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Old December 11th, 2006, 04:31 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
gordon
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I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true? How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?

Thanls.

Gordon

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Old December 11th, 2006, 04:40 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
LeeNY
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Gordon wrote:
I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true?


What kind of lines are you referring to? When you're checking in?
Buffets? Tenders?

How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?


Holland America's cabins are probably the largest of the 3. Royal
Caribbean has always had a reputation for having tiny cabins (at least
that's what I've always heard). NCL is probably closer to Royal
Caribbean as far as cabin size, than to HAL. Of the mass market lines,
I think Carnival and HAL's cabins are the biggest.

Lee



Thanls.

Gordon


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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:48 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Splenda
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We just cruised NCL for the 2nd and last time. Lines of people were
everywhere.
I nick-named the NCL Spirit "the bait and switch cruise". Lines for the
"free" meals were constantly long and horrible service once you got in. They
should rename one of their soups "Cream of grass". If you wanted a decent
meal you made a reservation for one of their 'cover charge' restaurants
($12.50 to $20.00 per person) and if you wanted their 'best food' you paid
even more.
Five of their 11 restaurants cost extra. Their room service breakfast was
basically cold cereal, fruit or rolls and pastries. Our balcony was unusable
4 of the 11 days due to their hosing down the entire balcony. Water dripped
from the overhead and they soaked the deck chairs. They also chose to
re-varnish the railing on one of the days they were docked.
Yes, there were very long lines when we were boarding and disembarking.
Luggage stations were not marked at all. In order to get a taxi we also had
lines, we were given a number.


"LeeNY" wrote in message
oups.com...

Gordon wrote:
I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true?


What kind of lines are you referring to? When you're checking in?
Buffets? Tenders?

How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?


Holland America's cabins are probably the largest of the 3. Royal
Caribbean has always had a reputation for having tiny cabins (at least
that's what I've always heard). NCL is probably closer to Royal
Caribbean as far as cabin size, than to HAL. Of the mass market lines,
I think Carnival and HAL's cabins are the biggest.

Lee



Thanls.

Gordon




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Old December 12th, 2006, 08:33 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
gordon
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I was referring to lines in general, including buffet, tender, etc. In
the reviews, as in the posts here, there was general dissatisfaction
with the service in general.

IMHO, you have been misinformed about RCCL cabins. We have sailed on
that line 5 times and on HAL 5 times and the cabins have been similar.
While RCCL's were a little smaller, each cabin had room for a loveseat
sized bed-sofa, so that is not too bad. Our balcony cabin on HAL was
about the same size as the one on RCCL, but the balcony on HAL was
definitely bigger. I have only sailed on one class of HAL ships. For
some reason, every cruise that we have booked on HAL has been the
Statendam class, which is quite a nice sized ship. Like you, we have
heard that, of all the mass market cruise lines Carnival has the
biggest cabins but I am still leary of their party reputation.

Jill and I are in our very early 60s and, sometimes on HAL, we felt
like we were the youngest passengers. I understand that is changing
somewhat.

The only reason we even considered NCL is because, as retirees, we can
pick up and go any time and NCL was offering some ridiculously low
fares for last minute bookings out of Houston and, I believe,
N'Orleans.

Thanks for your input.

Gordon


LeeNY wrote:
Gordon wrote:
I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true?


What kind of lines are you referring to? When you're checking in?
Buffets? Tenders?

How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?


Holland America's cabins are probably the largest of the 3. Royal
Caribbean has always had a reputation for having tiny cabins (at least
that's what I've always heard). NCL is probably closer to Royal
Caribbean as far as cabin size, than to HAL. Of the mass market lines,
I think Carnival and HAL's cabins are the biggest.

Lee



Thanls.

Gordon


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Old December 13th, 2006, 01:18 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
LeeNY
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Gordon wrote:
I was referring to lines in general, including buffet, tender, etc. In
the reviews, as in the posts here, there was general dissatisfaction
with the service in general.

IMHO, you have been misinformed about RCCL cabins. We have sailed on
that line 5 times and on HAL 5 times and the cabins have been similar.


Not misinformed. Going with my personal experience and what I've read
over the years. Just did a quickie look at the cruiseline websites.
I've been on two of the "Vision Class" RCI ships, so that's what I
specifically looked at. Outside cabins are 154 sq. ft., balconies are
236 sq. ft. (195 cabin &41 balcony). On the Statendam, the outside
cabins are 197 sq. ft., balcony cabins are 292 sq. ft. To me, those are
siginificant differences in size.

