The ship had a terrible stink of feces and sewege from the moment we stepped on it. I have heard that this has been an ongoing problem. One port on our trip won\'t let this ship dock with the others because of this problem. 1/2 the ship was smoking section, the menu was the same every day..no tomatoes..no eggs benedict...the buffet constantly ran out of food.. freestyle really means \"really long line ups\"...the specialty restaurant was $10.00 to enter, plus $10.00 per person per meal, with an autotip added to the bill, (same menu every night) PLUS, the ship charges $10.00 per person per day ($5.00 per ...
child per day) for an additional tip automatically added to your account. A hamburger patty, lettuce and cucumber and a bun is not what I call cruise food, although quite often this is what was available for lunch. Our first meal was in the Sports Bar, and the first thing we noticed was dried up watermelons and pineapple used as decorations on the buffet. They looked like they had been there for weeks. You cannot bring any alcohol on board, and the alcohol you do purchase adds an additional $15.00 \"CORKING FEE\" if you are served at dinner. Make sure you are early for the entertainment, because it fills up and cannot hold everyone at each show. If you don\'t have coffee with your meal, you are charged (ie the coffee bar or liquor bar), however, the coffee bar was out of service the entire time. The ship looked extremely tired, the hot tub was warm, and the gym boasted of 50% broken equipment. Read More
The staff was AWESOME, and did the best they could with the tools they were given, they are saints to have put up with working in these conditions. I have heard rumours that this ship is sold, so please don\'t waste your holiday money on what may appear to be a good deal. Those who paid top dollar also had the very same experiences.
PS I have cruised before and I do know the difference.
Tour Operator: NCL Norwegian Wind