This was my wife and my first big vacation in five years and we decided to splurge with a penthouse suite for this this cruise. We added the dining package, and are so glad we did. Being a premium customer also meant that our embarkation was incredibly fast without the usual lines and delays that we have experienced in the past.
The 75% US based crew was professional and every bit as hardworking as the international crews I met on previous cruises,and for us this was a plus. It also appears that NCL takes very good care of their staff and it shows with loyalty and great attitudes.
We loved choosing our restaurant package and ended up dining almost every night at either Cagney's or Jefferson Bistro. Both restaurants were excellent and compared well to the best restaurants in most towns we have ever visited. The ship was in great condition and tastefully designed.
We ended up doing four of the shore excursions available through NCL, and every one was fun and a good value. We also enjoyed a couples massage at the spa that was excellent but overpriced ($400) for the time we received.
I could,go on and on, but this was,a,great cruise for us that exceeded our expectations in every way. Seeing the islands of Hawaii this way was the perfect way for us to enjoy and experience,the beauty and diversity of environments this amazing state offers visitors.