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Mary A

Age: 30

Occupation:University Employee

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Sailing Date: 2011-12-20

Itinerary: Eastern Carribbean

HORRIBLE experience! Be advised this is a smaller ship, if you get sea sick-BEWARE! I was nauseous the entire time. I was not aware that the Atlantic ocean is very choppy. If you get sea sick, even a little bit, consider itinerary's that cruise the Gulf of Mexico and the Carribbean Sea. Avoid the Atlantic if possible.

I have cruised before, with no problems whatsoever. LOVED Royal Carribbean.

NCL is cheap-and now I know why.

Did NOT enjoy the Bahamas at all. Went there twice-on the way south on day 2, then again on the last day.

Windy and large swells both days. Had to leave the island early. On the last day-we hit 50 foot swells!

Freestyling is a nice option-you can pack less since you don't have to wear formal clothes, and the dress code is looser in the dining rooms. You can wear nice jeans, but not shorts and sandals.

I hardly ate a thing the entire trip. Husband enjoyed the Seven Seas Dining Room. I do like the Freestyle option-no assigned seatings, you can go whenever you are hungry. Loose dress code applies-but not as scrict as other cruise lines. No shorts/sandals in the dining room. You can wear nice jeans.

Oceanview, Deck 4. It was fine. I would have preferred a middle deck. We could hear the engine turn on from our room. Previous cruise I was on Deck 8. Much better.

Not much available. Only 2 pools-1 for adults, 1 for kids. Only went in once.

Hot tubs always crowded.

Evening shows felt like High School Talent Shows. Very lame entertainment.

Not much to do in the evenings.

Bahamas-watch out for the Straw Market. The old one burned down, it has not yet been replaced. Very dirty, crowded, people hawking wares at you constantly. I didn't buy anything. Save your money for more southern islands. We purchased the snorkeling package-complete waste of money, we couldn't see a thing! It was actually dangerous-shortly after we went out-they called everyone in and evacuated us from the island early. They really should not have let us go out there. We were on the island for a total of less than 2 hours!

St. Thomas Sky Ride-excellent experience for only $20 per person. Lovely views, we took awesome pictures. There is a bar at the top, most delicious pina colada ever-very expensive but delicous.

Peurto Rico-El Yunque Rainforest-must visit! Loved it!

Overall-this was the worst trip I have ever been on. Beware!

It is cheap-but at what cost? Miserable week, couldn't wait to get off the ship. I wanted to fly home from one of the islands and abandon the rest of the week.

Only 2 days of 8 were worthwhile- St. Thomas and Peurto Rico.

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