Booked a last minute deal. Never been NCL before but have cruised 8 times before mainly with more upmarket cruise lines.
From boarding to disembarking at Barcelona we were impressed by the helpfulness, and pleasantness of everbody that NCL employed. Public areas were kept clean and tidy. In all eating areas used china was removed quickly.
We did not eat in any of the several specialty restaurants but ate in the inclusive restsurants. Choosing what time we wanted to eat "freestyle". The waiters were courteous and friendly and choice of food quite good but perhaps not for a longer holiday.
The shows in the evening were very good for the majority of the time. The theatre was a good size and comfortable. Entertainment in other areas during the evening quality fluctuated. On sea days there was a variety of things going on of you wanted.
Generally the public rooms were small and could be crowded if the entertainment was worthwhile.
We did not really use the outdoor areas but it seemed ample.
We found the choice of bottles of wine to be expensive.
The ship did need a little refurbishment in places, but it was due in dry dock immediately after our disembarking. Freestyle disembarking works brilliantly