We had never sailed with NCL and saw this cruise from Barcelona which included a drinks package. Never had one of those either but we soon got into the swing of things, too much gin !
We stayed in Barcelona for 2 days prior to sailing and it was raing when we arrived, this set the tone of things for the whole holiday.
We had two sunny days, Madeira and Malaga, the rest were cold and wet.
Anyway, there is nowt we can do about the weather so we made the most of it.
We had a verandah stateroom ar aft of ship, wonderful for dining and shows.
We liked the bathroom with separate shower and toilet.
There was only one bedside cabinet which was a little awkward but the overall size of room and balcony were fine.
There was also coffee and tea making facilities in the cabin which we love, very unusual for a US ship, health and safety I assume.
Food great, drinks flowed, the most unusual thing at dinner was that we were 4 and all had drinks package, however the waiters had to keep bringing glasses ans bottles weren't included, so to save the waiters feet we eventually got to know them and they brought LARGE glasses for us.
All gratuities were also included so we tipped separately.
At end of cruise our account was $US28 .....amazing.
On Majestic Princess in October, don't think that trip will be so cost effective.
Overall a wonderful cruise apart from weather, we will be with NCL again.