Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Going on a cruise in the Caribbean is one of the most exciting trips a person can experience in a lifetime. The excitement begins with the thrill of traveling through open seas, and visiting many different ports to experience the diversity culture and hospitality of a variety of ports. When you take a Caribbean cruise,…

Going on a cruise in the Caribbean is one of the most exciting trips a person can experience in a lifetime. The excitement begins with the thrill of traveling through open seas, and visiting many different ports to experience the diversity culture and hospitality of a variety of ports.

When you take a Caribbean cruise, there are many activities available to you both on and off ship. You will never have a moment to be bored, even if you are hanging out at the ship's pool enjoying the sultry sun and fantastic scenery. You can scuba diving in waters humans do not normally swim in, and see oceanic life you just do not see anywhere but in the Caribbean.

Caribbean cruises are usually considered one of the most romantic getaways in the world. You can spend time with your loved one alone aboard ship, or take part in the many activities available for couples at the many exciting ports.

The port visits take you to islands that have cultures distinctly different from what most Americans are used to. Cruising allows you to experience something unique, and you can not really imagine the experience until you try it. This cultural enrichment is one of the most attractive aspects of a Caribbean cruise.

One of the most common complaints about Caribbean cruises is the price. There is no such thing as a cheap Caribbean cruises, as most run at least $ 600 per person for a four-day cruises? depending on where you depart from. But if you do research, especially on the Internet, you can find? Last minute? cruise deals and other discounts that make Caribbean cursing a little more affordable. It's worth searching, and it's definitely worth spending the money for a once and a lifetime trip.

Carnival Elation Cruise Review

The Elation is a ship built in 1998 for Carnival Cruise Lines. It was the first ship to have the azipod propulsion system. Everything you read about the Elation will include a small blur about the azipod system. You may wonder what the heck that is so I'll tell you. It's much like having font…

The Elation is a ship built in 1998 for Carnival Cruise Lines. It was the first ship to have the azipod propulsion system. Everything you read about the Elation will include a small blur about the azipod system. You may wonder what the heck that is so I'll tell you. It's much like having font wheel drive on your car. Instead of the energy source pushing the ship it pulls it instead. This makes maneuvering the ship much easier so you can be confident there will not be any listing or tipping over of the ship on your cruise. Also it reduces those vibrations that cause motion sickness in people like myself.

Enough about mechanics though because Carnival's got the fun do not they? Yes sir, they do. The Carnival Elation has three swimming pools. One with a 214 ft water slide! This is where the music is and the pool games. Expect it to be busy the first few days. My favorite pool is the one at the back of the ship on verandah deck because it takes new passengers about 3 days to find it so for the first couple days of your cruise it is uncrowded. The last pool is the kiddie pool on promenade deck at the ship's aft (back). This pool is a bit like swimming in a toilet with all the babies in their swim diapers-which are not allowed.

If gambling is your thing then head down to the Casablanca casino. There are more than 200 slot machines to choose from including several mega cash machines that are linked with other Carnival ships fleetwide. The biggest jackpot that I have seen was over a million dollars won on the now defunct Carnival Jubilee. I stick to the slots, I figure it's the quickest way to lose my alloted gambling cash then I can get on with the rest of the cruise. If you are a more sophisticated gambler than I there is also roulette, black jack and Caribbean stud poker to play.

Free drinks on a cruise-impossible you say? Not so. You can attend wine tastings or as we do go to check out the art an hour before the accused art auction where they pass out free wine and cheese. If you have been on more than one cruise with the same line you can attend the past guest party. Do not dismiss this as a waste of time if you like to drink-the drinks are free and plentiful and all you have to do is watch a short spiel where the cruiseline pats themselves on the back for giving you a great vacation. There is usually one evening where the liquor is free for tasting in the shopping area.

