My husband and I decided to take this cruise for our anniversary. Having cruise on the Adventure of the Seas, we thought the NOS would be perfect. We decided to stay in Civitavecchia the night before at Porto Di Roma. It was a great little hotel and within walking distance of the port.
Embarking: We got there early and had no issues as we had done the online check in. We had lunch at the buffet and walked around the ship, until I room was ready around 2pm.
Food: Overall the food was okay. I really did not like the breakfast and had a hard time finding something to eat, so I typically stuck with the fresh fruit, which was really good. Lunch and dinner in the Windjammer was good and there was a fair selection. The food in the main dinning area was also good and the menu offered a variety of good meals. We ate at Chops one night and were not disappointed. For the price you pay it was really worth it.
Great balcony, lots of space in the room, close to the elevators but very quiet.