Posted January 18th, 2007, 09:12 PM
I cruised NCL Sky (oh my - I've forgotten the ships name) in 2005 from Houston to LA thru the Panama Canal.
It was the best cruise thus far ok - out of 3.
I guess a benefit was that we live in CA so our "trip home" after our vacation was minimal.
The ship was also being sent to the Orient lines - so it was NCL last voyage with her - this was good & bad
Good: The crew was more social, willing to talk with you and answer personal questions - where are you from, how do you like working here, etc - they were very open and sweet. Did you know most of the speak English, Spanish and their home language - kearned just by listeneing - and watching Spanish/Meixan soaps... They were relaxed, some were headed to other ship right after docking, some headed home, some on vacation, a pretty exciting time for all.
The atomshpere was fun - or maybe it was the cruise itself. There was NO attitude of "well this is it, so why bother with service"
Bad: The pukey teenagers that learned it was the ships final sailing and were vandalizing the ship - scratching walls, throwing deck chairs overboard, denting walls, pretty much just being jerks - OK maybe that's just teenagers - BUT I'll kick the stuffing out of my kids IF the EVER behaved like that!
Sorry not much detail - but I would Absolutely do another repo cruise.
2017 April - NCL Jewel, Mexican Riveria
2015 July - NCL - Jade, Ultimate Mediterranean
2015 June - Women's World Cup - 1 month in Vancouver
2014 June - NCL - Gem, Florida, Bahamas
2014 April - NCL - Sky, Bahamas
2013 June -NCL -Sky, Bahamas
2013 June -NCL -Breakaway, Bermuda
2012 June - NCL - Sun, Baltic Capitals
2011 July -3 weeks in Cancun, no cruise
2011 April/May- NCL - Dawn, Eastern Caribbean
2011 April- NCL - Sky, Caribbean
2010 October - NCL - GEM, TA
2010 April - NCL - Pride of America, Hawai'i
2010 February - NCL - Spirit, Caribbean
2009 May - NCL - Pride of America, Hawai'i
2008 July - MSC - Melody, Mediterranean
2008 July - NCL - Gem, Mediterranean
2007 April - NCL - Star, Mexico
2005 July - NCL - Sea, Panama Canal
1993 December - Carnival - ?, Mexico
1987 June - Carnival - ?, Caribbean