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Br. Donald
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Booked this cruise in late December as a last minute winter getaway. With gratuities, port charges and the Ultimate Beverage Package we spent $1900.00 for two people. We had never sailed Norwegian before (Celebrity, RCL, Holland America) ... Read more
Richpontone
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
851 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Been on 10 Norwegian cruises but this was one of the best. Food was good but if you want high end cuisine, remember this is a budget and not a luxury cruise line. Service and food at La Cucina and Le Bistro restaurants were ecellent. Also ... Read more
pixiechic2016
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and drivable distance to the port in New Orleans. This ship was beautiful not to mention very clean and kept up by the staff who were constantly on call for the guests. Our room was an interior room ... Read more
mgrovenor
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I took this cruise for my 50th birthday. At the start we spent $22 for 2 beers (sticker shock!) and the bartender shook mine a bit so it foamed everywhere. The Garden Cafe served nasty recycled food. I had salmon spread on a ... Read more
clxpert
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I just returned from a wonderful week aboard the Getaway. My 78 year old mother and I stayed in one of the forward Penthouse Haven suites. The first time I booked a Haven suite and was told we would have a butler, I did not know what the ... Read more
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lmarinab@aol.com
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Norwegian Cruise lines is trying too hard to be in the leagues of much better cruise lines (IMHO) as Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises - achieving little more than a second city status (BTW Second City Comedy troupe was FABULOUS and ... Read more
mavswin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Loved the itinerary. Loved 4 ports and only 2 seas days. Balcony room was outstanding and Rosevelt our room steward was awesome. We ate in many venues including 3 specialty venues. Los Labos, Cagney's and Le Bistro were all great, but we ... Read more
Steve E
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and to try a different cruise line. While the itineraries were decent (Harvest Cay was over crowded and dissappionting), the ship was a teeming mass of humanity with insufficient design and amenities ... Read more
edieoot
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Was disappointed with the food selection, noise level, and rudeness of the other travelers. I felt I was nickeled and dimed for every thing. Our stateroom was well taken care of. Very pleasant Stewart. I also liked the massage I ... Read more
morrisretired
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
141 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a 50% refund coming from NCL because of a delay and problems encountered last year, after the Pride of America was refurbished in San Francisco and headed back to Hawaii. We had a suite on that cruise, and picked a balcony for ... Read more
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juliemck63
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian because they offered the free drink package. It was definitely a positive for us. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. She ship was beautiful, our cabin (balcony) met our expectations. Food was fabulous. ... Read more
love2cruise1213
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a friend's 60th birthday celebration so I did not actually choose this cruise but I have been on many NCL cruises so I thought it would be a good trip. There were 7 of us in the group and we had a good time together celebrating ... Read more
brianinfrance
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Our cruising experience was badly marred by difficulties finding our way around. Our cabin was on deck four and not accessible from all lifts to deck four. We still can't figure out why not. There are 3 lifts. When waiting it is clear what ... Read more
Bacon0428
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
First let me start with the positive… The ship is very clean and I generally felt very safe! My cabin steward was invisible since I never actually saw them but the room was always tidied up with fresh ice, towels and towels ... Read more
donnajeanc
Member Since 2008
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We went with two other couples and we are all over 60. It was nice to find a chilled bottle of champagne in our room because we have reached the silver level after just a handful of NCL cruises. After we boarded, I was delighted to ... Read more
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soozroom
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We did an NCL cruise aboard the Epic a few years ago also in the Western Caribbean and had a blast. Maybe my expectations were too high because of that, but I was disappointed this time. Arriving at the port, the gentleman handling our ... Read more
onepoorguy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
209 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our fourth NCL cruise. Compared to our first it just didn't measure up. Even allowing for the fact that the Dawn is one of their older ships (launched in 2002). The crew was great. NCL does seem to maintain a high level of ... Read more
newf4024
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to try ncl. Was told they were good. Found drinks expensive, service slow, dinner service slow in main rooms and overall, really expensive ship. They did give us great service at dinner after getting mad one night because it ... Read more
AiiciaandDan
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just got back yesterday and are still feeling that cruise high! The whole trip was amazing. We got on board early to get passes for the Vibe and spent all day Sunday in port on the ship. We used this time to explore and meet some ... Read more
Joe Blodgett
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed on the Getaway a couple of years ago and said we'd never do it again...but then some friends booked it and asked us to come along so we did. This experience was identical to the last one. NCL is doing a terrible job by adding ... Read more
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Drenthe
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Close to Miami during the winter and our offer of a free 3rd person was a good value with a family member visiting. Nice trip and great weather. Stateroom was disappointing, with very tired carpeting, mattress needed replacement, no plug ... Read more
savmar2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Getaway - first was October 2015. There have been a few changes since then. - The UBP has had some of the top-shelf liquors taken away (Patron Tequila). This drink package was essentially why we choose ... Read more
AMWH
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Our family of three (H, W, 16 yo son) had a fantastic cruise on the Escape. I will qualify that by saying we were in the Haven, so this likely had a major impact on our cruise. We picked NCL for the price and as teen-friendly. We had ... Read more
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cardqueen
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Booked this cruise through Casino at Seat so got a decent deal. Will NEVER go on this ship again or any that are this big. Between 2 pools, capacity was 108! This hip has 4200 people aboard! YOU do the math! On Sea days could ... Read more
PirateDave
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First time on Norwegian after having sailed on Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. First time sailing by myself (male, age 54). I was originally drawn to Norwegian to try something new and also because of the studio cabins. ... Read more
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