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9,229 Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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Jaclyn1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my mother, my best friend and her mother. We got to the port a little later than I had planned, in general I don't feel like it took too long getting onto the boat and soon enough we were exploring the ship. ... Read more
mama28
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The boat and my cabin were clean & maintained, that is what the one star is for. I promise you I am not exaggerating when I tell you that any issue you have, ANY,will take hours to resolve and you either give up so you can try and ... Read more
Mushinatsea
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
We choose this cruise because it coincided with Spring Break. We were up-sold on a mini-suite which was a great choice. The mini-suite was more than spacious enough for the 3 of us. The balcony with 2 chairs and a little table was very ... Read more
justhappy
Member Since 2006
1 review
173 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
On our second time on the Getaway, the first was in a Haven Penthouse suite in 2015. Would a regular stateroom outside of the Haven measure up? It did, as the service we received was just as good. Although it had fewer bells and whistles, ... Read more
Paca Lady
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have cruised in the past with Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, and Oceania. Due to a last minute cancellation of a previously booked cruise, we opted to switch lines and give Norwegian a try. The phone reservation with Norwegian was ... Read more
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barbandholly
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We decided to take a family cruise, and planned this for almost a year. The excitement quickly turned to disappointment, as each day there were little things that just added to the aggravation. There wasn't any place on the ship except ... Read more
vette1cruiser
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were on the Norwegian Getaway sailing on 4/9/17 to the western Caribbean. This is the first time we were on Norwegian but we are experience cruisers. We have been on multiple cruises on Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America and ... Read more
Frenchie40
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I don't know where to begin! This was my first cruise experience, so I was very skeptical, especially since the pictures posted of the Jade were prior to the renovation (we were second cruise subsequent to renovation) - needless to say, on ... Read more
faalberto
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Itinerary: been there, done that; but we booked it intentionally to enjoy different areas of the ports we had already visited: -Roatan Bay: we took a boat out to snorkel Blue Channel; amazing sea life; saw a multitude of fish and ... Read more
CJACSFL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Getaway with 2 of our kids. The price seemed good for two cabins (one with a balcony) drink packages for all, and 3 specialty meals. Pro: Emarkation was a breeze. Ship was new and ... Read more
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crusingcyndee
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We recently took a family cruise to the Western Caribbean and enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend this ship. My sister and brother in law had their two teens with them and the kids loved the cruise and want to do it again!! We ... Read more
Dsmith9019
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose the Norwegian Gem because: 1 - the cruise fit the exact dates of Spring Break and 2 - It was leaving from New York, so I didn't have to worry about air fare to Florida. Never having cruised the Norwegian Cruise Line ... Read more
nycfa
Member Since 2012
1 review
470 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked this 10 day cruise over my kid's Spring Break from school. It was myself, my husband (late 40's) and two daughters (15 & 12). We are seasoned cruisers with this being cruise 11 for myself and husband and cruise 5 for the ... Read more
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chenowjr
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We got to the Miami Port at about 9-9:15 am and someone quickly took our bags for us. We were in through security quickly and waited for our group to be called to board the ship (I think we were group 5). There was juice and coffee in the ... Read more
emmylou0919
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have cruised many times on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Celebrity. We like new, big ships and wanted to try Norwegian. Pros: Nice new ship Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and easy. Specialty ... Read more
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garypeters
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Great ship for a family cruise, but not so much for adults not traveling with kids. If you want to dance at night--forget it. Atrium is tiny and EXTREMELY crowded. Spice H2O is outside, so the 1 or 2 nights activities are scheduled ... Read more
jj0034
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The cruise was myself, my husband, and 2 young kids. We selected this cruise since the boat looked like it had a lot for kids to do. Ship Activities - The ropes course was fantastic. We also enjoyed the mini golfing, the arcade, and ... Read more
Richcruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Just returned from our 7 day escapade on the Escape. My husband and daughter also thoroughly enjoyed our voyage! This is our second cruise with Norwegian; our first being Spring 2015 on the Norwegian Star. We enjoyed our balcony ... Read more
BillPizzaiolo
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
684 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this ship and line because we heard good things from our TA. We 9 ranged in age from 4years to 74 years of age. The teen ager, middle school aged and 4 year old found new friends on board in the children's program. The adults ... Read more
debway
Member Since 2005
1 review
79 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Yes, there were good and bad sides to the cruiseship and it's staff, but overall we really enjoyed our trip. We encountered some really bad service, and we found some good. My husband was treated rudely by the staff in the spa/fitness ... Read more
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FamilyCruisers654
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL is the cruise line of choice for our family and Miami has been the favored embarkation or departure city. We prefer to fly into Ft. Lauderdale (FLA) and stay there as well. KSA Tours is the shuttle service of choice for their ... Read more
dmlefevre
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We selected the NCL Getaway because of the exciting on board activities and the new Free Style dining option. The price point is more economical than Disney. While the ship is absolutely beautiful, the passenger: crew ratio seemed greater ... Read more
mobryan467
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This is a great ship for a first time cruiser - or family with younger kids they would like to take on a great vacation. For an experienced cruiser such as myself - the ship was over crowded (4800 guests on board!) - food was average at ... Read more
CruiseCouple1219
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I chose this cruise primarily because of the itinerary and the dates. Our experience was very positive, but there are a few things I would have liked a little different. Embarkation was very fast. It takes a little time to ... Read more
duderino
Member Since 2016
1 review
First, we had a great vacation, but this review is more about the ship. I was traveling with my wife and 2 boys, age 7 and 9. My wife and I have been on NCL and Princess and 1 Disney cruise with the boys. It became apparent ... Read more
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