jamesmichael
Second Mate

Hometown: Florida, Trinity
Joined: 05/10/2013
3
Cruises
3
Reviews
81
Helpful Votes

About jamesmichael



Following

jamesmichael's Past Cruises

Carnival Paradise

January 2014 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

Cruise on the carnival Paradise

The ship is old and it shows.  The service is for trainees and it shows.  The budget must be being cut as everything showed. Not worth it at any price!!!

Read Full Review »

Norwegian Breakaway

April 2013 - Norwegian Breakaway to Transatlantic

Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

This was our 38th cruise and we were very disappointed in our experience. They were very revenue oriented. The restaurants that were part of the cruise package all had the same poor menues. They had more revenue producing restaurants at a charge of between $15- to $40. They even charged for several of the entertainment shows. We had a nice room with a balcony, but we had a cruise access door right across from our room and the door banged all day and all night ruining our value of our nice room. They offered to change our room, but the room was half the size, so we refused and ask them to fix the problem. It took 5 days, but it seemed to get better. The free activities like trivia was limited to 2-3 times a day versus other cruise we been on having 3-4 a day, but they also supplemented with many other free activities that were conducive to the weather. Again they were pushing revue producing things like Bingo which was another rip off. They took in a minmum of $3500 and paid out a meager $600-$700 IF THAT!!! THE CASINOS WERE PRETTY LOCKED DOWN AND DIDN'T have many people winning. It was programmed to give a little and then take more back. This had to be one of the worst cruise experiences we have had up to this point. I injured my foot and couldn't even get a wheel chair to rent or use. They did wheel me off at the disembarkation in New York. I would recommend not going on Norwegian until they bring back the value of cruising. I would rather pay more up front and not be nickle-dimed to death on the cruise. Jim & Ellen

Read Full Review »

Independence of the Seas

April 2013 - Independence of the Seas to Transatlantic

Great cruise

In the last month we have had the best and the worst cruise experience. We cruised to Southampton England on the Independence of the Seas and had a wonderful time. The ship was awsome, the food was great and the entertainment was some of the best we have ever had the opportunity to see on a cruise ship. All of which were part of the cruise price. On the other hand we cruised back to New York on the new Norwegian ship the Breakaway and had the worst expeience. The ship was OK, the food was poor to bad and the entertaiment was poor with the exception of one show, the Cirque of Dreams. They charged for the restaurants food that were not included in the cruise package($15-$40). They charged for several of thier entertainment offerings ($15-$40), and they were poor on top of it. The Royal Carribean cruise line provides the best price with the great quality we have gotten to expect. Jim and Ellen

Read Full Review »

jamesmichael's Tips

Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - Don't go on this ship unless you expect at least $700 in additional expense for 7 days.

Badges (Learn More)


Points (View Leaderboard)

0
This Week
325
Total

Recent Activity

received a helpful vote on their Independence of the Seas cruise review - Great cruise

received a helpful vote on their Independence of the Seas cruise review - Great cruise

received a helpful vote on their Independence of the Seas cruise review - Great cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Paradise cruise review - Cruise on the carnival Paradise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising