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Momof41997
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our kids were on a winter break so we decided to try this cruise line and ship. We have sailed on Carnival, Royal Carribean, and Holland America. This cruise was fantastic. My husband and my teenagers said this was their favorite cruise ... Read more
pwaldron54
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Not a bad deal for a spur of the moment decision. Our room ended up in the rear of the ship which was great. The balcony was a bit more private than the ones on the sides of the ship. Although we have done the Bahamas' thing too many ... Read more
CruiseTodayPlease
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on Feb 12 with our two young boys (age 4 and 2). There were pros and cons about our trip and the cruise in general: 1. Ship: the ship itself is nice and has lots to do (pools, waterslides, hot tubs, trampoline jumper, ropes ... Read more
MamiSherman
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are first time cruisers from Canada, a married 40 year old couple with a 4 year old son. We chose a cruise, as opposed to an all inclusive resort holiday, so that we had a high level of service, great accommodations, excellent food, ... Read more
Naeemu
Member Since 2017
1 review
Boarding process at NYC was very smooth and organized; all staffs (security and check-in) were very nice friendly. Lines moved quickly. Food was great in all places; Garden Café on Desk 15 to The Manhattan Room on Deck 8. ... Read more
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cogsworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We traveled with a total of 18 people (4 families=8 adults and 10 kids (ranging in age from 7-12)). Most of us flew from Grand Rapids, MI to Orlando and rented a 15 passenger van to drive to Miami. We got great rates for the van through ... Read more
Irenet2
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose the Breakaway because it had the right timing for two of our son's friends who were joining us for their first cruise. This was our first cruise on NCL and on such a large ship. We all (6 of us - Us, Parents, and adult son and ... Read more
GypsyCarrol
Member Since 2009
1 review
230 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
7th time on the Getaway and have never had a bad time. Awesome every time. The Officers and Staff are the best. Cruised over 50 times on all different lines and sizes of ships. NCL knows how to treat it's cruisers. We had ... Read more
ukbballfan
Member Since 2002
1 review
845 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted a see the 4 major Hawaiian Islands without plane hopping every other day. Had done this cruise in 2005 aboard the Pride of Aloha and that ship was worse than this one but after 12 years we thought they might have improved ... Read more
irishgal1970
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
128 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My prior cruise experience has been on Celebrity - one Med cruise and two Caribbean cruises. I picked Norwegian this time because of date, price, and age of party members. This was my first time having a child along, and I knew that ... Read more
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ase9999
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I have been on 5 NCL cruises on the Getaway, Epic and now the Escape. All are beautiful ships with wonderful specialty restaurants and entertainment. I have two main criticisms of the Easter Caribbean Escape cruise that I just completed. ... Read more
katto
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
42 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are pretty avid cruisers with experience on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Disney, Cunard and (our current family favourite) NCL. In fact NCL cruises have been our main vacation choice since our family expanded ... Read more
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ajm67
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
So first of all, I am an avid reader of reviews. I like to be a well informed consumer. Let me say after reading the reviews about this ship and this cruise I was more than nervous about going on my vacation. I didn't pick this cruise. ... Read more
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Flawless_1011
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd cruise with NCL, we've never cruised with any other cruise line because we tried NCL and loved them right away. For my review I would have preferred to give 3 1/2 stars but I still think the cruise is above average. A lot ... Read more
WestTexasCruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
108 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
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bilbo baggins
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four 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 four 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
johnromo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our cruise dates were 2/4/2017 to 2/11/2017 out of Honolulu. We chose this because we had no other choice for a cruise around the Hawaii Island. Let me begin with our issues for this cruise. The check in was not bad. Little did ... Read more
jrowland
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
133 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian Epic 02/04/2017 – 02/11/2017 This was our 16th cruise, first with Norwegian. Embarkation – My wife had requested wheel chair assistance which was noted on our cruise paperwork. Didn’t realize until arrived ... 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
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caresteph
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four 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
#jaysfan@toronto
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four 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
4 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
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