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Mike D.
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
New Orleans is a very convenient port to sail from. Our hotel was walking distance from the Julia St. pier. It is nice to avoid the embarkation and disembarkation transportation scramble. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. We ... Read more
WestTexasCruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
108 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 16th cruise, but first on Norwegian, Problems we encountered: 1. Refused to open door on balcony between our connecting cabins. 2. No water in cabin for two days. 3. Bathrooms by pool - 3 of 4 always out of ... Read more
MDW215
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'd taken 4 cruises on Royal Carib in a previous lifetime, so I wanted to mix things up. I enjoyed sailing out of New Orleans on RC, and this NCL cruise fit the bill. I'd book an oceanview room, but when the upsell for family suite came ... Read more
Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Ya- not so good. Bed was very hard, very uncomfortable. Music way too loud around the pool. Very smoky . Way too many smokers onboard. And no control of where they smoked. I found the drinks to be very watery. And too many sur-charges on ... Read more
Topgrimes
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had previously done this cruise last April and loved it. That was not the case this time. We were charged $26 a day for gratuities after we had sailed. This is the fourth cruise my wife and I had been on and the first time this has ever ... Read more
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beckylynn05
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this ship based on the remodel and the Harvest Caye island. Lucky us we got to stop at Harvest Caye and it was great. Previous week did not. The ship itself was very nice. The remodel did make a difference. Our room ... Read more
jrkintz
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The service on the ship was above average. Our cabin guy was okay but did very minimal to get by. No fresh towels had to ask for them. The food on the ship was horrible except for breakfast. The lunch and dinner buffet was a joke. The ... Read more
itismebob
Member Since 2011
1 review
My wife and I love this itinerary as you stop at 4 ports on the 7 days. This is our 3rd time doing it and looking forward to it again real soon. The food was GREAT in both the restaurant and the buffet, and the Reuben is to die for in ... Read more
fatcat12
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a get together with girls from the past, for total relaxation. Our halfway point to meet was New Orleans and we sailed from there. We lucked into a huge bargain on a Suite (12512) & thoroughly enjoyed the space & extra's ... Read more
TNcrewzur
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This cruise left out of New Orleans. Embarkation was a little lengthy but not too bad. We were six adults in three cabins all on the 11th floor. Cabins 11628 and 11626 are to be avoided at all cost! They are situated directly below the ... Read more
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BlazerBeau
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed out of New Orleans January 22-29 with a group of 10. Really enjoy sailing out of New Orleans. Such a unique expierience sailing down the Mississippi. We came to New Orleans a couple days early to take in all that New Orleans has to ... Read more
Lady Patriot
Member Since 2006
1 review
212 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My dh received a nice Christmas bonus, so we decided to "drive down to New Orleans and hop on a cruise ship." I was delighted to do so since we hadn't cruised since 2007, and our situation since then hadn't permitted it. The ... Read more
Hunt1530
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
9 helpful votes
We cruised through the Western Caribbean from 22 to 29 January on the NCL ship Norwegian Dawn departing and returning to New Orleans, LA, visiting Cozumel, Roatan Island (Honduras), NCL’s new destination at Harvest Cay, and the ... Read more
YangtzeCruiser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
When you live in Minnesota, the idea of a winter getaway to someplace warm is extremely appealing. We were six - my wife, her two older brothers, and her 91-year old parents and myself. And we booked last-minute - Jan 9 for the Jan 22 ... Read more
Curtw
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
40 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I loved about 80% of everything about our Norwegian cruise, but I just can't let go of the items that disappointed me. The good stuff is real good, but no different than other reviews, so I'll elaborate on the downfalls other cruisers may ... Read more
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RONK47
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall experience with NCL was positive. Clean ship, good service, good food. We ate in all the ship restaurants included in the cruise. Never a complaint about the food. Bar service was always attentive, learned about wines with the ... Read more
jerrybird
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is our 3rd time on the Dawn. it is obvious that some areas have been refurbished but the ship is still not completely modern. We do like it, however. Embarkation was very quick this time, however, disembarkation for some ... Read more
agibbs
Member Since 2017
1 review
I joined my parents and Aunty on this cruise, we chose it primarily for the stops as we really wanted some winter sunshine. We flew in from the UK and did a stop in Memphis before travelling to New Orleans on the Amtrack and enjoying ... Read more
pasiedon
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This cruise should come with a skull and cross bones warning! Being on this cruise made my wife and I feel like we were trapped on the high seas with everyone over 65. Only about 2% of the population on the cruise was below the age of 50. ... Read more
agparrotta
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise from the Caesar's Casino promotion. Went with a family of 4 (13 and 2 year old). Had an amazing time. There were a few small issues which we brought to the attention of guest services and they bent over backward to ... Read more
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Neverhomeboater
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
A large group of friends had booked and we wanted to try Norwegian, we were of the understanding is was much better than the other line we have cruised on many times. The ship is made up of some tight spaces narrow hallways and hard to get ... Read more
Realpicky
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We cruise a great deal, had not been this route in quite some time, still liked NCL when we made the reservation, thus we did the cruise. Overall, it was a very good cruise - some of the friendliest staff on board we have encountered, ... Read more
hollylake
Member Since 2010
1 review
59 forum posts
First of all, I am not new to cruising, I usually cruise Carnival (platinum) but have sailed once on NCL before, their Hawaiian cruise. I expected much more. Cabin: The inside cabin was so tiny. We couldn't open our closet fully. I had ... Read more
Yatsailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the departure location and date. We were taking our two oldest grandchildren to celebrate their high school graduation, one in 2016 and one in 2017, and had to coordinate their location in Texas with ours in ... Read more
gastonmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
One of the worth cruising of the many we have been on. We had to pay for about everything including bottle of water, although we had paid for a $65 dollars soda card, water was not included! The "free cruising" means you had to ... Read more
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