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luv2cruisekc
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
131 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Three generations went on this cruise; my husband and myself, ages 68 & 70, our daughter and son-in-law, our grandsons - 10 & 12, and my son-in-laws parents. We used SAS Transportation from Ft Lauderdale airport and the return to ... Read more
Shechef
Member Since 2014
1 review
172 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I'll break this down bit by bit starting with the port. New Orleans was my favorite port to sail out of thus far. First because it's New Orleans, second because things seemed well organized. Everything from checking bags to checking in ... Read more
jessicadrake02
Member Since 2017
1 review
I just return with my family of 5 from the NCL Getaway Western Caribbean cruise and experienced some disappointing things with this ship. We have three children from age 4-10. When we arrived to check in on the first day we were ... Read more
cmdchiefthom
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
4,164 forum posts
I wanted to take my extended family on a short Caribbean Cruise over spring break, and the Dawn itinerary out of New Orleans sounded perfect. I booked the Owner's Suite with two balconies, 9006 along with a connecting Penthouse 9002 and ... Read more
Kristinl
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
As a "big time" cruiser, myself and 14 members of my family decided to try out Norwegian for the first time. Unfortunately, it will be our last. We cruised on the Getaway, and boy do I wish we could have gotten away from it. ... Read more
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SpringBreakMichigan
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife selected this cruise for my son's senior trip along with several families who traveled with us. We just got back yesterday. This cruise was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone. Here are a few of the reasons: Easy ... Read more
jeverest
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were advised to go on this cruise from our Travel Agent. We enjoyed every part of the trip. The music, food, shows, the staff and the excursions. One thing we didn't enjoy was that smoking was allowed on deck and in a certain lounge. We ... Read more
Britkid
Member Since 2017
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
A cruise had been on our bucket list for a few years now, and when good friends of ours wanted us to celebrate their birthdays (wife turned 70, husband turned 80), we said let's do it. We went to our TA and booked inside the 90 days, so ... Read more
pcawley72
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this a week before leaving as we already had flights to FLA but are tired of Disney / Universal. It was three of us including our 16 year old son. We booked a balcony guarantee and it worked out great being in 15252. The room ... Read more
meldeband
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got back from our week on the Escape. We wanted to try the bigger ship. I don't think that we will go on another big cruise ship again. One thing we noticed is that the ship is extremely packed with people. You are rushed in an ... Read more
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rlw101
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We like a Caribbean cruise in the early spring. This was our sixth Norwegian cruise and we have also cruised on Royal Caribbean and Princess. We have cruised all over the Caribbean, to Alaska, and in the Hawaiian Islands. The Escape is ... Read more
ransomgray
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship is very new, and absolutely beautiful. While it was a bit daunting to think about being on a ship this size with over 4000 passengers, for the most part the experience was good with lots of options for entertainment, eating and ... Read more
nigeldcat
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is vey nice with plenty of options to keep you occupied. Biggest limitation was the pool areas on sea days. Nearly impossible to get a lounger and forget sitting by the pool or getting in. The Spa pass was very much worth it ... Read more
SunshineNPalmTrees
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Great ship, great cruise, great memories. We chose the Escape for my son's senior spring break after cruising the Getaway and loving the ship. Our initial thoughts of a large ship being too crowded are completely gone. There are more ... Read more
guest4254
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
84 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was within pre-set time frame I needed to use as a guide line. This was our 4th cruise with Norwegian and as the ships keep getting larger, Jade once, Breakaway twice, so were the crowds in the common areas. For this ... Read more
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bulldogatl
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
614 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was cruise number 119 for me (I started as a baby). I've sailed on most of the major brands (NCL, RCCL, Carnival, Holland America, Celebrity, Costa and Princess). Lately, I've stuck with NCL because I really feel they are trying to ... Read more
MMOMOM
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,077 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We generally choose to cruise with Royal Caribbean. It's just my husband and myself. We've cruised a lot and do a lot of land vacations as well .... especially our favorite every year over our anniversary in October in Hawaii. This was ... Read more
imad!man
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship looked so amazing online. We were excited to go to 3 new ports and had excursions planned at each port. The ship itself is great. It just has about a thousand too many guests onboard. We went to the buffet one time and I ... Read more
stormking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a 10 day cruise out of New York for my sweetie who's done this before and me, a novice. We started off with an upsell offer mini suite balcony to Penthouse with aft balcony. Best money ever spent. Now we have a butler, dedicated ... Read more
pingpong1950
Member Since 2011
1 review
started with a great driver to take us to the port.live in middlesex nj. arrived about 10.3o am we were on the ship by 11.30. ate at the main dinninig room. not into buffet. waited atrium for a while till our room was ready, saw leo the ... Read more
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padrek
Member Since 2009
35 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
First - let me say that I am a Pinnacle member on RCI and seldom go on NCL because as a single they usually want two FULL fares for singles, whereas RCI offers single friendly rates. Lately however, probably on soft selling itineraries, ... Read more
DCReadytoCruise
Member Since 2004
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise based on the "no single supplement" offer. The Gem exceeded my expectations. Embarkation was a snap and disembarkation (early walk off with bags) was amazing. The Gem is the perfect size and fit my taste ... Read more
dscamper
Member Since 2001
1 review
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
we took the Amtrak from erie to nyc . our first time on train and in nyc . train was great roomy able to walk around good breakfast stays at trip hotel on west 35 nice ecperience good food . loved the picture of sangria. there were 8 of us ... Read more
crbinromeme
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We just returned Saturday from our 11 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Gem. Overall cruise was GREAT! Embarkation was easy; walking on the ship was not as impressive as I've had in the past. No big deal. Ate buffet lunch. Went to ... Read more
coldweather
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
86 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a nice time on the NCL Gem. In my review I will try to offer some information to help you make a decision if this ship/itinerary is right for you. Here goes…. We recently returned from a 10 day NCL Gem cruise from New ... Read more
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