What a lovely way to spend Christmas with family on this gorgeous ship! We don't care for crowds but were prepared as this was a Christmas cruise and was pretty well booked to capacity. Of course you are going to have to tackle queues. A little patience is all that's needed, no one is going to go without. Make the most of the time waiting and take time to say hi to your fellow passengers, after all, it is Christmas.
Ports - The ports were ok but very busy due to several other cruise ships in port the same day. We were always happy to be back on board. Nothing special here to write about unfortunately.
Food - Absolutely fabulous. Considering how many people that have to be fed, we were amazed at the quality and efficient service. Everything ran like clockwork. First night was steak and lobster which was cooked to perfection. Also did Moderno Christmas Eve and had best seat on the ship for Christmas Eve carols. We loved the food here and have to say, it's our favourite. A very special night. We ate at Teppenyaki another night and it was worth every cent. Other nights we ate at the Venetian or Aqua and enjoyed every morsel of food that was served to us.
Entertainment - We only went to a couple of shows as we decided to eat late to miss the rush. I was a little unsure of the comedian at first but by the end of the show was crying from laughing so much.
Despite the large crowds and the small pool we did enjoy ourselves. We could always find somewhere quiet if we needed to escape the crowd. We would like to thank every single staff member for sacrificing their Christmas away from their family to ensure we had a very memorable Christmas. Looking already to book our next cruise with NCL, next time more days at sea, after all, the ship is the destination.