What do you think about norwegian cruiseline?

I am interesting, what is your opinion about this line?

I read few articles like

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2016/06/17/norwegian-dawn-cruise-ship-makeover/86046640/

http://www.seascanner.com/ship-norwegian-dawn

and other, but whats opinion of passengers of this line

54 Answers

Agreed..our next 3 are on NCL, but we booked two after that on CCL because we wanted to try those Havana Suites on VISTA, and that post about the 200m RADIANCE refurb caught my eye...variety is the spice of life...IF we live that long....besides, by then, the first of NCL's new LEONARDO class ought to be rolling out, and mebbe that'll cause a fleetwide repositioning...

I've been on Norwegian sky and getaway and I'm not that impressed with either. The sky we went to Cuba and although we did get to see Cuba. The captain sales into a port full of oil which then impacted or ability to pull into our next port Nassau. Glad we got to see Cuba though.

The food on both ships was inferior to RCL ships.Happy

My family sailed on Pride of America in 2004 and it was the worst cruise ever! It was so bad we wrote to the corporate office and were able to get partial refunds for some.

Now 15 years later we are going to try it again for a cousins cruise. I know that since 2004 they have hired a new CEO and have revamped the entire staff so lets see how this goes.

PS. The complaints had to do with the staff not the ship.

Hope it goes well.

One thing to keep in mind is that Pride of America is the only flagged and registered American cruise ship and as such has different staffing requirements than does the rest of the fleet. I have heard a variety of comments on the PoA and their staff and in general they differ from the rest of the fleet.

Not to mention the executive suite has turned over several times, top down, since 15 years ago. Ships crews, including the Captain, rotate all over the place, and VERY often. Didn't look it up, but I'd bet POA has been refurbed since you last sailed on her...and probably more than once...

Just out of curiosity, what line(s) have you cruised on over the past 15 years? and other than Hawaii, what caused you to go back to them after all this time?

Our 1st 3 cruises were NCL and we are now Platinum. We are Diamond on RCI. They are our two favorite lines. NCL pioneered Freestyle.

Captains don't make the itinerary, nor the location of their dock. His only choice was to NOT go there...and I bet, given the political climate AND the fact that most of the passengers probably booked it to "see" Cuba, that would've caused a mini riot...we've already been privileged to see one of those. So the authorities wouldn't let his pretty white ship which wasn't so pretty by then, into Nassau? Just wonder how all that oil got into the water bad enough to cause that problem at the next port....guess the Cuban "authorities" are more forgiving... Did you DEMAND a refund?

Another reason we're going back to "other lines" is because theres hardly any difference between NCL platinum and platinum plus...I don't think we'll live long enough to earn a free cruise. At least we've got a good head start on CCL..

When we were new to cruising, sailed Pride of America (Hawaii). They had just introduced "Freeform" dining (open). Had a great time, enjoyed the food and service, but since then, have sampled some other lines we prefer a little more and have more loyalty points. We do want to try one of the new ships coming into service.

NCL is one of my favorites. I love the flexibility. No one telling us what to wear on what days or what time to eat.

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