If you are into unhealthy pursuits then you can head up to the jogging track on the Elation's Sun deck or to the gym on the Sports deck. The Carnival Elation has a half court basketball court for your enjoyment and they do supply the basketball to play with. Elation has a full service spa onboard. I confess I have never got around to the spa but I know they do offer foot massages for about $ 20 and everything up to a couples massage for $ 220. It sounds steep but just imagine how relaxing it would be to have a message and after you do not have to massage someone else!

For the kids there is Camp Carnival. Our son has gone to Camp Carnival on many many cruises and loves it every time. The children are separated by age groups and have activities planned for those ages. I recommend that your child goes to the first night where you can sign them up for the camp. There are introduced to each other and socialize a little. It does not mean they ever have to go again and there is no extra charge although we usually tip the staff because they can make a break of your kid's cruise experience. Our son went to an activity called swimming under the stars where the pool was off limits at night except to kids in the program and so they had the pool and slide to themselves. You just drop your kid off for whatever activities they would enjoy. For small children you will be provided with a pager so the staff can contact you in case your child wants to leave. Their activities take place inside Children's World which is an area of ​​2500 sq ft filled with computers and toys and games. Activities for older children take place in different areas on the ship-for example pizza making takes place in Tiffany's. On the last night there will be a farewell party for the kids. Get there on time or you may not get in. All the children receive a parting gift at this party ie a backpack or CD case.

As for my favorite part, the art of gastronomy there are a myriad of choices. The two formal dining rooms on Carnival Elation are the Inspiration and the Imagination named after sister ships in the fleet. You will be assigned one of these with a specific dining time. I always check the menu early in the day so I can decide if I want to show up at my appointed time or eat elsewhere at my leisure. The other places to eat aboard the Elation are Tiffany's which is the buffet restaurant that changes the menu everyday and is different for lunch than dinner or the snack bar on Lido deck where fries and burgers are available for lunch. Tiffany's lunch menu is called taste of nations where one day may be Mexican food with salsa and chips and another may be American BBQ where fried chicken and potato salad are offered. There was also Indian and Italian that I can recall. At the far back on the right hand side of Tiffany's you will find Carnival's famous pizza being made fresh all the time. You can order a whole pizza and choose you toppings of get a slice fresh from the oven. At the same location deli sandwiches are made. This is a wonderful spot to eat early on in the voyage as your fellow passengers will not know about this yet there there will be no lining up for you.

Sushi is served on promenade deck every evening. There was no raw fish (Sashimi) the week we sailed but many varieties of fresh made before your eyes sushi to select from. Of course Wasabi and pickled ginger and soy sauce were all available as well. There is also never a sushi line I presume because no one seems to realize that this also is included in your cruise fare. Needless to say we went there every single evening. Tortillas chips and salsa were served on Promenade deck on Mexican day in the evening while a mariachi band played for us.

Room service, room service how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Room service is free but a tip is in order. Pretzels or chips can come with any sandwich- a tasty midnight snack. Room service was always speedy and correct. You can also order cookies, “crudites”, fruit and salad. At your service 24 hours a day.

If you need to keep in touch the Internet cafe offers internet usage at 75 cents a minute and different packages up to 250 minutes for 40 cents a minute. You can bring your own laptop and use it in the cafe but not in your cabin on the Elation. You pay for use whenever you use their or your though. Not sure if that makes it worth lugging it around.

Speaking of cabins, we had an ocean view cabin category 6C. We had three people on the cabin and we fit comfortably. This ship has only 26 demi suites (category11) and 28 suites (category12). It really does not matter to me which deck as there are elevators to take you up and down.

Virtual World video game arcade is right near the Mikado lounge-a perfect spot to let your teen hang out while you catch one of the Las Vegas style shows in the lounge. There are the usual driving games and shooting games. The video games take tokens that are bought right inside the arcade. You can use your sign and sail card to buy tokens. At some point during your cruise there will be a video game tournament for the kids in this case the games are free. It is part of the Camp Carnival program.

