- Summary: we have cruised a number of lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Oceania.) This was our first cruise on NCL and was the best experience we have had on a mass-market line. Excluding Oceania which is our favorite but in a different price bracket. We would definitely use NCL again if they have itineraries/prices that suit us.
- This cruise was chosen for price (free at sea items), departure port rather than destinations.
- Embarkation smooth and fast, disembarkation not so good (lack of info)
Cabin was typical size (great for 2, no more), had plenty of storage, was in good order and room attendant did a great job. Really nothing to complain about. Don't care about towel animals.
We arrived in NYC 2 nights ahead of the cruise to do our own exploring.
Did not bother to go ashore. Tendering was apparently a nightmare. Still calling groups to go ashore between 1 and 2pm