Today we arrive in Bermuda around 9 am but we were up and off for coffee at 6 am. Steve will really miss his binoculars this morning as we approach Bermuda.
The air was noticeably cooler this morning which was expected. I think the captain said 66 will be the low and 71-72 the high.
I was able to see the sunrise and although pictures don’t do it justice, here are a couple.
Steve said he saw people reserving pool chairs this morning already. Yesterday, the row behind us was saved four 3 hours before anyone came. Terrible!
We went to the Al Bacio Cafe for my latte and Steve’s Americano. They had the sticky bun he’s been looking for since the first morning so he got one of those and I had a cheese Danish which we took up to theRevelations lounge for a view as we navigated towards the Royal Dockyards.
We went to breakfast afterwards in the main dining room and were seated next to the window which was nice. I took this photo of the Norwegian Breakaway as we passed from there.
We chatted with a friendly pair of sisters from Holland at the neighboring table while dining.
Due to the cooler weather with a good chance of rain, we decided not to go to horseshoe bay but instead go to the caves. We got off the ship about 9:40 or so and walked to the visitor center where I bought two all day transportation passes.
We were the last two on the 10 am ferry to Hamilton.
From there, we followed the signs to the bus terminal where we waited for one heading by the caves. The number 3 bus came before the number 1 so that’s the one we took.
As soon as we were loaded on the bus it started pouring! It was still raining when we got to the caves about 40 minutes later but much lighter. I used the ship’s umbrella that was in our cabin.
We walked to the ticket office at the caves and decided to the see both caves for $30 each.
It was 88 steps down and very steep, narrow steps.
The guide, Lenny, was fantastic and we learned a lot while being gently guided from area to area
. Steve took our tickets for the next cave to the ticket office to exchange for a tour number while I hit the restroom. We got number 9 which didn’t leave for 30 minutes thanks to a ship’s tour arriving just before us.
When our turn arrived, we were guided by a not so good guide. I’m so glad we had Lenny first so we already knew a lot of the information. The crystal cave was easier to navigate and had 83 steps down.
Most of the cavern is seen via a pontoon bridge as it’s covered in water. Very beautiful.
The guide turned the lights out for a couple of minutes so we could see how dark it is down there naturally.
When done, we headed to the road to catch a bus back to Hamilton. After a bit of confusion we finally found the bus stop (pink poles are routes towards Hamilton and blue poles are stops heading to St. George’s.
We waited about 20 minutes for a bus and then it was an uneventful ride back to the city. We walked back to the ferry and waited about 20 minutes for the 3 pm ferry. In the afternoon, it’s an hour between ferries which isn’t very convenient.
The ferry loaded quickly and was standing room only although we were close enough to the front in the queue to get seats on top.
Once back on board my husband went to the bar to get us beverages while I ordered a sandwich from room service for us. Since it was only a couple of hours before our dinner time we split the club sandwich which came in 10 minutes.
Dinner tonight had good choices.
I had split pea soup…
and the mesclun greens salad to start.
Steve had the same salad and his usual shrimp cocktail. My entree selection was beef bourguignon and Steve had the grilled New York sirloin steak.
One bite of the beef (which was very tender) and I was ready to send it back. I took one more and did send it back. It was terriby oversalted. Apparently I wasn’t the only one that had that complaint as the table next to us also sent it back.
I ordered the Broiled Australian sea bass to replace my entree and it was very good.
For dessert, Steve had bananas flambé. Everyone complained about the melted ice cream with that one. I had the chocolate de pot. (Sorry I forgot to take picture of the dessert menu.)
We decided to just relax in our room for the evening reading and I watched some shows downloaded on my iPad.
Here’s a couple more photos of the caves.
Here is the Celebrity Today program (click to download or view the PDF).