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Carol Keller

Age: 53 yrs old

Occupation:Hospital Clerk

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norway

Sailing Date: August 30th, 2002

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

Cruise Line: Norwegian
Sailing Date: August 30th, 2002

In 2001 my husband and I were thinking of booking on the Norway, but decided to go elsewhere. I was so happy when they decided to keep the Norway here. We decided not to take the chance that she would be taken away again before we could sail on her. It is hard to put into words what we think of her. Some just see an old ship. We seen history restored. Walking her decks and exploring her halls was like a walk back in time. We even found an area that one could go into and see under the pool. It was like being in a submarine. We had a wonderful room, with floor to ceiling windows. I was awaken early one morning by a storm. Mind you, the ship hardly swayed, but our room kept lighting up like a light bulb. I woke my husband so he could sit in the window with me and just watch. If it wasn't for me leaving the drapes open at night, we would never have know there was a storm. Our ports of call were very good as well. We loved St marteen, went to the butterfuly farm. That tour was good because we drove all over. We stopped in St Martin for a short time but it was nice. We totally enjoyed the butterfly farm. It was a simple building, and not very exotic. But, the butterflies were beautiful. Was well worth it. St Martin seemed like it would have been an interesting little town to stroll around. We did alot of our shopping in St Marteen. We felt the best deals were there and we were right. The onto St Thomas. We were there many years ago when we were on a cruise with the Royal Caribbean, that ship was the Song of Norway. Hummm! Anyway, we decided to Sail and Snorkel.

That was the best thing we did on all the islands. We were fortunate enough to get the sail boat called "dollar corn", it was fantastic. Would do that again. We seen all sorts of fish and even a ship wreck. One of the crewman was free diving. Meaning he dove without tanks. What a thing to observe. Then we walked around town a while and did a little shopping. I love just taking in the whole atmosphere of the islands and the people. Then onto the Cays, their private island. We snorkled and ate all day, which was just great for us. Not much on the line of shopping there, so don't wait. But, again the snorkeling was great.  You may hear negitive regarding using the tenders to get to shore, but it is ran so well, there is hardly any waiting.

The crew on the ship was very helpful, pleasant, and very good at what they do. If you need something they are right on it. And the food is great, I will try just about everything. Although, I wasn't real excited with the beef that was served, kind of tough. The other dishes were very tasty. By the way, my husband and I used the stairs all the time, no matter how we felt and hardly gained a thing. We enjoyed the art actions. We came home with a few beautiful pieces. The shops on board were well supplied with lots of choices. I have been on ships that had very limited stock. I enjoyed the shopping onboard as well. I found many good deals on perfume.

We enjoyed being on the Norway so much and the ports, that we booked another one on her this coming May. There is just so much to do and see, we have to go again. My husband wants to golf the Mahogany Run in St Thomas. I think I may go sail and snorkeling, hopefully on the "dollar corn" again...

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