BarbaraR9

BarbaraR9
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Hometown: St Paul, MN
Joined: 07/11/2012
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Norwegian Epic

January 2014 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Eastern

Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

My wife and I have cruised at least a dozen times, 4 0r 5 on Norwegian. We decided on the Epic this year (Jan, 2014) and were sorely disappointed. We have always enjoyed our cruises and never complained. First, the staff was great. No complaints there. Food was wonderful. Two shows were great. So, what was wrong? The design of this ship is terrible. We thought because it was so big, it would be great. However it was way overcrowded. Combine that with only four banks of elevators and the problems began. Not nearly enough places to sit in the sun. The decks that did have lounge chairs were all completely full immediately every morning. You could not walk around comfortably. I cannot stress enough the overcrowding. We were not aware there would not be a different show each night in the theater. The lesser shows in some of the bars were nothing short of boring, and sitting shoulder to shoulder did not help. The design of the Mini-Suite was ridiculous. In the past we have had more room with a standard balcony room.  All in all, very disappointed, even though we have always had good cruises with NCL.

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Grand Princess

February 2007 - Grand Princess to Caribbean - Western

Weather good! But had our ups and downs

We were disappointed overall. We thought Princess Cruise Line was supposed to be a Premier Cruise Line, as told to us by our booking agent. The main dining menus were poor and every night at dinner, atleast 2-3 of us at the table could not or would not eat the majority of our meals. We did not discuss this amoung ourselves, but by the last night, everyone did agree it was a disappointment. The wait staff were up and down regarding their service. Overall good, but dining is one of the main reasons you cruise. I should say the same thing for the entertainment and service. We tried to look past these things but were just reminded of the overall lack of curteosy and service upon encountering yet again one more open debate or gripe fest by the crew or staff. I think the reason we experienced such bad service by the bar staff, wait staff and anyone else who usually receives their tip at the end of the cruise, is because their tips were automatically added to our bill, I guess they figured if they could hit it once in a while we would do nothing about it. If we had had to confront the Pursers Desk, etc, well honestly that would have just seemed like work and we taking a vacation from that kind of atmosphere, yet here we were facing the same kind of "problems" you encounter everyday on the job. We have had to keep reminding ourselves of the things we did enjoy and try not to dwell on the negatives.

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Cozumel, Mexico - We always enjoy Cozumel. There are alot of things to do and see. Since we had been here so many times in the past, we just walked around through the middle of town and ate at Pancho's backyard. That was an unexpected $60 lunch, but we had fun.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - Loved the day at the beach. The lunch included with our excursion was very poor (everything was cold and hard) but the day itself was wonderful, I even had a beachside massage.
Belize City, Belize - My husband went bottom fishing, loved it, caught 5. I stayed on board and took advantage of the on board spa massage special. Wonderful!! After my husband got back from fishing and cleaned up, we took the tender into Belize City, walked around for about 10-15 minutes because there really wasn't much to see on your own and returned to the ship for a time of reading and relaxing on the Lido Deck shipside.
Majahual, Mexico - We just went into the port area, shopped, ate lunch returned to the ship. It was a fun time. We enjoyed the day. We have never scheduled an excursion here, we just enjoy the simple shopping and dining at this port.
Cozumel, Mexico - We always enjoy Cozumel. There are alot of things to do and see. Since we had been here so many times in the past, we just walked around through the middle of town and ate at Pancho's backyard. That was an unexpected $60 lunch, but we had fun.
Belize City, Belize - My husband went bottom fishing, loved it, caught 5. I stayed on board and took advantage of the on board spa massage special. Wonderful!! After my husband got back from fishing and cleaned up, we took the tender into Belize City, walked around for about 10-15 minutes because there really wasn't much to see on your own and returned to the ship for a time of reading and relaxing on the Lido Deck shipside.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - Loved the day at the beach. The lunch included with our excursion was very poor (everything was cold and hard) but the day itself was wonderful, I even had a beachside massage.
Majahual, Mexico - We just went into the port area, shopped, ate lunch returned to the ship. It was a fun time. We enjoyed the day. We have never scheduled an excursion here, we just enjoy the simple shopping and dining at this port.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Epic cruise review - Experienced Cruiser Disappointed!