The Mikado lounge is where all the shows take palce. There was a comedy show, a magician, a hypnotist, dancing show girls-rated G. There are musical shows too. The week I sailed there was a special guest announced at he end of one musical show. After much preamble Mr Stevie Wonder was brought onto the stage. People went running from the lounge theater to get their friends and family to see Stevie Wonder. There was screaming that I thought only the Beatles could ericit. Being a pale face from Canada I'm not too clear on the likeness of Mr Wonder but I was pondering which cabin would Stevie Wonder stay in On the Carnival Elation. Do not get me wrong the Carnival Elation is a nice ship but someone of this caliber on my ship, how could it be? The lights dimmed, I could hardly see. As I stepped forward to get a better look at our famous shipmate I fell down the stairs. I tumbled head over heals down several flights. Not one person turned or helped me up so enthralled were they to catch a glimpse of this celebrity. In the end “Stevie” took his wig off so that it may be revealed that it was only a celebrity impersonator. Everyone groaned that they knew it all along and they were never fooled. The next day I looked like I had a run in with the UFC star Tito Ortiz.

The Mark Twain library is a bit of a misnomer. There does not seem to be a convenient way to get at any books so bring your own. It is beautiful and usually quiet.

Romeo and Juliet lounge is an elegantly styled room which was used for private parties some nights and for karaoke on others. Salsa dancing was a popular evening activity here.

The Cole Porter lounge has folk and country music playing and dancing. I only passed by here on my way to the ocean facing massaging chairs. Duke's is the piano bar named after the talented Duke Ellington. It is a jazz club with a striking entrance modeled on the Triumphal Arch from Washington Square park. This is an ideal place for photos around the white baby grand piano. We saw a wedding reception being held here. The Jekyll and Hyde disco is the place to party. Monitors show your fellow cruise mates dancing to the scintillating beat. The giant Jekyll and Hyde heads move to the music too-a bit creepy but cool after you've had a couple drinks.

The Carnival Elation is a gorgeous ship. Somewhat muted by Carnival standards. It's decor is of copper and inlaid woods. If you are hesitant to try Carnival Cruise Lines then this is the ship to try first. The service was second to none. The price of a Carnival cruise is always reasonable but by booking way in advance, about eight months we got an even better deal some would call it a cheap cruise. Do not be scared off by Carnival's old reputation for being a bunch of party ships. They are The Fun Ships after all. There is party for sure if you want it but there are dozens of places to read or sit quietly on the Carnival Elation. Nothing is more peaceful than sitting on a chair atop the teak deck on the Carnival Elation looking out at the ocean passing slowly by. Whatever your concept of fun is they offer it. Believe them when they say Carnival's got the fun.

Celebrity Cruise Vacation Reviews

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Cruise Terminal Adventures – Norwegian Star Review

We scheduled a repositioning cruise on the Vision of the Seas from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC and I had checked the website and found that NCL was offering a one-night Dinner & Dance cruise from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA for an unbelievable rate in a Balcony Cabin. Score! This trip proved to be…

We scheduled a repositioning cruise on the Vision of the Seas from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC and I had checked the website and found that NCL was offering a one-night Dinner & Dance cruise from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA for an unbelievable rate in a Balcony Cabin. Score!

This trip proved to be an adventure for a one-nighter. I am going to try and keep a light tone to this review but it was nasty, as several thousand cruisers can attest to.

We disembarked from the Vision of the Seas at the Balentine Cruise Terminal and waited 40 minutes for a taxi with several new friends that we made on the Vision and then took 45 minutes for what should have been a 5 minute taxi ride to Canada Place Cruise Terminal . Traffic through the city was horrendous. While we were driving through the Gastown there was a gentleman dragging a suitcase whose rollers had broken down the street, we actually passed him however while we were sitting on the street watching the traffic basically go now he passed us and finally disappeared, if we did not have all the luggage we did it was quite obvious that walking was much faster than driving. We should have realized at this point that we were in deep do-do.

We arrived at Canada Place Cruise Terminal, checked our bags, and found a line of around 1,000 people. We were trying to figure out whether this was our line or the line for one of the other ships when we found a Port employee and were told that all ships went through the same line, we were then informed that we could not get in line and had to wait an hour or two because our ship had arrived late. We should have realized that this was the second sign of cruise terminal hell on earth.

