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kayikci
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Ittybitty2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
My family and I along with several friends sailed the Epic last week. We went out of Port Canaveral. This was the second cruise from this port. Embarkation: We read the reviews from the previous week and discovered that it was a ... Read more
NicevilleCruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We spent the Thanksgiving week on the Norwegian Epic from Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay. We read the reviews and we knew what we were getting, so we were prepared for challenges. Also, this ... Read more
flaguy321
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am a platinum member of NCL having sailed with them about 10 times. I took a ten year break and went on mainly Royal Caribbean and Princess. I decided to try NCL again because of their offer. Never again will I sail with NCL. They ... Read more
Postwd
Member Since 2016
1 review
I wish we could rate them with 4+1/2 stars ! We choose this cruise because of the sailing dates, ports of call and a promotional offer for alcohol package :-) It was the first cruise for my husband (I've cruised twice before). We both ... Read more
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photogcrazy
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
73 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
The ship was large but only felt crowded at peak times. The ship was very clean with no visible signs of rust or wear. The food was cruise average. The ports were a standard itinerary used by multiple cruise lines, nothing extra ordinary ... Read more
mistyw
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
115 forum posts
This was absolutely one of the best itineraries we've done in all of our 21 cruises! Puerto Rico, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Tortola. We arrived in Puerto Rico a day early and stayed at the S.J. Suites in Old San Juan. ... Read more
Angelo_R
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
129 forum posts
1 helpful vote
About Us My wife (46) and I (42) live in central Florida just south of Orlando. We have been on 7 cruises together since 2011, 5 Norwegian (Dawn, Pearl, Getaway, Star, and now the Jade), 1 RCL, and 1 Carnival. We are about 2 hours from ... Read more
btrtbt
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience on the Norwegian Getaway out of Miami on November 13, 2016 where we traveled to the Western Caribbean. Let's start with the positives and then move onto the negatives. Positives: The Ship is ... Read more
djiles52
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 forum posts
First let me say it did take awhile to embark. Seems everyone comes around noon. If we had waited until 1-2PM it would have been faster. BUT the embark team is employed by the port and has nothing at all to do with NCL. The line always ... Read more
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Glennj1214
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Took the Norwegian Jade, first cruise out of Tampa after re-positioning. A week prior to the cruise, I called Norwegian to see if I could get an upgrade cabin. I was told there was a room left, told the location of the cabin and would be ... Read more
oshunreef
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
46 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Flew into SJU the day before our cruise and stayed at the Marriott Stellaris & Casino in Condado and it was beautiful on the beach. Would stay again. It was just my husband and myself. We arrived at the port around 10:45am and ... Read more
traveling chica
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had the worst cabin ever (4568) right by the gangway which ensured little to no sleep with all the banging around by nearly 10 staff opening the hatch and dragging the gangway into place, sometimes at 5:30 am. This is not their fault. ... Read more
MeeMawR
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise but certainly won't be the last! We were so impressed with the whole experience. It's all we hoped for and that was accomplished because of the attention to detail by NCL and it's staff and standards of ... Read more
cds1146
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise mostly for the price. I wanted to celebrate my birthday on a cruise with my daughter. I had a fantastic steak dinner at the Cagney Steakhouse for my birthday. I enjoyed the spa each day and the excursion in Jamaica. ... Read more
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ABC Cruisers
Member Since 2007
1 review
780 forum posts
First a little about us, we are in our late 50's and started cruising 27 years ago for our honeymoon on the NCL Seaward. This was our 30th cruise, this cruise made our 14th on NCL. I am a planner, this cruise was booked at the beginning of ... Read more
Ceric20
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Having been on 3 other cruises with NCL i wanted to give the Epic a shot when i seen it was coming back to the USA. We booked while we were still on the Escape for our annual November cruise. There was 6 of us who all booked and went on ... Read more
barmongar
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
The Norwegian Epic should be decommissioned and used as scrap metal, or recommissioned as a prison ship. The staff/crew should be retrained and taught what it means to be helpful, informative, courteous and professional. The designer of ... Read more
burwells
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have cruised with Norwegian before (on the Getaway, Dawn, Pride of America) and never had a problem. We've been on over 30 cruises total. But this was the worst cruise we've ever taken. It started with an over 1 1/2 hour delay getting ... Read more
tew3622
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Long wait to board. Took 5 hours from arrival to ability to get in cabin. Restaurant staff surly and totally oblivious to what customer's ordered. I know this was the first time out of this port, but no excuse. Just terrible planning for ... Read more
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Popeye3161
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
EMBARKATION PROCESS – it was to say the least, confused. This I suspect a result of the quantity of passengers over what the local NCL embarkation staff had experienced in the past at this port when the NCL Spirit was docked here. ... Read more
LD Silver
Member Since 2014
1 review
36 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I was on the November 12 – November 19 Eastern Caribbean sailing of the Norwegian Escape. The itinerary included three sea days (Sunday, Monday, Thursday) and three ports of call. They were St. Thomas (Tuesday), Tortola (Wednesday) ... Read more
floridamoeman
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are platinum latitude members and NCL shareholders so in the past NCL is our cruise choice. The cabin set up with the sink in the bedroom area is a little quirky but not a problem. Storage in the room was adequate. There are many ... Read more
Donniluv
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Repairs on dock 10 were not finished so we boarded on dock one which in not capable of handling 4100 cruisers well. Three hours of boarding gets stale. First reservation for dinner at Manhattan was a bust. Place was already packed with ... Read more
marpauly
Member Since 2009
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Worst embarkation of our 18 cruises for sure..We embarked after 3hoopm with thousands of others out of port Canaveral..We were so late to embark that we had to assist at the muster drill at 1hoopm the day after with hundreds of others.. ... Read more
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