Things I'd Like to See NCL Offer

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 10:39 AM.
#61
Cincinnati
231 Posts
Joined May 2017
*on ships with Margaritaville at Sea have at least one jimmy buffett trivia.

*i love the guy fieri burgers on carnival. copy that!

*one more entertainment channel on room tv. or travel channel. i hate the news channels.

*lemme have some good coffee as part of the ubp. and spring water.

*how about sports memorabilia auction? the art print auctions baffle me, unless they are hand marked or signed. otherwise....its a frickin print°°





Sent from my SM-G955U using Forums mobile app
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
11/24/2018 - NCL EPIC
02/04/2018 - NCL SKY
08/05/2017 - MSC DIVINIA
10/29/2016 - NCL ESCAPE
08/30/2015 - CARNIVAL LIBERTY
11/09/2014 - CARNIVAL FREEDOM
09/08/2013 - CARNIVAL BREEZE
#62
267 Posts
Joined Oct 2015
Love the adult only specialty dining after a certain time or on rotating days.

There are 3 main dining rooms, why can't one be adults 18 and over only?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature



#63
1,579 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by havanadaydreaming
*how about sports memorabilia auction? the art print auctions baffle me, unless they are hand marked or signed. otherwise....its a frickin print°°
An overpriced framed print.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


#64
Georgia
21 Posts
Joined Jun 2016
Originally posted by MichMom06
More pools on the mega ships! 4.000 people fighting for 1 main pool and a kid's pool is cray! I hate to say it, but RCL really has something going with it's (mostly)adults only Solarium and multiple pools. I'd love to see a "family Haven" area with exclusive access to some family friendly features that didn't break the bank. I'd love to try Haven some time but a) it's expesnive and b) I wouldn't necessarily feel comfortable taking my younger kids there as we would spend most of our time in the more kid friendly areas. If we stay in the Haven, we want to enjoy our time there.

We like the food and entertainment for the most part. Wouldn't really change much there.
Yes, all the mega ships added was decks and decks and decks of balcony and mini-suite rooms. Didn't increase the common areas. NCL Escape is the only ship I had to wait to be seated in a general dining room. We enjoyed community dining on Holland America, met and made some great friends doing this!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
June 2018 Norwegian Jewel - Northbound Alaska
May 2017 Norwegian Spirit - East Mediterranean
July 2016 Norwegian Escape - East Caribbean
March 2016 Norwegian Pearl - Bahamas
Dec 2015 Norwegian Pearl - Panama Canal
Nov 2014 Norwegian Sun - West Caribbean
Dec/Jan 2013/4 Holland America Ms Neiuw Amsterdam - East & West Caribbean
August 2012 Carnival Sensation - Bahamas



#66
Illinois
2 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
They should find a place to have a wall of cubbie hole style lockers on the pool decks. Basically open shelving units to put sunscreen, shoes and towels while you swim or use watersides. I think less people would hoard chairs if their were other options to store belongings by the pool. When I bring the family to the water-slides I usually grab a chair solely for our stuff.
#67
Florida
155 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by usababykiller
They should find a place to have a wall of cubbie hole style lockers on the pool decks. Basically open shelving units to put sunscreen, shoes and towels while you swim or use watersides. I think less people would hoard chairs if their were other options to store belongings by the pool. When I bring the family to the water-slides I usually grab a chair solely for our stuff.
Oooh, that's a good one!
#68
Frozen Tundra
9,245 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by flyguy909
Also trying to recall if they even have draft beer on the ship?? I remember getting a bottle every time.

I got draft beer at O’Sheehan’s and at Maltings on Breakaway. Obviously Escape and (now Bliss) have extensive draft beer choices at The District Brewhouse
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

RCI Voyager of the Seas: Feb. 2001 Disney Magic: Dec. 2003 Disney Magic: Feb. 2005 Disney Magic: Dec. 2006
NCL Spirit: Dec. '09- Jan.'10 NCL Getaway: May 2014 NCL Epic: Nov. 2014 NCL Escape Transatlantic: Oct. 2015
NCL Escape: May 2016 NCL Breakaway: June 2017 NCL Escape: May 2018
Coming up next: RCI Mariner of the Seas: Nov. 2018 CroisiEurope Danube River Cruise: June 2019 NCL Encore Transatlantic: Nov. 2019
#69
Sammamish, WA
541 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by havanadaydreaming

