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tffd01
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I just got back from a 10-day cruise on the Norwegian Gem to the Eastern Caribbean. It was our 9th cruise and our 5th on Norwegian. We like the ‘Freestyle Dining’ that they have on Norwegian so we can eat ... Read more
kedso
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
This trip was for a special birthday and Valentine's Day celebration. Hubby and I, sons and other relatives made the trip also. What fun we had! Every part of the cruise that was controlled by NCL was wonderful. The rough sea days they ... Read more
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mikejan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Overall it was a great cruise with the exception of the 2 storms we hit. The pool was closed for 2 days (again due to the weather). Overall the service was great. We were in a forward Suite and were treated wonderfully! We had a large ... Read more
4skeeter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
59 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Gem is a really nice sized ship! We still got lost occasionally, but overall you can find favorite spots to call your own without long searches. You see folks you've met and can make friends that way. The Sea days were rough at times, ... Read more
kristinacolby
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I wanted to escape the Midwestern winter and go somewhere warm so we sailed on the Norwegian Pearl in February 2017 to the Caribbean. We are ages 30 & 33 and had only been on one cruise each with family when we were ... Read more
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Yogi1956
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Norwegian to try the casual dining aspect and the itinerary was a new one for us. I had never been to New Orleans and with that being the departure port we were able to spend a few days there before the cruise. The Dawn had been ... Read more
vpibsend
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have been on many NCL cruises and have alway found the employees helpful and courteous. On the NCL Dawn the guest service were down right rude. Basically knew very little and didn't seem to care when asked a question. We had keys to ... Read more
Greendevilrc
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our third cruise, first on Norwegian, and I have to say it did not live up to either of the others (Carnival and RCI). First, the food was just OK.. even in the specialty restaurants. Nothing bad just nothing great. Second, ... Read more
rbazor
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Just the wife and I on this one, we have no interest in New Orleans itself. Its just a very convenient hour and a half away. Getting on and off the ship is a breeze here with very easy going customs people and lots of helpful porters. ... Read more
Still Dreaming
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
536 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise so that we could experience New Orleans. We flew in Thursday and checked into the Intercontinental Hotel. Great hotel in a great location. We took a cab to the port but we could have easily walked it, but there ... Read more
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ditzzeechick
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to try a "themed" cruise. This was #8 for us. We LOVED the music onboard. The ship left much to be desired. As it was a 5 day/one day in port cruise it was a very long week on a very small OLD IN NEED OF REFURB ship. ... Read more
Flawless_1011
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd cruise with NCL, we've never cruised with any other cruise line because we tried NCL and loved them right away. For my review I would have preferred to give 3 1/2 stars but I still think the cruise is above average. A lot ... Read more
marymarie
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
44 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Norwegian is nice but not for us. We sailed the Norwegian Getaway out of Miami. We had an enjoyable week with friends but would not choose or recommend Norwegian unless you were sailing just to spend money and eat. The line has a buzz ... Read more
Mike D.
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
New Orleans is a very convenient port to sail from. Our hotel was walking distance from the Julia St. pier. It is nice to avoid the embarkation and disembarkation transportation scramble. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. We ... Read more
WestTexasCruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
108 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise, but first on Norwegian, Problems we encountered: 1. Refused to open door on balcony between our connecting cabins. 2. No water in cabin for two days. 3. Bathrooms by pool - 3 of 4 always out of ... Read more
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MDW215
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'd taken 4 cruises on Royal Carib in a previous lifetime, so I wanted to mix things up. I enjoyed sailing out of New Orleans on RC, and this NCL cruise fit the bill. I'd book an oceanview room, but when the upsell for family suite came ... Read more
Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Ya- not so good. Bed was very hard, very uncomfortable. Music way too loud around the pool. Very smoky . Way too many smokers onboard. And no control of where they smoked. I found the drinks to be very watery. And too many sur-charges on ... Read more
Carmenjacobson
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I were first time cruisers. The ship was beautiful. The service was amazing. All the staff were friendly. Everything was so clean. It never felt crowded. The food was great. So many different options for entertainment. We ... Read more
bilbo baggins
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our 3rd cruise with NCL, but last one (with them) was 4 years ago. For first-timers, I'm sure everything was probably "wonderful" (as first-timers have no clue to what things were like years ago, and are usually overwhelmed with ... Read more
Topgrimes
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had previously done this cruise last April and loved it. That was not the case this time. We were charged $26 a day for gratuities after we had sailed. This is the fourth cruise my wife and I had been on and the first time this has ever ... Read more
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KCCookson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Booked this on a whim due to free drink package! Never been on a ship this large so i was a little leery, but was pleasantly surprised! It didn't seem crowded as I had expected. Pool area was tight but we didn't partake of the ... Read more
beckylynn05
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this ship based on the remodel and the Harvest Caye island. Lucky us we got to stop at Harvest Caye and it was great. Previous week did not. The ship itself was very nice. The remodel did make a difference. Our room ... Read more
cowboygene
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
160 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Love the vibe on the Getaway..so many activities to choose from...fabulous entertainment,,Burn the Floor, Million Dollar Quartet, Howl at the Moon, Latin Express and for once, comedians who were actually funny without a lot of F Bombs. ... Read more
jrkintz
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The service on the ship was above average. Our cabin guy was okay but did very minimal to get by. No fresh towels had to ask for them. The food on the ship was horrible except for breakfast. The lunch and dinner buffet was a joke. The ... Read more
rsherman01
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We spent the past week on a Best Friends "50th Birthday" Cruise. We were mid ship with connecting rooms for 4 people. I have cruised NCL on three separate occasions, including the Escape last year and have loved the cruise. ... Read more
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