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7,491 Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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maddog59
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family of five has been on at least 15 Caribbean cruises and we all agree this was one the the best! We arrived at the port around 11:30 am and were on board within 30 minutes. We did not have meals at any specialty restaurants ... Read more
Ismay1912
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,523 forum post
3 helpful votes
Another fine sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard their newest liner, the Norwegian Escape. Arrived at the port of Miami @ 10 am, and was on the ship enjoying a cocktail by noon. Rooms weren't quite ready (as expected) so made our ... Read more
momshane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Good cruise. Very small balcony - but good enough. Very narrow hallways - but good enough. Food was great. Second night at sea was seafood at the buffet - don't miss it, the shrimp was great and plentiful. The Tropicana dining room ... Read more
Tomcat67
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
i booked this cruise right after i returned home from a cruise on the NCL Escape, when my work told us we would be working every weekend fro Feb until the end of June. so i could afford another one real quick and had plenty of vacay time. ... Read more
Starlicious88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The 7 Day Western Caribbean Cruise from Norwegian was my first ever cruise. I traveled with my husband and several of my in-laws. My husband actually paid for the cruise and all the excursions we had, so I'm not exactly familiar with how ... Read more

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Dave1974
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Not a big fan of Norwegian Cruise Lines. This is our second cruise with Norwegian. The Getaway is a fairly new and absolutely beautiful ship, but as with my previous experience with Norwegian, the service is horrendous (with exception of ... Read more
Monmom03
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had a large group of 11 people cruising so that could have impacted our experience, but some things just weren't up to par even if you were cruising with a smaller family. Embarkation in Miami was fine. It seemed well organized, but ... Read more
mypaco2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this ship because it is a newer, larger ship, and we enjoy the free style dining experience. We enjoyed the Taste main dining room, O'Sheehan's was also great, The Teppanyaki and Ocean Blue specialty restaurants were excellent. ... Read more
Carnival_charming
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Well, I have wanted to do the Western Caribbean trip for a while. Got on the Getaway, but ended up with mixed feelings. Room safety: Don't assume or take it for granted that your belongings are safe, even inside the safe. It is a big ... Read more
JLO_1212
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Aside from the Norwegian Getaway, I've been on five other cruises. 1 Disney, 3 Royal Caribbean, 1 Carnival. This cruise line definitely ranks up there with the Royal Caribbean however I think I would still rank Royal Caribbean in front ... Read more

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gmpev1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just fabulous!!!!!! My husband and I have been on 5 different cruise lines and for some reason, I was hesitant to try NCL. I booked the cruise on The Getaway and the minute we got on board I knew it would be amazing. Embarkation ... Read more
marsean2
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Norwegian and certainly the last. We strayed from RCCL and learned out lesson. We had a lovely time as ANY cruise is a good cruise; however, NCL can't hold a candle to RCCL!! The food was mediocre at best, the choices in the ... Read more
lambiance6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall it was great! This was our first cruise (me & hubby). Pros: Cruise Director, Tyler Gray was awesome! A great dancer too! Excellent food Great service Loved the nightly dancing, DJ's were great Manhattan Room ... Read more
hughdykins@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the Norwegian Escape because it is a new ship with lots to do for our grandchildren, ages 2 to 21. We usually cruise with Celebrity or Royal Caribbean but we thought this ship had lots to offer our varied ages. We were ... Read more
lmleclaire
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Staff is wonderful lots of activities, however some are a little spendy. As is with most ships, the casino takes up too much space and is in the middle of the ship.Its very smoky, which smells up the decks above and below. Should be in ... Read more

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Rhon2000
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I read lots of negative reviews before getting on the Escape...... don't believe them, it's a great ship. I have cruised on Carnival, Royal, Celebrity and NCL. Norwegian is my favorite and the Escape doesn't disappoint! My sister and ... Read more
Kfam27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my first NCL cruise and as with most things in life there are Pros and Cons. My first disappointment came with their Price Drop policy. We booked over a year in advance and the price for our balcony cabin dropped around $200 ... Read more
Haleyfelt0915
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I must start off by saying that I am a pretty avid cruiser as well as an enthusiast of this form of travel, this was my 15th, so any thoughts that I am being negative because I "have no experience" are quite invalid. The process ... Read more
mhursat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a 7 day cruise with Norwegian Escape. We had the Balcony Mid ship cabin. Got the Unlimted Bev Package (UBP) and Specialty Dining Package (SDP). So worth it if you love alcohol and food. Drinks are kinda pricey and if you ... Read more
leocabatu@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
We are first-time cruisers with Norwegian and just completed a 7-day sail from Miami to St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau. We sailed with our daughters and another couple. Our experience was fantastic, so I wanted to pass on some tips to ... Read more

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martyclarkgetfit
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The Escape is a beautiful new ship with great amenities. The water slides and sports activities are the best we have ever seen on any cruise ship. The ship is crowded and finding a space to lay in the sun and relax is a bit of a problem. ... Read more
Dr. T R doc Smith
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Escape From the Captain to the CD Tyler Gray to the entire crew and staff, thus far being on the Escape has been our best experience and we have cruised a lot! The Escape had the best of both worlds with free styling yet the ... Read more
Leenycay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose the Escape because we had such a great time on the Jewel last summer. Plus it is only 9 months old. The Escape felt much less luxurious than the Jewel though. The good - comfy balcony room with great pillow selection. (My son ... Read more
Antioch116
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
1) Embarkation-Very smooth and quick, no long lines 2) Ship-The ship itself was beautifully stunning. The atrium was spectacular. They ship’s layout was very easy to navigate from one location to the next. 3) Dining-We ate at ... Read more
velindaaguiar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This is my first time cruise and this people make my family and myself experience unique is so good that i really do not want to try another ship im afraid is not gonna be the same, first the cleaning of this ship is outstanding i was ... Read more

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