This is not a party cruise. This is not a teenager or lots of family/kids cruise. It was in February, we are in our 50's and we were "young" onboard, but it was a terrific cruise all around and it was really a pleasure. We plan to bring "grandma!" back next year to sail with us and it was such a pleasure to have a calm, peaceful relaxing pool area (secret: We NEVER had to fight for a deck chair!) area to enjoy daily. Will definitely be back again. Like the crew/staff are well paid, well, tipped, well taken care of as this is an American registry ship. NCL Should be PROUD of it's Pride of America!
The cruise ports of call and timeframe is great. If you count food quality as being a huge part of your trip, I would think twice. Food and beverage is not a strong point of this ship. If you are looking for a comfortable floating hotel to take you to great spots, this cruise will fulfill your need
Norwegian's staff are friendly. The cabins are very small and our family had 5 balcony cabins together but the staff was not allowed to open the balcony doors so we could enjoy time together - we have enjoyed that feature on other family cruises we have taken. The food is okay but not as good as some cruise lines. It was a fun family time but we will try to avoid using Norwegian in the future unless things are improved.
Nothing really to do, no music all the time on the pool deck, not a lot happening on the pool deck, all hot tubs were not always working, kids ran hot tubs and no one cared, entertainment was poor, food selection wasn't great in comparison to other cruises
The staff needs to be better trained in all areas. I did like not being pressured to have photos taken. I did not like having to make reservations each day for dinner in the general dining rooms. Overall we enjoyed the cruise.
Although we did not have time to really tour and see Oahu, I appreciate history so for me, going to Pearl Harbor was a must see. Just walking around grounds sent chills up my body. I stood in awe as I looked at the names of those who lost their lives on that day in December. We saw a film of the bombing before we could board the boat out to the memorial for the USS Arizona. There were other memorials as well, but based on the film we watched, the other ships were repaired. It was very solemn and sobering to see the names of all of the individuals who lost their lives that day. There were numerous monuments to their courage. As I walked around the grounds and looked at the various warheads, the Bowfin submarine and the other instruments of war, I felt a great sadness for those individuals who died, but also very proud and humble to be an American. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Hawaii and feel very blessed that we were able to take this trip. It was wonderful and for me, a trip of a lifetime!
This was the Cruisetour and it was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of it and was happy to finally see Hawaii. I was very glad that the ship's Captain darkened part of the ship when we passed erupting Kilauea volcano at night. We were able to clearly see the lava and the sky was full of stars!
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