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Legend of the Seas

March 2017 - 13 Night Suez Canal & Mediterranean (Dubai To Barcelona) Cruise on Legend of the Seas

Suez Canal - Legend of the Seas final cruise under RCL

The passage through the Suez Canal was very unique and interesting.  I wish, however that they would have provided more information during the passage.  They had an "expert" on board but she only made 2 announcements during the passage.  There was a passage that had done her homework and she had all kinds of interesting facts she was sharing with those around here.  Too bad we all couldn't have heard that throughout the passage.


I appreciated the ship lay out, seemed a bit more intimate and nothing was far from each other. 


This was the final cruise under RCL for this ship as it was being moved to the Med and being sold to Thompson Cruiseline (apparently local to the UK).

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Norwegian Getaway

January 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

Good, not great

The ship was nice, the room size good, the bathroom size much better than a lot of ships.  Food was very disappointing.  Had we not used the Specialty Dining we would have been very bored with the food choices for a week.  It didn't seem that the Buffet nor the complimentary dining room menus changed much from day to day.  Only way to get the old "formal night" fare of steak and lobster was pay for it!  Not real crazy about the "free style dining"; but highly recommend that you make reservations prior to departure for all that you can - that made it nicer, in my opinion, not having to wait in line for dinner, etc. 


Entire ship is very casual, no need to really pack much of anything formal.  Even in the nicer specialty dining rooms saw super casual.  Not the formality of cruises of old for sure.


Our room was Forward on the 8th floor, balcony.  SUPER loud on the nights that they had shows in the theatre, directly below us.  As long as you're a night owl no worries, but if you were in your room before 11:00 PM - wow!

Recommend the Thermal Spa, was great.  Lots of thermal beds and quiet.


They need to fix the smoking areas - too open to other areas.  Casino is open to the Atrium and thus all floors attached to the Atrium were smoky. Outside smoking areas were semi-open so couldn't stand to be on that side of the ship on those decks (8 & 15).  They need to make all ship non-smoking or close in the areas more.


Sadly didn't get to go to the private island (main reason booked this cruise), due to the major storm that hit the east coast - but the Captain did a great job of keeping us in more calmer seas until we had to head NE to Miami.  Would have liked a few more onboard activates however with an additional day at sea.


Comedy guys that were on board were great!  Saw them several times - be sure to book those shows in advance too, as they fill up quickly.

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Legend of the Seas

Legend of the Seas

Would not have wanted to be much closer to the Centrum due to music at night, etc.

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway

Book as much as possible prior to departure for shows, meals, etc. Or do it as soon as you get on board. Their new phone app was pretty good, other than it kept making me re-register for unknown reasons.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Book the "Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall" in Ocho Rios through United (Yardi Tours)- very good tour, almost private tour.

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