Has anyone been bowling on the Norwegian ships that offer it?   If so, is it operating while sailing or in port?  Is there an upcharge?  Is it crowded and hard to get a lane?  Thanks.

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Great question. Been on two NCL ships that had the bowling lanes but never thought to use them on either until the last one at departure we walked by it (on the Breakaway) and I thought oh yeah ... could have gone bowling. And after getting off the ship and my wife seeing the pics of the mini golf she said she would haqve loved to do that but was not aware it was there ... I classify these as huge ship problems .....

Seen the bowling alley on one NCL playing...went back playing...dunno if it was free...but I lost interest when I saw some of them running down the golf...lots of fun with lots of beer...I know theres a mini golf on BREAKAWAY, our next one, but if its overrun, I'll ignore that too...mebbe we could play at midnite...under the lites...when all good lil rugrats are in bed...or ought to be...

We have not been on the NCL ships, but Carnival also has mini golf and we enjoy it a great deal. Sometimes it can be busy with kids but I give them the "evil teacher eye" and they usually quit misbehaving. I have also been know to say something if they are truly out of line. There are also the kids that have been playing the whole cruise and they have figured the perfect placement and bank shot needed for a hole in one.They are happy to share the information if you ask. We think it is most fun when the ship is at sea, because the wind and/or movement of the ship can help and/or hurt your shot. It levels the playing field.

On the Breakaway you will find the bowling alleys tucked away at the back of O'Sheehan's. I did like O'Sheehan's. Good feel, nice comfortable atmosphere and the food was very palatable. And it is open and serves food 24 x 7.

Thanks for that...was never a bowler...and now the knees and shoulders would like it even less...however your comment re O'SHEEHANS is spot on...we go there a lot...

Done mini golf on a number of ships, its pretty common, but bowling is unique to NCL. Seems like it would be pretty tough while actually sailing, despite stabilization, so was wondering if its an in-port activity.

The Carnival Vista had bowling and I think the Carnival Horizon does too. We didn't try it, so I almost forget about it!Wink

I have seen the bowling alley on an NCL ship and I am sure that I heard that there was a charge for it. It wasn't cheap, either.

We will be on Breakaway in February, but my fingers are too arthritic to try it anymore. Too bad they don't have Candlestick bowling. :) No idea if there is a charge or not.

Did you see anyone using the lanes or was it shut down? I'm just curious how you bowl on a moving ship unless its open when in port.


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