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8,686 Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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CDGoin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We were part of Rock Boat XVII and it was amazing !! As our first cruise we couldn't have picked better. That said I doubt we will do a "regular" cruise after The Rock Boat experience. As it was so different, and so good. I don't ... Read more
4skeeter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
59 forum posts
The Gem is a really nice sized ship! We still got lost occasionally, but overall you can find favorite spots to call your own without long searches. You see folks you've met and can make friends that way. The Sea days were rough at times, ... Read more
kristinacolby
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I wanted to escape the Midwestern winter and go somewhere warm so we sailed on the Norwegian Pearl in February 2017 to the Caribbean. We are ages 30 & 33 and had only been on one cruise each with family when we were ... Read more
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
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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
Carmenjacobson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My husband and I were first time cruisers. The ship was beautiful. The service was amazing. All the staff were friendly. Everything was so clean. It never felt crowded. The food was great. So many different options for entertainment. We ... Read more
bilbo baggins
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our 3rd cruise with NCL, but last one (with them) was 4 years ago. For first-timers, I'm sure everything was probably "wonderful" (as first-timers have no clue to what things were like years ago, and are usually overwhelmed with ... 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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KCCookson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Booked this on a whim due to free drink package! Never been on a ship this large so i was a little leery, but was pleasantly surprised! It didn't seem crowded as I had expected. Pool area was tight but we didn't partake of the ... Read more
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
cowboygene
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
160 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Love the vibe on the Getaway..so many activities to choose from...fabulous entertainment,,Burn the Floor, Million Dollar Quartet, Howl at the Moon, Latin Express and for once, comedians who were actually funny without a lot of F Bombs. ... 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
rsherman01
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We spent the past week on a Best Friends "50th Birthday" Cruise. We were mid ship with connecting rooms for 4 people. I have cruised NCL on three separate occasions, including the Escape last year and have loved the cruise. ... Read more
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MinnesotaDancer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise due to the ship's age and the look and feel of videos and photos of the ship. It surpassed our expectations by far. The ship was beautiful, clean, functional, well designed, and easy to move around in. The seating ... Read more
wpgk
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Chose the Escape for the itinerary and price. We found the value to be there. The included ship entertainment was excellent if a little,hard to get tickets. Outdoors on the ship: The water slides were great fun (but for the big ... Read more
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rachelj
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this cruise based on the itinerary and price. We flew into Miami the day before and enjoyed a dinner near out hotel that evening. Embarkation was a little bit of a mess. We asked multiple people the same question and got as many ... Read more
DMAN63
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I read a lot of negative reviews about this ship before booking and have to say I found most of the comments unfounded. We had a great time and the ship is excellent. I asked some other cruisers if they liked the ship and the majority ... Read more
SQLMike
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We saw the very large veranda for room 14118 on youtube and had not been to Tortola so we thought it would be a good time to try Norwegian. Cruising can be a really different animal depending on what you go on a cruise for. Do you want ... Read more
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Will cruise soon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
4th cruise in past year and a half so we have others to compare. The staff was there but not friendly. Acted like you were bothering them most of the time. I am a Celiac so you better enjoy jello for dessert. No way to tell if any items ... Read more
SCReviewer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
After a lot of reading on Cruise Critic, we choose this ship and itinerary for timing and ease of port (flying in from Toronto). The reviews on Cruise Critic helped a lot so i won't repeat what i discovered here already but here are a few ... Read more
tennbird
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 8th Cruise, 6th on NCL, 1st on Epic and 1st on ship over 2500 capacity. 0ur check-in was very fast, but when we got onboard rooms were not ready and it almost impossible to get elevator, had to drag our carry on bags around ... Read more
caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have taken 5 cruise with Norwegian starting in 2013 on the Epic, and since it'll be several years before we cruise again, our friends and we decided to "end" our cruising where we started: on the Epic. The biggest ... Read more
url6271
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We had never been on this cruise line and were looking for a 7 day cruise. What we encountered was a vessel with 4500 customers and long lines. This vessel is hurting the company brand. Extremely poor communications with the customer and ... Read more
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