Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223 Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Great Cruise, but some disappointments

Sail Date: September 01, 2006

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The stays at the island of Bermuda was great. If there was a way to do it, Hamilton should have been the only port of call. The island is small enough and public transportation is so great you can reach anywhere on the island and get a whole great day in no matter what you want to do. We docked at St. George and Hamilton.
The food and services provided by the crew were excellant.
The three things that were a disappointment were:
1. Jacuzzis were not available due to an unfortunate incident on an earlier
cruise from a passenger with an illness. Not RC's fault -- but a stroke of bad
luck because for once I actually needed the jacuzzis for theraputic reasons.
2. The soft serve machines we have been accustomed to were taken out of
service in favor of promoting Ben & Jerrys ice cream at nearly $5v a pop - and we don't really enjoy B & j's ice cream..
3. The night snack area - very limited selection and the refreshment kiosk was
not stocked well or kept up (see below).

Other than that, great cruise and stay at Bermuda.

Pros: The longer stays at the ports, food and service

Cons: some expected amenities reduced or taken away; jacuzzis did not work

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