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View Poll Results: On going on the Norway on March 9th. Any tips on what shore excursions to defintely check out?? We
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:58 AM
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I was on the Dec 29 sailing of the Norway. I am not much help with the tours because I really do not care for the Caribbean. I sailed on the Norway because she is the Norway. I do have a review in this board if you care to read it. The author is Paul Bjorlin.

Yes the Norway is old. The Norway is in VERY GOOD SHAPE. The people who say it is old and worn out are comparing it to the new flashy ships.

Yes if you want to spend your time looking for carpet stains or wear and tear you will find them. You can also find them on the new mega ships. When you have that many passengers on a ship and many drinking you will get stains even on the first cruise.

They are always painting and cleaning on the Norway. They were doing that while we sailed and I see it on every cruise I have taken on every ship.

You say it is your first cruise. Go with an open mind and enjoy yourself. If you want to look for problems you will find them. If you want to relax and enjoy the good parts of a cruise you will find that also.

I personally would not hesitate to booking another cruise on the Norway just so I could sail on her again.

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Thanks for your comments. I really look forward to the cruise. I am sure that I will be completely overwhelmed when I see the ship and I won't have time to search for stains and wear and tear. I will certainly post after I return from my cruise. I noticed from another website, the Norway does not provide hair dryers. Is it ok to bring one???
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Hi Helene,

make sure to read this excellent page about cruising onboard the S/S "Norway".

Enjoy your cruise - the "Norway" is a wonderful ship!

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Helene,

My wife and I have sailed the Norway 6 times. She is a classic ship of the earlier times of transatlantic crossings. I feel you will really like her.

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Yes you can bring a hair dryer, my wife did and used hers on the Norway.
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Thanks for the webpage. It was extremely helpful. I'm am a little confused by the Immigration thing. Why is it that I have to go?? What if I do not plan on going on the island and what are the hours that you have to be at this immigration thing?? It says that it starts at 6:30 am. I do not plan on being up super early on my cruise. And will a birth certificate and driver's license be sufficient for everything?? Should we get traveler's checks as well???
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Hi Helene,

US Immigration requires all cruise passengers to present themselves to an INS official before anybody is allowed off the ship. It doesn't matter whether you would like to stay on board or not. Every single passenger has to report to the INS official, otherwise the ship won't be cleared.

A letter will be delivered to your cabin prior to arriving in St. Thomas and Miami, telling you at what time to present yourself to US Immigration.

I understand an original birth certificate is still sufficient, but - as a "foreigner" - I'm not 100% sure.

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Thank you everyone for all of your help. I can't wait to go!!!!
 
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