Norwegian Wind (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Hawaii

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4-6 cruises

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2 out of 5

Norwegian Wind

Sail Date: April 14, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

Was very disappointed in appearance of the ship. Our cabins were kept spotless and seemed roomy , but at the buffet's there was never anywhere to sit, it seemed like the same food every day, and it was a free for all. You had to carry your plate and drink around looking for a seat, sometimes even taking the elevator to another floor. The freestyle cruising is a great concept, but the best place to eat was in dinning room where each meal took 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The entertainment was not very good at all. We were on a hawaiian cruise, once in a lifetime thing for our entire family celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and they couldn't even get a decent steak or a lobster tail. The ports were pretty,fanning island was very interesting to see, disappointed in the sponsored school, thought it could be more. It was not worth 2 1/2 days at sea EACH WAY only to get 2 hours to spend there though. This was our 2nd cruise with NCL and very well may be our last. We felt very cheated and short-changed...especially when we found out it was this ships last voyage. It seemed we couldn't get off the boat fast enough for them. They were stripping it at every port, no gift shops unless you wanted to buy the left-over Alaska shirts on clearance, no casino, it was usually too windy to be on the top deck. The crew was very pleasant and accomadating, but we were very upset and felt cheated on the ship, food, & entertainment.

Pros: Cleanliness of our cabin

Cons: VERY disappointed in food

Recommends Norwegian Wind (RETIRED)? No.

Hilo, Hawaii
Scenery is beautiful, bus tour is good idea.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Most islands have a certain major discount shopping center that you can get souvenirs for cheap. It is all the same stuff that they sell in the little shops.
Lahaina, Maui
The banyon tree is awesome. Some of the shopping was pretty good.
Fanning Island, Kiribati
Tender service or something was very poor. We were unfortunately one of the last ones to get off the ship and only had 2 hours there. It was very interesting and a very poor island.. Our group took about 65lbs. of crayons, color books, seeds, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, hair ties, and things to the school and it is quite a little trek. The teachers were very grateful and happy to recieve the supplies. Do take some individually wrapped candy or trinkets for the kids, they speak no english and are willing to do about anything for coins or trinkets.
Fanning Island, Kiribati
Tender service or something was very poor. We were unfortunately one of the last ones to get off the ship and only had 2 hours there. It was very interesting and a very poor island.. Our group took about 65lbs. of crayons, color books, seeds, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, hair ties, and things to the school and it is quite a little trek. The teachers were very grateful and happy to recieve the supplies. Do take some individually wrapped candy or trinkets for the kids, they speak no english and are willing to do about anything for coins or trinkets.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Most islands have a certain major discount shopping center that you can get souvenirs for cheap. It is all the same stuff that they sell in the little shops.
Lahaina, Maui
The banyon tree is awesome. Some of the shopping was pretty good.
Hilo, Hawaii
Scenery is beautiful, bus tour is good idea.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Nawiliwili, Kauai


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