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Old November 8th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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So, the new Commercials for Norwegian, have been out for a few weeks now, waddya think? Count me in as liking them.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Old November 8th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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My bar is set very high...The conga line of lobsters and dancing palm trees, from Carnival! That goes back to the 90's! These Norwegian ones, get me humming a bit
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I'm not a big fan but it's probably because I can't shake my Minnesotan stereotyping of Norwegians. (BTW, I have a strong Norwegian/Swedish heritage)

When I think "Cruise Like a Norwegian" I automatically envision a buffet that is a "potluck supper" with many different types of "hotdish" and all of them made with cream of mushroom soup. The dessert station is nothing but different types of "bars" and the only fish available in the dining room is cod or pickled herring.

All of the pools are covered because no one wants to get too much sun and everyone is named Ole and Lena. There are also discounts for being military, senior or Lutheran.

Instead of automatic gratuities they'll pass the jar at the end of the cruise and everyone will put in what they feel is fair. The cabin stewards won't have as much to do because everyone will make their own beds and straighten up their own rooms. Many of the passengers would also offer to help the stewards so the stewards could join the nightly Eucher card game. There will also be less for the dishwashers and waiters to do because the passengers feel they are "company" and should help clean up the table and at least dry the dishes.

I know stereotypes aren't good but, sometimes, you just can't shake them.

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Whoa, Mike, you are on a roll! The church I grew up in (and yes, it was Lutheran) was mostly Scandinavian and your description of "Norwegian" actually brought back memories. I still love pickled herring!!
But, I do like the new commercials. But, then again, I like all cruise commercials.
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Haha! Being Lutheran as well I fully understand the cleaning the dishes and euchor!

But as for the commercial, I find it making me want to take a cruise with them,so I guess it's working. I've never cruised Norwegian but I really want to cruise Norwegian the next cruise I go on.
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Chip..check out our CM group cruise on the Epic in March...gonna be fun!


http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...e/Epic2012.cfm
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Chip..check out our CM group cruise on the Epic in March...gonna be fun!

Cruisemates NCL Epic - Eastern Caribbean 2012 Cruise, NCL Epic March 17, 2012.
that does sound really awesome! I'll have to see where the budget is come 2012 :razz: I normally cruise in the winter to escape those cold Texas winters:razz:
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I think they are great, pretty catchy, cruise like a Norwegian. Oh BTW, we are Lutheran as well, but certainly not Norwegian....
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Whoa, Mike, you are on a roll! The church I grew up in (and yes, it was Lutheran) was mostly Scandinavian and your description of "Norwegian" actually brought back memories. I still love pickled herring!!
But, I do like the new commercials. But, then again, I like all cruise commercials.
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NCL does offer pickled herring & smoked salmon in the buffet at breakfast time. YUMMY !
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