We headed out of Canada Place foraging for food and coffee and found a food court across the street where we wrestled a black bear for a table and set ourselves with some natural Canadian Mexican food to wait out our hour delay.

An hour later we wandered back to madness. Think I'm kidding? I'm not. We took the underground tunnel into Canada Place and found the route via Elevator to the Cruise Terminal. The doors of the elevator opened and we found ourselves in the middle of an even longer line. I do not like line cutters myself, so we followed the line, over the river, through the woods, up the hill, over the dale, around the corner, in front of the hotel, up the steps, down the walkway, to the front of one of the ships. If you have never been to Canada Place imagine a huge building, bigger then some sports stadiums, long enough that two of the large cruise ships can park right next to it, one in front of the other and you can get an idea of ​​how long this line was. I would guess that there were a good 4,000 people in front of us in line at this point.

Needless to say, people were getting testy and annoyed; we typically stand in one spot for almost an hour. I may have been imagining this, but at one point I believe the line started doing the “can can” and a conga line formed as well, at least I think it did, until I clicked my red heels together and wished to go home and found myself standing in line again. Finally the line started moving again and about 3 hours later we were admitted down a stairway into the 2nd basement level. Comments about dungeons abounded and several people in line thought it may be possible that we were being led to the bottom of the ships to row or shovel coal.

At this point thing started moving quickly, we were rushed through security, the line moved briskly through customs, enough that we felt a breeze, and we were finally to the cruise line desk, got our door keys and was directed to the ship.

NCL is very conscious of the possible health issues on the ship as we were required to clean our hands with hand cleanser before we could board the ship.

We got to our cabin and our bags were already there, they had been party for some time, the garment bag asked us where we had been and did we have any vodka with us. The carpet bag was balancing on a rail trying to be a tight line walker; Fortunately it did have a good balance.

We found our swimsuits and hobbled to the elevator for a quick trip to deck 12 and the blissful relaxation of the hot tubs. When we got to the pool deck we were amazed by how large the ship really was with a nice large pool with 2 water slides and 4 hot tubs. The outside diner was active and the food smelled great.

After soaking in the hot tubs we went back to our cabin and placed reservation for dinner then wandered the ship for a bit, it really was a nice ship. We then directed to the main showroom for the production show “Cirque Pacific”.

“Cirque Pacific” was like most Cirque shows, best enjoyed when you are under the influence of something. Fortunately I did have some pharmaceuticals with me, too bad they were in my cabin. The show started with an announcement that smoking was not permitted in the auditorium, then them filled it with smoke, I know, show smoke, but still. I suspect that the smoke was a symbol of the state the director and choreographer where in when they put the show together; I seriously suspect they had smoked some happy grass beforehand. I had never seen hula girls doing river dance, women in blenders, and a character that looked like it belonged in “Tron” being representative of things from the Pacific region, but there they were. In reality the show was interesting and had some good high points and some of the performers were terrific, but Tarzan boy was just a little over the top. * winks *

We had Dinner in the “Endless Summer” restaurant, which was TexMex cuisine, it was as good as any TexMex restaurant that we had eaten at previously, with good flavor and plentiful portions.

We then went to the Casino, where we did what most people do, which is donate. But it was run professionally and while it was only open for a short time it was a good place to play.

Finally we decided to hit the rack. A little disappointed how difficult it was to get ice as none was left in the cabin and no steward returned our calls.

The next morning we had breakfast in the main buffet and it was about normal buffet fare. All guests on the ship were expedited departure, which meant we had to carry a weeks' worth of luggage off the ship ourselves, but we did get quickly and were outside in Seattle in a matter of minutes.

While this was only a single day exposure to NCL it was a positive exposure with the exception of the madness at Canada Place. So hopefully we will be on one of their ships again in the future.

