We finally got an agent that suggested we go to New Orleans and get on the Spirit. Thinking our dilemma had been solved we agreed. That day we ended up sitting in one airport or another for 24 hr. Finally, after it cost us $280 out of our pocket for a cab (it was Mardi Gras) we got to the port. The room that they put us in was very, very tiny, very disappointing! In the bathroom there was hair all over the floor and walls .... Nasty!
The food on the ship was so so, certainly didn't even compare with any of the other cruises that we have been on. The buffet was pretty much the same every night, if you went once you saw it all. The funny part was it was suppose to be a 24 hr. buffet but when we got back on the boat from the different ports there was just a scant amount of food on this "so Called" buffet. It was like we weren't suppose to be hungry when we got back on the ship.No one told us it was Spring Break and there were well over 1000 kids on the boat that NCL sold drink packages to. On the second day there were no more frozen drinks! How does a cruise ship run out of frozen drink? I think it's one that does not care about their passengers.
I can go on and on about all the horrible things that happened to us, but there was NOT one pleasurable experience on this boat. This was my first Norwegian cruise and positively my last.