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Reflections2
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As we have enjoyed cruising with NCL for years, we have gained not only Latitude points, but also a savy about ship cleanliness, food quality, show presentations, room stewards, etc. Our most recent trip to the Western Caribbean ... Read more
Bbmilford
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had a great time!!! We have cruised with NCL in the past and have always enjoyed it, so we picked the Escape with friends who had never cruised with NCL before. We all had a wonderful vacation. Embarkation was the smoothest, ... Read more
bfgoodies@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Hello NCL Sky, June 10-13, 2016 was AMAZING! We are a couple -mid 50's, enjoy fun plus nice environment. It was great! All guests enjoy great atmosphere and responsible enjoyment. The Entertainment was INCREDIBLE, the dancers are so ... Read more
carol@lindsay.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I'm not a cruise lover so take that into consideration with my 3 Things I really liked: Kids Splash Academy. My 8 year old loved it! I saw a few parents I thought took advantage. I saw a little girl with a disability who was there ALL ... Read more
Dbanks71
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We just returned from a 7 Day cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. The ship was beautiful. We reserved a mini suite. It was adequate space for a cruise ship, probably larger than most, but I think it was a little smaller than the Pride of ... Read more

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docmama
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Norwegian after several on Royal Caribbean. I was concerned due to several bad reviews but have to say that we were very pleasantly surprised. It may be that we had the super service of the Haven, but even in ... Read more
tamilynn9000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Now as far as the rest of the cruise week, it was just subpar. The entertainment was so scarce on this cruise compared to all of our other Norwegian cruises. We had to look to find entertainment that we enjoy. There was a lot of ... Read more
buddykins@comporium.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Eight of us took a family cruise. Most everything was good except ship was too large for me, 5000 people, rather have about 2500-3000. Had to sign up for entertainment. Cruise director Scott was phenomenal in helping in this way, very ... Read more
Moo Cow
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for a second time for the fun and for not having to fly to Miami. The Horseshoe Bay pink sand beach is by far the best our family has experienced anywhere, better than Hawaii, Australia, US, Bahamas or even the ... Read more
philcruiser2013
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We opted to join our daughter's family for this fun-filled cruise. The Getaway was selected for it's abundance of activities for younger kids. It would not normally be our style of cruising, but we did get to see some new places and it ... Read more

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AUTigergirl88
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our family consisted of myself, husband and 23 year old daughter. Visiting Hawaii has been on our bucket list for over ten years. To say, I have been planning for this trip is an understatement- so our expectations for this trip were ... Read more
Sand tracker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been cruising with NCL since 1995 and after this cruise I WILL NOT SAIL AGAIN...we decided to book a Haven thinking the service and atmosphere woukd be so much different.. It was not!! There was much discrimination going on as I ... Read more
ravenmb
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because wanted to take our 7 month-old baby on a cruise, and my wife expressed interest in visiting the Bahamas, one of the few places she hadn't traveled with her parents. We were interested in having babysitting ... Read more
leeleesma
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I love the Gem but am a little disappointed that the menu was more limited then before when I traveled on the Gem. The service was excellent and our room steward was nice and very clean. He helped us a great deal. The grand Pacific ... Read more
cger61
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska in 2015, although the earlier cruise was the 10 day version not the 7 day version. I will be sharing with readers my perceptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. To begin with, ... Read more

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atlantaskip
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
24 forum posts
78 helpful votes
Background bio: Be patient, looong review to follow as a payback for the many before me that I learned from on these boards. I always pick up great ideas from the folks who have the patience to do these so thanks for all the tips that ... Read more
TonyaLeigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Getting on and off the ship was ran very smoothly. The ship is huge. We had a balcony room. This room is not large enough for four people. You could put two adults and one child in the room. We got our two kids an inside state room and ... Read more
bigb112
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I cruise for the first time with NCL after being on Carnival twice previously. The Ship is gorgeous as its pretty new to the sea. The adult pool felt a little small for the size of the ship. The cabins were decent sized. (I had a balcony). ... Read more
Slark
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
163 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I don't get why anyone gives Escape a low rating. Sure, everyone's preferences and experiences vary, but I could not find anything wrong with this cruise. The food was better than ever. Service was superb (there may be a new incentive ... Read more
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aaronrob
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
7 forum posts
23 helpful votes
My family and I are avid cruisers (26) total so excuse me if review is lengthy. I am 51, wife in 40's and 2 sons 20 and 17. Let me immediately tell you that this ship was overwhelmed with 20-30 year olds and they could party. So for all ... Read more

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daddy1164
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This trip was a graduation gift for my grandson. The travel arrangements were made about a month before departure and Norwegian was chosen due to the relatively low cost and the incentives that were included. Embarkation was a little ... Read more
tabrials
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I just returned with my kids from a cruise on the Escape during the week of June 4, 2016. I've cruised perhaps 10 times before on various lines in the US and Europe including once on another Norwegian ship some 10 years ago. I can't decide ... Read more
Bee02
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a family vacation, also first time cruisers. We are a family of 4, and my brother (21) and I (27) decided to treat our parents for their 30th anniversary (50s and 60s). Considering my parents are definitely not the party type we ... Read more
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kaila.petty@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: Overall our cabin was ... Read more
Lrott001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise leaves and returns from Honolulu and you get a taste of the 4 major Hawaiian islands which is great. Suggestion is to rent a car and do your own thing since the cruise line excursions are VERY expensive. Food is very good too ... Read more

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