A Review of Genting Highlands Tour Package With Star Cruise

On-Board the Super Star Virgo luxury liner We started our getaway with a cruise on the Superstar Virgo from Singapore to Port Klang. We spent 2 days 1 night on board. We departed Singapore at 10:30 pm and reached Port Klang the following afternoon at 3pm. Our cabin was on the 11th floor without a…

On-Board the Super Star Virgo luxury liner

We started our getaway with a cruise on the Superstar Virgo from Singapore to Port Klang. We spent 2 days 1 night on board. We departed Singapore at 10:30 pm and reached Port Klang the following afternoon at 3pm.

Our cabin was on the 11th floor without a pothole. We were surprised by the welcome gifts awaiting us on the dressing table. The room was cozy and have comfortable beds that will definitely allow you to have a beautiful night's rest. The cabin isle is long which shows that its a long ship

The meals onboard were sumptuous. There was a choice of Western, Chinese and Mediterranean, each having a separate restaurant. We tried both the Chinese (for breakfast) tim sum style and Mediterranean (for dinner) buffet style. The breakfast was average but good enough to feel you. The dinner was better, evidenced with us going for a 2nd round to eat our fill. There are other restaurants onboard but you have to pay for them and is not included in the tour package

We toured the ship and used its facilities. Our first stop was the spa pool, hot bath and sauna. This was the first time I visited the hot bath and sauna. It was really hot and I had to open the door to let off some steam … Good thing no one was in it. hahaa. There was a theater for live performance. When there was no performance they would screen a movie. There are 13 floors in all in the ship, when you take the lift, it gives you a breath taking view of the beautiful interior. There are 2 swimming pools, one at the front and another at the rear of the ship. Last but not least we visited the casino. There were many tables for card games, roulette and others. There were many rows of slot machines too. One of the largest casino on board a ship I have seen that far.

Heading to Genting Highlands

We arrived Port Klang as scheduled and got off the ship to take the bus ride to Genting HighLands. The bus journey lasted 3 hours. It was like the expressway as there were no traffic lights to stop us. Along the way we got to see the majestic twin Petronas Towers at Kuala Lumpur. After a brief toilet break we started to ascend the hills of Genting HighLands. The road is not as winding as before as there are now 3 lanes going up and down. After an hour we reached the peak and proceeded to First World Hotel. It was already foggy and visibility was poor.

First World Plaza Indoor Theme Park

After dinner, we proceed to the First World Plaza Indoor Theme Park. We were amazed how a theme park could be within a building. As time was limited, we managed to ride only on the:

  1. 4D Motion Master (Fast)
  2. Euro Express (Fast)
  3. Ferris Wheel (Slow)
  4. Funtasy World (Slow)
  5. Reindeer Cruiser (Slow)
  6. Venice Gondola (Slow)

Genting Outdoor Theme Park

The next morning we visited the Genting Outdoor Theme Park. It rained alittle in the morning, however it stopped. We noticed that some rides have to be paid as it is not included in the entrance fee. We took rides on the following and these are included in the entrance fee:

  1. Boating (Slow)
  2. Bumper Boat (Slow)
  3. Cyclone (Fast)
  4. Dinosaurland (Slow)
  5. Flying Dragon (Moderate fast – Fast)
  6. Grand Prix Fun Kart (Moderate fast – Fast)
  7. Matahari (Slow)
  8. Monorail (Moderate fast)
  9. Pirate Ship (Moderate fast)
  10. Pirate Train (Moderate fast)
  11. Space Shot (Very Fast)
  12. Spinner (Fast)
  13. Super Toboggan (Moderate fast – Fast)

Out of the 13 rides, we had the most adrenaline rush from the Space Shot ride. A word of advise, only ride it with an empty stomach. We left at about 4pm to explore the hotels and casinos

Hotel exploration

We exit from the outdoor theme part main entrance. The shopping path we took connected us to all the hotels like what we have at City Link at City Hall in Singapore. First we visited the Resort Hotel. It looked like it was under some renovation. Next we walked to Genting hotel and then to Highlands hotel. Highlands hotel look the most grandeur.

