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dobrien
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
We chose this cruise because it was an easy drive (less than 2 hours) to NYC as well as diverse activities that would meet everyone's needs/desires. The 1.5 hour wait in a long line to board the ship was very much indicative of what the ... Read more
stevenplittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruise for a family of six, kids range from 12 to 19. Fantastic experience! Can't say enough about how much everyone loved it--they're already saying they want to do it again next year. I read all of the mixed reviews on this ... Read more
papabearr
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The Good: Very tasty meals in the speciality restaurants. We were given a free 3 speciality restaurant package along with a free drink package and chose The French, The Italian, and The steakhouse to eat our speciality meals in. All ... Read more
Jerseygirl4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We just came back from our 7 Day and 6 night cruise on the Escape - Western Caribbean. We are a family of 3, two adults and a 14 year old boy. I started to have reservations about the ship and itinerary, but found this site to be very ... Read more
Murph3383
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This was our 4th cruise on Norwegian in the past year. The other 3 were on the Breakaway. The Gem is a smaller ship with nice amenities. The Cabin was small, the bathroom was unmanagable. Shower was fine but zero room to use the toilet. ... Read more

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Glo1127
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is my third cruise in fifteen years. Overall, it was good and I might do it again. The ship is well kept. The entertainment was good quality (but not great) and diverse for all age groups. The freestyle dining was a downer for me. The ... Read more
jimalyson1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Looking for a new vacation idea for our family this summer was harder than usual, as our two kids, aged 13 and 16, are more independent and want to go off and do things by themselves, while we still want some family time. We have never ... Read more
fonrouge82
Member Since 2010
1 review
115 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A bit of background to begin... We are a family of four (2 sons, ages 14 and 16, my DH and myself). We traveled from Maine on Thursday, stayed overnight at the Sheraton in Norwood so that my DH and DS could attend a game at Gillette, ... Read more
MDavisRNBSN
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are a family of 5 with 3 young children ages 1 1/2 yrs, 4 yrs, and 7 yrs. Our niece, who is 18 yrs, came along with us on this trip to the Baltics on 9 Aug 2016. We are frequent cruisers with children and have been on 3 cruises with the ... Read more
sydney3333
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Perhaps I have sailed Norwegian one too many times. The evening shows were stale for lack of a better term and the daily 'entertainment' was virtually nonexistent. The few events during the day that looked interesting had an additional fee ... Read more

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DA to AK
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
5 Star rating, with the understanding that the ship and itinerary were as we expected in terms of amenities and things to see in Alaska... but, the service of the crew far exceeded anything expected! The dining on the Sun is excellent, ... Read more
lindawaring2001
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit our travel schedule and it was 4 days with booze included. We stayed in Miami for 2 nights before and had fun on the beach with the kids (3 girls, 7,9,11) Day 1- Getting to the port around 11am, we ... Read more
Barney in CT
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose the Breakaway after reading about the ship. It was great to be able to drive to the pier, park on the roof and take the elevator directly to the entrance. NCL did a great job of processing us aboard and our rooms were ready for ... Read more
cab514
Member Since 2000
1 review
7 helpful votes
Living in CT, I love sailing out of NYC. Hop on the train to Penn Station, get in a cab and before you know it, I'm at the Pier. Arrived at the pier around 10:30 - just when the last of the cruisers are getting off (tip - go up to the ... Read more
djmoskaluk@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Our first time on the Breakaway very nice and very large ship take time to explore the first day. We embarked in NYC no issues. The new rule is no water carried on but you can bring a empty bottle and refill on ship for when you get off ... Read more

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LUUSH
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with the NCL Breakaway cruise out of NY to Bermuda. My wife and I cruised NCL once before on a 3-Night getaway to the Bahamas. Our perception of the cruise was that it was an extended booze cruise. However, we ... Read more
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fourml8r
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second trip on NCL Breakaway. We went over spring break and loved it so much we booked another trip for this summer. It s a Mega-ship which is not for everyone. But on the plus side it offers amenities you won't find on ... Read more
LUUSH
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the NCL Breakaway cruise from NYC to Bermuda. My wife and I have cruised NCL once before on a 3 night weekend getaway out of Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas and thought it was an extended booze ... Read more
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SPLANTAZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
First time cruise for our family and we loved every minute. We chose this cruise as we loved the itinerary, timing and price combination. We booked four speciality dining packages however the Ultimate Drinks Package was a free promotion ... Read more
Surfrat3
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it had several ports we'd not yet visited. Overall, the cruise was very nice. The Escape is a fairly new ship. The dining rooms are well appointed, so much so you often forget you're on a ship. The music in ... Read more

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beverleyngo168
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we have never been on an NCL cruise before and we also have not been to Greece and Venice before. This was our fifth cruise and we will definitely be sailing with NCL again! Embarkation: Embarkation in ... Read more
yorkshire5
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great cruise but hated the fact that everything was subject to 20% service or tax charge. Found drinks to be very expensive and at times not enough waiters to get a drink.Never had this before on any other cruise (previously been on Royal ... Read more
CurlySue2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
BEWARE. Norwegian just completely cancelled our stop in Skagway, which we found out about on the second day of our cruise. Guest Services claimed that all guests were informed PRIOR to the trip (some guests stated they found out a day or 2 ... Read more
RCDR
Member Since 2006
1 review
112 forum posts
5 helpful votes
NCL has a charge now for room service, $8.00 per order! Speciality dinning has invaded the main dining rooms, there are charges for the steaks and lobster. Only two speciality restaurants has a fix price now, all others is a la cart! ... Read more
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Pjpeveto
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose NCL based on a great cruise in Europe on NCL we took a couple of years ago. This cruise was very disappointing from several aspects. First, due to mechanical issues, they eliminated one of the Alaskan stops, Skagway, and ... Read more

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