Hometown: Rockaway,NJ
Joined: 10/17/2011
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About BAK1061

My wife and I have been on over 20 cruises. I enjoy photography ,fishing and cooking. Besides the cruises listed, we've been on Carnival's Triumph and Victory; RCL Voyager of the Seas; Celebrity Century (B2B); Princess Dawn (B2B) ; NCL Spirit ; HAL Veendam & Noordam, NCL Dawn, and NCL Gem 4x, NCL Breakaway 2x. We are Platinum with Norwegian. Ships no longer in service: Carnival Holiday & NCL Norway



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BAK1061's Past Cruises

Norwegian Gem

January 2017 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

Perfect size ship

This was our 5th time on the Gem.  Norwegian is in the process of changing / tweaking their experience.  Note the scraping off of the words " Freestyle Cruising " from the hulls.  We were invited to dine at the Captains Table, which was an  honour. Food was a bit salty at times, but overall very good to excellent.

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Norwegian Gem

March 2016 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

"4th time on the Gem"

Norwegian Breakaway

October 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas

Carnival Splendor

October 2014 - Carnival Splendor to Canada, New England, New York

Carnival Splendor : Good Experience

just came off the Splendor. Overall, a good cruise. Very good food. Excellent food in the steakhouse. Not a great Thalossotherapy experience. Small pool. Small locker rooms. Better on other ships.   Accessible cabin was nice. A little on the small side, but the shower was a walk in, so we were happy.   

Itinerary to Saint John and Halifax for 5 days was great.  Been there before,mand we love those stops.  Ideal for a quick getaway. Embarkation and debarkation in NY were fast and flawless.

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Norwegian Breakaway

February 2014 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas

Norwegian Gem

April 2013 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Bahamas

Carnival Glory

September 2011 - Carnival Glory to Canada, New England, New York


June 2010 - Veendam to Bermuda

Small ship, Better ship

We took the Veendam to Bermuda. What was great was her ability to dock right in Hamilton due to her small size. Better than anchoring off shore and tendering in. Food is better than any other line. Superior service.

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Norwegian Gem

February 2009 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

Norwegian Dawn

June 2008 - Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda

Norwegian Spirit

October 2007 - Norwegian Spirit to Canada, New England, New York


February 2007 - Noordam to Caribbean - Eastern

Voyager of the Seas

June 2005 - Voyager of the Seas to Caribbean

BAK1061's Tips

San Juan, Puerto Rico - 105 Calle Fortaleza.....that's the address to remember if you want the best Panama hat in the Caribbean. It's called, Olé, and they have a saying; " nothing in our store comes from China". Their hats are from Ecuador, and are customized in the store. Walking distance from the ships. 5*****
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - Be wary of price increases in some of the games such as KeyMaster. Now $2. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. She is a large ship.
Carnival Splendor Carnival Splendor - Don't sign up for the spa / thermal suite. Small pool, small locker rooms. Much better on NCL
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - The ship is BIG. Be prepared for that. The shows were very good, especially the Cirque show/dinner. Ice Bar wanted $20 to enter. Included two drinks. Most people only stay 1/2 hr. We didn't try it. Cagney's was, as always, excellent. Sushi Bar was excellent. Limited hours though. 5 stars.

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