jacikrause2585
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Eurodam

November 2016 - Eurodam to Caribbean

Production Shows poorly done

Been on HAL many times.  First time ever being disappointed, which is why the 3 stars instead of the usual 5.  Production shows looked unrehearsed Middle School productions.  I learned the talent generally comes from London but this ship for production shows came from New York.  

Not much to do, very low key, no announcements to speak of.  1st seating did not work with anything else.  Told to be in dining room by 5 :15, doors opened at 5:30, staff at table #30 good first week, change in staff for second week, staff excellent.  Food beautiful and delicious. No problem with special diet. Dinner never over before 7:15. Timing off with events surrounding dinner. Only saw Cruise director in Lido getting his salad.  Never seemed to speak to anyone.  CAC is great use of time and learning new cooking techniques. 

Large Balcony cabin with wonderful foot stools and lounge chairs.  Library was a life saver!

 

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Norwegian Escape

May 2016 - Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

huge ship with small ship hospitality.

Shows grand and well done, food in Garden Cafe. Manhattan, La Cucina,  and O'Sheehans excellent.  Served well and presentation most excellent. Our cabin steward was superior, a big change from 2015 experience. Pianist Darryl wrote some of his own music, taught us to listen to the instrument in a different way.  Most enjoyable.

The only bad thing was parents who let their children run wild, without concern for some of the older adults on board.  NOT NCL's fault, they have great programs for children, some parents just do not understand they need to help children understand screaming and pushing is not acceptable.

Not on a ship, nor in port.

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jacikrause2585's Tips

Grand Turk Island - find out how to get out of shopping center to walk to town to see something besides stores.
Eurodam Eurodam - Cocktail hour before dinner was from 4 to 5 in Ocean Bar and Crow's nest. Be aware if you have first seating, it is smarter to have your buy one get one for$2 ( same drink, not two different drinks) in Ocean Bar. Going from 11 forward to 3 aft is quite a sprint!
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - Making reservations for speciality dining... seems to have to be done the day you arrive on board. ugh. There is so much to do on the ship and trying to coordinate shows that start at 7 30 pm with dinners that do not end in 90 minutes means EARLY hurry up dinners. So, plan well.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - Best of Roatan, something worthwhile, lots to learn in a delightful way. We will do this again! Boat trip was an added surprise for us, met lots of wonderful people and our guide was most excellent!
Belize City, Belize - Naturalist water tour is excellent. People are friendly and the local dark beer is cold and delicious!
Miami, Florida - We drove down to Key Largo and had a delightful time!
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Escape - Be aware it is very noisy in the Atrium, So if it is peace and quiet you want, go into the lovely quiet Library! Lots going on in the Atrium, this trip had lots and lots of loud parents and children. There are plenty of quiet places and wonderful people on board, enjoy the trip.

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shared a quick tip for Eurodam"Cocktail hour before dinner was from 4 to 5 in Ocean Bar and Crow's nest. Be aware if you have first seating, it is smarter to have your buy one get one for$2 ( same drink, not two different drinks) in Ocean Bar. Going from 11 forward to 3 aft is quite a sprint!
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added Nov 26, 2016 cruise on Eurodam to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean cruise on Eurodam and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Getaway"Making reservations for speciality dining... seems to have to be done the day you arrive on board. ugh. There is so much to do on the ship and trying to coordinate shows that start at 7 30 pm with dinners that do not end in 90 minutes means EARLY hurry up dinners. So, plan well.
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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Escape cruise review - huge ship with small ship hospitality.