Norwegian Cruise Line -
Unprofessional, unclean, unsecure, non-caring. Are just a few of the word that come to mind after cruising through Hawaii. One of the world’s magnificent majestic locations of the world. Yes, Hawaii is awesome! Norwegian is not!
Do’s of Hawaii – Do GO have a wonderful time. Don’t take the island cruise offered by Norwegian! Although you can easily get from 1 island to the other with this boat; you will be unhappy to miserable during your stay on the boat.
My cabin was on the upper tier with a balcony. ( yes, sounds beautiful ) The room was old, very old – unclean ( carpet had brown tint ) Old décor. Some drawers worked others were broken. Snacks from previous guests remained ( sunflower seeds, chips, cookie crumbs ) – House keeping was requested to clean the room numerous times. Nope, they never did. All week I was picking up stuff and stepping on $&#*(.
The rooms offer a safe, Nice touch; but house keeping has the master key to open the safe. And yes they did! Jewelry was removed from it. Security on the boat took a report and was polite; That did nothing to procure my list articles. I also has some other new purchases stolen from the room. A Norwegian theft report is still yet to be produced – and my insurance company / Visa don’t recognize anything but a police report. Which is unavailable because the issue took place on the boat. I have written Norwegian’s corporate office in Miami – they are completely unsympathetic to the issue and will do nothing.
The dining options on the boat – yes there is some variety, but let me put it in simple terms. Even the Ships crew leaves the boat for food. Yes, Wal - Mart food. I asked some of the crew about this, because the food on the boat is free; and they just smiled. It may be free, but it is not stuff you want to eat. So as a guest would you want to eat it. The selection is poor, the quality is low, the variety is non existent, the presentation is for cattle – no decorative displays Cruises are known for ( ice sculpture, elaborate spreads, or anything elegant ) no it was mediocre at best. If you consider your self a present you will be happy, but you certainly will not gain any weight in this cruise.
Now to the drinks, Orange Juice with breakfast $ 4 + for a glass ( after mandatory tip ). Whiskey in the room – 1 shot $ 9 dollars. Wow, now you know what the cruise line is thinking; They are laughing at the patrons all the way to the bank!
You can dine with “quality” food in their per person cover charge dining rooms. Yes the food is better to good; but should you really have to shell out $ 60 for a decent meal when you have already paid for food???
Is there anything good I can say about Norwegian Cruise Line? Yes, its over and I am so happy to not be going back to that boat! Its over! Oh, YA!
Stick with Carnival or Princess for cruises, Don’t make the mistake that I did!