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Brian Harr

Age: 43

Occupation:Police Officer

Number of Cruises: First Cruise

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norway

Sailing Date: December 22nd, 2002

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

my wife's 2nd
Cruise Line: NCL
Sailing Date: December 22nd, 2002

First thing - I spent approximately 6 months in research and planning on our cruise. My wife left all the details to me.

We were looking for a cruise that fit us. We were not looking for all the fast pace bells and whistles. Plus we were not taking out teenager with us. (Sounds bad, but this was our cruise to get away for a while).

I read numerous cruise reviews regarding the all the lines and narrowed our cruise to the Norway and another ship from another line.

I was fascinated by the Norway's history and her lines.
When we arrived in Miami, we waited about 30 minutes in line to check in and then another 15 minutes to board. We were escorted to our cabin without any problems.

I booked a suite on the sun deck because we wanted a balcony and full bath. The suite was wonderful. The bed was comfortable and big. Our Steward, Imade was a great guy, who assisted us in feeling right at home for the next 7 days.

The Norway is a grand lady, with classic lines and a wonderful history. We spent the first day on the ship exploring. The food is plentiful and not to spicy.

The entertainment, was good to above average. The magician and a comedian, Peter Sasso were great. The shows were good and entertaining. My wife is teacher and had been involved in theater for about 20 years and she enjoyed the shows as much as I did.

The staff were great - from the ship's officers to the waiters and cruise director's staff. Adrian, the cruise director was a outstanding.

St. Marteen was nice, but it was Christmas Day, so most of the shops were closed. The island was beautiful and the weather for the entire cruise was excellent.

St. John / St. Thomas was great also (More shopping on St Thomas, but St John is ideal to get away from the fast pace settings)

Back to the Norway, Yes the elevators a slow, but we used the stairs the entire week, which was a good way to burn off the food.

If your looking for a cruise with all the latest attractions then maybe the Norway is not for you, but if you are looking for a peaceful enjoyable cruise that takes you back to a time of smooth cruising, then the Norway is a wonderful experience. She is graceful and smooth.

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