We recently sailed the Sun to Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau. This cruise was booked 2 ½ weeks prior and we were fortunate to get an accessible cabin.
Almost $21 per person per day! Total for two $123. When I questioned this, the Guest Services Rep says the increase is on the 3 and 4 day cruises. Is this due to the “free open bar”?
Definitely a decline in taste and temperature. Several dishes lacked flavor. The food whether in the dining room or the buffet was often luke warm and not hot. This three day cruise had lots of repeat items on the menu such as calamari, French onion soup, meatloaf and bruschetta. These repeat times were not on the classic menu. Example – the items were listed one day on the appetizer menu and brought back another day for dinner or on the buffet.
Day 2 we went to the buffet for breakfast. The bacon was almost raw (served pink and pale white). I pointed this out to an officer and she agreed. I was brought crispy bacon however how can Norwegian service under cooked pork to so many people.
The soda in the dining room and most bars was flat. We do not use ice so I cannot be blamed. Did NCL reduce the soda due to the “free open bar”.
Discount on 3 day dining package which we did not purchase.
Dining staff was excellent. We ate all three dinners in the Four Seasons dining room located on deck 5 mid-ship. Again, the food has declined and we have previously enjoyed NCL.
We didn’t attend any of the game shows or the glow party. The newlywed not so newlywed show was entertaining, The cruise director Jackie had a good sense of humor.
We stayed in 5213 (ocean view accessible). We liked having two closets and the cabin was able to accommodate a scooter and a rollator with room to spare. The bathroom also had ample space. My mom used the shower seat. The cabin does has a slight step to enter the bathroom. The downside was the design of the bathroom. When showering water filled the floor and it took several towels to dry the water. Having two closets was nice.
Too many inclines and high thresholds around the ship. The scooter was ok with navigating these however using the rollator we had to lift it and it would not roll smoothly over many thresholds. Most public restrooms lacked a button to automatically open the door. Very different for someone using a scooter or wheelchair to enter.
After day 1, my mom went to Guest Services to ask for movie times. In the cabin there were two movie channels. Semi-newer movies shown were: The Intruder, The Mule, Avengers, Poms, The Best of Enemies, Dumbo, Apollo 11
I purchased 100 minutes. According to the chart I’m supposed to get 15 minutes free based on my status. I went to the Internet Manager and he had no idea what I was talking about and sent me to the Cruise Next desk. That gentleman also had no idea and tried to send me back to the Internet Manager. He then asked me where I saw the free minutes. I pointed to the chart listed on the NCL website. The Cruise Next Manager went to speak with the Internet Manager and it was resolved on Day 2.