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Our first cruise was with Royal Caribbean and we really enjoyed.

 

We just recently returned from NCL Spirit cruise which departed Miami on 4/10 to the Caymans and Roatan. After this cruise we have decided to stay completely away from NCL. The Spirit was nice and we enjoyed the concept of "freestyle cruising" but I never looked forward to returning home from a vacation as much until this cruise.

 

They booked a Chicago Hip Hop (rap) radio station's "2005 Beach Bash Contest" winners on the same cruise. 200 kids (19-25) plus approximately 50 radio station employees. It started out with the group taking over the pool for a private party the first full day out (only 1 pool). That night another private party at the pool which we were warned to stay away from especially if you had children (funny name and wet t-shirt contests) I saw some of the "funny named t-shirts in the halls and lobby. More filth than funny.

 

For the rest of the week I got to look at "KILLER BEE- B96.3" banners hung all around the ship which really takes away from the ambiance. The occasional smell of pot in the corridors. Lots of foul language. You know how cars vibrate with that thumping bass sound made when oversized speakers are installed and rap is played? The ship was a thumping.

 

The kicker was on Thursday when the station crowd had another party at the kiddie pool area. My wife made the mistake of taking a walk deckside after dinner and returned to the room to tell me about witnessing a young lady stripping to nothing, 2 young men also doing the same so they could bump and grind with her while the party cheered them on. My wife looked around from the upper ampitheater area and saw a couple of kids looking down on the same.

 

I immediately grabbed my wife went to the main lobby to complain. Within 10 minutes I was joined by 9 other passengers there to do the same. Some had actually witnessed sex acts after my wife had come to the stateroom to let me know of the incident.They approached security at the party and only got laughter as a response. Security was enjoying themselves.

 

One eldery gentleman and his wife from England wasn't a witness to anything but was there to ask if someone could force them to turn the volume down. Their cabin was right below. They were offered a sleeping room for quite.

 

I was so mad I wanted to speak to nobody but the captain. I was told he was sleeping and could not be disturbed. I got customer service clerks, the entertainment officer, and finally someone who said his title was "the Star Captain". I assume that's the night shift officer in charge. I requested that since the party had crossed the line, it should be shut down. There was nothing he could do. He did direct a young lady to give each of us a business card with a customer relations contact number. Already made that call and didn't get anywhere except "send us a letter" which I'm sure will make it to the nearest circular file.

 

My wife and I got back to our cabin at 1:00 in the am. Just in time for the party to end at the kiddie pool and move to the stateroom above ours.

 

A horrible trip and a wasted week of vacation which I blame on NCL.

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Oh, wow. That makes me glad I cruise during the hurricane season.. I would rather face a huricane than that..

That indeed does sound like a bad cruise..

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Thanks for your story. I heard one of our radio stations here in Philly is supposed to send a group like what you describe on a cruise...after reading your info I called around to make sure its not happening on my cruise. Fortunately its not.

Sorry you had a bad trip but thanks for sharing.

Linda

 

11 days unitl we sail the Crown Philly to Bermuda 05/01

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SWB1952,

 

 

So sorry about your cruise:( It does sound like it was hell. Unfortunately, this happens all over the industry not only on NCL. A group like this impacts the entire ship.

 

I would document this and complain to pax courtesy, there is a special dept. that handles after cruise complaints.

 

There is absolutely no reason that anyone, let alone children, had to witness this.

 

I hope you have the names of the personnell you spoke with. Mention them please in your follow up letter after you call.

 

If you booked through a TA have her do the same.

 

Good Luck,

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Thanks for reporting this! Sounds like a complete nightmare and not a relaxing cruise. I suggest you write a letter to NCL outlining all of the events you witnessed. I'm just curious, how did you book, independently or with a TA?

 

PS, My next "Music Boat" cruise showing in my sig is a Christian music cruise and the whole ship is chartered.

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How can you know who is on your cruise ahead of time? We were on the previous 5-day Spirit to Cayman and Roatan and it was great. A bunch of Midwestern families like us--comfortable with letting my teen sons roam freely. Never saw bad behavior-just a tipsy(to say the least) patron with a bottle heading to the casino!

