Posted March 8th, 2018, 04:02 PM
LOL...she will have a story for life.
And I don't think it would be one to be proud of. It's pretty tough to go over board unless your standing on a chair or table. Booze and stupidity don't mix.
LOL...she will have a story for life.
At the bar Maltings we hardly saw any college kids and Alan was an amazing bartender!!!Maltings was my go-to bad on the Epic during out last cruise, Glad to hear Alan is still serving. He looked after us well...other than the hangover from working through the Whisky menu.
I have to say, this was my family’s first and last cruise with NCL. We encountered so many logistical issues... now mix in a bunch of drunk kids (from Florida, no less) and the entire trip was more stressful than relaxing. By the time we got off the ship this morning, my husband, 7-year old son and I would have given just about anything to be anywhere but there. What a waste of our hard-earned money. NCL, we gave you a shot. Now Back to Royal Caribbean!Wouldn't it be possible that Royal Caribbean gets Spring Break crowds also at this time of year? I'll bet that they do. Just saying. Try cruising during a different time period to see.
Wouldn't it be possible that Royal Caribbean gets Spring Break crowds also at this time of year? I'll bet that they do. Just saying. Try cruising during a different time period to see.I saw it, loved how they said she fell into the frigid waters of the Atlantic. Not sure that word means what they think it does.
I was happy to hear that the woman was successfully rescued.
BTW, this incident was just announced this morning on ABC News.
At the bar Maltings we hardly saw any college kids and Alan was an amazing bartender!!!Yup. I was at ths bar and didn’t even blink an eye when the 52yo fell. “Booze cruise “ !!!
Same here.... I'm also going with a large group (somewhere around 600-700 I think) but we are a respectful group that also parties. These reports were making me worry too.
On a weird side note.... last year I went on the Carnival Liberty right after that guy jumped overboard, this year I'm going on the Epic right after the lady went overboard.... I'm booked for Epic again Early next March so if your on the boat before that, HOLD ON and don't climb any rails for crying out loud!!
As a 29 year old party girl I would definitely say they overwhelmed the ship. They were university of Florida students. Most of them were wearing Greek letters. Individually many of them seemed like decent kids but they OVERWHELMED everything. I’ve been on the Dawn out of NOLA and a 6 day on the escape and it was a very different vibe. Extremely hard to get drinks at almost ANY bar. I was in a studio so I didn’t hear them in the halls. They were almost all 4 to a room. I’m curious what the capacity was. This has lead me to decide to cancel a future cruise and stick to land based vacations. I wouldn’t have minded some spring breakers but the sheer numbers of them was insane.I am on a cruise April 1. Before selecting a cruise I did a search and spent an hour counting how many schools had spring break by week. Actually this year April is a slower month. Also I picked a longer cruise. Is this sailing a 7 day or one of the shorter cruises? Someone once told me that 7 day sailing don't tend to have as many kids... a money thing.... I wish I could recall the site I used to determine spring break schedule...but before giving up on cruises...consider longer ones and look for who is on break. Now I have not found one covering high schools and grammar schools... my next challenge
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This cruise was possibly one of the worst experiences my wife and I have ever had while on vacation. This was our first cruise, so we don't have much to compare with. We are told by a lot of people that NCL was the quite cruiseline, compared to Carnival and Royal Caribbean. The shear amount of drunk people (collage aged or other) was intolerable. We are not alcohol drinkers (got that out of our systems long ago) so we just purchased the soda package, but how difficult it was to order a drink was horrible. The bed in our mini suite was horrible, I'd have to say that we have slept on better mattresses at motel 6. And many more issues to add to those. Due to the stress my wife endured on this cruise this may possibly be our first and only cruise. The only cruise we may take in the near future will be a Disney cruise next year with our 3 children. If we decide to ever cruise ourselves again we will be going Princess or Celebrity only. Also as far as this incident with the woman going overboard, I was in the smoking area on Deck 15 when this occurred. She lowered herself from the sundeck on 16 and placed her feet on the pipe that runs along the glass on 15. She lost her footing due to her drunken/high state and how windy it was. I saw this first hand. People did try to reach through the openings of the glass, but we're unable to reach her before she fell. I am thankful she did not die. But from my understanding she will be charged with some kind of crime. Also, as to her age, I did not get a good look at her before she fell, but from what I could see, I'd say she was definitely over the ago of 40 .From the reports of this cruise I would not blame you for never wanting to cruise again. However, what is described as the behavior on this cruise is different than I have experienced. Factors to consider when picking a cruise that is not so, well let's say, "lively" are:
For future reference.... consult this site concerning spring breaksGreat website thanks for posting.
From my spreadsheet week of Feb 29 ... 19 schools; Mar 3 ... 220 (Disney says to avoid Mar 10- Apr 7); Mar 10....382 schoold; Mar 17... 152 schoold; Mar 24 90 schools... Mar 31 24 schools
If you live in the U.S. and expect to go on a short cruise from the U.S. in March and not have it be overrun with drunk college students, you must live under a rock.
I've seen posts that say things like, in my little hometown, Spring Break is the last week of March, so I figured the entire country would be on break at the exact same time. How was I supposed to know the second week of March would have college kids on board?
If you sail in March on a short cruise and have a bad time because of drunk kids, you have yourself to blame just as much as the drunk kids.
No matter where or when you are cruising, DO YOUR RESEARCH. I'm heading to Australia in a few weeks, and I looked up when spring/Easter break is for every territory, and took that into account, as well as the length of the cruise, and the ship I'll be on. I did the same for my cruise a few years ago in the Mediterranean, which was during summer holidays. The length of cruise, ports, and cruise line made me think that kids wouldn't be much of a problem, and I was right. You can cruise during spring break, and summer holidays, just pick the right itinerary and ship and you'll be JUST fine.
As a 29 year old party girl I would definitely say they overwhelmed the ship. This has lead me to decide to cancel a future cruise and stick to land based vacations. I wouldn’t have minded some spring breakers but the sheer numbers of them was insane.Please don't let this unfortunate experience keep you from cruising again. Cruising is a wonderful way to travel and see many different places, not to mention the exceptional value you receive for your money. Next time, try another cruise line, or a different time of year. Please don't give up !
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