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marcolisa
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We have been on about 7 cruises. 6 with NCL. We wanted to go on their newest ship. We stayed at Hampton Inn and suites by Hilton Miami Brickell downtown, great stay. Close to port. Has transport to port. Great Italian restaurant a few ... Read more
hydrowilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got back from a week on the Epic and can say with no hesitation that we'll never go through that again. Norwegian had us 'select' when we wanted to check in so we selected 930 to 10 AM. We arrived at 950 due to cabs being swamped in ... Read more
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
647 forum posts
We have sailed the Dawn a number of times prior to the recent dry dock and found the updates were beautiful with the exception of the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room, which our travel group found disturbing. The Meet and Greet was ... Read more
cruisedreamer2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
54 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it added Harvest Caye and Grand Cayman to the usual round-up for Western Caribbean ports. To those of you eager for news about Harvest Caye: the small island is beautiful--with lush landscaping and a huge pool ... Read more
nedera
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our third trip with NCL and it was a great experience. We've also sailed on the Jewel and Pearl. The staff was extremely friendy and helpful. Everyone always said hello and seemed to enjoy interacting with the crusiers. ... Read more
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SlimWithSylvia
Member Since 2015
1 review
66 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first Norwegian cruise. We've cruised Royal and Carnival many times, but we found a great time and deal and decided to go. We were looking forward to trying another cruise line and with Norwegian being freestyle we were ... Read more
eparker34
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 2nd cruise with NCL, I am completely enthusiastic about the personnel, and the ship. I will, however, probably not cruise with them again. My 1st issue is with NCL's new private island in Belize. Years ago I cruised on ... Read more
ksparrothead
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Understand we have over 13 cruises on Carnival, and 3 on Royal Carribean. Had sailed NCL once about 15 years ago. Just went on my second and LAST NCL cruise. Here are the facts: Cabins are smaller on NCL While on Carnival you ... Read more
karenlig
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Did Norwegian Gem 8 years ago out of NYC and loved it. Chose this one due to perfect date for us and locations and prior NCL experience. BIGGEST COMPLAINT-Norwegian booked the entire Ship ESCAPE to a corporation, so they offered our ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I just returned from a two week “Back-To Back” cruise on the NCL Gem – November 6th – 20th, 2016. We have been on two week plus cruises prior to this one but never on a BTB. After this cruise, I doubt ... Read more
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Michal J. Cerny
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised with Royal, Princess and thought that we would try Norwegian because neither of the aforementioned had all of the islands to visit in one week (Barbados, St. Kitts, Martinique, St. Maarten, St. Thomas), as this particular ... Read more
snorkel272
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wanted to visit the "St." islands in the Caribbean. I have never been there before. I enjoyed touring the different Islands and the swimming and beautiful beaches of course. The NCL Gem was a smaller ship than the NCL ship I ... Read more
Petals22
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall our cruise was just "ok", not the experience we were hoping for. Nothing major went wrong, just several small things were a hassle which added to my disatisfaction with the trip. We normally choose an inside cabin in ... Read more
Miatamike
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Service was great, food was bland and choices were limited (unless you pay extra for the "good restaurants"). For me, it is more about the ports and this cruise had great ports. Asian restaurant was fair. Ive been on another ... Read more
mixedbruhnmd
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I could've given this a 3 star for average; however, I look at these types of reviews as a reflection of the staff and the ship in general. With that being said...here we go! Check in at Miami was uneventful, the lines moved fairly ... Read more
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judirose1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked this cruise after having some rough times at home. Chose Breakaway for driving proximity (to save on airfare). Did not research the fact that parking at the cruise port was $280 (including tax). Would have enjoyed a 7 day warm ... Read more
NJfamilyvacation
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Traveled with 3 young children (4, 5, 8)...first time cruising. Great experience. Best kids camp - better than Beaches and Club Med kids clubs. Really!!! Good food even for picky eaters - THOUGH if your kids like snacks that will ... Read more
Maquapit Lake
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this ship for the amazing add ons, Beverage packge & Speciality dining package ! We had a Decant size, balcony. cabin 13176. It was located right beside the elevator which made our travels throughout the ship very ... Read more
anitamich
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Embarkation on the Getaway was rather lengthy, until my roommate noted that I was a gold member/didn't realize that and there was a very short line for those folks. Keep your eyes peeled for your status as it will save you easily 45 ... Read more
johroyle
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Overall this was a good cruise.. I've already made a deposit to take a cruise on Norweigian Escape next year. Still there were several things that could have made it a bad cruise, but none did. One thing is that the theater is at the ... Read more
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woodsman
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Gem is doing interesting ports of call out of San Juan. We chose the Grenada/St Lucia/Dominica/Antigua/BVI tour. Mid-sized ship with the expected amenities for its size. Staff was very very nice and accommodating. My only complaint ... Read more
coopsail123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
My wife and I were on the October 29th to November 5th cruise. We selected the Unlimited Beverage Package and the Three Speciality Dining Package as our "Free at Sea" selections. We had a mini-suite with a large balcony on deck ... Read more
gardengalaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
What a great experience! Getting on and off the ship was effortless and just one hint get to know your deck plans before you get on because it was very confusing when you first step foot on the ship. Especially if you want to get to any ... Read more
CDRjack
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I noted several negative changes since my previous NCL cruises. First, the massive ship means the crowds are bigger, both on the ship and import. The most desirable dining spots fill up quickly. Shows book quickly. The ship seems ... Read more
scorpioncrawl
Member Since 2003
1 review
144 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A short review of our recent sailing on the Norwegian Escape-10/29/16 ...... EMBARKATION: Arrived at the pier at 11:45 am...our boarding time was 12:00. Dropped off bags and went quickly through a shot line through security check in. ... Read more
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