I planned this cruise with a friend that I hadn't seen in almost 15 years. First, the good... the crew was absolutely amazing. From the moment we embarked until we said our last goodbyes, there was not a single crew member who we would not have given the highest regard. There were a few who stood out above the rest and we recognized them with Hero Cards and additional tips, but all were amazing and professional in every encounter.
Now, the reason I would never book with Norwegian again...The crowds. Every single elevator ride was like being packed into a sardine can. Lines forever to just have dinner in one of their "complimentary" restaurants, no reservations available in one of their "paid" restaurants, loud drunk people running around at all hours of the day and night, I constantly smelled like smoke just from walking through Deck 6 or 7 (the main decks) due to the casino. I had more drinks spilled on me in elevators than I care to count. Absolutely not a fun, relaxing or family friendly vacation. If you just want to party and get blind drunk, this might be the cruise for you, otherwise, look elsewhere.