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Sorry you had such a lousy time. Normally I try to ignore what I don't like but it sounds like that was impossible to do. Our first cruise was also Royal Caribbean. We loved it. We leave on the Dawn on Sunday and I hope we have better luck than you had. I think the people on any given cruise play a very big part in the overall enjoyment of the cruise for all of their fellow pax.

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First cruise was through TA. This one was through Orbitz. I did do some homework and inquired with NCL about demographics of the cruiseline before hand. They said average was 35. Maybe they were talking blood alcohol level.

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I agree with the rest of the group... send a letter to customer complaints... its really sad that some think that ruining other people's vacations is fun... :(

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Personally, I feel you are more 'entitled' to a refund than most of the recent Dawn passengers, as this disgraceful episode was NOT an Act of God. You have my total sympathy.

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I was wondering if there was a way to find out if there were large parties/groups on our cruise. There was a post a while ago about a large group of Harley owners and crossdressers. It won't change my plans, but it's nice to know ahead of time. Especially if there was going to be a large group of scrapbookers. Then I'll need to pack some extra stuff and find a way to fit in. ;)

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Sorry your cruise was so bad but I really think it is an industry wide thing. I just heard today that a radio station in New York is running a cruise in July on the Navagator which is probably Royal Carribean. I would definately write a letter. If you get no reply, at least you might feel better. I hope you try NCL again. We have been happy with them so far.

 

Jeanne

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That is AWFUL! I totally would feel the same way... I'm so sorry you had that bad luck. Maybe someday you will give NCL another chance--I have heard so many people who loved their cruises.

 

I hope you document and write letters--I agree that you deserve some kind of compensation. Or SOMETHING. :( What an awful cruise that sounds like it was ...:eek:

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IS this the spirit getting a bad name for wild party's not long past since the dreaded cruise from hell will the college crowd, why not rename the ship WILD SPIRIT while getting the refit ??? Then maybe NCL could only allow very wild party cruisers

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Carnival was known for this type of behavior not too many years ago....I hope it isn't catching !! Sorry for your experience, by all means put it in writing and send it along.

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Blaming NCL for the conduct of passengers is rediculous. For starters, how could the ship control 200 party animals without someone getting seriously hurt?? My wife and I were on a simular cruise several years ago and put up with the sex and drugs. Unfortunately we could not find a quiet spot to have a drink in the evenings so we asked for and received a complimentary bar setup from the hotel manager. Thank God for the in room tv and 24 hour pizzaria.

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If I owned a cruise line, and knowingly put these type of kids on a cruise ship with families, and then let them have run of the ship, I think I would have to take the blame.

This account really scares me.

To think I have to hide in my room is not a nice idea. Does this happen often (the ship blocking off the pool for a private group)?

 

From what I've read it this thread (please correct me if I'm wrong), I could get on the Sun with my family this fall, and the ship could announce that there were 500 "fall-breakers" on the ship, and we shouldn't use the pool unless we want to see kids having sex.

 

I like NCL from what I've read about it, but sometimes I think that they could start throwing their passengers overboard, and people on this board would come up with stuff like "well those passengers needed to swim", or "I'm sure NCL had a good reason"

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Blaming NCL for the conduct of passengers is rediculous. For starters, how could the ship control 200 party animals without someone getting seriously hurt?? My wife and I were on a simular cruise several years ago and put up with the sex and drugs. Unfortunately we could not find a quiet spot to have a drink in the evenings so we asked for and received a complimentary bar setup from the hotel manager. Thank God for the in room tv and 24 hour pizzaria.

Hollyspop,

 

I'm just shaking my head...

 

Booking the 200 party animals was the problem. Who did that? I don't think it was Travelocity. It was the cruise line themselves. With due diligence someone should have been able to determine the type of crowd.

 

It hasn't been hard for me to find out information about the station's mode of operation. I got on the the radio station's web page. Found out that the last big bash they had resulted in similar complaints which they were told they would not be welcome back.

