This was my first music pageant at sea. I bought to hang around on the mid-ship pool with 2000 new pals and watch Alabama carry out on three completely different events. I loved the music of bands I had by no means heard of however won't overlook. My girlfriend and I line danced within the atrium, performed bingo with Randy Owen and felt our bell-bottoms on the 70's theme night time.
The Pearl left Miami on 10/24/13 for a four-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Nice Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, which is Norwegian's personal island. The spa provided reductions on companies whereas in port. So after a brief stroll to the straw market in Nassau, I used to be again on board for a facial and a soothing afternoon within the thermal suite.
The scholar space of the thermal suite included a big mineral pool with plenty of bubbles, a smaller sizzling tub and two shower stalls with color-changing lights. Heated, tile benches have been accessible to chill out and take a nap. Lounge chairs confronted a big flooring to ceiling window that neglected the bow. The ladies's solely facet had a sauna, a steam room and a chilly plunge pool. The spa charged $ 38 for a someday go to the thermal suite or $ 68 for a four-day go. Since I used to be within the thermal suite each day, the four-day go was an actual worth.
I've been on the Norwegian Pearl earlier than. So at any time when I noticed somebody with a dazed look on their face, I'd ask if I may assist. It's an effective way to make new pals. Our room steward, Eric, made the perfect monkey I've ever seen out of a blue and white stripped towel. He additionally saved our small balcony cabin clear and neat. We ate breakfast and lunch on the backyard buffet on the pool deck, and had dinner within the Summer season Palace on the rear of the ship. I may at all times discover one thing good to eat. If you don't like a dish, the waiters are glad to switch it.
Sixman organized the cruise and did an excellent job. Earlier than the cruise, they despatched me identify tags and baggage tags. On the ship that they had a consultant on the entrance desk to reply questions. I informed her I had left my identify tags at dwelling, and she or he instantly bought me new identify tags. Whereas on the ship, we additionally obtained Alabama and Pals seaside towels, an autographed poster and particular Alabama pins. On prime of that, everybody bought to have their image taken with Alabama at assigned photograph periods. After I bought dwelling, I obtained an e-mail with an online deal with the place I may obtain my image with Alabama. Different photos from the cruise have been additionally accessible free of charge obtain.
Greater than half of the individuals on the ship have been over 50 and married. It was a pleasant crowd which shared a love for nation music and left me with fantastic recollections.