If the cruise was so bad, why the 5* rating?
Review by csharon54
In response to review, Dawnf says ...
Okay, I'm going to be polite and respectful. Does anybody out there really take this review seriously?
After Cruising on NCL, Yes I can believe the bad slow service in the MDR and the food not being good. We had the staff screw up one or two peoples dinner almost every night in the MDR and the extra pay dining (We were a party of 6 to 12 for dinners) Dinner service was so bad they gave up comp to the extra pay dining, they screwed up the orders so 8 of 10 got dinner and the other two had to sit for 15 min to get our dinners even though we ordered at the same time.
On one of my cruises on RCI a table mate was also on a no gluten diet had to order dinner 24 hours in advance every night.
I can understand and believe the bad review but not the 5 stat rating.
The main problem with anybody leaving their first review, is that they don't come back on to answer any questions as already raised by Dawnf and Kennicot. I doubt if we will ever know as to why the reviewer gave a 5 star rating when they were unhappy about their cruise. However, I do find it curious that the OP says it is NOT Freestyle cruising just because he/she wanted special dietary meals
Concur with prior comments. My guess is that the reviewer did not proof his/her comments, nor pay attention to the star rating selection.
In any event, NCL is not our favorite cruise line and many of the reasons cited in this review are why we are not bigger fans.
When we were on the Dawn, the food was institutional. but we were ready for that when we travel anyway. It is very difficult to please every person on board. That being said, the quality of the buffet on Princess I found superior to NCL, and according to my son. The other lines like Holland have some standards that are higher. I would like the reviewer to expand on the entire cruise and not his own dietary concerns, But I'm guessing that he was just worried about his own situation.
The star rating was a one star. I do not know how it managed to change to five stars. As far as nobody taking this review seriously, I don't care if you believe me or not. Go ahead and pay the money for this cruise on this ship and find out for yourself. You may want to check the reviews on this ship on other sites with the same sail dates. You will find that I am not the only one with this experience!
I am am trying to get the help desk to change the erroneous 5 stars.
I cannot agree more with this reviewer, because we were on the same ship, and there was 9 of us in our party. NCL was not ready for this cruise, bottom line!