dorothytissue

dorothytissue
Third Mate

Joined: 05/23/2014
3
Cruises
2
Reviews
9
Helpful Votes

About dorothytissue



Following

dorothytissue's Past Cruises

Anthem of the Seas

December 2015 - Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Not so hot cruise.

I was disappointed in the ship.  To be hyped so much prior to sailing and then be a soso cruise was disappointing.  There were a lot of elderly people, including me, on board and there was not a lot to keep us entertained.  You saw people sitting around reading all the time.  The Royal Esplanade "sales" were a joke and a free for all.  The orientals were grabbing up the junk, like it wasn't made in China.  Too many high end shops.  The shore excursions I took were mediocre.  I did not like the method of rotation of 4 dining rooms for dinner.  Menus did not have much variety.  

If the cruise lines keep building "bigger and better", I will not be a consumer.

Read Full Review »

Ocean Princess

August 2015 - Ocean Princess to Europe - Western Europe

Norwegian Getaway

May 2014 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Eastern

12th Norwegian Cruise

I have to say this is my 4th cruise on NCL's newest ships, EPIC, BREAKAWAY, GETAWAY, because Iam now traveling solo and these ships have studio facilities, which aren't the best in the west, but are more reasonable for the solo traveler.  I have been a great fan of Norwegian since my first sailing with them in 1997 but will have to admit that with the mega ships, they are lacking in the true cruising experience.  Staff and crew are not as accommodating as on the smaller ships.  They are spread much too thin.  Meal time has become mundane with little variety.  Small children should not be allowed in the Main Dining areas after certain times.  I had several meals absolutely ruined with small children running wild and misbehaving.  I have traveled with grandchildren on cruises and enjoyed every aspect of seeing the cruise thru their eyes, but they knew how to behave, and if they didn't, they were removed from the venue.

I have traveled on small ships to mega ships and really prefer the smaller ships, but they are not available any more except on river cruises.

I guess times are achanging and I will have t change with them or find another way to vacation.

Read Full Review »

dorothytissue's Tips

Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - Even though it is a large ship, it is easy to find your way around. Eating is aft and entertainment is forward

Badges (Learn More)


Points (View Leaderboard)

0
This Week
80
Total

Recent Activity

received a helpful vote on their Anthem of the Seas cruise review - Not so hot cruise.

received a helpful vote on their Anthem of the Seas cruise review - Not so hot cruise.

received a helpful vote on their Anthem of the Seas cruise review - Not so hot cruise.

added Dec 12, 2015 cruise on Anthem of the Seas to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Bahamas cruise on Anthem of the Seas and gave it 3 stars!

commented on the roll call for Dec 12, 2015 cruise on Anthem of the Seas - "Count down is here. Been eagerly awaiti..."

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - 12th Norwegian Cruise

added Aug 9, 2015 cruise on Ocean Princess to their profile.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - 12th Norwegian Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - 12th Norwegian Cruise