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1,573 Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews
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iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We flew to Anchorage and took a bus ($45, not with NCL) to Seward. We got directions to a park a took a walk in Anchorage before getting on the bus, very friendly people. Embarkation in Seward went quickly, but it was raining and the ... Read more
Darita
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
From my 1st cruise in 2005 until 2010, I only cruised on Norwegian. After being on the horrible Norwegian ship, The Spirit, I swore I would never cruise with NCL again, and Princess has been my cruise line of choice since then. However, my ... Read more
Nancy 03894
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I hadn't been on a cruise in 30 years. Everything has changed. We went to Alaska with another couple that has cruised on Norwegian many times. We sailed on the Pearl. We had an inside cabin that I thought was a bad idea. The cabin ... Read more
ktaylor8324
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Alaska and it was the best deal around. Never sailed NCL and it was a genuinely great ship. Found no faults with the ship and the crew were very friendly. Entertainment was very good. Tim Kaminski, the juggler, and the ... Read more
Read2020@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We received the cruise from Pechanga casino.celebratedo our 55 anniversary? Well taken care of. Wheelchair assistance was great. Had a rented. Mobility scooter,easy access to all venues. Very accomating. Casino was good,very ... Read more
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crowba70
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
staff was good some where not happy but still helped when asked. Main dinning was below avg food and when lobster was on the menu there was an up charge of $25 to get lobster. the app had the entertainment nights wrong so I missed the one ... Read more
lineman99
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The Jewel is an older ship ( I believe 2006 retro fitted 2014 ) but very nice to cruise on. We had a 10th deck balcony room with a great ocean view. A tad smaller than used to but still good. Our steward was always keeping room stocked ... Read more
hiroller@tularosa.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
After a lot of research we choose Norwegian Jewel for our 40 year anniversary to Alaska. As first time cruisers I was nervous about what to expect but thanks to the wonderful staff I am now ready to cruise again! The ship was very easy to ... Read more
sbayes
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The main problem with sailing on this ship is communication. Most of the staff could not understand English and if the questions asked of them where outside the parameters of their spiel they just looked at you with a dumb look and said ... Read more
pamelamedlock
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had friends and family who had used the Jewel and decided to try it. It was excellent in every way and highly recommend it to anyone. The crew were beyond friendly,helpful and entertaining. The food was awesome. We ate the buffet a ... Read more
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h20Sprite
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Alaska is the star of any cruise, no matter what happens, and we loved our time on (and off) the Norwegian Sun. WE REALLY LIKED: ROOM: Spacious and clean, with a large balcony. The bed was very comfortable and our room steward ... Read more
htwalker@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 1st cruise and I celebrated my 70th BD the day we embarked. First let me say that the experience exceeded our expectations. We chose NCL for several reasons ; price, schedule, reputation and the Free Style dining. We found ... Read more
4774Papa
Member Since 2010
17 reviews
10,611 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was for a SEVEN day cruise Alaska, Vancouver and Canadian Rockies We planned our trip around a seven day cruise on the Norwegian Sun from 5-12 September 2016. We left home on 24 August and arrived home on 16 September. The ... Read more
BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
110 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed on the Norwegian Sun to Alaska from September 5th thru 12th. Sailing was one way, Vancouver to Seward. This was our first time on the Sun, our 9th NCL cruise overall (past cruises, all reviewed here on CC, include Star (2x), ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
27 forum posts
Took the NCL Pearl to Alaska. It was an incredible trip! Embarkation was smooth and easy. From the time we entered the port to the time was got on the ship was probably a total of 20 minutes. We really enjoyed the specialty ... Read more
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rdthorne45
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We did the cruise & land package a couple of years ago so this time we decided on the 'abbreviated' cruise from Seattle with the chance of seeing Glacier Bay which was canceled last time. Embarkation & disembarkation went well. ... Read more
Chefangela
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I hated it. The best thing about the cruise was the food. There was always a wait on the elevators. The bars were always too crowded. Most of the time the bartenders were very rude. I thought the nightly shows were silly. Every time ... Read more
Dkkai
Member Since 2009
1 review
271 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We cruised a similar itinerary last year and enjoyed it very much. Selected the NCL Pearl this year as we wanted to see Glacier Bay. It was worth it, big time. Embarkation was smooth with little wait. Effectively walked aboard. Pearl is ... Read more
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mojoracer
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Expectations were set low on this good deal price cruise. The ship is in decent shape for 12 years old. Only real wear point was dingy carpets here and there. The crew was very good and pleasant. Embarkation went very fast! Cabin ... Read more
Debtarheelgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
MOST excellent ship and staff - most courteous service - ports of call were greatly described in detail. Service entering and exiting the ship each time was beyond welcoming. Loved the hand sanitizer, hot wash cloths and cookies and ... Read more
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SueHarms@Comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was the second cruise I have been on... and I really DON'T think I will do another.... bottom line very expensive, food is MARGINAL (and yes we paid the "better dinning package" and the Drink package ) While the ... Read more
tillerg
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I just completed a 15-year "bucket list" trip to Alaska. We flew into Fairbanks and planned our own 5-day adventure to Denali (stayed in Healy). Then drove to Anchorage and rode the train to Seward (NCL excursion) ... Read more
Rushman58
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family and friends (12 total) decided last year to book an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle about 12 months out. Just a quick background, my wife and I have been on about 20 cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, and Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
mester.fran@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I (50’s) are enjoying several travel excursions per year. The cruise was exactly what we expected. The entertainment was excellent. The food was average. I wish NCL would do the same reservation policy as ... Read more
Sherrielyne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The cruise was overcrowded. The resturants were always packed and finding a table was impossible. The only way we could find a table was to hover around and pounce when someone left a table. There were kids left unsupervised and running ... Read more
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