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David Gostomski

Age: 59

Occupation:Retired

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Majesty

Sailing Date: March 19th, 2005

Itinerary: Western Caribbean


We left Charleston, SC an hour and a half late. The first night we dined, it was so rough, that my wife couldn't eat. The third night was even rougher than the first. We couldn't even walk on the top deck without holding on to each other. We planned an excursion on Grand Cayman, but because of the swells, the ship had to be repositioned in the harbor in order for the tenders to take us to shore. But because of the major delay, we had to cancel our excursion. As far as the excursions are concerned, if you don't book immediately, you don't get to go on the one you want. When you look at the itinerary of the trip and they tell you how much time you have on shore, you only really have about two-thirds of that time because of all the wasted time in waiting to get off the ship. Never book a cruise during spring break.

We had 400 kids under the kids' programs, running around the ship....along with the college kids screaming in the hallways at 2:00 in the morning. When it came time to get back on the ship after being in Mexico, the drunk college kids were jumping the lines to get back on ship and not waiting their turn. Security did nothing about this. When asked about allowing this, they said that they were doing their best. We didn't like the idea that the pools and hot tubs were shut down so that you couldn't use them late in the evening. Anything that you wanted to do on ship, you had to wait in line. Exiting the ship at the end of the cruise, Deck 3 was closest to the door but the last to leave so it was almost 11:30 AM by the time we left the ship. We had heard of other Norwegian cruise ships that gave special treatment for their "turn-down" service, but all we got was one little candy. The pillows were so skimpy, that we had to ask for second pillows. When we first arrived, the room was so cold and we couldn't turn it down when we adjusted the thermostat. After comparing photos from friends who cruised with Carnival...the interior of the Majesty is very old and dull looking. The price of the photos was also way out of line. Carnival pictures are much cheaper and just as nice, if not nicer. Highlights of the cruise were the freestyle dining and the friendliness of all the employees. We did enjoy all the sights that we saw on shore.

 

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