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Shooshoo
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
553 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
One of our most memorable cruises. Left New Orleans on 03/12/17. First time on Norwegian. We were schedule to board from 10:30 to 11:00. Due to rain was running a little late and didn't get to the Port until about 10:40. Was on the ... Read more
travellingguy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We really enjoyed the ship. Although large it is easy to find everything. Embarkation great. Disembarkation was ridiculous. Lining up in halls and stairwells with staff not giving clear directions. Princess does this way better. We ... Read more
Bearrzzzzzz
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were in a spa suite in the Haven. I will never go back to cruising anything but first class again. The spa suite was roomy, the bed was amazing, the butler and room sercice was excellent. The food at the Haven restaurant was to die ... Read more
adjensen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
As usual, we needed to get out of Daytona during Bike Week, this year the best deal turned out to be on the Getaway out of Miami. We loved the ports, three (Roatan, Belize and Costa Maya) being new to us, Cozumel we've seen before. We got ... Read more
ylaturno
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and departure date since we were limited to Spring break. I felt "price gouged" traveling during the holiday, and nickel and dimed for everything (we were pre warned by others) The ... Read more
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shellback1998
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
More people equals more money.... My wife and I, traveled with another couple, We cruised before together and decided over a year ago to give the NCL Escape a try. . In all, this ship is massive. Had a great time and would probably go ... Read more
ALCH1984
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I’ve found the reviews here so helpful I wanted to chime in as well. After making a reservation on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Epic from Port Canaveral, I ... Read more
jernesthall
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was our sixth cruise in succession with NCL over Spring break in the eastern Caribbean. Reservation process was ok but nothing special. No benefit to being Latitudes members. Embarkation process is always slick but bags took ... Read more
StewartTours
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 25th cruise, but our first with Norwegian. We booked this for a little getaway time with our 19 year old son. Here are some of our observations having cruised a wide variety of cruise lines from Azamara, Princess, Holland ... Read more
lolamae78
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our second cruise. Our first was with Royal Caribbean and we liked it very much. The Escape is beautiful! Love the Waterfront, probably the best part of the ship. The staff is not very friendly and can be very rude at times. The ... Read more
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px72403
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've cruised on Celebrity Cruise Line a few times with great satisfaction and went out on a limb and chose Norwegian this time due to schedule and timing of sail dates. Overall, I wasn't "wowed" by anything on the ship--yes it's ... Read more
dclark76
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
PROS: Excellent Staff! Great food! More than enough options for entertainment! Everywhere I went the ship was spotless (including public restrooms), regardless of what time of day or how many people were out & about. POSH ... Read more
michelle028
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
356 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I went on the NCL Escape because it was visiting the Port of Tortola which was an island that we haven't been to. I travelled with my sister. Together we have been on over 10 cruises - on all the major cruise lines. Escape was a beautiful ... Read more
Noband24
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I choose this cruise we want to try free style cruise and it was my parent 9 cruise , my 8 cruise and my brother 3 cruise but our family first with Norwegian on Norwegian escape. I been princess Caribbean , 2 With MSC ON MSC orchestra ... Read more
firefighterman
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
27 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Embankment was a breeze, lines moved fast, got our setsail cards went right on board. We got our luggage about 4 PM. I would suggest that pencils be place on a table to fill out those health forms, they give you forms as to stand in line ... Read more
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firemedic503
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My family and I choice the Norwegian Gem based on the itinerary and length of the cruise (10 days). The embarkation staff were efficient and helpful. Room, an inside cabin, was of average size but laid out nicely. Our cabin steward, Joel, ... Read more
nanphil
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first Norwegian cruise. I was advised by a friend and my travel agent to choose a different line. However, I read about The Haven and wanted to try it. There was only one Courtyard penthouse suite left, so my TA grabbed it ... Read more
willip
Member Since 2017
1 review
port of tampa was Chaos. not enough info from NCL on where to go, so we spent time in 3 different lines before we got to where we SHOULD have been. Then the cards didnt work and we had to wait another 1/2 hour while they straightened ... Read more
Sionainn
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarkation was a long, slow process even though we were there an hour early. Waited in line almost three hours. Definitely bring food, water, etc. and maybe something that you can sit on while you wait. Departure was delayed due to ... Read more
Lindsey M
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
SHIP: The ship was in pretty good condition considering that this is the last cruise before it goes to dry dock. I won't go into much detail on the decor, public spaces, etc., as it will all be different for the next cruise anyways. I ... Read more
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Kyliegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Specialty restaurants were good. Everything else very mediocre. Staff was great everywhere we went. Overall, cruise was a huge disappointment. We have cruised several times before and this was the worst. Too many kids and we encountered a ... Read more
mustangjimmy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
restaurants: buffet........average specialty dining.............very good casual dining rooms.........good facilities : pool and pool area...........grossly inadequate poolside drink service.......grossly inadequate ... Read more
krj9999
Member Since 2007
1 review
63 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were on the March 5 sailing, first time being on a megaship. - The ship sailed with over 4,600 passengers (lots of Canadian families on spring break), so may have been a bit more people than some other weeks may see. The ship seemed ... Read more
seadog007
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
With the exception of the customer service area which was very good, the other service areas had no time for you unless they were taking your money. Sometimes to the point of being rude. The restaurant food was average, they would not ... Read more
Ggmartin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
everything on this ship was wonderful, saw a few of the entertainers and the were very good, ate at 4 differant places and food was good, just need a bit more variety.. games were done very well and cruise director was a wonderful person ... Read more
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