Casino exploration

We visited the casinos at First World hotel and Genting hotel. We only tried our luck on the jacpot machines and not the card games. It was thrilling and exciting though we did not win anything, its more how long can our $ 10 last. Haha. Btw, the air of the casinos are filled with smoke and many people tend to light up in there. After dinner we headed back to the jacpot area and later walked back to our hotel to turn in.

Going home

We left Genting at 3pm. It was a 6 hour bus ride back to Singapore. We stopped at Chong Pang Johor Bahru for a light dinner. On the way I noticed that street lamps only appeared when there was a major junction and the rest of the way was mostly dark. Our coach returned by the second link through the Tuas immigration check point which was much faster. We returned home with fond memories of our trip and had the feeling of wanting to stay there longer and not return: D.

Carnival Cruise Reviews That Will Help You Plan Your Family’s Vacation

Carnival cruise reviews can get you on track with information about family vacations. Carnival is noted for having some of the best cruises for kids and families. The age of your kids will determine what activities are most important to you, but Carnival is considered the best by reviewers for certain age groups. Infants and…

Carnival cruise reviews can get you on track with information about family vacations. Carnival is noted for having some of the best cruises for kids and families. The age of your kids will determine what activities are most important to you, but Carnival is considered the best by reviewers for certain age groups.

Infants and Toddlers

Carnival has great reviews where it comes to caring for these littlest of passengers. They have young counselors as a part of the program. These counselors help the program run smoothly be changing diapers and tending to other unpleasant chores. Another great thing is that Carnival has youth programs that start with children who are not even potty trained yet. They only have to be two years old to participate in the basic activities.

Babysitting is also available both for children under two years old and for the older children as well. You can leave your child behind in the group babysitting care with no concern for their harm. Reviewers have been very pleased. The center also rents strollers for parents to use.

Children Aged 3 to 7

Of all the cruise lines, you will find the most hours of cruise activities for children of this age group. That is why it is one of the most highly reviewed cruise lines of them all for these ages. The cruise provides a welcome aboard party that the whole family attends, but that these children especially adore. They also thrive on the competition and fun of a kids' talent show.

This program actually ends at 10 pm; however, the fun does not stop there. At that time, if their parents have not come to claim them yet, they go on to babysitting and are attended to partly be youth counselors. Rather than going right to sleep, they can enjoy activities, like getting their faces painted, until they get sleepy. After all, it is their vacation too.

Teens

Carnival cruise reviews are not as positive for the 'tweens aged 8 to 11, but the teens are another story. One of the new events for teen action is the Club 02, which is available on all the ships. These are large rooms that are equipped with advanced lighting and sound gear.

There are also video games to satisfy the most avid game player onboard, as well as large screen plasma TVs. There are even shore excursions designed specifically for teens to take with the assistance of a cruise counselor.

Carnival cruise reviews can make you think about the possibility of taking your family on a sea-going vacation. Most people are very happy with their Carnival cruises. They are even more interested in the fun and care their kids got on the trip.

What to Expect from Cruise Line Reviews

When you are searching for cruise line reviews, you can find all kinds of different reviews online. Some of them are more helpful than others. Without knowing it, you could be guided by a review that is not very accurate if you are not careful. You have to know what to look for when you…

When you are searching for cruise line reviews, you can find all kinds of different reviews online. Some of them are more helpful than others. Without knowing it, you could be guided by a review that is not very accurate if you are not careful. You have to know what to look for when you read the reviews.

Who is writing the reviews?

Some reviews are written by average people who have only taken one or a few cruises in their lives. These reviews are usually unbiased because the reviewers' business with the cruise lines is already completed. However, the reviews are based on limited experience. If that particular amateur reviewer has a problem on a cruise, they will likely have a bad attitude towards the entire cruise.

Other cruise line reviews are done by experts in the field. These are professional travelers who earn at least part of their lives writing about vacation destinations. As long as they are independent reviewers, or affiliated with travel magazines or shows, they can be unbiased as well. The advantage is that they tend to give details that the average traveler may have missed.

