MarionB1

MarionB1
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Hometown: Memphis area
Joined: 07/11/2012
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Disney Wonder

October 2007 - Disney Wonder to Caribbean - Bahamas

Disappointment

Save your money and go on a different cruise line. The wait staff was only interested in pushing alchoholic beverages, as the tip for such was automatically added in at the time of purchase. The service rendered wouldn't have met shoreside standards, much less cruise standards set by others in the industry (Norwegian, Celebrity, Etc). The children's programs were largely designed to take your kids off your hands, but if you wanted to be with your children (as we did), you wouldn't really utilize this function. We are long-time Disney fans, holding annual passes for years, and spending two to four weeks annually at Disney World, but the cruise line is second rate at best. Combine this with a price that is 3X the average for cruising and you get a tremendous disappointment. The entertainment was about average for the cruise industry, certainly not the best shows I have seen at sea. (anyone who has seen the "Pan" spectacular on Norwegian will attest to this) I travel quite a bit and I don't understand the high ratings given by everyone else for this cruise line. I feel that it is vastly overrated.

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Norwegian Sun

October 2006 - Norwegian Sun to Caribbean - Western

Good Cruise

The itenerary is excellent with lots to do sandwiched between two days to rest. The dining experience could have been better; I have had better food on cruises before. The service varied between excellent and mediocre, possibly because Norwegian has a built-in service charge at the end of the cruise, which, if you disagree with, you have to wait a long time in line to dispute (so most don't). Other than a "light choice" restaurant, there were only two restaurants other than the buffet which were available without paying a pretty hefty surcharge, and the menus were the same at each of them.

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MarionB1's Tips

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala - We took a local tour guide to see the ruins, It was nice. Again, no need to book with the cruise line, plenty of folks lined up to book you an excursion on shore.
Belize City, Belize - Lots to do here, Altun Ha is quite nice. Book tour with local agents to save $.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Book your excursion with the local tour agents (with whom you can negotiate a good price; ask to get the children in free) don't book anything with Norwegian here or you will literally pay 4X the local price.
Cozumel, Mexico - lots of shops, quite commercialized. Vendors inside the tourist mall have actually better prices than those outside the mall. We snorkelled here and had a blast
Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala - We took a local tour guide to see the ruins, It was nice. Again, no need to book with the cruise line, plenty of folks lined up to book you an excursion on shore.
Belize City, Belize - Lots to do here, Altun Ha is quite nice. Book tour with local agents to save $.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Book your excursion with the local tour agents (with whom you can negotiate a good price; ask to get the children in free) don't book anything with Norwegian here or you will literally pay 4X the local price.
Cozumel, Mexico - lots of shops, quite commercialized. Vendors inside the tourist mall have actually better prices than those outside the mall. We snorkelled here and had a blast

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Sun cruise review - Good Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

received a helpful vote on their Disney Wonder cruise review - Disappointment

MarionB1 added Oct 29, 2006 cruise on Norwegian Sun to their profile.

MarionB1 added Oct 1, 2007 cruise on Disney Wonder to their profile.