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Joan Cortes

Age: 42

Occupation:mother

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Sailing Date: 2011-02-28

Itinerary: bahamas

Just returned from an All Access Nickelodeon cruise. Worst cruise ever. Paid over $10,000 for a cruise that was falsely advertised. Claimed to "be sailing with Jennette McCurdy from iCarly". Should have advertised "appearance by Jennette McCurdy". Kids were so excited to be sailing on a ship with the star but reality set in when we got the itinerary for the week which stated she was making two appearances for the whole week. Kids were devastated when finding this out. Saw her one day on the boat and kids approached her hoping for an autograph and picture. She barely glanced at them and said "no pics or autographs until Saturday" (which autograph was pre-printed. Made my kids cry.) NCL's commercial for this "all access" cruise was false. No characters walking around ship. No nickelodeon decorations except a big statue of spongebob in lobby area and a few posters by elevators. Had to wait on long lines to see characters and Spongebob and Patrick were not present during any of these "meet the characters". Kids got to meet them ONCE during trip. Commercial also shows Jennette at poolside with the guests. This did not happen on our cruise. Ciara Bravo from Big Time Rush was also on cruise. Thank god for her. Very sweet and pleasant. Took pics wih us and gave autograph. Kids were estatic. Her family was wonderful and inviting. Kids could not get in camp. Overbooked. Could not go to Disney because the transportation was full. Couldn't go to Atlantis because again they were booked. Absolutely ridiculous for the money we paid!!! Supervisor of ship said after many complaints that they weren't prepared for so many kids. Very big disappointment. Kids were bored by 2nd day. Would say about 90% of the ships passengers complained about the false advertising. If we had known what the trip was really about - we would have never booked it. I absolutely DO NOT recommend this cruise for anyone unless you have money to waste.

Food was OK. Best restaurants for us was the mexican restaurant and blue lagoon. Cagney's was OK. Chin chin pretty bad. The desserts were horrible. Thank god for the vanilla ice cream!!! Breakfast was same old thing every day.....kids got sick of it. A big disappointment.

Stateroom was fine. A little small.

the on board activities were all mixed up. They had some nice things to do but they were mostly done while we were on excursions which made no sense. too crowded. couldn't get seats. had to get to shows an hour early to get a good seat. Waste of our time. should have had more meet and greets with characters

Bahama's beach is gorgeous!!!!

Overall - wouldn't recommend this all access trip to my enemy.

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