 

By the way, the pictures are already posted on the B96.com web page. Girls kissing girls, boys kissing boys, drinks being funneled down various partiers throats, and oh yes even bare breasts.

 

Oh and they also indicated that this 2005 Beach Bash Cruise cost the radio station $600,000. Doesn't surprise me at all. Money was the key for NCL and to hell with the "regular" passengers who spent their hard earned money hoping for a little fun and relaxation.

 

Room TV and 24 hr pizza??? I can get that every night at home without spending $2000 for cruise and airfare

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I think you deserve and hope you receive a full refund. What you witnessed was disgusting.

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Your complaints are very valid and I hope you will seek some sort of compensation from NCL. You certainly are entitled to some restitution.

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Blaming NCL for the conduct of passengers is rediculous. For starters, how could the ship control 200 party animals without someone getting seriously hurt?? My wife and I were on a simular cruise several years ago and put up with the sex and drugs. Unfortunately we could not find a quiet spot to have a drink in the evenings so we asked for and received a complimentary bar setup from the hotel manager. Thank God for the in room tv and 24 hour pizzaria.

 

NCL is totally to blame. They mass booked these people and then did nothing to stop them from disturbing other passengers. Your suggestion to stay in a cabin to get away from this is ridiculous.

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It seems that there should be a limit to the number in a group booking. At some point, they take over and become a dominant 'force'. This is so unfair to everyone else on the cruise. Large groups like that should charter a boat on a 'cruise to nowhere', and they can behave however they like. NCL is to blame for allowing the signs and banners all over as this encourages the takeover. I am sorry for you and your family for having to put up with this.

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Hollyspop,

By the way, the pictures are already posted on the B96.com web page. Girls kissing girls, boys kissing boys

Good grief, homosexual hip-hop! Why hadn't anyone else made mention of this outrageous same-sex kissing? Why weren't good upstanding heterosexuals on the NCL staff putting a stop to this? Hmmm.....

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Blaming NCL for the conduct of passengers is rediculous. For starters, how could the ship control 200 party animals without someone getting seriously hurt?? My wife and I were on a simular cruise several years ago and put up with the sex and drugs. Unfortunately we could not find a quiet spot to have a drink in the evenings so we asked for and received a complimentary bar setup from the hotel manager. Thank God for the in room tv and 24 hour pizzaria.

 

Why did NCL book a group of 200 if they could not provide security?!

 

Lucky you on getting the bar... did you just ask for the setup?

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NCL is totally to blame. They mass booked these people and then did nothing to stop them from disturbing other passengers. Your suggestion to stay in a cabin to get away from this is ridiculous.
Just last month NCL booked a huge group from the University of Florida onto one of their ships and when people came here to talk about the bad experience, most people defended UF and them being allowed to book such a large group. One member even went so far as to say that legally NCL could not stop that group from booking. So what's the difference here? Yes to booking the college students but no to booking the radio contest winners?

 

I feel terrible for the OP and the experience they had. It's absolutely horrific! I'd have lost my mind and made a stink so I'm not saying the OP deserved the bad time. I'm totally on the side of the OP. I just wonder now why the shift in radio people = bad and college students = good when the situation is so similar?

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Agree with the others who said you should get a full refund. that's horrible and not a way to spend a cruise vacation, especially after paying all that money. sometimes i don't know what cruiselines are thinking. :confused:

