Posted July 1st, 2016, 03:36 PM
You noted that the ship is being built for the Asia market. How does that effect the cruise experience as far as language usage go? In what languages will the programs/announcements/tours be offered?
I sailed on one of Princess's ships based in Japan. Programs were offered in both Japanese and English. However at one point I was told that one of the senior staff members said they were trying to "discourage" western passengers from booking as the dual language/program thing was becoming too trying.
It could be that English is the second language used on board but the general experience will be solely for the Asian market and therefore not a leisurely experience for Westerns I guess.
The pax demographic is quite different, more rowdier, less manners, lots of shops and smoking and of course Asian menus/food in every venue.
I personally only want do a taster cruise on Dream and her NCL sister Joy for some sightseeing.
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