SHIP REVIEW - Norwegian Wind

Year Built: 1993 Refurbished 1998 Passengers: 1748 Crew: 614 Gross Registered Tonnage: 50,760 Passenger / Crew ratio: 2.8: 1 Passenger / space ratio: 29 Cabins: 531 outside, 92 inside Passenger Decks: 10 Pools: 2 Officers: Norwegian Hotel Staff: International Cruise Staff: International Chefs: International 1998 & 1999 Itineraries: Alaska & Western Caribbean

Strengths: Variety of shore excursions. Smooth embarkation and debarkation. Itinerary. Nice dining rooms. Staff.

Weaknesses: Entertainment. Dining room service was rushed. Conference area not large enough. Limited activities.

Observations: Attractive ship, in and out. It's a good ship and was an enjoyable cruise, but could be improved. Everything above average. Waiters very friendly. The Captain was a great ambassador for the cruise line. Staff was very accommodating. Need more fresh Alaskan cuisine. Small storage space and shower stalls. No laundry facilities. Room service good.

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