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I read with great interest some of the articles regarding the captain of the NCL Dawn not being at fault for sailing knowingly into a storm. Contrary to some belief, cruisers actually go on cruises to get away from daily stress and have an enjoyable week. But when your cruise starts out bad from the embarkation peir i.e. finding out after being dropped off and checking bags in, that the itinerary for the cruise we planned for months ago was being completely changed was inconsiderate at best. We had family meeting us at South Beach on the day we were supposed to be there, which they couldn't change, so we didn't get to see them. Oh yes, they offered a refund if you chose not to go on the cruise, I don't know about those of you who seem to not realize that this cruiseline had a motive which was publicity, and most of the passengers were not notified of the change until they either flew into NY or stayed overnight, all of which would not be reimbursed if you decided not to go. We all made work arrangements, pet care arrangements etc. It is one thing to change itinerary due to a severe storm or violance at a port, but not to change plans at the last minute and expect everyone to just understand, with no explanation and a smug attitude that NCL didn't need a reason. A cruise is not really cheap, by the time your week is over you probably almost doubled your ticket prices. With bottled water at $3 and soda at about $30 per person, and additional tips etc. NCL's first offer was a $100 credit to our onboard account, not enought of a compensation. We had Nassau taken away which is the port the most of us wanted to go to. They didn't however skip their private island for an entire day. And the captain knowingly left Miami with the knowledge that there was a reasonably bad storm brewing which would get worse by the time we got to it. And that it did. Our suite was on the 8th floor and waves were coming up to the balcony, you could not stand up or walk around without being thrown about. Furniture, belongings, glasses, liquor etc were being thrown about like crazy. So many things went wrong on this cruise that I feel NCL owes us all another one for free! We lost 5 hours on the last day (which actually didn't happen since Mother Nature has more power than the Donald). We lost Nassau, we ended up standing on the pier in Miami for 4 hours for immigration since NCL told us we had to get off for clearance and once everyone was cleared, we could get back on the ship, however, the ships security didn't see that people got off, so those 2000 of us that got off when we were supposed were left standing on the pier in Miami for hours, elderly people, disabled people, little kids etc. because some passenger hadn't disembarked for immigration. So we lost another 1/2 day. Putting all of these things together I didn't pay thousands of hard earned dollars and I didn't plan on using my vacation time in this way, so that we came home needing R & R. We were all vacationers, not navy sailors, or marines. It isn't too much to expect not only our saftey, but some sign that our comfort and enjoyment for a cruise we paid good money for, means something to NCL. I dont' see it. I had been in touch with them and get the same smug crap, that they can change intinerary anytime they want, (it is in the fine print.) My feeling is that this clause was put in to cover serious situations which make a change necessary for safety. I don't care what some of you think, that captain and his bosses had one thing in mind only and that was come hell or high water to get to NYC early Sunday morning. Most of us spent our last couple of days sick, shaken and wondering what was happening and why. Oh yeah and the drinks were free, that is unless you wanted soda or water. But so many people were sick from the battering, bar drinks was the last thing you wanted, a lot of people couldn't keep their food down. If I wanted to cruise the rapids or take a dare devil cruise that is what I would have booked. This cruise line had nothing but smug attitudes about the whole incident, actually the multiple incidents made this cruise a waste of my money. And they are still lying about the reason for cutting our cruise short and rushing through a storm, one that was not a surprise. Even if I get 50% back of my ticket price, I would still have spend a couple thousand dollars for aggravation that could have avoided by some type of organization and caring for the passangers. At the Miami immigration process, some attempt should have been made to get the few stragglers off the ship instead of catering to about 5% who didn't follow orders for immigration. NCL has not been honest and forthcoming. The only reason they have not been, is they know they were wrong to subject paying passengers to complete vacation plan changes for no GOOD reason. If as passangers, we had to change things the last minute we would be out our money. I have sailed before to Canada and had a wonderful time. I expected this time to be even better based on what I had read - to say it wasn't, is a serious understatement. The only good thing on that ship was the service personnel, the wait staff, housekeeping, butler service etc. But the upper level personnel leave much to be desired and those sitting at desks in Miami, need even more of a reality check. I have not talked to one person there that has been decent. Good luck to those of you going out soon, maybe NCL learned something this time, I hope so. Since being in bed and having everything flying out of closets and off the vanity, glasses smashing etc, does not make for a good vacation. And it could have been avoided. CHUD:(

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Chud got what appears to be a free cruise- 1/2 off his troubled cruise and 1/2 off on his next NCL cruise. Few cruise lines would be so generous.

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Carnival was known for this type of behavior not too many years ago....I hope it isn't catching !! .

 

EH? I've been sailing Carnival for 17 years, and have never seen or heard anything even close to this.

 

But now that I think of it, the only nudity I ever saw on deck was on my only NCL cruise back in the 80's. Cruise was SO bad I never went back. Does the Seaward with closets they call staterooms still sail?