While RCCL's were a little smaller, each cabin had room for a loveseat
sized bed-sofa, so that is not too bad.


Sure. They'll all try to squeeze in the same amount of furniture...but
then how much floor space is left? I find that on the HAL Vista class
ships, they put too much furniture in the cabins - just gets in the
way.

Like you, we have
heard that, of all the mass market cruise lines Carnival has the
biggest cabins but I am still leary of their party reputation.


Well, I've been on two Carnival cruises and have yet to find the
party...at least in the evenings. During the day, it is a little too
loud and obnoxious near the pool for my taste (I like to spend my sea
days out on deck reading, snoozing, etc). But, at night, when I'm in
the mood to drink, dance, etc. the ship is totally and completely dead.
Walking back to my cabin from the casino at 12:00 or 1:00 am, the disco
is empty...literally. There are other things that make me hesitate to
sail on Carnival again, but the party atmosphere isn't one of them.

Jill and I are in our very early 60s and, sometimes on HAL, we felt
like we were the youngest passengers. I understand that is changing
somewhat.


I'm in my 40s, and I think HAL is my favorite - the best fit for me.
You should try the Zuiderdam, which feels like their "young" ship. Just
goes to show you, different strokes for different folks. Sure, there
might be a higher percentage of oldsters on an HAL cruise, but there
are enough of us young 'uns, too.

Lee

The only reason we even considered NCL is because, as retirees, we can
pick up and go any time and NCL was offering some ridiculously low
fares for last minute bookings out of Houston and, I believe,
N'Orleans.

Thanks for your input.

Gordon


LeeNY wrote:
Gordon wrote:
I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true?


What kind of lines are you referring to? When you're checking in?
Buffets? Tenders?

How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?


Holland America's cabins are probably the largest of the 3. Royal
Caribbean has always had a reputation for having tiny cabins (at least
that's what I've always heard). NCL is probably closer to Royal
Caribbean as far as cabin size, than to HAL. Of the mass market lines,
I think Carnival and HAL's cabins are the biggest.

Lee



Thanls.

Gordon


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Old December 14th, 2006, 02:29 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Dillon Pyron
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Default NCL Lines

Thus spake "Gordon" :

I was referring to lines in general, including buffet, tender, etc. In
the reviews, as in the posts here, there was general dissatisfaction
with the service in general.

IMHO, you have been misinformed about RCCL cabins. We have sailed on
that line 5 times and on HAL 5 times and the cabins have been similar.
While RCCL's were a little smaller, each cabin had room for a loveseat
sized bed-sofa, so that is not too bad.


Are you sure about that?

Rhapsody of the Seas
Large Oceanview Stateroom 154 sq ft, Two twin beds (can convert into
queen bed)
Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony 195 sq ft with 41 sq ft
balcony Two twin beds (can convert into queen size), private balcony,
sitting area with sofa bed and refrigerator
Junior Suite with Balcony 241 sq ft with 64 sq ft balcony Two twin
beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with
sofa bed, refrigeratro and bathtub.

As a point of reference standard Carnival interiors and ocean views
are 195 sq ft

Our balcony cabin on HAL was
about the same size as the one on RCCL, but the balcony on HAL was
definitely bigger. I have only sailed on one class of HAL ships. For
some reason, every cruise that we have booked on HAL has been the
Statendam class, which is quite a nice sized ship. Like you, we have
heard that, of all the mass market cruise lines Carnival has the
biggest cabins but I am still leary of their party reputation.

Jill and I are in our very early 60s and, sometimes on HAL, we felt
like we were the youngest passengers. I understand that is changing
somewhat.

The only reason we even considered NCL is because, as retirees, we can
pick up and go any time and NCL was offering some ridiculously low
fares for last minute bookings out of Houston and, I believe,
N'Orleans.

Thanks for your input.

Gordon


LeeNY wrote:
Gordon wrote:
I read in several reviews that there are longer lines on NCL cruise
lines than on most others. Is that true?


What kind of lines are you referring to? When you're checking in?
Buffets? Tenders?

How does their cabin size
compare to RCCL or Holland America?


Holland America's cabins are probably the largest of the 3. Royal
Caribbean has always had a reputation for having tiny cabins (at least
that's what I've always heard). NCL is probably closer to Royal
Caribbean as far as cabin size, than to HAL. Of the mass market lines,
I think Carnival and HAL's cabins are the biggest.

Lee



Thanls.

Gordon

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