The final type of reviewers is those that are connected in some way with the cruise lines. These reviewers can show favoritism to the cruise line that employs them. They may be full of information about the history and dimensions of the ships, but they will less likely spell out the problems with the cruise lines.

What is included in the reviews?

Often cruise line reviews will be in diary form, telling about a particular cruise in great detail. During the reviews, professional travelers will throw in facts about their previous trips on other ships of the same lines. They will make comparisons that will help you to determine which ships in a fleet would be more to your liking.

These reviews can also be packed with information such as the roominess of the cabins, the quality of the restaurants, and the variety of the entertainment. If the cruise line has private resorts, such as the private islands many cruise lines have in the Bahamas, these resorts can be reviewed as well.

The reviewers should give information on the programs the ships offer, such as physical fitness programs and handicapped accessibility. You can look for details about the quality of the spa program, as well as what activities are available for kids.

When all is said and done, cruise line reviews can give you a lot of information upon which to base your choices. One thing you should always do is to read a variety of reviews. No one reviewer can tell you everything you want to know about any one cruise line. Reading a number of reviews is just a part of the research you can do to make sure you get the cruise you want.

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews of Freestyle Cruising

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews of Freestyle cruising can help you to understand this new concept. Just a few years ago, Norwegian had ships such as The Norway that were all about tradition and formality. The Norway was a dying breed and had its farewell season in 2001, although it still cruised for a few years…

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews of Freestyle cruising can help you to understand this new concept. Just a few years ago, Norwegian had ships such as The Norway that were all about tradition and formality. The Norway was a dying breed and had its farewell season in 2001, although it still cruised for a few years after that. Now Norwegian is trying to capture a broader passenger base.

Traditional aspects still remain.

One passenger traveled on the Norwegian Dawn, one of Norwegians newer ships. There was a focus on art all through the ship. Rather than using contemporary artists, the Norwegian Dawn's art staff opted for work of master artists. From Van Gogh to Andy Warhol, this is not the kind of art you usually see on a cruise ship. However, it does go along with emphasizing the luxurious feeling of days gone by.

The woodwork and metals are made with the highest quality workmanship and materials. It gives you the feeling that you are in a well-kept mansion or grand hotel lobby. Nowhere in the public areas will you find less than top quality visual effects that signify a privileged life.

Freestyle Cruising

Cruise lines used to schedule nearly every minute of every day, including where and when to eat. Norwegian wanted to set itself apart by offering a way for passengers to have more choices in how they spend their time. This was a wise move for them because Americans are very inclined to go where they have the most freedom. It is a part of our national spirit.

One of the largest changes in the way things are done is in the dining arrangements. No longer do you have to dine in the seat, at the table, with the people, at the hour you are assigned. There are many choices of where to eat. All the different restaurants have different choices of what kinds of foods you like to eat and how formal you like to get. They are open for long periods of time, and with all these variables, you should be able to find a seat in one of them with no problem.

On older ships, and many ships of other lines, people had to get off the ship only when the cruise personnel allowed them to. With Freestyle cruising, you can still get off the ship later if you miss the time when other passengers debark. It keeps you from missing out on seeing the ports of call just because you are a little late.

Norwegian Cruise Line Reviews are filled with information about the Freestyle cruising concept, along with other aspects of the voyages. If you can take some time to find out about this new type of cruise vacation, you may learn that it is just what you want.

Passenger Cruise Reviews – Are The Really Worth Reading?

Passenger cruise reviews are different from expert cruise reviews. They cover the personal experiences of one passenger. You may wonder why it is necessary to read these reviews if they are not professionally done. In fact, it is not necessary, but reading them can give you some ideas of what to expect on a cruise.…

Passenger cruise reviews are different from expert cruise reviews. They cover the personal experiences of one passenger. You may wonder why it is necessary to read these reviews if they are not professionally done. In fact, it is not necessary, but reading them can give you some ideas of what to expect on a cruise.

