by Richard Cross
October 11, 2003
Beautiful and very large ship. The good items were as follows: Balcony cabin, Service everywhere,friendly staff,food. Red Sail buffet on Lido deck the nicest that we have seen on 22 different cruises and ships. The not so good were: Just too many people, we knew this but since we live 10 minutes from Port Canaveral. We thought that we would try this newest ship. Production shows not up to stanards of NCL & in particular Celebrity.
The main theater has many obstructive poles. Can't understand this as Celebrity has magnificent theaters with no poles or obstructions ? In Belize the "Cave Tubing" was certainly something different and fun. Otherwise the Ports of Call were places that we had visited many times before. I guess my wife and I are running out of new destinations. As we have done the Greek Isles, Egypt, etc. A nice ship but we will pick a smaller ship next time. My wife had lunch on the Holland American Zaandam yesterday and she said that it was beautiful and just the right size. Only 1440 passengers not over 3,000.