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Old 11-13-2011, 09:48 PM
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It is premature to be judging a cruise only hours from it's start. There are several reasons a cruise may be delayed, and having a cruise delayed certainly isn't unique only to Carnival. I just returned from the Norwegian Gem today. I can guarantee you if you are comparing apple to apple regular balconies (not suites, family balcony, Haven/Courtyard) Carnival balcony cabins have more square footage. Food taste are way too subjective. Too many bars.....Please. The helmets of beer were everywhere on the NCL GEM. I don't know too many mass market cruise ships being built today that the focus isn't on bars and lounges. The NCL Gem was carrying nearly 1000 children and they were running wild all over. There were other things with the NCL Gem that weren't perfect either. Will it stop me from sailing NCL again? Certainly not. $2000 for a balcony cabin on a 7-day cruise isn't expensive it is a good deal.