The Perfect, Relaxing Vacation
Norwegian Crown Cruise Review to Bermuda
Ship: Norwegian Crown
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryI've been on multiple cruises before, and on other cruise lines, and even done this route before (New York - Bermuda - New York), but can honestly say that this trip tops all other cruises. As a New Yorker, the convenience and affordability (no additional airfare!) of this cruise make it very attractive. The freedom Norwegian gives you to do what you want - eat dinner when and where you want, go to the shows you want, even eat on shore if you want, gives you added flexibility that other cruise lines don't have. And the itinerary is perfect if your goal is to relax. On other cruises you are constantly on the go, but on the Crown you're docked in Bermuda for days on end, making it like your hotel right in the midst of town.
As for the ship, it was large enough to have everything we needed, but still had the intimacy of a smaller ship. The pool could have been a little larger, and you had to get to the pool deck very early to get a chair there, but there were always chairs available on the sun deck. The fitness center was very clean and well maintained. The main restaurant's food selection was fantastic; the optional formal dinners were not to be missed. The specialty restaurants were all outstanding, especially "Le Bistro". The wine list was comprehensive, and the quality outstanding. The photographers were top notch, and I actually found myself purchasing formal pictures to bring back to relatives as souveniers. The only compaint I had was with the waitstaff in the main restaurant - at times they were slow to get to you when you first were seated, even at slow times. On more than one occasion we found ourselves waiting for about 5 minutes for staples such as bread and water. The housekeeping staff was thorough and polite. Definitely a worthwhile cruising experience!
Pros: Freedom to do what you want
Cons: Would have preferred to leave Hamilton at 5pm instead of at noon on last day