We are a couple of guys in our 50's and love to cruise. We have been on 16 so far. Went on the NCL Dream last year and were very please with the ship. I expect there will not be much fuss made about halloween, but it might be fun to ware a mask at dinner. I have been on one cruise that had a Halloween party, but it was closed to a gay group we were traveling with.
I have lots to say about NCL, and the Dream. Norweign cruises have open seating, which means you can eat when, where and when whom you want. They also have not stict formal night, which mean you you do not have to bring a tux or suit unless you want to dress up. This makes NCL my favorite cruise line. My partner likes the formality and service on a more traditional cruise line like Celebrity.
We do find the food to be not quiet as good as other cruise lines, but if you check you daily planner (a little news page left in you room for the next day), you can find they have lots of BBQ's by the pool. And they are great. One night they served crawfish fajates! and always have great ribs, chicken, etc. To me all cruise food is great and while I find NCL"S overall food not quite as good, I still think it is great. The cafeteria on the upper deck by the pool is really pretty bad. Small and the hamburgers and pizza are a joke. But there other stuff is okay and sometimes they have a cheese stations with really great blue cheese. They do have an omelette bar and seperate waffle bar set up by the pool for breakfast and the lines were never too long for us. We usually try to go full service for breakfast and lunch, more because we just like to be waited on. The two main resturants and mid ship and aft. They both have the same menu, but the aft resturant as several teirs with a view out the back of the ship. And a real nice marine mural on the opposite wall. Sometimes there was a line at dinner. The Le Bristro that was mentioned in an early posting is wonderful. There is a $15 cover per person. We usually only do one of those on a 7 day cruise. Reservation is usally required a Le Bristo.
I have lots more to say and will so upon request. I love to talk about cruising. The Dream out of Houston in Oct offers the best value I have every seen. Let me know if you want to know about snorkeling (this cruise is wonderful for that), the shows, your cabins, gym etc. I'll check this posting once a week or so. Or feel free to email me at email@example.com
. Have a great cruise. John and Stephen from rural Texas.