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Which ncl ships do you really want to book? Why?

 

I'm not huge on go carts, laser tag, virtual reality, etc but I certainly get their mass appeal. I wonder how many book specific ships due to exclusive features as opposed to just newness of ship, itinerary, cost, and so on.

 

I'd really like to book a ncl ship with full length broadway show in my entertainment wheelhouse(I'm kind of a jukebox musical guy). Add that to the Free at Sea (dranks! Specialty restaurants) and I'm a happy guy.

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i will change my answer i would sail " on the good ship lollipop" 🙂

 

 

 

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I'd be happy with seeing the deck plans for the Leonardo ships. 

 

Something...anything to change the subject from virus to deck space, stateroom types, balcony sizes, etc. 

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To answer your question: (1) The Bliss, (2) The Encore, (3) The Jewel, (4) The Spirit, (5) The Pearl, and (6) The Pearl.

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The revamped Spirit - which we were due to board on the 22nd :classic_sad:

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Encore, Escape, Bliss, Getaway(booked on the May 28 out of Rome),  Never been on a megaship so would love to.  Have cruised the Dawn & The Pearl and loved them both.  

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Encore, the Bliss - if they will still sail out of NYC when this virus / when everything is calm down if ever.

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In the last 15 month, 5 cruises: Gem (2), Jewel (1), Pearl (2). Have no interest in the newer ships.

Would like to cruise on the remodeled Spirit.

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11 hours ago, OldestSurfer said:

Which ncl ships do you really want to book? Why?

 

I'm not huge on go carts, laser tag, virtual reality, etc but I certainly get their mass appeal. I wonder how many book specific ships due to exclusive features as opposed to just newness of ship, itinerary, cost, and so on.

 

I'd really like to book a ncl ship with full length broadway show in my entertainment wheelhouse(I'm kind of a jukebox musical guy). Add that to the Free at Sea (dranks! Specialty restaurants) and I'm a happy guy.

So, we like to be entertained. The big ships offer a larger variety of entertainment, including Broadway shows. 
 

The laser tag and other stuff don’t bother us. Others seem to obsess about it. “I won’t sail on a ship with laser tag”. Silly. 
 

In order: Joy, Bliss, Encore (all have an observation lounge). Escape (the other Breakaway Plus ship). Getaway, Breakaway, Epic (rounds out the big ships).   

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Been on Jewel and Gem, would like to sail on Pearl and Jade.

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1) Bliss (supposed to be 5/31 😞 )

2) Encore

3) Jewel

4) Pearl

5) Breakaway (scheduled for 5/2021 So. Caribbean)

 

I loved, loved, loved the Escape (Haven DOS) and my 4 days on the Sky (aft suite, prior to dry dock) were pretty amazing as well.  I definitely prefer a Haven suite  and a Thermal Spa (ship that has a Haven is a big +++).

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The Joy.

 

My experience has been that NCL has jacked up the pool deck on just about every ship. I want to cruise on the Joy to see if that offset pool makes a difference. It seems that it would, curious to find out.

 

 

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3 hours ago, mugtech said:

Been on Jewel and Gem, would like to sail on Pearl and Jade.

Would not be much difference there - all are in the JEWEL class.

 

The DAWN and the STAR are somewhat of similar size without the Haven.

 

The SUN SKY and the SPIRIT are smaller ships

 

All the rest are the floating amusement park hotel ships - - -

While the rides not as many like the Theme Parks -

the food and beverages are a bargain something that

the Disney Universal Knotts can't compete with.

 

YES would like to see more about the LEONARDO class ships !

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8 minutes ago, don't-use-real-name said:

The DAWN and the STAR are somewhat of similar size without the Haven.

The SUN SKY and the SPIRIT are smaller ships

 

Dawn and Star turned forward observation lounges into cabins, plenty of other reasons to avoid the Star.  Been on Sun and Spirit, enjoyed the cruises but not as much as the Jewel class ships

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Been on the Jewel and the Escape, and would go on any Jewel class or the Escape again. I think the only other ship I would consider is the Bliss, which still has some decent deck space.

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Have been on most of the current fleet (not Encore, Joy and POA), and a few not in the fleet anymore. My favourites are the Sun and Sprit. Also the Jewel class of ships. 

 

Of the bigger ships I prefer Bliss and Epic. 

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Great question. Hoping to sail on the Escape before her drydock! People say such good things about her. 

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As someone just off the Bliss, I will never cruise a ship that size again. Too many people for too small venues. I will stick with the smaller ships, and the Dawn is my favorite.

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the newest NCL ship I've been on is Escape, so I'd be very interested in sailing anything newer.  I also like the uniqueness of the smaller, older ships (Sky, Carnival Paradise) we've sailed.

 

we only booked the Epic and Sky due to cruises being the best bang for the buck at the time of sailing, but we loved each of them.  I'd go on the Epic again in a new York minute, the bathrooms are wacky but not a dealbreaker. Epic EASILY had the most storage in our cabin, and by a wide, wide margin.  that was nice.

 

Sky didn't have one of my (admittedly weird) favorite things - the ship gps info on cabin tv.  I hate to admit that I tune to that channel on a daily basis when cruising - half for the Caribbean music and half for the raw data.   

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