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My husband and I wanted to cruise somewhere other than the Caribbean or Mexico.
We didn't want to fly too long to get to the port so we x'd out Alaska and Hawaii. We chose Bermuda! What a great choice it was. We really had a blast. The Celebrity Zenith is not a new ship and not my favorite in the Celebrity line up... however the service was excellent and the embarking and disembarking went the smoothest of all our cruises.The food was great and we loved our Waiter and wine attendant.Rooms were o.k. not anything special.
Bermuda is a beautiful 21 mile island 700 miles off the US coast. The 2 days at Sea and the 5 on the Island was perfect time to see and do it all.We never expected it to be so beautiful and fun to see. The ship sailed out of New York which added to the fun and excitment of seeing the Manhatten Skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
We reccomend the bus pass instead of the expensive cabs. The mopeds look like alot of fun however we saw and spoke to so many vacationers that got into accidents, They are very dangerous to an amatuer...especially not being used to driving on the other side of the road! These bikes ruined many a vacation so we say forget it...take the A/C on the bus and you can go anywhere.
We loved Tobacco Beach for the snorkeling as the Beach itself is small and usually crowded. When you dock in Hamilton you can walk to the square and catch the Blue Bus ( can't use the pass on this one)For $5.00 you can get up to Tobacco Beach, Fort Catherine and 2 other nice Beaches. All the beaches have food, drink and snorkle equipment for sale. For beaching and swimming Horseshoe Bay is the best. Elbow Beach has a wonderful Hotel / Resort and the Beach is nice but not as scenic.Take the tour at Fort Catherine, it's worth it.
We enjoyed the caverns, hiking and having "Swizzles" at the Swizzle Inn. The island has many things to do and great place to shop and wine and dine.
We went back to the ship each day around 5:00 p.m. to relax before our 8:30 p.m. dinner seating. We always choose to sit with a group. Our table of 8 was a highlight of the trip. We all got along so well...and had so much fun together. Bermuda is a great place and we highly recomend this cruise line!