Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Norwegian Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 07:07 AM
glalonzo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default New NCL Entertainment Charges

NCL is "testing" a new program. They will be charging a $10.00 fee to see a comedy show onboard. What do you think?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 07:50 AM
Parrot Mom
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

We've loved NCLJean Ryan Troupe and on the NCL Sea noticed they were not there...NCL has lead the cruise field in many areas, but this is one that I'm not happy about at all. Read the article, but don't remember who was the "star", but I do remember if my memory serves me right that I wouldn't pay the extra charge to see him..BUT there are always people who will pay extra..a snob thing.. We spent two weeks on the NCL Sky with their version of Cirque de Soleil, Hey, Mr, Producer and Jane L. Powell and I can't remember a more wonderful way to spend cruise evenings. The Jean Ryan Troupe has always put on great entertainment... and let's face it.. I love and thorougly enjoy Las Vegas type shows on cruises...I make no bones about it. But this new "trial" will bring my wrath on them..lol After cruising RCI two years ago I appreciated so much more NCL..
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,993
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

I think that is a huge mistake unless they get great (name brand) entertainment. If it's the same old juggling comics on ladders and wannabe Judy Garlands, it won't work and it won't get my $10.

I wonder when there will be an extra charge for bathroom tissue and Kleenex. NCL is walking slippery slope I.M.H.O.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 21st, 2003, 07:50 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 42
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

what are they thinking???????? if they have some real name people --then maybe--but why not just increase the charge by $20-25 and stop the nickel diming
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd, 2003, 12:19 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 437
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

I do remember a few months ago they did this for one show only, but haven't read anywhere that it is a trend by any means. Where did this information come from? I have been reading every review almost and haven't seen any reference to any show charges except as I said that one. As for nickel and diming us, yes, this has become the trend on many lines. The prices of cruising is reasonable enough so almost any family can afford a cruise vacation. By adding the extra charges we have options which I personally like. If we want to spend $10 or $15 a person once or twice to eat in a specialty restaurant we can; if we choose not too, that's our choice. Same with entertainment. Would we pay extra, no, not unless it was someone we really wanted to see, but some entertainers will appeal to certain groups and be worth the price I guess. We just got off Celebrity about a month ago. The specialty restaurant was $25 per person and very similar to Le Bistro. The entertainment, though no charge was pretty iffy on some nights. It will be interesting to see if the extra charges really do happen.

Nita
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2003, 09:56 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 61
Default Re: Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

There is a difference between food and shows. You have the choice of venues for your meals, not so for a show. The alternative tis to enjoy your (small on NCL) cabine!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2003, 04:01 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 437
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

As for cabin sizes, NCL ships for the most part have cabins very similar in size to Celebrity and larger than RCL; as for meals versus shows, my understanding is there will always be free nightly entertainment someplace on the ship. It's like Vegas, you can go to a lounge show in Vegas for little or nothing, you can find some other entertainment, you can frequent the casinos or you can pay $50 or more, much more for a top entertainer. Some are charging over $100 and really aren't that great.

Nita
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2004, 11:38 AM
Frozen stiff in Canada
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

Am sailing out of Houston on the Sea on Jan. 24 (our first cruise) and have been checking these and other boards and websites. Thanx to everyone who has posted stuff. Many good observations and advice.
It strikes me that people who rant and complain about stuff are 1) experienced cruisers who have spent too much time on the very pricey ships or 2) really have other issues.
Based on what we paid for our cruise (about $700 Cdn), I'm not expecting Queen Mary II cabins, amenities, food, entertainment, etc. If I want absolutely perfect service, food and entertainment, then I'll bite the bullet and pay the going rate for that perfection. But I'm paying bargain rates and so am not going into this expecting to get more than what I paid for. Ditto for the extra charges for drinks, alternate dining rooms, etc. If I want an "all-inclusive" holiday, then I'll choose a cruise line that offers such and pay the prices they charge.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2004, 03:03 PM
cruise?
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

FROZEN STIFF,

I COULD NOT AGREE MORE!! I am going on my first cruise 03-06-04, we will be sailing on the wind. It seems that I hear lots of people talk about the ice cravings are not fancy or that they didn't have the best 5 star food ever, it seems that people want this hand and foot service 24 hrs a day for $500.00 per person. I am not asking for the best food ever prepared and even someone to hold my hand when I use the restroom. I want a nice relaxing time in the sun, middle of the road food is fine and shows that are fairly entertaining. If I wanted to get 5 star service, I'd expect to pay 5 star prices. I went to maui ans the plan tickets were $1200.00 each and the hotel was $250.00 a night. Just to fly and stay it cost about $4200.00, that doesn't include food and fun. I am going with 2 couples that have been and several ships and several lines and they wanted to go on the NCL wind again, because they enjoyed the whole experience. This is just my opinion.

Ken Keller
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 8th, 2004, 04:22 PM
cruise?
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 9th, 2004, 08:17 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 18
Default Re: New NCL Entertainment Charges

Saw JJ Walker on the Dawn in December & he stunk....This is a bad idea........Put me on stage, I could have done better for FREE!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
charges, extra, ncl, star

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NCL now offers the option to prepay service charges. shoreguy Norwegian Cruise Lines 7 August 4th, 2009 05:16 PM
NCL Cancels entertainment programs cruzzz1000 Norwegian Cruise Lines 25 March 15th, 2008 08:48 AM
Charges for NCL SHIPS danceman322 Norwegian Cruise Lines 1 March 6th, 2008 04:41 PM
Onboard charges? NCL Spirit NewCDNcruiser Chit - Chat for Cruisers 5 April 22nd, 2006 02:03 PM
entertainment on NCL robs Norwegian Cruise Lines 4 July 4th, 2005 04:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1