I totally agree with f-mattox and Lisa, I have been on many different cruise lines. I have my favorite but I also love to try something new. I have been on the Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Gem and next year the Breakaway. I didn't feel any of what those reviews said at all. I felt the excursions were as good as any cruise line. They all tend to use the same local vendors to me. It's hard to read reviews, I have read some and I was on the same ship and wonder how could that be I was there and it was great ! Relax and go and have a fantastic time!