Shipwrecked in Bermuda
Norwegian Crown Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: June 04, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Crown
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryMy wife and I sailed out of Phila. On June 4, 2006 on the NCL Crown. It was only our second cruise and the first one was 20 years ago. The Crown was our choice because of the ports (3) visited in Bermuda. We had a great time. The accommodations were beyond my expectations as was the freestyle cruising concept. Given the fact that we ran aground on the reefs while moving from St George to Hamilton it was still a great cruise. How many people can say that they were shipwrecked on the reefs of Bermuda in this day and age. The food was very good and the choice of restaurants were adequate.
The staff on the ship was very pleasant and accommodating. I believe the size of the ship, which has approximately 530 staterooms was great for meeting and interacting with many of your fellow passengers. The boarding and unboarding in Phila was a pleasure, no hassle at all. I will be happy to take my next cruise, hopefully in the near future, on NCL. The entertainment was good not great. The guest performers were very good but the remainder of the show were performed by the staff. Because of the shipwreck we did not dock in Hamilton and that was disappointing. The line did provide shuttle service but it was not the same as being in port. I just as glad because my wife had less time to shop.
My only complaint is that the ships officers did not inform the passengers of the situation and the ongoing plan to resail the ship. The information was minimal at best, and provide by the cruise director. And in most instances was inaccurate. But again I would like to say I enjoyed the cruise and will cruise with NCL again.
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Pros: stateroom & freestyle cruising concept
Cons: Officers actions during an emergency