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1,573 Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews
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229
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Sehwong
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I go on this cruise every year. I love the inside passage. It is a relaxing cruise for me to unplug. I love the Pearl. It's a perfect sized ship for someone like me who likes midsize ships. The best kept secret on the Pearl is the ... Read more
kazalcruise2
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3-4 stars. Nice ship - liked the room layout, picture window deck 5 close to elevators. Captain Paul was available for photo ops, could b seen walking down the halls as were other officers. We did separate our beds t make a wider center ... Read more
davetav
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just got back from a 7 day cruise to Alaska on the Jewel, and had a wonderful time. Cruised with my wife, 7 year old daughter and 88 year old mother (birthday wish). We flew to Seattle a day early, and toured the city and had a great ... Read more
abbykeenan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My Mother wanted to visit Alaska and we have cruised with Norwegian in the past and enjoyed it. We normally stay in a balcony but due to the higher cost of Alaska we got a inside room. The inside room was fantastic, I was worried but this ... Read more
Garmanr
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Had a penthouse suite and the VIP service and private breakfast and lunch venue was great. Karen was our concierge for the week and took care of everything. Speciality restaurants on board were all excellent. Highly recommend this ... Read more
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Crytostasis
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise I had been on just one other, which I had enjoyed so I was looking forward to a 14 day back-to-back cruise and NCL did not disappoint. I'll start out by saying that I come from New Zealand and NCL markets cruising ... Read more
indyvic
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Beautiful scenery, dirty, filthy glass/plastic in public areas. Brought it to NCL Staff attention, never cleaned in TWO WEEKS. Just horrible. Only place I got good pictures from the ship was from my balcony. Food quality was spotty, ... Read more
clyde2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Went because it was the only ship that Norwegian had available for an extended land tour. The Norwegian Sun turned out to be a smaller ship than we previously sailed on (Norwegian Pearl). Very unstable! Really bad maintenance, very ... Read more
bworks1
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Norwegian Sun northbound sailing from Vancouver to Seward followed the well-worn path to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, and thence to sea days in Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. This was our fourth NCL cruise, and we occupied two ... Read more
pnest
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have always wanted to do an Alaska Cruise to see the amazing scenery---however--as we travel all night through the inland passage in British Columbia which we have been through before this was all missed and that was very disappointing. ... Read more
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GingeredMelodyTravles
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose the NCL based on a previous cruise to the Caribbean which was a great experience. This cruise did not even come close to the level of service or quality unfortunately. Embarkation was crazy but moved along quickly. My husband ... Read more
Maggiefrye
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The best part was that I got to see many Orca whales! The train ride was good. The Butchart Gardens and Victoria city tour was a rip-off. We were in the gardens for only about 45 minutes before the fireworks and the tour consisted of going ... Read more
paiagirl
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,542 forum post
2 helpful votes
We decided about 4 weeks before the cruise, out of the blue, to book this cruise because we wanted to see the Salmon Run since we have never seen it in our other 3 Alaska cruises. The SeaTac Holiday Inn Express was our overnight stay. ... Read more
mike201057
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first cruise and my wife's 4th cruise. Her other cruises were with another line She said this was by far the best. I chose NCL specifically because of the "Freestyle" aspect. Do what you want when you want, wear ... Read more
Cps720
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We wanted to do a cruise of Alaska and chose NCL because of prior experience with NCL and freestyle dining. We booked a balcony family room on the 10 deck for our family of four. Our room had a double bed, sofa which converted to a bed ... Read more
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jdwoznicki
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We decided to go on an Alaska cruise a few months ahead of time and chose Norwegian cruise line because of the freestyle dining. We had bee on a cruise before where we were told where and when to eat and did not enjoy it. NCL was great ... Read more
explore725
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I have been on 9 cruises. 2 Royal Carribean, 1 Regent, 2 Holland America, 2 Carnival, and 2 Norwegian. We had a terrible time 2 years ago on the Norwegian Epic. But we wrote and shared our concerns and they gave us some credit (not much) ... Read more
wimp1000
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose the line as we had been on one NCL cruise years ago and wanted the freestyle dining, which at that time only NCL was offering. On that cruise I went the cheap route and was satisfied for what I paid. This time, headed to Alaska, I ... Read more
Sfcpvc61
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Ship: excellent condition, not too big, not too small. Cabin: Balcony suite very clean and in great condition. Dining: Very good food in all of the restaurants. The Premium restos came with extra great table service and the food ... Read more
praspn@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this as we needed a southbound alaska cruise and Sun had competitive price. Sun has been swapping the ports in this summer but noone communicated to us until the check-in. There also it was told as a non-issue. They never admitted ... Read more
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TravelinNPlayin
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We had read quite a few 'not so great' reviews PRIOR to taking our cruise...but had already purchased our tickets. So we decided to just go, and have fun. And that is exactly what we did. The free-style dining was very nice. The ... Read more
lisabdh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
92 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because I have always wanted to see Alaska, and we were visiting family in Canada prior to this cruise, so it worked out well destination wise. We had a great cruise. The ship was lovely, we had a mid ship balcony ... Read more
mikestiff2@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We saw sea otters, whales, sea lions, whales, dolphins, and a shooting star in addition to the Hubbard glacier up close and personal...calving and booming from the ship, not from a shore excursion! What a show! The food and the staff were ... Read more
klrgourmet@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Chose it because it looked like a great value for seeing AK and it didn't disappoint. This was the best cruise I've ever been on! I was truly amazed at how the staff took time to get to know you. The Hotel Director, Cary is an awesome ... Read more
mtprh
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
It was crazy at the port trying to sign in, it was a mess. Everything is old on the ship, carpets etc. Could not get a good night sleep with a foam bed that I sunk into, it was very old & hot. The pillows were lumpy. The cabin ... Read more
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