*how about sports memorabilia auction? the art print auctions baffle me, unless they are hand marked or signed. otherwise....its a frickin print°°
I agree but the art actions have huge profit margins...but maybe they could add sports memorabilia and attract a wider audience (and with their buying power I am assuming they can still make those 80%+ profit margins).
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Norwegian Getaway Copenhagen Oct 2-11 2019
Norwegian Pearl Alaska Review Aug 26-Sept 2 2018
Norwegian Star Venice Review - Oct 8-15 2017
#70
90 Posts
Joined May 2003
A better coffee bar - frappuccino type drinks that are much better (in line with Starbucks, etc.) The current ones aren't worth paying for in general.
A coffee card program like Princess
I am willing to pay for a good coffee drink (after all, I do at home too) but NCL doesn't do a good job of this yet. (At least on the older ships)
#71
UK
9,487 Posts
Joined May 2003
Originally posted by beachys
Love the adult only specialty dining after a certain time or on rotating days.

There are 3 main dining rooms, why can't one be adults 18 and over only?

There are only two MDRs on most ships. They are quite different in decor etc. It would certainly be a major negative for us if we couldn’t go to the aft dining room because we have our son with us.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Speciality restaurant booking guide (updated July 2018) - https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/sh...2#post56492302
#73
1,579 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by usababykiller
They should find a place to have a wall of cubbie hole style lockers on the pool decks. Basically open shelving units to put sunscreen, shoes and towels while you swim or use watersides. I think less people would hoard chairs if their were other options to store belongings by the pool. When I bring the family to the water-slides I usually grab a chair solely for our stuff.
THAT is another excellent idea and wouldn't cost much at all. Since we have no interest in hanging out on the deck when traveling without a group we pretty much do the same thing when using the hot tubs. Put benches near the cubbies and you have a place to sit down for shoes and such. Perfect for those of us who don't need a chair for anything other than a stuff holder.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


#74
1,498 Posts
Joined May 2011
Better prices. Just off the getaway and purchased a cruise cert. that means I have 2 in my ncl bank now

But since I'm still in the 30 day cancellation period I'm seriously considering getting a refund for the one I just bought

The prices are outrageous for the cruises and even though I just turned gold latitudes I will look elsewhere for cruising

I'm not giving up or spacing cruises further out because ncl has raised their fares by what I consider a ridiculous amount


Sorry but if I paid $750 a person this past spring break there is no way $1250 a person for next spring break is justified a year out for 2019

This is not covering your costs ncl plus a profit....this is price gouging to see who will bite..or perhaps it's just ncl throwing a dart at a price and waiting to see what suckers take the bait so to speak


Sent from my iPad using Forums
#75
5,532 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by shof515
I wish NCL does the longer 10-14 day cruises out of NYC in the Spring/Fall like what they do during the Winter months.

They do a 14 day cruise on the Dawn out of Boston in October.

I would love to see Charleston, S.C. added to some of the Boston or NY--Bermuda cruises. Doing so would add a lovely port to this itinerary, and lengthen a too short 7 day cruise to 8 or 9 days.

Bring back the pillow chocolates at turn down time.

Bring back the chocolates for Platinum passengers.

Somebody suggested other sized bottles of water to be sold. I would like to see 16 or 20 oz. bottles. More convenient than 1 ltr.

Interesting guest lecturers..

I love the idea of alternating adult only hrs. for the specialty restaurants. This will give parents the opportunity to share the specialty experience with young kids at early hours, or on evenings when it's open to all.

We should mention all of our ideas to the staff at meet & greets and get them implemented.
#76
Arizona
11,948 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by Barb Nahoumi
We should mention all of our ideas to the staff at meet & greets and get them implemented.
Is it the staff onboard the ships that makes the policy decisions/changes or is it corporate?
#77
5,532 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by Beer Belly
A real Country Bar with Line Dancing and free lessons. Had someone tell me he is Cruising with an infant, and getting charges as an extra passenger....outrageous if you ask me....an infant is not going to use any of the amenities
To a degree infants do use some of the amenities. They sleep in a Pack & Play which could be provided by the ship, The cabin steward may have extra tidying to do. Probably not much else, if they are not on table food yet.
#78
5,532 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by NLH Arizona
Is it the staff onboard the ships that makes the policy decisions/changes or is it corporate?
Probably corporate, but staff could pass suggestions along.
#79
Canada
1,766 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by keithjenner
what age limit would you have? Our son is 12 and we certainly expect him to sit quietly when we eat (and he doesn’t let us down).



Sent from my iphone using tapatalk
25.
#80
Jersey Shore
71 Posts
Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by maja651
Love this idea
Cruised in Haven and Mini-suites. It would be nice to have something in the middle price-wise. I did like the Haven bar though. Never crowded and always got great service.