Bermuda, Tortola & St. Thomas
Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Review SummaryBermuda - beautiful, even in the rain. Tours involving the water (diving & snorkeling) were cancelled (rain). NCL is not very good at giving you the info when your tour is cancelled - sometimes you find out when you go to the meeting area on shore.
Rum Swizzle is a powerful & tasty drink in Bermuda.
Tortola - Virgin Gorda Baths (involves a boat ride to this island) - a trip worth taking if you are able to "climb" thru the rocks - this beach is better than the one at the bottom of the rock stairs (first beach). They had some lockers where you had to purchase a "locker coin" for $2.50 US. Towels and tee shirts & some inexpensive jewelry were sold on the first beach. There was also a stand selling beverages & food. Unfortunately, when you go on this trip, there isn't much time to see anything else when you get back to the ship. Pusser's (in Road Town) is close to the ship for food, drinks & souvenirs.
St. Thomas - We were there a few years ago, by plane, and stayed on the other side of the island (opposite side of the cruise ships). Taxi/bus drivers ripped you off then & now, by charging $4.00 per person for a 15 minute drive. They are really open air bus-type vehicles (with roofs) which make multiple stops (you can wave for them to stop for you, too) and probably can take 15 to 20 passengers at a time.
St Thomas - Racing Sailboats were a little disappointing. They show you a picture of a 65+ foot boat when you book the trip, but they only had 40 ft. Beneteau sailboats. You race a similar boat, but we suspect that it isn't really a race, but set up so that the boats take turns winning. The captains didn't seem too enthusiastic about winning.
St. Thomas - take a trip to Megan's Bay or Coral Reef to see a better side of this island.
BSA - there is also a Boy Scout Council shop in Charlotte Amalie, if you are interested.
St. Thomas - Catamaran cruise was well worth the trip, according to some of the other passengers.
Overall, not enough time in any of the ports!