seas in October. This is a 10 day cruise to Bermuda, San Juan, St. Martin, and Labadee Haiti. then back to Boston. I would like to see more cruise lines based in Boston it is much more convienient than having to travel to NY or Miami. Have a nice cruise.
hey i was wondering if anybody knows if there is good nightlife like clubs and bars in bermuda? i'am going on the cruise at the end of may and me and my cousin are 20 and we would like to go out at night and drink and go to dance clubs, just wondering if anyone knows some good ones to go to?
I have sailed this ship many times at least 7. I have gone in may-june-july. I went last year and brought my 3 kids. The girls were always in the crew club and never hanging out with me unless we were in port and went out and about as a family. My son 14 I saw even less than the girls he meet up with kids his own age and they did there own stuff but he was not allowed off the ship without being with an adult the good thing about this was we could check and see if he was on board or not and he never even new this. We had not problems with him sneaking off. We had the best time with the kids and they reall enjoyed themselfs and got a lot of freedom. We are doing a repeat cruise next year. The best thing about leaving from boston is when you get back you can go right home and not worry about flying to get home. We leave the ship and are back home with in 30 minutes or so. enjoy the trip and please let me know how you and the rest of your family liked the ship..
If you are going to Bermuda to party you have really picked the wrong destination. The party is not there. They roll up the streets at about 9 or 10PM. The Sonesta has a halfway decent club for dancing but its mostly couples...very few singles in Bermuda except for spring break time.