For this cruise, we travelled in a group of 4, age ranging from 23 to 29. One person in the group is a first-time cruiser while the rest of us have cruised before the past. This cruise would make it my 6th cruise, 3rd with RC.
Having been on Oasis twice, I felt this ship was significantly newer in almost all ways.
Lines for dinner/shows were either short or non-existent.
Pools were crowded during prime time but nothing out of the ordinary.
Last 3 days the ship rocked up and down, left and right, can't say it was the best experience. But it was definitely the ocean and not the ship.
Well-appointed, felt modern and way newer than Oasis.
Balcony was large compared to the other Norwegian ships I've been on.
Edward, our cabin attendant, is the best I've seen. We see him cleaning or in the hallways almost every time we walk in or out of our cabin. Our room was very messy, and he carefully cleaned and folded everything every single time, while we continued to make the mess. (Oops) We made sure to tip him generously at the end.
Food was great here, the meat/vegetable platters and the tomato bruschetta are to die for.
Rudest service I've experienced in 6 cruises. A person standing outside the restaurant "greeted" us while we looked at the menu and asked "do you know how much this restaurant costs?" When we informed him we already have a reservation, he simply turned away and left without saying a word. He must be disappointed we poor people could afford to eat there. Be assured he was reported to guest services.
Our server Schubert was our absolute favourite throughout the entire cruise. He provided exceptional service with the Wonderland twist, making our dinner very fun and memorable.
Food was exceptional and very different. I was a bit skeptical at first with all the "magic" happening here, but it was definitely worth it.
We went with server recommendations, and loved every dish. Some highlights were Terroir Beef, Buffalo Chicken Eggs, and our favourite, Oceanic Citrus.
- Central Park 150:
Definitely one of the fancier dining venues onboard, dress code recommended.
Attentive service, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Lobster bisque was great, most other food were good but pales in comparison with Jamie's and Wonderland. Likely will not return.
Was not a fan of this place on the Oasis, but was pleasantly surprised with all 4 meals I ate here. Thought the food was actually pretty good, definitely has quality there.
For the first time, tried lunch here, A La Carte together with the buffet gave us tons of selections and the quality was great.
Ate 3 lobsters during lobster night, it was tasty. Don't be shy if one isn't enough for you 😉
Loved this show, the use of gigantic props (the largest at sea I heard), talented performers, and catchy music kept us interested the entire show.
Loved how they added a taste of RC at the end with a video of Harmony sailing by in the background.
Never a fan of long shows, but I was blown away by this show, and for the first time, managed to stay attentive through the entire show.
The main actor acting Danny Zuko did a fantastic job, but on an unfortunate turn of event he was the one that went overboard on Christmas...extremely saddening.
- Game Shows:
Newly wed show was a great laugh as usual, but we felt our cruise director Marc was a bit biased. The oldest couple barely knew how to respond to questions, got almost nothing right, but managed to bring away the grand prize. Don't get me wrong, I completely adore the old couple as they were so loving together, but it made the game not as fun to watch when every round it always ends with "lets just give them the point!"
I always loved watching Quest but this one the the absolute worst I've seen, theatre was half empty, crowds were less engaged. The lead for our group literally did not want to move, and did nothing but walk when he was supposed to do crazy things. Not RC's fault, but disappointing.
Very short and disorganized, the parades don't really make sense as no one really knows where the actions are until it's too late.
The glowing things they throw out, probably only a handful of people got them while everyone fights for them like it's their last meal.
That's it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask away.