Norwegian cruise line changing the value of cruising
Sail Date: April 29, 2013
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Room Type: Balcony
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.
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