Posted September 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Funny you say that about NCL's itineraries in the Caribbean.... I left Princess (partly) because of their stale itineraries in the Caribbean. NCL gives far more options to trot around in the Caribbean and from different ports than Princess and is also going to ports that are "off the beaten path" where you can still get a feel for the local way of doing things.
St. Thomas is just a shopping mecca with huge amounts of tourists going there all the time. While NCL does call there they also go to other places in the Eastern Caribbean such as Tortola which Princess doesn't go to as frequently.
I hope with these slightly larger new NCL ships that NCL expands their offerings from different homeports all across the Gulf of Mexico and from Florida (more from Port Everglades).
Either way, the idea of new ships for NCL has me very excited. From the reviews it seems like NCL missed the mark on the EPIC but I will not say that officially from me until I've sailed on her and give her my own review. Hopefully that'll be in March...
Until then BUILD NCL BUILD!!!!
My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
* Denotes private charter Atlantis Events
**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE