Originally posted by NHC:
We have taken 4 Royal Carribean cruises and are planning a Hawaiin cruise on the NOrwegian Wind. We have heard we may not enjoy it as much since we are used to Royal C.
Norwegian cruise line isn't as high of quality as Royal Caribbean but you may enjoy trying something a little different. They take pride is being different from the other cruise lines.
First off, it is "Free-style" cruising which means you can dine with whom, whenever between 5:30PM - 10:00PM and dress however you like. It is not a traditional cruise experience.
There are several alternative restaurants to choose from that have a surcharge between 10.00 - 15.00. These restaurants are excellent but if you eat there every night you will have spent a significant amount on dining during the cruise. Their main restaurants have a lot of quantity with average food.
If you are going to dine in the alternative restaurants make sure you rsvp early as they are small intimate restaurants and get booked up quickly.
Their chocoholic mid-night buffet is the best I've had industry wide.
Their broadway show entertainment lineup is excellent.
However their room are unimpressive unless you book suites and higher.
It's the perfect cruise for someone who doesn't like to dress up or be told who they will sit with at dinner and when.