Relax or Have Fun in the Sun - My Tips
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Here are some tips. The best shopping prices are in Philipsburg. We waited for St. Thomas and were disappointed. Definitely get off at St. John. It`s an early start to the day but well worth it. It is a tropical paradise. I recommend just taking a taxi to Trunk Bay (do not do the excursion - it`s a rip off) and spend the entire time (until about 12:30, then you have to catch ferry to St. Thomas) here. They rent snorkeling gear for $4, plus they have bathrooms and snack stand. Snorkel before all the excursions get there. We loved their private island also. That is a great day. If you know another couple, have one buy the excursion ($25/pp basically just for gear and getting off the boat first to get an umbrella chair) and share the gear.
The ship was in great shape. Food was good. You must eat at Le Bistro at least once. We loved our waiters at the main dining room and Le Bistro. To request a dining room (the one at the back of shop is less crowded) and to sit with certain persons, call Norwegian and they`ll give you the dining room fax number for the request. If you use the casino (black jack!) exchange $20 for $30 the first night. It`s a great perk. We ordered room service for breakfast almost every day. You must fill out the form and put on door the night before.
We had our doubts about going on a cruise, but were pleasantly surprised that we enjoyed everything so much. The employees were so nice and helpful! Have a great trip!