I went on my first cruise a couple of years back. I am looking forward to going on my next one in 2015. Cruising is not for everyone. I have met people who would never consider going on a cruise. I have met others who go several times a year. I have met some who love cruises and others who hate them.
I sailed on the Norwegian Epic and it was a good experience. It was not a great experience but a good one.
The research and planning was a lot of work. There was a lot of frustration and some disappointments when it was all said and done.
I booked my trip through Norwegian Cruise Lines. I had some mixed feelings about the cruise consultant who assisted me but when it was all said and done, he booked me on a good cruise. it was right for me. However, keep in mind that these cruise consultants are in a call center with head phones Their job is to sell you a cruise and then sell you transportation and hotels. Their job is to sell and make money for the cruise lines. You are one of many guests as we are referred to. My cruise consultant had no interest in me after selling me my trip. He never even returned additional calls.
I have written about my experiences. I wrote one article before i took my cruise and one after returning from my cruise. I am attaching both links.