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Just last month NCL booked a huge group from the University of Florida onto one of their ships and when people came here to talk about the bad experience, most people defended UF and them being allowed to book such a large group. One member even went so far as to say that legally NCL could not stop that group from booking. So what's the difference here? Yes to booking the college students but no to booking the radio contest winners?

 

I feel terrible for the OP and the experience they had. It's absolutely horrific! I'd have lost my mind and made a stink so I'm not saying the OP deserved the bad time. I'm totally on the side of the OP. I just wonder now why the shift in radio people = bad and college students = good when the situation is so similar?

 

I said it then and I will say it now, NCL is responsible for the groups that it books on their cruise ships. If they continue to do this, they may as well flush their reputation out to sea.

 

If the group dept. is so clueless that they can`t forsee the circumstances, they need a new group dept. Believe me, on other cruiselines, there are RULES of what you can do with a group onboard. 200 people, puhaleeze, to NCL that is a small group to book and incur the wrath of the other pax.

 

Cecilia, I may be wrong, but I believe the % of people against the group pf college students were against their behavior?

 

This Hip Hop group belongs on an old Carnival ship:eek: (couldn`t resist that).

 

LISTEN UP NCL:( The warning signs are in front of you.

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You MIGHT want to grab a cup of coffee....sit down...and WRITE a nice letter outlining your experience - how it affected your enjoyment of your cruise vacation - not demand a refund/credit, but suggest some sort of accomodation in your letter - and see where that gets you.

 

I'd avoid calling NCL - don't email - the written word carries a lot of weight as your letter is a "tangible" and not just a phone call or an email easily erased by the delete button. Imagine all the calls they're getting over the Dawn "Wave" cruise - I'm sure the way customer service/relations has been talked to over the last week could make them less than accomodating.

 

Years ago, hubby & I were on a NCL cruise that had some "blight" hit the ship - cruisers and crew were dropping like flies - the CDC met the ship when we docked and it was quarantined for a short while. The hubby got a little touch of what was going around which kept us from going into St Bart (I believe). Once we returned, I wrote a letter to NCL - explained what happened - how we more or less lost 2 days on the 10 day cruise - and within 30 days, I received a very nice letter from NCL along with TWO certificates for our next cruise on NCL - absolutely free. Just like anything else - it's all in how you reasonably present YOUR situation - not part of a "group" rant of phone calls. I've always found if you care enough to take time and write about it - and they're holding your complaint in their hands at their next meeting - YOUR "issue" gets noticed.

 

Also, you've learned from experience now to ask about groups booked on the ship (you CAN find that out) - and not the "average" age of the ship's cruisers overall. I don't go to Cancun during Spring Break and I don't cruise when schools are out (a plus not having kids has afforded me! *LOL*)

 

Take a deep breath and write your letter - just a suggestion. :-)

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Sorry you had such a bad time. We have had some weird experiences ourselves on our 19 cruises, but not to the extreme as you experienced. Whenever we book a cruise, our TA (who books only cruises) will warn us ahead of time - they can give us data re: who is on the ship, special events, # of children, etc ahead of time so we can decide - is it worth it? When I have a problem - I know who to call - my TA. Orbitz - who you are you going to call - the puppet?

 

Again, sorry you had such a bad time. I wouldn't want to have gone through that also. Maybe a discount travel site is not the way to book a cruise.

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CHUD!!!!!!!

 

Just a word with you. Take a breath already. Your thread was so difficult to read because you didn't take a breath.

 

Try paragraphs, they help alot.

 

Sorry,

 

JMHO

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CHUD!!!!!!!

 

Just a word with you. Take a breath already. Your thread was so difficult to read because you didn't take a breath.

 

Try paragraphs, they help alot.

 

Sorry,

 

JMHO

 

Took the words out of my keyboard:D Hate it when people do that. See it, don`t even read it, makes me dizzy:eek:

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I couldn't read it, it was toooooooooooo boring, lol and gave me a headache. Now my day is ruined.

