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Old 01-28-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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I'll be going on a cruise in July using Norwegian Cruse lines. I'll be coming out of the Miami port going to the Bahamas. 4 day cruise.

Anybody got experience with this cruise line? This type of cruise to Bahamas?
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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I'll be going on a cruise in July using Norwegian Cruse lines. I'll be coming out of the Miami port going to the Bahamas. 4 day cruise.

Anybody got experience with this cruise line? This type of cruise to Bahamas?
Here's the best board for cruise info: Norwegian Cruise Line - Cruise Critic Message Boards
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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I have been on a Norwegian Caribbean 7 day cruise and my parents took the Mexican Riviera one. I have been on a ton of cruises (not that into cruises ironically), and Norwegian has been my favorite line so far. I like the freestyle dining aspect where I can choose who to sit next to, what and when I want to eat, and they had good entertainment that wasn't just something the elderly would like. The only thing I didn't like about it is that they have the salt water pool which I guess most cruise companies use too.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: E. Amherst
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We were on one of the company's older, mid-sized ships, and it lacked the amenities and upkeep of the newer fleet.

I'd look for newer ships when booking.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Almost every line has now started some sort of "anytime" dining option, so you aren't locked into a specific time.

Try NCL, then on your next cruise (yes---there will be a "next"!) try a different line!
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Cottonwood CA
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Default Bahamas Cruise on NCL

The wife and I took the three day Bahama cruise last September. The ship was modern and comfortable. Crew was very helpful and hospitible. It was my first cruise, my wife's fourth. We had a balcony stateroom. It was very small.

Wasn't at all impressed with NCL's private island; Stirrup Cay I think. Felt like a captive audience there. Anything you might want to buy is from NCL-no other concessionaires allowed. Also wasn't crazy about the boat that ferried us to and from Stirrup Cay. Felt a lot like a "cattle car".

Overall we had a good time. Food was excellent; though I don't recommend eating at the steak house. Food cost extra there so we thought we were getting something really special. We weren't. Steak was only average-and the Bernaise sauce was flavorless; i.e. "sans" tarragon.

Enjoyed the snorkelling excursion in teh Bahamas and parasailing at Stirrup Cay-though both were a bit pricey. We'll cruise again-and with NCL. Good luck on your trip!
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Wasn't at all impressed with NCL's private island; Stirrup Cay I think. Felt like a captive audience there. Anything you might want to buy is from NCL-no other concessionaires allowed. Also wasn't crazy about the boat that ferried us to and from Stirrup Cay. Felt a lot like a "cattle car".


Almost every cruiseline has a private island/beach day....you just have to consider it a "sea day", on land! It's not a true port in that you can go and explore on your own....
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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So I am back from my 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. I was happy for the most part with NCL. We were on the Norwegian Sky which was not a new ship but was very clean.

Hit up Freeport Island, Nassau and the private island Great Stirrup. We did 3 excursions which was a beach and cave tour on Freeport, did the water park on Paradise Island in Nassua and we did the snorkling on Great Stirrup. I really enjoyed the snorkling because I had never experienced clear water before in my life as well as the exotic water life.

The only thing I did not like is the last night of the cruise they pretty much shut down both pools and 2 of the 4 hot tubs. I know they did this because they were having another group get on the boat the very next day. It's just they had shut them down by like 10 o clock. It would have been nice to go one more time since it was the last night Seems like the last night there was only really a couple things going on after 9.

I will say that a 4 day cruise was probably perfect. I would have been cool with 5 but not sure I'd want to be on one as long as 7 days. I went with a friend and his g/f which I was not crazy about being the third wheel but we got a better deal by adding myself. Plus I wanted to get the cruise experience on how things work before I might take a g/f of mine on one.

I do plan on going on another cruise. When? I do not know but I'm thinking either Bermuda or somewhere else in the carribean or near Mexico. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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We've done the Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean on Princess and loved both.

Favorite days were a day sail and snorkeling on the Eastern Caribbean trip

Enjoy the day sailing, swimming, snorkeling and relaxing

On the Western cruise it was Zip Lining!

Victor Bodden - Bodden Tours - Boddens Zip-N-Dip Tour and Rate Information
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