This was a one night cruise to nowhere that NCL called a dinner and dancing cruise. Boarding was easy since we didn't have to check our bags and they just checked licenses for ID. The Gangway was VERY Steep, but we got up to the ship and were ready to go. They allowed us to board early at about 11:30am and our rooms were not to be ready until 2pm. We ate our lunch in the Windows Dining Room. The food was nothing special. I had a quiche appetizer that was terrible and a risotto that was bland and sticky. My husband had a hot dog that he said was horrible and everything was served cold. We would find that this seemed to be a trend on this ship. The service was adequate, but nothing over the top as we have seem on other cruiselines.
The room was very small in comparison to past cruise ships we've been on. Again, nothing special and the tile in the bathroom looked as though it hadn't been cleaned in months. The balcony was also very small and not too clean.
There was a sailaway BBQ on the 12th & 13th floors, but the line for food was 45 min-1 hour long. We decided not to eat anything there because we wanted to enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty and the Verazanno Bridge as we left the port. For dinner we went to the Garden Room Dining Room for another cold crappy meal. The service left something to be desired as well. Even the desserts weren't good.