Hi, My wife and I have been on 7 cruises in the last 7 years. 6 of them with NCL. First of all the embarkment was easy and quick. When we got on the boat, their was no champagne welcome, as in other years. I used to like that. We got to our cabin alright, and it was very nice. We went to Cagney's, and had the 10 ounce filet mignon, and it was delicious. The side dishes were skimpy, so order a few for a normal meal. The desserts were also very small portions. When we go there we went to Snorkel beach. It was five dollars to get in, and 15 dollars to rent a chair. It was not worth it. The water was very rocky, and difficult to walk in, even with water shoes. They should fix that. We got the three day ferry pass , which includes the pink buses, for about 28 dollars. Hamilton was very nice. They have a festival on Wednesday evenings, but that was a little disappointing. It was small. The native dancing was nice though.
Back to the ship, The pool gets very crowded. We sat in a More
Quiet Zone, but it was not very quiet. We complained to the waiter, but he offered no help. Two drunken men were screaming in the hot tub, while people were trying to read, or sleep. Everyone was telling them to shut up. A fight almost happened . The children are running around unsupervised. They were in "adults only "hot tub. Diving off the bandstand.
The Impressions restaurant was terrible. The pasta was extremely undercooked, and I told the manager. He brought me another plate, and it was the same. It could have been cooked about another 10 minutes. That also went in the trash. The food was better at the free buffet. At least you can see what you are getting beforehand.
The gift shop is something else too . The guy selling the liquor tells you to buy all you want, and don't worry. We got stopped by customs, and had to pay 3 dollars per bottle over 1 per person. There is a guy selling jewelery on the room television . It was kind of strange. The man, was very effeminate, and he was wearing the ladies jewelery, modeling it. A woman would have been more appropriate. That was in bad taste.
The night clubs were nice, but they could have used a few bouncers. Some of the guest were drunk, and fighting over seats. One even got on the stage while Fire and Ice were performing. It seems like there is a general lack of security on the ship. Less
Go to the frog and onion pub. They have a 50 ounce beer, ad you keep the glass. Snorkel beach is not worth it. Take the bus to horseshoe bay, on your own. You don't need a excursion. Then, you can leave when you want to.