Boston - Answered a Question by greenwood (11 Nov 07 13:19)

Took the following from the NCL web site: NCL Kid’s Crew counsellors offer group supervision and activities for children aged 2 to 12 at a nominal cost. Evening hours are 10pm to 1am. In port, the group sitting programme operates from 9am to 5pm. Sorry, but private babysitting is not available. We did not find NCL the best cruise line for children. You have to pay at times for baby sitting services as mentioned above(I think $5 per hour). Also if your daughter is under the age of 2, I dont think they cater for her at all. On our cruise this meant lots of families with pushchairs by the pool and bored children. Take a look at Cunard, they take children from the age of 1 and have fully qualified british nannies to look after them. The service is complimentary and is excellent. Freestyle cruising means you dont have to worry about dressing up. You can eat in many different dinning locations etc. Unfortunately, you have to pay a surcharge for the speciality restaurants which adds up over the cruise. What seemed a good value for money cruise turned out to be a very expensive one. Better value can be found elsewhere, especially if you have children. Kind regard.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Shaw - Answered a Question by greenwood (11 Nov 07 17:46)

FreeStyle crusing is fab - not forced to eat dinner at a set time and not forced to sit at the same table every night with the same people. There will be approx 12 restaurants on board - the main dining room and a few others and then there will be the speciality restaurants like an upmarket Italian, French, Teppanyaki which are a small supplement of around $20pp and which are well worth it = you have to pre book these.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
teesdale - Answered a Question by greenwood (02 Dec 07 13:46)

Do you mean Jade, we've booked for next August.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Jo Cunningham's blog

Looking for travel insurance?

By Jo Cunningham

Recently I have had quite a few discussions with customers trying to get travel insurance and at www.CRUISE.co.uk we have teamed up with Holiday Extras to offer a great insurance policy that is tailored to the cruise passenger.Holiday Extra’s recognise that people are living longer lives and that we are fitter and more active then we used to be. They don’t discriminate against you because of your age and unlike other companies they will continue to cover you even if you are over 80.Th...

Read More

Feb 24 2017 10:40:54:000AM


New Additions for Hurtigruten

By Emma Davis

Emma Davis's blog

A few years ago i was lucky enough to take a voyage with Hurtigruten onboard the Finnmarken. After being a little apprehensive about the trip it actually turned out to be one of the most wonderful and magical trips i have ever taken. it was just something completely different o my normal ‘holiday’ , the scenery, the excursions, the food onboard everything was just fantastic and I will always absolutley rave on about how fantastic a voyage with Hurtigruten is , and even more so if ...

Read More

Feb 24 2017 11:50:17:000AM

Dont miss your ship.

By Dawn Gardener

Dawn Gardener's blog

For some reason, there seems to be more and more stories of cruise guests missing their ship when in port. I am on several cruise pages via Facebook and have heard this a lot recently where guests comment on how the ship departed leaving guests on shore because they didn’t get back in time. Last year there was the famous you tube video going around of the couple that left their kids on the ship whilst they went on shore and then missed it as it departed from Nassua with her screami...

Read More

Feb 22 2017 10:20:05:000AM