Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Bermuda

Deck Hand

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4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
3

5 out of 5

The Perfect Cruise

Sail Date: October 07, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Empress of the Seas is a beautiful ship, although the smallest of the fleet, this ship had a rock climbing wall, Ben and Jerry's Ice cream, and a Coffee Shop. The staff on this ship certainly made up for any missing amenities that the larger ships have. The cruise director and staff were very visible and active. Activities were fun and the passengers (young and old) really made the most of it. We have been of 5 cruises and this by far was the best one yet!

Pros: The Service, beautiful island, romance at sea

Cons: Unfortunately a storm off the coast made rough travels to Bermuda

St. George's, Bermuda
Do to the weather we arrived two hours behind schedule (the captain wanted to make sure we were more comfortable) and got into St. George at 4pm. The shops clothes at 5'ish, so we didn't get to see to much. Although we found a nice quite bar to sip drinks with new found friends. We did visit Tobacco Bay, not as impressed as the south shore off of Hamilton.
Hamilton, Bermuda
Very busy, clean, and beautiful, but quite at night. Store close around 5'ish, but the bars are open later. Very expensive to eat and drink on land. The drinks on the ship were actually cheaper. A must do is get a multi-day bus pass and take the #7 bus along the South shore. Get off at Waricks Long Bay and enjoy the beaches and coves as you walk to Horse shoe bay. Horse Shoe can get crowded which takes away its beauty. We feel Long Bay was definitly better. We picked the #7 bus up again and rode to the Navy Dock Yard, did a little shopping, not a must see if time is short, but you will want to take the 20 minute ferry ride(included w/ bus pass) to go back to Hamilton rather then the one hour bus ride.
Don't Miss: Waricks Long Bay Beach
Hamilton, Bermuda
Very busy, clean, and beautiful, but quite at night. Store close around 5'ish, but the bars are open later. Very expensive to eat and drink on land. The drinks on the ship were actually cheaper. A must do is get a multi-day bus pass and take the #7 bus along the South shore. Get off at Waricks Long Bay and enjoy the beaches and coves as you walk to Horse shoe bay. Horse Shoe can get crowded which takes away its beauty. We feel Long Bay was definitly better. We picked the #7 bus up again and rode to the Navy Dock Yard, did a little shopping, not a must see if time is short, but you will want to take the 20 minute ferry ride(included w/ bus pass) to go back to Hamilton rather then the one hour bus ride.
Don't Miss: Waricks Long Bay Beach
St. George's, Bermuda
Do to the weather we arrived two hours behind schedule (the captain wanted to make sure we were more comfortable) and got into St. George at 4pm. The shops clothes at 5'ish, so we didn't get to see to much. Although we found a nice quite bar to sip drinks with new found friends. We did visit Tobacco Bay, not as impressed as the south shore off of Hamilton.


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