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Norwegian Cruise Line

MS Leeward

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by: Melissa Linkinhoker
# previous cruises: 2
Date of Trip: June 4, 1998
Itinerary: Caribbean - Western

Disappointing is the only way to describe this cruise and boat. It started with the cruise line CHOOSING to omit a port so they could do routine maintenance. Another BIG draw back was that since this ship was "so affordable" we had hundreds of noisy, obnoxious, drunk and smoking teens hanging out.

Public Areas
The public areas were small and crowded. The pool was almost non-existent. As for the kids program, it was a small "conference" room with no special furnishings. The burnt orange theme of the dining room looked like it hadn't been re-decorated since the early 70s.

Food and Service
The waiters were good but the food was disappointing. The "midnight buffet" wasn't worth staying up for.

The cabin was actually the only pleasant surprise on this cruise, it was much roomier than on previous cruise which was nice since we were traveling with a 6 year old and wound up spending more time than expected in the room.

We attended the Pirates of Penzance while on board and my husband couldn't even sit through the first 15 minutes. The singing was badly off key and the stage was in what felt more like a community theater than any large production.

Key West was much better than expected so the few hours there really wasn't enough. Cozumel was nice. As for Cancun, we can't tell you since they cancelled the stop. The pool was more like a hot tub in size. The staff of the child care was good but the facilities were non-existent and the timing seemed somewhat incontinent.

Who Goes
Since the boat is affordable there were tons of teenagers which is not what I expected. We met some nice people on the boat but we did not "forge" any friendships or participate in any activities with fellow cruise mates as we have done on past cruises.

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