Norwegian Bahamas Cruise Reviews

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2,988 Norwegian Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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Ironangel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We flew into Miami a night early. There was a bit of a snafu with the Pullman hotel, but NCL sorted it out right quick and we were soon ready to explore. We had enough time to grab some last minute items at the nearby CVS and some Cuban ... Read more
lilbeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The positives: *Rooms were fairly spacious and well-maintained *Free style dining is a nice alternative to more traditional cruise destinations *The staff was outstanding. Some of the kindest, most helpful staff I've ... Read more
eml30fan
Member Since 2013
1 review
77 forum posts
I traveled with friends, it was their 1st Norwegian cruise, my 4th. They had a balcony cabin and I had a studio cabin. Both cabins were great with plenty of storage. Both room steward were less than great. Mine removed all the towels ... Read more
Enjoy001
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
I have been cruising with NCL since 1995 ( 16 Cruises to date ). I really like the laid back atmosphere of the cruises. I like the ability to eat when you want and freedom to do whatever. The NY port is convenient for parking at the ... Read more
MudbugsTherapist
Member Since 2012
1 review
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Working in a public school, I can only cruise on Spring Break and during the summer. This year, we wanted to cruise out of New York again. We have already been on the Gem, so we booked the Breakaway. Flight issues put us into NYC late ... Read more
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MarriedinStThomas0316
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I had our first cruise on the Norwegian Gem so we wanted to try a larger ship. We really enjoy Norwegians Freestyle Cruising. The food was amazing. We choose to eat at the Garden Buffet often just because the options were ... Read more
cli9357
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 6 with our kids ages being 11, 15,17 & 18 and we cruised on the Norwegian Breakaway on 3/19/17. We decided to do a cruise out of NY as it is only about 5 hours from our house and it would spare us the airfare. We ... Read more
dtmcgrath
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to get away from the harsh New England winter to somewhere warm and chose to go the Bahamas. We drove to the New York port and it is was very easy check in process. Getting off the ship was a lengthy process and seemed a bit ... Read more
jtown74
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Second time on the breakaway. We chose this cruise only because our break did not match up with the gem. embarkation/disembarkation: chaos getting 4,000 people on/off the ship. dining: visited three paid restaurants, ... Read more
Zenkakuji
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Overall, we enjoyed the cruise experience. We were concerned about both the breakaway and the Gem embarkation process occurring at the same time while the NYC half marathon was also taking place. We arrived earlier than ususl and waited ... Read more
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LuckyCoco
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Sail DATE: 3/19/17 Overall cruise was great! embarkation was about an hour till we were on ship as we got to the terminal around 11:30ish. Tips for cruise: brought extra plastic card or any card to keep in the door so we didn't lose ... Read more
edelorie
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this ship for the Aqua Park and the sports complex. Both were excellent!! We used one or both everyday. The ropes course was very fun, and I definitely recommend walking the plank. The water slides were fun and the water was ... Read more
alp1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Location. We live in NY and Parking on the pier is pricey ($280 for 7 nights) but very easy. We had a group in a van to share this expense. The Porter staff are great and getting to the ship from the Parking area is very easy. I am ... Read more
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withhisgrace5
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I booked with NCL because I've never cruised with them, my previous experiences have been with Carnival and Royal Caribbean. This was my 6th cruise and the only time I've ever been sea sick (not sure if it was a smaller boat or if the ... Read more
crissiedonaldson1974
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was convenient out of NYC and was a newer ship with good reviews. This was my 13th cruise - I've been on carnival, holland america, royal carribean and norweigan before. I had a nice time on my cruise ... Read more
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TammyLynne729
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was looking forward to this cruise because i always had the impression that Norwegian was a high quality cruise line compared to others. I have to say that after one trip with them, I much preferred Royal Caribbean based on service ... Read more
travelgal13
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our forth cruise in three years and we really enjoy cruising. We go at the same time every year and were really excited for the destinations in the Bahamas and the private island. Positives: Ben the guitar guy was lots of ... Read more
keithkim
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My previous NCL cruise down the Mexican cost (Cancun, Cozumel and Roatan Honduras) was amazing, unfortunately, we will never be considering NCL for any future cruises. This Bahama cruise was the worst cruise we’ve ever ... Read more
rumdrinker_2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose it because we love the Bahamas. No one told us they sold it to college travel groups so 80% were LARGE college groups. In small groups they were ok, but otherwise they were rude. They woke me every night at 330/4am slamming doors ... Read more
AZ2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Pros: . Newer ship with water slides, rock climbing and rope trekking on the deck (although leaving from New York making them not accessible for 4 days at least due to cold weather) . Mini Suite with balcony has big shower room with ... Read more
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JLY Girl
Member Since 2007
1 review
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Breakaway, this time with the kids (ages 7). Overall, we found the service and quality of the cruise worse this time around. We still had a good time (who wouldn't when you don't have to cook and clean for a ... Read more
cckk
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
There were 4800+ passengers on the ship when we were on, including many families and drinking-age spring breakers which meant long lines and not much time for the crew to provide any individualized attention. At times, the crew seemed ... Read more
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UUB
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Chose breakaway out of NYC for March Break and close proximity to Canada. Terribly overpriced and hidden charges at every turn. Charge for bingo, arcade, drinks, service charges (horrible service), bowling (5 bucks a game!!), ... Read more
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Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
11,731 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great price and nearby. Long lines of people spending half their day getting on and off the ships for excursions. Nice ship and very good crew members. Real good entertainment. The casino was nice and excellent workers there. We had ... Read more
khub0630
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Norwegian Sky was a perfect choice for my bachelorette. I looked at many reviews of cruises before booking this one and I am so happy with my choice. The main reason I went with Norwegian Sky is the open bar. This cruise is amazing for ... Read more
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