Norwegian Majesty Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: May 14, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Majesty
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryI booked this trip with great hesitation -- I'd always wanted to go to Bermuda, particularly in the month of May. My summer plans had fallen through, and my teenage and college-age daughters were hard to pin down once June arrives. Everything seemed "a go" for a mid-May booking, with the exception of the fact that having never taken a cruise, I wasn't particularly enthused about taking one either. To me, it seemed like a very long time to spend among a group of people I don't particularly want to get to know, with no escape. But I threw caution to the wind and booked the three of us anyways. And I'm so glad I did, and cannot wait to go again! There was always something to do for passengers of all ages, and at any given point in time, one could be as alone or not alone as one desired. And who can complain to being held captive to relaxation!?
My one disappointment, however, was the food on board. To me, regardless of the restaurant, the food tasted steam-table cafeteria-ish. Maybe a step above high school cafeteria, maybe a 5-star cafeteria. The best bets turned out to be the chicken caesar salad and the steak sandwich available through room service, and the hot dogs and cheeseburgers available at the 24/7 grill on the top deck. Thank goodness for these discoveries!
However, I cannot say enough about not having to dine among strangers, not having to dress up to dine, and not having to eat at specific times.
Another, smaller disappointment was that the second pool was empty and closed down, leaving one very small pool which was often in the shade, and overcrowded with children and their hovering parents. This resulted in a very wet and slippery and congested area of the ship, difficult to pass by with trays of food or whatever.
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Pros: No specific mealtimes, no
Cons: The food, the