I’ve written about cruising from so many different angles, trying to offer advice for 1 st time cruise goers and give a flavour of whats on offer, on an average day or evening. The thing is, there really isn’t an average, every day is different and I think that’s why I love cruising as a holiday/vacation so much. From the moment you wake and open those curtains to the new vista, or wander on deck to see the new port, is where a new adventure starts for that day. Even if it’s a sea day (the days when you don’t port) they are all different. This is down to the variety of activities, the places to eat, excursions, staff, fellow cruise goers, and the entertainment on offer.
Last week I spent three nights onboard NCL’s (Norwegian Cruise Line) newly refurbished cruise ship named Epic. I was there to experience a mini cruise going from Barcelona to Rome, with a stopover at Naples.
So whats so different about NCL – Norwegian Cruise Line?
I got to say this was the most relaxed and chilled cruise line company I have ever experienced, and I have been left with that as a lasting impression. I never felt rushed, under or over dressed, or out-of-place. I could imagine if I was on holiday with my family, we could get involved in as a little or as much as we wanted. This relaxed feeling is mainly due to the NCL ‘Feel Free’ philosophy I think. Free from rigid schedules, and the freedom to make the holiday your own. I think cruising really has changed in recent years, its had to, as our expectations for holidays have changed. So if you either haven’t ever tried cruising , or were put off it because of an experience you had a few years ago, I’d recommend you give it another try.