View Full Version : Nordic Empress 3/27/04..What a trip!

April 6th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Well we recently returned from our 7 day Western Caribbean adventure. The trip was amazing, after hearing questionable reviews on the Nordic Empress I was a little concerned..they were most definately un-founded.

The ship was beautiful, for it's age I thought it was in great condition!

I was a little disapointed with the turtle farm on Grand Cayman, but 7 mile beach was great..I definately recommend a banana boat ride if you are there. Hell was the type of place you go once because there isn't much there besides a post office and some gift shops.

If you are headed to Belize, you can get a 5hr snorkeling trip through Coralbreezelimited.com, it was a nice outing but a little bit rushed....you don't have much time in the tourism village because to my surprise it took like a half hour to tender in from where the ship docks, and where you do stop for lunch there isn't much to see or many souveniers to purchase.

I have to say Cozumel was the best port we visited! After making your way through the international peer I definately think anyone goint there should hop in atxi and head to Chaunaab park, this is their national park which has a beach...let me just say the snorkeling here is better than in Belize! If you taike the ride you will not be disappointed, and while there head to the El Bucanero a little Bar right up from the beach and have a strawberry coolata in the huge cup, you won't regret it!

I hope people will find this little bit of information helpful, the last thing I will say is negotiate in Cozumel...don't be a ffraid to start walking away you would be surprised how much they will lower a price when you do this.

I hope anyone taking a W. Caribbean cruise has as much fun as we did!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

YTI takes on the Carribean

April 6th, 2004, 06:13 PM
I agree with you about the NE. She is a wonderful ship and I hope she loses none of her charm when she refits. She is our favorite ship. Small and intimate is the way to go. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Feel free to check out our past cruise pics at http://www.ournuthut.net

Enchantment of the Seas 6/2000
Sovereign of the Seas 3/2001
Disney Magic 7/2001
Majesty of the Seas 4/2002
Carnival Legend 10/2002
Carnival Victory 6/21/2003
Nordic Empress 10/2003
Navigator of the Seas 4/2004
Carnival Destiny 2/20/2005

Til we travel to NYC to fly to the Navigator of Seas

Til we go to SJU for the Carnival Destiny

April 6th, 2004, 07:07 PM
We were getting off as you were getting on. We too were concerned about stuff that was said about the NE, but we had a blast!

Everyone from Captain Ryan all the way down to the deck hands were top notch.

We are looking forward already to our next cruise in Sept. 05

Nordic Empress 3/2004

April 6th, 2004, 08:04 PM
thanks for the info I can't wait until my June cruise

April 8th, 2004, 08:01 PM
yeh looks like I have the cruise bug now! We are considering the Caribbean princess in sept. we will get to revisit Grand Cayman and Cozumel....and get to make a visit to Jamaica, sounds like an awesome trip! we'll make our decision this week if anyone knows about the ship I would appreciate any feed back.

Nordic Empress 3-27-04