For me, sea days are what cruising is all about. I don’t much care where we’re headed. If I’m sailing, I’m happy. Better still, by midafternoon, we’d gotten far enough away from the frigid New York City weather that you could be outside without fear of catching a cold. In fact, we even got some sunshine for a while. It wasn’t quite lay-by-the-pool-and-make-sure-you-have-sunscreen-on weather, but we were getting closer.
Early afternoon, those who’d taken place in our ship’s roll call meeting got together at La Cuchina for snacks and a chance to put faces to the names of their cyberfriends. Setting up these meet and greets is something that Norwegian really excels at. Not only do they put out a nice spread, but a selection of the chief officers, including the captain himself make an appearance. And it’s smart on their part: They know that passengers who participate in roll call meetings are clearly active on the internet. They will write reviews, post messages, and endlessly debate every good (or bad) experience they’ve had. And the easiest way to curtail complaints being put out there is to nip them in the bud. “Got a problem?” these officers say, “Call us. Give us the chance to make it right.” They even go so far as to hand out cards with their numbers on them… and yes, they personally answer.
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