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natalien
Member Since 2017
1 review
There were 4 of us travelling together - myself, my husband and 7 & 9 year old daughters. The only other cruise we had been on was a Royal Carribean cruise last year. Overall this was a good experience, and we had lots of fun, but ... Read more
Escaping2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
116 forum posts
This was our fourth Norwegian cruise and first time on the Getaway. We have been on the Epic (2) and the Escape (1). We enjoy all the activities the big ships have to offer. Embarkation was somewhat of a mess. We went through ... Read more
FLLSUN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose NCL for a 7nt spring break cruise with my 2 kids (13 & 10) and a friend's family. We chose a balcony room, and bid $240.00 for a chance to upgrade to a mini suite...we got it. Room and balcony were spacious and clean...cabin ... Read more
mnkrepko
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We had a fantastic time on the beautiful Norwegian Jade which had just come out of refurbishment before our cruise. We had a couple negatives but I still gave it 5 stars because overall it was an excellent vacation. Here are the ... Read more
chessking1193
Member Since 2017
1 review
I wasn't sure what to expect, but the actual experience was better than I could have imagined. The ship, The Norwegen Jewel, is a beautiful vessel. It has 13 levels but passengers only have access to the fourth, thru the thirteenth ... Read more
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foufounes33
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Google translation... sorry about that! First cruise. I can not compare, so it's hard to comment. What I liked most was the buffet. A week of exceptional culinary gastronomy. The boat was very quiet, clean and stable. What I liked less ... Read more
ericka1210
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Food is mediocre, hard to find regular hot breakfast food(pancakes, french toast without raisins) Desserts weren't that great. Food selection was okay. I was annoyed with the constant need to make reservations for shows, lines made ... Read more
DanEm123
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Pros: the food as good, at all locations. We went to the buffet a lot because there are so many options for the kids, and all the food we tried tasted good and the variety was great. No wow factor, but food was abundant. The specialty ... Read more
Gottadietnow
Member Since 2017
1 review
We took the seven day Western Caribbean cruise on the Getaway. My husband and two teenagers had never been on a cruise, primarily because cruising was never high on the list for our active family when it came to vacations. We took my Mom ... Read more
mrtexas2000
Member Since 2011
1 review
We just returned from a Spring Break Cruise on the Breakaway with our three kids (ages 9, 15, and 17). This was our first cruise on NCL and first out of NYC: - Embarkation was mediocre. Positives: The Pier is easily accessible from ... Read more
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donnajoedoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
I chose this cruise because it leaves out of New York, I live near Philadelphia. This ship has all the amenities that other cruises have, but I really liked the Freestyle aspect of dining. My teens did not take advantage of the teen ... Read more
Jaxtman
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Frankly, we picked the NCL Jade simply because their itinerary matched our son's spring break schedule. Fortunately, all the destinations were also new to us except for Cozumel. We were the second cruise after dry dock so it was not ... Read more
oliver8
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
36 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We picked NCL for this family cruise celebrating our patriarch 85th birthday because we had such a great time on NCL Sun for our last family cruise five years ago. The food in Grand Pacific (aft main dining room) was pretty good. We ... Read more
Jaclyn1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my mother, my best friend and her mother. We got to the port a little later than I had planned, in general I don't feel like it took too long getting onto the boat and soon enough we were exploring the ship. ... Read more
sneezernet
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have to say i was very impressed with NCL's Breakaway. I've read a lot of negative reviews but my family and I (husband, 2 boys; ages 9 and 11, my husband's aunt and uncle) had a great time on this cruise. I'm comparing this to the ... Read more
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mama28
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The boat and my cabin were clean & maintained, that is what the one star is for. I promise you I am not exaggerating when I tell you that any issue you have, ANY,will take hours to resolve and you either give up so you can try and ... Read more
Mushinatsea
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise because it coincided with Spring Break. We were up-sold on a mini-suite which was a great choice. The mini-suite was more than spacious enough for the 3 of us. The balcony with 2 chairs and a little table was very ... Read more
justhappy
Member Since 2006
1 review
173 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
On our second time on the Getaway, the first was in a Haven Penthouse suite in 2015. Would a regular stateroom outside of the Haven measure up? It did, as the service we received was just as good. Although it had fewer bells and whistles, ... Read more
barbandholly
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We decided to take a family cruise, and planned this for almost a year. The excitement quickly turned to disappointment, as each day there were little things that just added to the aggravation. There wasn't any place on the ship except ... Read more
vette1cruiser
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were on the Norwegian Getaway sailing on 4/9/17 to the western Caribbean. This is the first time we were on Norwegian but we are experience cruisers. We have been on multiple cruises on Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America and ... Read more
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Frenchie40
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I don't know where to begin! This was my first cruise experience, so I was very skeptical, especially since the pictures posted of the Jade were prior to the renovation (we were second cruise subsequent to renovation) - needless to say, on ... Read more
CJACSFL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Getaway with 2 of our kids. The price seemed good for two cabins (one with a balcony) drink packages for all, and 3 specialty meals. Pro: Emarkation was a breeze. Ship was new and ... Read more
crusingcyndee
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We recently took a family cruise to the Western Caribbean and enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend this ship. My sister and brother in law had their two teens with them and the kids loved the cruise and want to do it again!! We ... Read more
SarahJoa
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a nice ship - Escape - and our first time on Norwegian. It was not as opulent as other cruise ships. The food was pretty bad. The three main complementary restaurants had a very limited menu, all three shared it, and it didn't ... Read more
heajaykj
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my wife and my second time cruising (last one was 3 years ago), and I can't believe what a better experience we had on the Norwegian Escape than our previous cruise. I have to admit, we were both a little nervous prior to sailing ... Read more
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