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Hilarion
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
97 forum posts
Mandarin Spa Week Pass: First time I bought the weeklong pass and am glad I did. You will love it if you like to have an elegant calm space with just a few other passengers. The lounge chairs face the front of the ship have the best ... Read more
jtoole1191
Member Since 2016
1 review
Let me first start by saying that overall, NCL did not meet my expectations one bit. I have cruised quiet a few times(6-7) with Carnival and once with Royal Caribbean. There were times on this cruise that I really did have a blast, but ... Read more
erom43
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
This was our eighth cruise, and we chose it because it is only and hour away from our home, and we think we got a very good price for a mini suite. Unfortunately, it was our least favorite cruise of all, which include some very small ... Read more
JMV_Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as a spare of the moment thing and were not expecting anything since this is our first time cruising. We heard a lot about other cruises but we didn't know anyone who had gone in a Norwegian cruise before so we did not ... Read more
haply
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
79 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second year in a row traveling on the Dawn during Thanksgiving week, and overall we had a really great time! Embarkation in New Orleans went smoothly. We had completed our on-line boarding documents early, so were able to ... Read more
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Dr Marg
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
A family group of 8 with members aged 19 to 75 decided to do a trip together for Thanksgiving. While we got a reasonable initial price, everything else required additional cost. Having done primarily river cruises I much prefer the smaller ... Read more
Winter Haven
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Norwegian Jade had just arrived in the US after a summer Mediterranean season and apparently is showing its age. The ship is scheduled to go into dry dock in early 2017 and that will not be a moment too soon. Since its entry into service ... Read more
cmsingleton12
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I travel with my husband and just under 2 year old daughter during thanksgiving week. Embarkation was pretty smooth. We arrived at around 11am and were on the boat in about 1 1/2hrs. I can't entirely say the same about disembarking ... Read more
seaduction
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
It is hard to compare a 93,000 ton older ship to their 155,000 Getaway/Escape/Epic ships but having been on all of these ships we feel that NCL delivered a quality cruise within the constraints of a smaller ship. We felt the food in the ... Read more
dnr413
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Specialty dinner package was awful at LaCuchia and Le Bistro. Excellent at Cagneys and Tappanyaki. Steer clear of the first 2. How the dinner experience can go from inedible steak to steak you can cut with a fork is beyond me ... Read more
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Tinki1919
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise on Norwegian but my 12th cruise. I have cruised with Princess, Celebrity, Royal Carribean and Cunard. I liked the idea of freestyle so I decided to give it a try. Well embarkation was disorganized and slow. The ... Read more
HappyBee
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Before travelling with NCL for the first time, I checked the reviews on the Norwegian Jade which left me somewhat apprehensive in view of the negative comments from several people. Of course everyone has the right to their opinion and I ... Read more
mdivita
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but as far as expectations go, I thought the Norwegian Getaway had everything you could want. There were enough restaurants on the ship that we didn't have time to try ... Read more
adcruise
Member Since 2007
1 review
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned from our 7 day thanksgiving cruise on the Norwegian Jade and thought I'd submit my review. We've cruised with Norwegian 4 other times, the last time being in 2009. We stopped cruising on Norwegian because over the 4 years ... Read more
imjustron
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a last-minute deal/decision. After having a AWFUL experience on NCL in 2008 we'd sworn never to use them again. Change a leadership and some good reviews recently prompted us to give them one more try. Unfortunately it wasn't ... Read more
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iararegina
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First time on NCL, after Disney and Carnival. Cabin was as expected, everything was working, our cabin steward was great, Gerald worked really hard, one evening I forgot to turn off the "do not disturb " sign, therefore he did ... Read more
majorsmr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Took a cruise with my son and his wife. Always get a window cabin but this was much smaller than usual. The bathroom has a bad layout with the toilet in the small closet space we all hated. Got the three dining package and was ... Read more
kayikci
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 25th cruise, quite a few with Norwegian. There were 7 of us.Just like last year we took it mainly for our grand children,who enjoyed the cruise a lot. Otherwise a big ship and Miami is the worst combination. Positives ; the ... Read more
suzixray
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I have cruised with NCL before and this was a mess. Granted it was a holiday week, it did not seem like they were prepared for a full ship. Embarkation was a mess, 45 min. Our agent couldn't figure things out we all had to have our ... Read more
Annie Goes Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose a guarantee balcony for a change and was given cabin 11001. What a mistake. The balcony is Hull from railing down. Balcony deck is always flooded because it faces front somewhat. It also gets all the wind and noise when the ... Read more
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mikea2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Very disorganized for embarkation, all new staff. We prepaid for soda package for kids and when we arrived was told not on reservation, presented receipt but that didn't matter had to pay again. Staff was rude and arrogant, elevators out ... Read more
lpai
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
NCL Escape Nov19-Nov 26Th, 2016 We were a family of 15, with 6 first timers on a cruise. Everybody was excited which was short lived when one of our family member was denied entry to board the ship because of missing travel documents. ... Read more
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amygirl472
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband, 7 year old son, and me picked this cruise because we never sailed with Norwegian, they had the cheapest price to sail to the Virgin Islands, and I was very interested in doing the Escape because it had the largest water park ... Read more
nmehta823
Member Since 2016
1 review
Overall the cruise was great, compared to others we found more activities and lots more to do mostly in the evenings. The evening shows like newlywed not so newlywed, the perfect couple, celebrity dance off, cirque de soliel, burn the ... Read more
aslaw
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
165 forum posts
We are a multigenerational family of 11 - 2 grandparents in their 60s, 4 parents in their 30s and kids age 12, 7, 6, 4 and 4. We booked this ship because it had activities for kids and adults. We all had an amazing time!! Because it was ... Read more
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