No need to fear NCL- You'll find beautiful ships, friendly crews, a wonder of dining options and great entertainment. Except for the fact that you'll be traveling "Freestyle" which gives you more control over what you'd like to do and when you'd like to do it the differences you'll note will be more similar to sailing on any new and different ship! NCL is a favorite cruiseline...I will be sailing on the NCL Jewel in Feb 2011!! Enjoy!!