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Uniall
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
13,954 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sharing New Years Eve with family, friends and past cruise mates on a cruise itinerary from New Orleans to the western Caribbean was our initial reason for booking this cruise. We love New Orleans as a destination in and of itself and ... Read more
lifetimecuiser
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 31st cruise, fourth on NCL and was average at best. The craziest thing we have ever seen is the cabin setup. I'm sure you have seen this in other EPIC reviews but the bathroom is split up into three different areas. Food was ... Read more
LAnn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
244 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a great time on the 9 day Western Caribbean cruise departing from New Orleans on the Norwegian Dawn from December 30 - January 8. We had actually taken a 7 day version of this cruise in April of 2016, so had a chance to see the ship ... Read more
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Mac4YYZ
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
179 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got off Dawn from a 9 day New Year’s sailing from New Orleans. This was my seventh NCL cruise having sailed Epic, Getaway and Jade twice each before this cruise. Embarkation/Disembarkation Check in went smoothly on the ... Read more
napaman291
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise last minute. We had a regular balcony cabin. Two adults Two children (18,14). Cabin was small but ok. Bathroom setup was strange no privacy. This was the first cruise for our room steward. He done ok but needed more ... Read more
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cat613
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Friends that have traveled on NCL invited us on this New Year's Eve.cruise Worst NYE we have ever spent. One glass of champagne and about 100 balloons drop. Cheap hats and noisemakers. From day one we knew we were gonna have trouble ... Read more
cowley_rogers
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise at last minute because of itinerary and reviews. Read cruise critic overall review as great overview. Individual reviews will give you additional tips. Orientation - to help guide you, fish in hallway carpet swim ... Read more
johnleibold
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our first and definitely our last cruise. The crew were the rudest people I have ever encountered. I watched a crew member purposefully walk into woman while carrying a dish tote on several occasions without an, "excuse me" or ... Read more
lesliefergus
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose to sail again over New Years and wanting to give Norwegian a try due to the water slides and activities for the kids. Boarding-Went fine although the time slot doesn't appear to be really managed. I was hoping for a smoother ... Read more
Bargeman
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 20th cruise and 8th on NCL (2nd time on the Epic). We chose this cruise because it was a New Years Eve Cruise and it was the first cruise for our friends who wanted to go on a End of the year cruise. The embarkation was a ... Read more
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SissasMomE
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
8,507 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just returned from a week in the wonderful Haven on the Epic. This is our third time on this ship, and our first in the Haven. We ended up spending 90% of our time in the Haven. The food in the Epic Club was far superior to anything ... Read more
Sorespot
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the price and diving excursions. I took and inside cabin on deck 11523. This was a quiet location just under the pool deck, but forward enough to be under unused offices so quiet as could be. One of the ... Read more
ZogtheOne
Member Since 2011
1 review
94 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I booked this as a last minute post-Christmas relaxation gift to ourselves. We live on Long Island so we love sailing out of New York. Our departure day was cold and gloomy but just as we pulled away the sun came out and ... Read more
kimmathias
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I have two children (12 y.o. son and 18 y.o. daughter) at the time of this cruise). We had been on two prior Caribbean (Western) cruises with Disney (first was on the Magic and the second on the Fantasy). NCL Gem is about ... Read more
Will883
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I wanted to share a review of our December 29th 10-day cruise on NCL GEM. We were able to cruise in cabin 14500 (a 3-bedroom Garden Villa) with five people: myself, my wife, my 70-yr old father, and two teenage children. I wanted to ... Read more
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Best Lane
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is our fourth cruise with NCL, second on the Gem. We are not fans of "freestyle cruising" but this was one of the only options out of NY to a warm location over the holidays. Compared to a western Caribbean trip on the ... Read more
BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
251 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our sailing was over New Year’s (December 29 – January 8). 10 day sail from NYC to Eastern Caribbean. This was our first time on the Gem, 10th sail with NCL (previously sailed Breakaway (2x), Star (2x), Getaway, Epic, Dawn, ... Read more
bluecat1968
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just did the New Year’s cruise on the Epic, with stops at Stirrup Cay, St Thomas and Tortola. On board were my husband (50s), son (10), and me (40s). We travel twice per year on vacation and have done RCCL and Disney Cruise Line ... Read more
mchess1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
3rd holiday cruise and 1st time on NCL. Not impressed! After booking, we were moved from agent to agent and never really received a solid answer on anything. Upon booking we asked about watching college bowl games since there was not a ... Read more
jk158
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise with family and friends to escape the cold of the midWest and be someplace warm and fun over New Years. The boarding process was the only real negative experience. Even though the ship only hold 2400 passengers, we ... Read more
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GGBOXERS
Member Since 2009
1 review
178 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
When I learned I would be taking a Christmas/New Year cruise with my daughter, I was both excited and a bit apprehensive. The holidays on a cruise and with a cruise line I was not familiar with had me wondering what I had gotten myself ... Read more
Notnewtoit
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
A few observations for future cruisers on this itinerary/ship/line, just back from 8 days on Jade. 1. Harvest Caye; there is much garbage written about this. Guys... it's IN Belize... but it's not 'Belize', it's a private island - think ... Read more
weetzie00
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We normally cruse with Princess or Royal Caribbean so my experience is relative to what I am accustomed to. We joined this cruise because we were joining a group trip and had no choice in the matter. Their group services organization was ... Read more
davidfromglencoe
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on ports of call (st. thomas/tortola/bahamas) and positive impression with NCL cruises. NCL has declined significantly in the past 8 years. We have been on four different ships. 1. Service, crew seems overwhelmed. ... Read more
pliebl
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as a family holiday Cruise, and it was ok. It wasn't fabulous or extraordinary. It was difficult to say the food was great, it was well done, but not great. The best part was the cruise director and his staff. We saw ... Read more
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