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WestTexasCruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
108 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
bilbo baggins
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three 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 three 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
SQLMike
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We saw the very large veranda for room 14118 on youtube and had not been to Tortola so we thought it would be a good time to try Norwegian. Cruising can be a really different animal depending on what you go on a cruise for. Do you want ... Read more
caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have taken 5 cruise with Norwegian starting in 2013 on the Epic, and since it'll be several years before we cruise again, our friends and we decided to "end" our cruising where we started: on the Epic. The biggest ... Read more
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#jaysfan@toronto
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Norwegian because as a Latitudes member, the incentives are tempting. Add in the freebies such as the Unlimited Beverage Package & Specialty Dining Package and you cant compare to the other Cruise Lines. Some GOOD things: ... Read more
LCONSTA
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Where to even begin.... We had a large group of 16. When booking that many, there are perk and discounts. We were supposed to get money back because everyone initially over-payed. It took months to get the refund from the time they ... Read more
Neozyne
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went as a family and it was my first time on a cruise. I was beyond impressed across the board with just about everything. I'll start off with the bad - the elevators... they were awful. We had our 6 month old with us and we had to take ... Read more
archaeodani
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a charter via Sixthman == Walker Stalker cruise. The ship was awesome, the food excellent and the staff amazing. The excursions on Great Stirrup Cay were incredible.. DEFINITELY will go on another, non-themed cruise soon. ... Read more
UncleDooly
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Wanted to do a quick cruise out of Miami on NCL. The good: Affordable cruise which includes all your food and alcoholic beverages. There is plenty of entertainment on board and the 1st stop which was the private island is great. ... Read more
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stogieFL
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 helpful votes
I would rate this trip between average and very good. We knew the NCL Sky was one of their smaller and older ships with only two stops so we set our expectations at that level. Having said that I was pleasantly surprised. Granted not a ... Read more
Camper44
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
124 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 10th cruise and my first with NCL. What a beautiful ship. Great food, great something for every age group to enjoy. Loved the more relaxed feel of freestyle cruising. Will certainly be back. I didn't the first week with my ... Read more
cruising canucks
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Six of us, Canadians decided on this cruise as a February getaway. The cruise ship, The Getaway is the biggest cruise ship we have been on. This was our 17 cruise and 4th time with Norwegian. This was the first time we that we had to ... Read more
nageron
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids) just returned from the Norwegian sailing Jan 29-Feb5 and had a great time. To get straight to the point, the Getaway was a great ship, with everything you expect from a cruise ship and more and it made ... Read more
ginnydu
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The crew on Norwegian Getaway were very friendly and courteous. Many places to dine and our cabin was always neatly cleaned and stocked with essentials. Both embarkation and disembarkation were very easy. Plenty of entertainment and lots ... Read more
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fjcolmol
Member Since 2009
1 review
117 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise to get a break from our cold local weather. Check in was Quick and easy, as it was almost 4 PM. Had the steward separate the twin beds which opened up the middle of the cabin. First time in a non balcony room, but it ... Read more
lforma
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Epic is huge. But over the size of the ship, the number of people is the negative. We arrived a day early to check out Cape Canaveral. Great day spent at the Cape. We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, Cocoa Beach, and ... Read more
mleevch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I felt compelled to write a review upon disembarking from the ship. We booked this cruise a year ago and I read review after review all year and became increasingly nervous. Once on the ship both my husband and I had the same thought, Were ... Read more
Martyuuu
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on lots of cruises-we really enjoyed the Escape. We went on Norwegian about 20 years ago and the ship was kind of ratty so we did not return until this cruise. What a difference, the ship was great, food was great and we ... Read more
tforres3
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 17th cruise and have been on the sister ship the Breakaway, but did not remember it being nearly this crowded. Everywhere! I'll start with the good. Room was just what you would expect and he lucked out and had a slightly ... Read more
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drlfoust
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruise 4 times a year. This was the worst cruise ever. Long lines, unacceptable wait times for elevators, poor cabin lighting, recepticles under shelves that you had to sit on the floor to plug anything in, mediocre food that was ... Read more
hpop13
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been a travel agent for over 20 years now,and have been on many cruise lines and ships. However, this was my first experience on NCL.Traveled on the NCL Escape, and after reading many reviews decided to upgrade 2 bedroom Haven ... Read more
tombaud
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I went down with 7 people for a quick getaway. The ship had a $180 a person inside cabin which included the free drink package. Several of our people chose this and were very happy. My wife and I got a balcony suite with drinks and ... Read more
Lady Patriot
Member Since 2006
1 review
212 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My dh received a nice Christmas bonus, so we decided to "drive down to New Orleans and hop on a cruise ship." I was delighted to do so since we hadn't cruised since 2007, and our situation since then hadn't permitted it. The ... Read more
EnviroChick14
Member Since 2014
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We traveled with three generations ranging in age from 12 to 74. We really liked the Getaway and range of activities that were going on. We did get a little frustrated about all of the extra costs while onboard...they really start to add ... Read more
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