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Norwegian Wind Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Experience: 2-3 cruises
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3.0 out of 5
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11 Night Hawaiian Islands (Honolulu Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 18, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Wind
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Menu selections were limited. All restaurants serve the same food.


5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Nice job.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
With the exception of and obstructed view room was excellent.
3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
Snorkeling much better than Hanauma bay in Oahu.
Don't Miss: Check out the coffee.
3 out of 5
Waimea Canyon is beatiful. Rent a car to get there. Taxi's charge $60 / hr. Car rental: $35 /day.
Don't Miss: Helicopter ride
5 out of 5
Surf lessons was nice.
Don't Miss: Bike ride down the volcano
5 out of 5
Napali beach worth the money.
Don't Miss: Hobi cat sail

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? No.

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