flew to Miami arriving morning of the cruise (7 am). Killed some time at airport as was too early to head to Port. Took a cab to port I believe $24 fixed fare (2 cab as was traveling with mu wife, 5 children and our teenagers friend). Short drive to Port. Porters checked in our luggage. Then waited in a short line (which grew longer) as they had not yet opened the doors to check in. We has arrived at port approx 9:30 am. They were checking in the ship employees first. Then went through security and checked in relatively quickly. We are seasoned cruises but his was our first NCL cruise. Typical check in process except they automatically activate all the people in cabin (even young children) stateroom key to be active with the credit card. The check in person advised us when on ship to go to purser to deactivate the children's charge ability as in recent cruise a child had spent $900 at the video arcade without his parent knowing until the end of cruise. All other ships I have been on children were automatically not connected to the credit card. Was short line on ship to get the kids cards deactivated. Not a big deal but seems like a unnecessary step.
Waited about 1 1/2hrs before they started boarding the ship. quick board. Not able to go to cabin until about 2 or 3 pm.
I will not do a day to day review: Just some thoughts:
tiny closets. very very small cabin (smaller then any before). Bathroom nice (liked the sliding shower door rather then the curtain). Bunk bed blocks tv when down. Closet space very limited. Cabin location is next to noisy crew party area.