July 2014 - Pride of America to Hawaii
Very Dissappointed... This was my husband and I sixth cruise and I was expecting it to be the best cruise ever. Maybe I was expecting more than I should but this was our first time on Norwegian and our last. First this was the most expensive cruise we have taken and to start my comforter on my bed was torn, my side of the bed had a dip in the mattress and had stains on it. The balcony room we had was spacious but right below were the emergency boats so they blocked the water view close to the boat not really that big of a deal but worth mentioning. Just make sure you are not on the 8th floor. Food was ok but if you are looking for coffee after 9pm you won't find coffee and cream at the same station it was always hide and go seek for one or the other. Staff were the most unfriendly bunch I have ever seen. No one would say a word to you. My husband would always say hi or how are you just so get staff to say something. The ship was also not as clean as other ships I have been on with other cruise lines. The elevators had mirrors on all three walls and they had the same smudges in them the whole time we were on the cruise. Common area bathrooms were never clean. The shows were unbearable my husband fell asleep in two of the shows and the last show we went to I got up and walked out it was so bad I was not going to waste another minute in there. One of the things I disliked was the fact that at the few shows we went to they were bad mouthing Carnival Cruise Line and I just thought that was unprofessional of them to do so. Some of the best cruises we have been on were with Carnival. We spent most of our time with our friends at the outside bar at the back of the boat where we enertained ourselves. Other than the shows there were not alot of activities on this ship compare to others. NCL does have the best itinerary and the ports are the best. Excursions are expensive but can be found off the ship for a fraction of NCL'S price. We had a good time because we make the best of what we have and we had our friends to spend time with. This would not be a cruise I would ever take again nor would I refer my friends and family to take this cruise. If you can deal with all the things I mentioned above take this cruise if not pick an island and spend as must of your time there. That is what I plan to do on our next trip to Hawaii. As far as our next cruise we will be sailing with Carnival.