Overall Impressions

One thing passenger reviewers are especially good at is conveying an overall impression of the cruise. If they are pleased with their experiences, you will know it before you have even finished reading the review. If they are disappointed or angry, that will be obvious, too. Their reviews are not generally cluttered up with minute details. Rather, they will tell you whether they recommend that you take this cruise, in no uncertain terms.

Since passenger cruise reviews are so outspoken about overall impressions of the cruises, you will do best if you read many of their reviews. When you get the flavor of the reviews that are being written, you will be able to come to a basic idea of ​​how well the cruise ship meets the needs of its passengers.

Diary Style

Some of the best passenger reviews are done in a diary style. These reviews take you from the beginning of their trip to its conclusion. They may even tell you about their transport to and from the pier if it is included in their package. With reviews like this, you get a first-hand account of how the cruise turned out for them.

The diary style lets them tell you exactly what happened on the cruise. Even though they may have their own impressions of what took place, you will know more about it if you have facts about the circumstances. If a passenger is angry, their description may be colored by their rage, but you can take the facts and determine whether the same situation would cause you undue stress.

If you are a first time cruiser, the diary style will help you to know what to expect on a cruise. The reviewer may tell some of the details that travel agents forget to mention. If the passenger reviewing the cruise had a problem, they may tell you how to avoid it in the future.

Unbiased

While passengers may have strong opinions, they are not bound by any agreement with the cruise lines to tilt their reviews one way or another. They will say what they really think. They are sure to speak their minds because their interests are served by expressing themselves honestly. That is the main reward that they get out of reviewing.

Passenger cruise reviews are not as straightforward as many expert reviews. They are often full of emotion. However, they are a source of honest expression that is easy to find and read.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Review – What To Expect From A Royal Caribbean Cruise

You can find a Royal Caribbean cruise review to help you make a decision on your vacation. There are hundreds of reviews available to look at online, as well as reviews in magazines such as Travel and Leisure. Travel guide websites offer interested personal personal reviews. Sovereign of the Seas The Royal Caribbean ship the…

You can find a Royal Caribbean cruise review to help you make a decision on your vacation. There are hundreds of reviews available to look at online, as well as reviews in magazines such as Travel and Leisure. Travel guide websites offer interested personal personal reviews.

Sovereign of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean ship the Sovereign of the Seas was recently written up with fairly favorite reviews. The food on the ship was touted to be delicious and varied. Choices ranged from prime rib to escargot to pizza. If you like to eat, it seems that the Sovereign of the Seas is a wonderful place to spend a week or two. The only problem you might have is gaining a little weight.

There were some crowding issues expressed by the reviewers. The cabins, it looks, were too small. The ship's cinema was also fitted with a small screen, and the seating was limited. However, these are not major inconveniences on a cruise, because you do not ordinarily go on one to hide in your cabin or in a theater watching movies.

Activities are well-represented with art auctions, Broadway shows, casinos, and comedy clubs. There is also rock climbing, ping-pong, and basketball for those who want to move around a bit. Group activities such as bingo and organized games are also popular. You can relax in one of the two pools or in a hot tub.

A Caribbean cruise that ended up in the Bahamas had its first stop at Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay. You could take excursions to the island from the ship, reaching the island from the ship's anchor point by way of small boats called tenders. There were all kinds of beach activities on the island, such as parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, or just sunbathing.

On this island and the other small islands where the ship made stops, vendors were aggressive in trying to get you to buy their goods and services. One of the common services offered was for the locals to braid your hair.

A Royal Caribbean cruise review telling about a Bahamas cruise is not complete without information about the stop in Nassau. The ship had all kinds of shore excursions available for those who wanted to take tours of the city and see the sights. The cruise line discouraged people from taking local tours, but some of the local tours were worth taking. The only thing to remember is that you have to get back to the ship in time.

Read a Royal Caribbean cruise review or more if you are interested in taking this cruise. You can find reviews on the particular ship you want to sail on, and even cruises with similar itineraries. It is well worth the time spent.