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Age: 50


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Sailing Date: 2009-07-22

Itinerary: Alaska

You must like cigarette smoke and terrible constant pop music to enjoy this. We were very disappointed. They allow smoking on nearly all outside areas, and they blasted pop music in all the spaces outside we could sit down. In our stateroom when we opened the door the smell of people smoking on their balconies came straight in. The staff didn't really seem to care, questioning how we could NOT like pop music. The cruise line has not responded to a letter I sent them, which to me indicates they really don't care either.

The ship had average buffet style food. Even the fancy restaurants were serving similar food, of average quality. We skipped the better restaurants most of the time to eat at the buffet for this reason.

There was terrible entertainment. Constant nickle and diming from staff for events was very annoying. It seemed it was all about them sucking every last penny from cruisers rather than enhancing cruisers' experiences.

We skipped all of the excursions because we didn't trust them. They directed cruisers only to stores that gave kickbacks to the cruise line (this is what many of the stores who were not listed posted on signs).

The scenery was magnificent. It generally felt like living at the mall for a week.

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