Here are some videos from our trip.
https://vimeo.com/167810509 Pool Deck
https://vimeo.com/168352337 St. Thomas Catamaran - Snorkel
Sorry it was so crummy! Was that the only pool area?? It did seem crowded. That is why I like the solarium with RC. It gives another option than the main area. Was this your first time with NCL? Hopefully it won't deter you from cruising more.
Yeah, the pool area is small. On a at-sea day the pool deck can end up jammed packed. You have to go scouting for lounge chairs well before you plan on laying out. However, the Champagne Catamaran trip looked really nice.
Thank you for posting your review. As we've learned, not every voyage is going to be aces. It is interesting that we stay away from the mega-ships for the exact reasons you found problematic. Better luck on your next trip!
We plan on going back to Royal for the next cruise as they seem to have plenty of space at the pools and hot tubs. I notice some of the 5 star comments don't look to be real people when you click on their picture.
Looks like they took the pool deck from a 2500 passenger ship and just dropped it onto a 4000 passenger ship with no consideration for proportions
Thanks for the review, i enjoyed the videos. we will be sailing on the Epic next year, will be our first mega ship. I will start looking at making reservations before we get on the ship.
The pool looks way to small and to walled in, no open space around pool on pool deck. I also do not like having to make reservations weeks before my cruise to get the dining time I want and where I want to eat or what shows I want to see. how do you know in advance what night your in the mood for a show, steak house or Sushi ???
I'll stick to mid size ships where you can get a spot at the pool and a table to eat at.
P.S. thanks for the video it says more then words could to describe the poor lay out and size of the pool area.
Your welcome for the videos - I had to video this pool area because I just could not believe it with my own eyes. A brand new ship - What were they thinking?
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