Norwegian Made us feel Special: Pride of America Cruise Review by Super Travel Nut
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Norwegian Made us feel Special
On Ship Embarkation day we arrived at the port about 2:00 pm. Since we are past cruisers with NCL we were entitled to stand and register in the Lattitudes Line for faster service to the ship. I had also organized the Meet and Greet for our Cruise Critic Roll Call. After registration I was met by Olivia Sturm the Group More Service Co ordinator for Pride of America. She welcomed us and said she would be meeting with our Roll call at 3:30.
Our meet and greet was very informative and was attended by the Roll call member as well as several staff from the ship. We were able to ask questions, given business cards and made to feel welcomed. If you had questions or concerns they were very approachable. The Pride of America has something for everyone. We found quiet places to sit and talk and we could find places to mingle and meet new people. Plenty of activities to participate in or a deck chair to do nothing. Best part for us was the very few places people were allowed to smoke. It almost felt like a smoke free cruise.
The food as usual was plentiful and delicious. There is something for everyone. You should never be hungry. Our one minor complaint was that the dining room staff were always in a hurray to get us out of the dining room. We would tell them that we were not in a hurray but soup and salad came at the same time and by the time we put the salad fork down our main course was there. We told them when we sat down to please slow things down and by the 3rd dinner they listened. Hardly a complaint but we were there to enjoy each other and celebrate our 30 years together.
Being part of the Cruise Critic Family on this trip made it very special for my husband and I. We met and were invited to many special events that only added to the wonderful experience we had. Each time we cruise with NCL it gets better and better.
I would like to thank Kaj Turunern, Hotel Director, and especially Olivia Sturm for making this trip more memorable. Less
Cabin review: IB11503 Inside
We always take an inside cabin because we only sleep in the room. Most of our waking hours are spent enjoying the port or making new friends. For us the size of the room is not really important. That said our cabin was clean and very promptly so. It took till day 3 for our room stewart to meet us. We were hardly ever in the room.Read All Inside (IB) Reviews >>
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