My wife and I took the Norweigan Majesty's Bermuda cruise departing Boston on May 5th for our honeymoon and everything was perfect. As first time cruisers, we were a little apprehensive, but everything went incredibly smooth. Embarkation was handled very professionally. I opted for the Honeymoon/Romance Package and was rewarded when we got to our stateroom (Viking Deck) by my wife finding our champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. We loved the freestyle dining onboard and HIGHLY recommend that you take advantage of Le Bistro for at least one dinner. It costs an additional $10 per person, but it is worth it for the FANTASTIC dinner you are provided. It beat every other restaraunt on the ship, hands down. (A close second was the small Italian place all the way forward on the 9th deck). The drinking on the ship must be paid for in addition to the cruise, but the prices were quite resonable and some of the wines were quite a good deal. The ship was fantastic and the view from our room was very nice. We used the exercise equipment in the gym (very nicely maintained) and even enjoyed a massage each (part of honeymoon/romance package) by a very talented South African woman. To say it cound not have been better, is an understatement. Bermuda was perfect (weather and otherwise) and St. George is a really quaint town. The opportunity to buy the bus passes and travel that way was much more economical than taxis and safer than mopeds (mostly due to my moped driving ability and the occassional rum swizzle). The only problems I had with this entire excursion was 1)the on board dive operator seemed to be kind of a pain. We went off of the ship to find reasonably priced diving and ended up finding a place very near the ship. We were quoted a price of $75 each before equipment and were happy. When we were picked up the next day it happened to be the same operator that worked with the ship. We were then charged the onboard price of $82. We argued our point and ended up paying only the original $75, but don't let Norweigan's dive operator squeeze you for any thing extra. That was a rather shady and very disorganized day. (The water was beautiful and diving very nice, highly recommended). The other is the location of St. George to the rest of the island. If you plan to do an outing to the other point (Naval Yard), then allow for 2 hours there and back. The ships that arrive in Hamilton have a definite advantage in that respect (and the Pacific Princess (the original Loveboat) actually ends up docking at all three ports but is pretty small, 600 passengers). All in all, I would definitely take advantage of the Boston to Bermuda Norweigan cruise aboard the Majesty. (Guys, definitely splurge for the Romance package.... you will be glad you did!)
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