Departed Buenos Aires enroute to Santiago as a member of GCT group. Cabin size and storage capacity were excellent, but only single beds that could not be combined into a double. Bed mattresses were very tired. Cabin had nice size window, but so dirty it was hard to see out.

Liked open seating, free style dining in main dining room. Best seats were for parties of four on sides of room. More quiet, and service seemed better. Tried each of specialty restaurants. ChopStix, Asian, had static menu and food not too good. Best thing about Italian restaurant was location on top deck - pasta was so-so. Pasta always an option in main dining room. Le Bistro was extra cost, and food was very good, but service was not. Yacht Club buffet food was good, but not enough seating, so very crowded. Ate most ship meals in main Seven Seas room.

Since NCL had put in specialty restaurants during last remodel, public space was very limited in rest of ship. New workout room was excellent, however, and had great view.

Shore excursions offered thru ship were too expensive. Made own arrangements in Ushuaia and Punta Arenas with excellent results. Also did Puerto Madryn on our own. Went to EcoCenter, which was excellent, and highly recommend it. City tours in Buenos Aires and Santiago were included with Grand Circle, and very good. Did Senor Tango show in Buenos Aires, and highly recommend that. Excellent dinner and show at less cost than thru Grand Circle.

Had excellent weather and, mostly, calm seas throughout trip. Did not get much info from bridge during cruise - basic, once-a-day announcement. Would have liked more, especially when cruising fjords and glaciers. Scenery was spectacular, much better than we had anticipated. Others said it was better than Alaska or Norway.

Overall, ship was just what we expected for price (like Celebrity ships much better), but scenery and ports of call greatly exceeded our expectations.

Norwegian Crown - Western Mediterranean

Cruise Review by Dick Fuller

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Departed Buenos Aires enroute to Santiago as a member of GCT group. Cabin size and storage capacity were excellent, but only single beds that could not be combined into a double. Bed mattresses were very tired. Cabin had nice size window, but so dirty it was hard to see out.


Liked open seating, free style dining in main dining room. Best seats were for parties of four on sides of room. More quiet, and service seemed better. Tried each of specialty restaurants. ChopStix, Asian, had static menu and food not too good. Best thing about Italian restaurant was location on top deck - pasta was so-so. Pasta always an option in main dining room. Le Bistro was extra cost, and food was very good, but service was not. Yacht Club buffet food was good, but not enough seating, so very crowded. Ate most ship meals in main Seven Seas room.


Since NCL had put in specialty restaurants during last remodel, public space was very limited in rest of ship. New workout room was excellent, however, and had great view.


Shore excursions offered thru ship were too expensive. Made own arrangements in Ushuaia and Punta Arenas with excellent results. Also did Puerto Madryn on our own. Went to EcoCenter, which was excellent, and highly recommend it. City tours in Buenos Aires and Santiago were included with Grand Circle, and very good. Did Senor Tango show in Buenos Aires, and highly recommend that. Excellent dinner and show at less cost than thru Grand Circle.


Had excellent weather and, mostly, calm seas throughout trip. Did not get much info from bridge during cruise - basic, once-a-day announcement. Would have liked more, especially when cruising fjords and glaciers. Scenery was spectacular, much better than we had anticipated. Others said it was better than Alaska or Norway.


Overall, ship was just what we expected for price (like Celebrity ships much better), but scenery and ports of call greatly exceeded our expectations.



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