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firstcarib
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
258 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a short break after New Year as it was too soon to fly home to UK & flights were still expensive. So an all inc cruise to Bahamas on Sky was a no brainer! We were worried there would be heaps of drunken party animals, but this ... Read more
sholzhausen
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Ok, so we have sailed with NCL previously. We were on a much smaller ship on that cruise, and that may have a bunch to do with it. With that in mind, here's what I think of the Norwegian Epic ship. We had no hot water one morning. 7am ... Read more
jdunlop222
Member Since 2002
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Just a three day get away for New Years Eve. The ship is old, tired and very dirty. The rooms tiny (we had a mini suite) NOT. Cabin Attendant good. The quality of soap and shampoo so poor we went to store and bought our own. The service ... Read more
gibbsmik
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
With the Sky now just doing 4 and 3 day Bahamas cruises - with no days at sea, maybe most have their expectations set going in. I knew the age of the ship and that this would just be a quick weekend getaway - but I still left feeling like ... Read more
Opa3046
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We, and 6 other couples, went to celebrate New Years in a different way. We have cruised many times, on Norwegian and other lines, and know what to expect. Our first cabin was 8029, which is likely the worst cabin on the ship. It ... Read more
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BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this cruise between Christmas and New Year in lieu of exchanging gifts. Both of us were tired from a hectic Fall at work. We live in the Boston area so cruising out of New York was convenient and we were able to ... Read more
scotty2hottie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship left from west side of Manhattan which meant almost no pre-cruise travel for us! Plus, the boat was big and packed with activities. First, if you can afford to travel in the Haven, it's worth it! In a lot of ways, you'll have a ... Read more
NeCruiseFan
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We have sailed 7 times, from low budget (Imperial Majesty/Bahamas Celebration) to Carnival, nothing higher and we should learn that you get what you pay for. We got a good deal on this cruise, so we took it, but it was just not very ... Read more
Zenkakuji
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to allow 10 family members the opportunity to take a group vacation together. We recognized that the post-Christmas/New Years time for a cruise means it would be packed, and it definitely was. Overall, the cruise ... Read more
Pegggers
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It was a nice compromise for my DH and I. He never wants to do anything for New Years Eve and I don't want to sit at home or host a party. This turned out to be a very good idea. We drove into Manhattan from NJ and parked on 43rd at ... Read more
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Lbicruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Majority of game shows and entertainment takes place in the atrium with has limited seating and was very crowded. Standing room only. Many cruisers left due to noise, crowds and no seats available. I do not understand why majority of ... Read more
SassyGirl
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
63 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My mom and I sailed on the Breakaway Christmas week 2016. By way of background, I have been on about 10 cruises and she has been on about 6. I have sailed on Norwegian (twice), Carnival (once), Celebrity (3 times), Holland (once) and RC ... Read more
TheyCallMeSharon
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is my third time on the Norwegian Breakaway. My first trip was in 2013, I sailed again in 2014 and now for New Year's. Each trip I sailed for seven days. Here are a few things that really stuck out from my first trip to now: 1. ... Read more
macmancape
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've cruised NCL since 1999. The food has steadily gone downhill with each cruise. This one was the worst yet. Worst quality, worst variety. Overcooked meat to the point of being dried out. Too much repetition of the menus. NCL is cutting ... Read more
jeroly
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my sixth cruise but my first on Norwegian. It will probably be my last on Norwegian. In contrast to my experiences on both Celebrity and Holland-American cruise lines, the buffet was very small, with few choices other than ... Read more
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swaat
Member Since 2003
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Everybody has a different experience on the same cruise, but luckily our experience was AWESOME!!! My husband and I decided last minute to go on this cruise. It was $419 a person and included unlimited drinks. We did a guarantee ... Read more
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Paulwarns
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our family's 1st cruise (total of 5 of us) and we were directed by our travel agent that the Sky was a good 1st cruise option. We have 3 children 23, 19, and 15. We had 2 interior staterooms which turned out to be great. ... Read more
aracarterjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
The staff on the GEM always professional, attentive, and hard working. This was a outstanding vacation. I was concerned about going on vacation alone; I met a 3 people who I spent the whole cruise with and the 3 of us are still ... Read more
msjifyournasty
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Fun staff,Great food and resturant service, great way to spend Christmas. loads of Holiday spirit on the ship including a visit from Santa and a gift for every child. An Excellent way to spend Christmas with the family. Splash academy was ... Read more
maryam20
Member Since 2017
1 review
Ship is nice. Cabin was great. I had the oceanview... it was clean. moderate amount of storage, mini fridge, nice, comfy bed and bathroom was good too. I liked the buffet and Manhattan restaurant. I tried Savor and Taste and did not like ... Read more
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Emelen
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Am an extremely experienced cruiser and this was my second time doing this particular cruise. Was not interested in ports. Sailed on this cruise to enjoy the good times and company of friends. 1-Check-in was the worst ever 2 to 3 hour ... Read more
debbie2262
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Worse cruise I have ever been on. Would never sail with Norwegian again. Started off waiting 2 1/2 hours in line to get my key card. The food was beyond disgusting, it was not even cafeteria level food. The complimentary restaurants ... Read more
ejoanmarie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I wanted to get away over Christmas. This was the first time I have ever done something like this. There were too many sea days and not enough port days. I went to the Cruise Critic meeting on December 19 at La Cucina, hoping to connect ... Read more
schildiams
Member Since 2010
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
NCL Platinum Member Breakaway 12/18/16 Review Embarkation: The prior week's disembarkation was delayed. Only one gangway was open for disembarking guests. The machines that read the key cards were only working intermittently. So, ... Read more
Gert1941
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to be on a cruise for Christmas and thought Norwegian would be fine as we had sailed with them before on the Norwegian Sun a few years ago to Alaska. We had booked a sea view stateroom, which was very nice, excellent bathroom, ... Read more
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