I am back from my big adventure, a cruise around Hawaii. This was not our usual frugal-style vacation. My mom, who is so parsimonious she would walk downtown to pay a bill in order to avoid using a stamp, spent her life savings to take our entire extended family on this trip with Norwegian Cruise Lines.
So, perhaps you’re like me and have never been on a cruise before. What’s it like?
Getting on the ship involves a lot of red tape … showing ID various places, walking through warehouse-type buildings (and occasionally encountering stereotypical Hawaiian sorts like these, who are only too happy to pose for pictures).
Staircase in the lobby — this was Norwegian Cruise Line’s Hawaiian ship, Pride of America.
Our rooms were the “cheap” ones, in the bottom of the ship. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t a lot. Maybe opening my cabin door to a piece of machinery belching fumes? Anyway, I liked the room and thought it was fun.
Even the hallway was cute, with lillypad carpeting.
So, although I liked the room, it was a little small to spend too much time in. That’s okay though, because the ship had plenty of places to go. My favorite was the conservatory. I went there several times to read. It was sunny but covered, and quiet. I don’t think anyone was ever there when I went.
Whew, this is a lot of photos from our NCL Hawaii cruise. Is that enough about the cruise ship? Have I answered everything you ever wanted to know about cruise ships? If not, leave a question. You know you’ll be hearing from me for awhile :).