Norwegian Wind (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

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3 out of 5

Great Cruise for itinerary !

Sail Date: November 18, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We booked an oceanview room and ended up with a tender in front of our window. We had a guy working there at night so forget about privacy ! The ship was ok but had limited restaurants and sometimes the service was quite slow. The drinks are too expensive ($10 for a smoothie!) Brought our own wine but had to pay $15 corkage fee for each bottle! The wine on board is around $40 / bottle and not very good at that price.
The shore excursions are not bad but you can find much cheaper once you get off the ship. The ship was retrofitted to stretch it. The pool was too small and the deck was always very windy. Not easy to have a lunch when food flies off the plate. Room service was nice and crew friendly.

Pros: Cruise to Fanning Island, Great shows by Jean and Ryan Co.

Cons: Food service slow, Menu choices too limited, Drinks too expensive.

Recommends Norwegian Wind (RETIRED)? No.

Ship Quality
Ship in general was clean and nicely kept. Smoking should not be allowed in public areas even on deck. The bars stunk with cigarette smoke.
Food and Dining
Menu selections were limited. All restaurants serve the same food.
Service and Staff
Nice job.
Cabin / Stateroom
With the exception of and obstructed view room was excellent.
Entertainment
Good quality shows....The theater was a bit inconvenient to get a good view of the stage. I liked the theater on N. Star better.
Fanning Island, Kiribati
Napali beach worth the money.
Don't Miss: Hobi cat sail
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Waimea Canyon is beatiful. Rent a car to get there. Taxi's charge $60 / hr. Car rental: $35 /day.
Don't Miss: Helicopter ride
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Snorkeling much better than Hanauma bay in Oahu.
Don't Miss: Check out the coffee.
Hilo, Hawaii
Went to see lava flow but did not get closer than a mile from it. They say mother nature did not cooperate but they should know exactly where it is.
Lahaina, Maui
Surf lessons was nice.
Don't Miss: Bike ride down the volcano


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