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You MIGHT want to grab a cup of coffee....sit down...and WRITE a nice letter outlining your experience - how it affected your enjoyment of your cruise vacation - not demand a refund/credit, but suggest some sort of accomodation in your letter - and see where that gets you.

 

I'd avoid calling NCL - don't email - the written word carries a lot of weight as your letter is a "tangible" and not just a phone call or an email easily erased by the delete button. Imagine all the calls they're getting over the Dawn "Wave" cruise - I'm sure the way customer service/relations has been talked to over the last week could make them less than accomodating.

 

Years ago, hubby & I were on a NCL cruise that had some "blight" hit the ship - cruisers and crew were dropping like flies - the CDC met the ship when we docked and it was quarantined for a short while. The hubby got a little touch of what was going around which kept us from going into St Bart (I believe). Once we returned, I wrote a letter to NCL - explained what happened - how we more or less lost 2 days on the 10 day cruise - and within 30 days, I received a very nice letter from NCL along with TWO certificates for our next cruise on NCL - absolutely free. Just like anything else - it's all in how you reasonably present YOUR situation - not part of a "group" rant of phone calls. I've always found if you care enough to take time and write about it - and they're holding your complaint in their hands at their next meeting - YOUR "issue" gets noticed.

 

Also, you've learned from experience now to ask about groups booked on the ship (you CAN find that out) - and not the "average" age of the ship's cruisers overall. I don't go to Cancun during Spring Break and I don't cruise when schools are out (a plus not having kids has afforded me! *LOL*)

 

Take a deep breath and write your letter - just a suggestion. :-)

I had detailed my complaints and attached a cover letter, which was Fed-xed out the Monday after, suggesting that the complaints were serious enough to warrant an apology from Colin Veitch, the CEO of NCL. I also sent the same to Orbitz for their investigation. I really don't expect anything to result from my complaint but it was just something I felt had to be done.

 

Oh, one little thing that I failed to mention to the forum but was discussed in the complaint was during the naked bump and grind dance. My wife watched as one young man buried his face between the legs of the woman. Up until that point she was just stunned. She immediately chased the younger teens from their railing vantage point and ran down to let me know what was going on.

 

I made it perfectly clear to the other passengers that night in the lobby, when it was suggested that perhaps a voucher was due, that I had no interest in that. If NCL provided me with a free cruise I would not even waste my vacation time. I was done with NCL.

 

Our group of complaining passengers were made to feel like we were the problem. We were asked to move to the corner bar area (away from the main lobby) and the impression was that we were being "hidden". Yes we were offered drinks at that bar but nobody accepted..

 

At any given time I would have just let things drop had they done the right thing. My request for them to shut down the party or at least stop the booze was never considered.

 

I really don't want to sound like a total prude. I have seen a lot in my life but I consider a cruise ship to be a floating hotel and would never expect to see or hear anything like this happening at a Marriott (at least not behind closed and locked doors).

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Anyone else on this same cruise have these problems, or just more first time posters (like MOST people with ""issues" around here lately....) Sorry for the cynicism, but I've been on these boards long enough to know how it works 95% of the time...

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Just last month NCL booked a huge group from the University of Florida onto one of their ships and when people came here to talk about the bad experience, most people defended UF and them being allowed to book such a large group. One member even went so far as to say that legally NCL could not stop that group from booking. So what's the difference here? Yes to booking the college students but no to booking the radio contest winners?

 

I feel terrible for the OP and the experience they had. It's absolutely horrific! I'd have lost my mind and made a stink so I'm not saying the OP deserved the bad time. I'm totally on the side of the OP. I just wonder now why the shift in radio people = bad and college students = good when the situation is so similar?

 

NCL or any other line has the right to book whatever groups they want. They should have the common decency to alert their other passengers though and let them decide if they want to be exposed to whatever groups they let on before they set sail. A few contest winners would not be a problem, a few bikers would not be a problem, a few partying college students would not be a problem, but when large memebers of one group are booked together they reach critical mass and it becomes "their" cruise. Just a little warning from the cruise line is all I would ask for, and the opportunity to change my reservation or cancel without penalty.

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