kbilleck

kbilleck
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Hometown: Waukegan IL
Joined: 12/09/2014
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About kbilleck

We are empty nesters - we love to cruise because it allows us to see different places in a very affordable manner and we never feel like we're living out of a suitcase. There's always something to do!


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Cruiseline: Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruiseline: Royal Caribbean

Cruiseline: MSC Cruises

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

kbilleck's Past Cruises

Norwegian Jewel

May 2016 - 7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Great trip!

This was our 7th cruise - 2nd on NCL - 1st to Alaska.  The ship was beautifully maintained - the staff was helpful and friendly.  The only negative I can say is that the bar staff has gone almost the other way.  It was refreshing to not be bombarded for drinks every time we sat down, but it many cases, we couldn't find anyone to order a drink from.  There has to be a happy medium.  It's not really a complaint, just a comment.  Embarkation was the best I've ever down.  Organization at the ports was fabulous!  We will sail NCL again if the itinerary we are looking for is available.  Being able to eat where and when we want was terrific!  Buffet area needs more seating....each time we were there we wandered for a significant amount of time looking for someplace to sit.

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Carnival Inspiration

January 2015 - 3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Inspiration

kbilleck's Tips

Oranjestad, Aruba - Submarine expedition was well worth every penny! Beautiful scenery.....
Navigator of the Seas Navigator of the Seas - You will wait a very long time for the elevators. There are many areas of the ship that you have to go down a deck - through someplace else and then back up to get where you need to be. Way too much selling.
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Jewel - Garden Café almost never has enough seating - La Cucina is usually open but pretty far away especially for those with mobility issues. Usually too cold for the Great Outdoors in Alaska especially at breakfast.
Skagway, Alaska - Highly recommend the White Pass Train ride - it's like nothing else you will ever experience
Cruise Sawyer Glacier - We cruised Dawes Glacier - too much ice blocking passage to Sawyer
MSC Divina MSC Divina - GO TO THE DIVINA LOUNGE AND LISTEN TO THE AMSTERDAM TRIO IN THE EVENINGS - THEY ARE FABULOUS!

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added Curacao to their favorites on their profile.

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Itinerary was wonderful! Embarkation/onboard experience not as good

shared a quick tip for Navigator of the Seas"You will wait a very long time for the elevators. There are many areas of the ship that you have to go down a deck - through someplace else and then back up to get where you need to be.
Way too much selling."

added Nov 24, 2017 cruise on Navigator of the Seas to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Navigator of the Seas and gave it 3.8 stars!