July 2016 - Norwegian Breakaway to Bermuda
Dynamic duo- Mr Hartley was a hilarious, careful, expert, marine specialist with a helpful, tender, and knowledgeable son. Mr Hartley engaged each one of on the entire tour, especially our 8 year old (or maybe she charged him first ;) and as a result she felt at ease, trusting his every directive (despite 15 seconds of getting comfortable with wet suit, cool ocean water, and breathing. Both the children and I were blown away by what was in store for us on this helmet dive. Glorious coral reef, pristine turquoise water, friendly & interactive fish that one can handle, constant learning on the ecosystem and marine biology, relaxed and engaging tour team, wordsmith captain, timeliness, etc., make for a stellar experience in Bermuda. THE best tour in Bermuda! THE best way to support a local business in Bermuda! SO glad we looked into various types of water experiences. BRAVO Hartleys! BRAVO Helmet Diving!
Oh & we loved our balcony rooms. Great housekeeping. HANDS DOWN- BEST KIDS PROGRAM CALLED SPLASH ACADEMY! Struggled to get kids out of the camp. They would beg to go and stay as much as possible, all day LOL. Beautiful showcase in the huge theater. My daughter auditioned and was selected as the kid- MC for the show. Will stay with her forever.... My girls cried when saying goodbye on the last night.
Other than that, the pools are too small and crowded for mid-day activity. Spice H20 space and tubs are lovely and quiet during most of the day & great parties at night.
Highly recommend this cruise for families!