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ALCH1984
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed two 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
px72403
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two 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
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dclark76
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
3 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
355 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
4 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
8 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
nanphil
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
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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
krj9999
Member Since 2007
1 review
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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Ggmartin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
pgsrichards
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our first encounter was transfer from Airport to ship in which Driver 40 mins late of which 20 mins on kerb side and requesting a tip? like hell., second baggage handler asked number of bags and insisted on $10 per bag to lift on cart with ... Read more
Jolokia
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife & I chose this cruise to Central America because we wanted to travel down the Mississippi River and see where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Since my sister lives just north of Lake Ponchatrain, she decided to join us on ... Read more
Jessland
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First, let me say that the staff was absolutely amazing. There were so many employees that you always had help if you needed anything. Everyone was soo helpful and friendly, Ive never seen anything like it. We didnt not see one employee ... Read more
bmatlock
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We sailed this same itinerary last year on the Norwegian Star, but wanted a larger ship experience, so we chose the Getaway this year. This trip was much more enjoyable due to the roomier feel of the ship and the greater variety of on ... Read more
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CatwomanS
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First cruise with Norwegian and first cruise out of New Orleans. Very pleased with both. Had a balcony cabin on floor 9, midship. Food was excellent: ate at Aqua Restaurant 4 times, Venetian once, Asian Bamboo once, Garden Cafe' once. ... Read more
cox61080
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I've cruised with Norwegian several times in the past and always enjoyed it but last week was my first Norwegian cruise in last 2 years. I'm shocked at all the bad changes Norwegian has made so this is one cruise line I will never go on ... Read more
giddingsjrfamily
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family wanted to try a different cruise line to compare the "freestyle" cruising options. Our family has cruised previously with Disney, but our primary choice is Royal Caribbean (RC). For our freestyle cruise choice, we ... Read more
Camahr
Member Since 2002
1 review
107 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a couple in our late 50's. Have cruised 5 or 6 times before, mostly on Norwegian. But have alson done Royal Carribean and Carnival. We drove to the Port of New Orleans and used Port Parking. (Whale Lot) Very easy and fast. ... Read more
onesmartbroad
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We cruised last week on the Dawn out of New Orleans. It was my 4th cruise on Norwegian and my husband's 5th. We have never thought the food on Norwegian was outstanding; it is inferior to other cruise lines. This time I think it was even ... Read more
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