patswife2

patswife2
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Hometown: Lake Ariel, PA
Joined: 02/24/2014
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Norwegian Getaway

May 2017 - 9 Night Baltic Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

Redemption

This was something of a redemption, for those of us who had been on the prior Trans-Atlantic (which faced several disasters).  The ports were lovely, ship is nice, but receiving notice of changes in where we would dock, while at sea, is really annoying, as is the line's practice of listing ports by different names (Stockholm docks in Nynashamn). I actually called NCL to find out where we were scheduled to dock in each city, and we did not dock where we were told we would be in several ports.

That said, the ship is in good shape, the food was good and the staff was fabulous! 

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Norwegian Getaway

April 2017 - 16 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Miami To Copenhagen) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Jade

May 2016 - 14 Night Adriatic/Greece/Turkey (Venice Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Fabulous, but ...

This was an amazing cruise with a top rate staff. The only real problem was communication. We frequently received contradictory information or no information. Most of the time this was not an issue, however it is ridiculous when the itinerary changed the day before the second half of this cruise and passengers did not get notified until day 2 of that leg, it is an extreme problem. There were also problems with Freestyle Daily. Quite frankly, NCL and all lines would benefit by having passengers proofread all their communications. Often times the problems with communication is a matter of being written by people who live aboard. Simple example, there are no directions for which copy of the triplicate form passengers should keep, and no indication if form goes in the bag or is attached outside. Also, this business of letting thousands of people off the ship, in foreign ports, without at least a simple port map, is irresponsible.

Last, but far from least, when you advertise a port for a specific city, it is wrong to charge passengers for bus transfers to that city!

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Norwegian Jade

April 2016 - 21 Night Transatlantic & Mediterranean (Houston To Venice) Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Maasdam

January 2015 - 23 Night Amazon & Carnaval Explorer (Ft. Lauderdale To Rio De Janeiro) Cruise on Maasdam

patswife2's Tips

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany - There is a fun little excursion train in Warnemunde, and the town is very walkable and interesting. This is the location for the most affordable souvenirs.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece - You can get great bargain bus excursion to Olympic site on the Main Street of the port. Grab several other passengers and they'll give a group rate. About 1/10th the price of NCL excursion and you can go at your own pace.
Nassau, Bahamas - try to connect with a private tour, much more thorough and affordable
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - If you're looking for sun, and not traveling with children, the decks above the pool deck are some of the nicest and quietest! Without a doubt, the best show onboard was Slam Allen in Fat Cats!

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