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agroom
Member Since 2009
1 review
43 forum posts
We originally had this cruise booked to depart from Houston, but after Norwegian pulled out we were left with having to change our plans. Unfortunately Norwegian didn't offer us anything for the inconvenience, but that is how it goes ... Read more
ptheberge
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I love NCL ships! This was my 22nd cruise with them and I was not disapointed!! Went to all the specialty dining venues. All excellent!! Ship staff were all great. New island Harvest Caye was very beautiful. It's a must see in my ... Read more
CroozerLoozer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation: Arrived around 11:20am and were on ship by noon. As painless as it gets. Ship: We like this size of ship. Not too big, not too small. Always things to do but you don't get lost in a maze. Staff: Almost everyone was ... Read more
ZebLD
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
Loved the Dawn! It is easy to get around/learn where things are, ample bars, activities, deck chairs, etc. The food and service are much better than some of the other 14 cruises I have been on. this was our 4th NCL cruise. Biggest ... Read more
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terryscf
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Just came off the Getaway and I feel a bit indifferent about my trip. I'm not liking the extra small balconies but the ship was nice. I guess it's a way of getting more people on board. This cruise was really different from the others I've ... Read more
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liz like
Member Since 2011
1 review
448 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Ship will be going in to dry dock soon. Pool closed 4 days out of 7. Needs repairs..new furniture, carpets. Cabin Stewart was great. Staff in Grand Pacific need to retrain in service.The bar staff were very good. Would have liked to stay ... Read more
funcen2
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I'm an avid reviewer, beforehand and after. Fortunately, having a travel agent in the family, I ended up choosing Norwegian over Carnival. My wife and I have worked hard in our business and now have the luxury of being able to afford the ... Read more
acornsaretasty
Member Since 2016
1 review
I went with two friends for a girls' trip. We came into New Orleans on Friday night and spent Saturday exploring the city. There was a cold snap so we were a little chilly, but there was plenty to do. We used the Hop-on/Hop-off bus tour ... Read more
Scottyp62
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Myself and my wife went on a cruise for the first time and having read lots of reviews we decided to go on the Norwegian escape ship. The ship is a massive ship and very busy with lots of restaurants and bars to choose . We didn't ... Read more
cartcon
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this ship originally for all the activities for kids as we were taking our 2 grandsons with us. Embarkation was fast and disembarkation (we did the easy walk off with our luggage) and it was the easiest disembarkation we have ... Read more
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Cupkakes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We love sailing NCL and were so excited to be on the Escape. We had previously sailed the Getaway and were anxious to see the similarities. There were 9 of us total, two were teenagers 13 & 14. We all had balcony cabins on ... Read more
whitey86
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Very pleasant cruise overall! This ship is very clean and the staff all extremely pleasant and helpful! Pros :Oh What A Night was by far best show! Although Roman is a great showman, Josh and Joe had best voices. I went twice!!! Le ... Read more
WahooCruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We just returned from a cruise on the NCL Escape. We visited St. Thomas and Tortola in the Virgin Islands, and Nassau in the Bahamas. While we’ve cruised often, this was our first “winter cruise.” Our criteria for ... Read more
bobrot143
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our friends picked the cruise because they wanted to try Norwegian. My wife and I tag along. We all stay in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days to thaw out from the Midwest freeze before heading to Miami to board. Dale (not my friends real name) ... Read more
traelee01
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
I really try not to be negative when on vacation, since there's no point to getting caught up in frustrations, but this NCL cruise was not up to par. The highlights were the buffet, the crew service, and comfortable rooms/beds. This ... Read more
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Mquigg31
Member Since 2017
1 review
As someone who has gone on multiple cruises on different cruise lines, I was excited about trying Norwegian for the first time and excited to go to Key West and Cozumel. I should have done more homework on the boat we would be on. ... Read more
jene1108
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Although the ship was clean, it was a disappointing trip. The food was dried out and tasteless. Several of the staff members were very rude. Lauro, my Room Stewart was great. Dr. Laura in the spa was also great. She was kind, professional, ... Read more
Falnangelz
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Gosh, where do we begin? This cruise was selected for friends and family, a party of 10 (5 cabins), as a post holiday season celebration. Many of us are seasoned travelers, including cruisers, and everyone one of us was extremely ... Read more
bayleereann
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This boat is supposable getting renovated and it needs it. We were delayed due to fog for about 6 hours so we didn't get to go to key west. We went to Cozumel for 2 days on our 5 day cruise. They were tearing down the slide and shut ... Read more
Floridalynn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Positive: Hospitality, Drink and Dining Room/Food Staff fabulous. Very hard working and friendly. Negative: 1. Chose a 5 Day Cruise out of Tampa Port. Unable to leave port at scheduled time due to fog (not Norwegian's fault---). ... Read more
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tajones44
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
PARKING - Parked off site with Parkologists (The Parking Doctors), which is located approx 1/3 mile from the ship. We arrived at 1:00pm or so at the parking lot and they advised that around 1-1:30pm is the best time to come to avoid ... Read more
mdricks
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my seventh cruise, second with Norwegian as we did the epic last year in Rome. this cruise included myself, my wife and my two teenage sons. My boys came on a 3rd and 4th person free deal so we were 4 in the cabin this was a ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
59 forum posts
We spent the day before the cruise walking around Manhattan, a moving visit to the Ground Zero memorial, the excitement of watching the comings and goings at Trump Tower, watching the ice skaters in Rockafeller Center and Saturday Night ... Read more
dancezee
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 32nd cruise and only my 5th with NCL. There were more wood dance floors than most ships. Three choices of main dining rooms, and many specialty restaurants. Entertainment was great. Burn the Floor was better than Dancing With ... Read more
Susanr50
Member Since 2002
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
wanted to try Breakaway. Liked length of cruise and that it left from NYC. We were disappointed. Crew and service uneven. Courteous staff not always competent waitstaff. We have been on several other cruiselines and were disappointed with ... Read more
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