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tinabanwart
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
I understand that this cruise is not for everyone. For us it was, we embraced seeing the other islands in a short amount of time. Ship We had a great experience, the staff was very friendly, the service was what we expected, and ... Read more
flpalmgirl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Embarkation/Disembarkation: Could not have been easier….NCL knows how to do this….when we first entered the room I thought "whoah" Disney lines….but we were moved right along and 15 minutes later were ... Read more
ruska brown
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Cuba. The cruise was a great first introduction to the country. We had almost two full days on shore in Havana. The last day was a relaxing beach day on NCL's private island (nice beach!). The ... Read more
naplessailor
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
WI decided on this trip as an opportunity to see Cuba before it changes too much with more tourism. Thought that a four day cruise would be a party ship, but was quickly surprised to find mostly middle aged and up adults who wanted to ... Read more
BarryO47
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian for the cruise itinerary, reasonable cost and their casual dining approach in the main dining rooms. There was no requirement for formal attire with collared shirt, pants and shoes the guideline. Tables were arranged to ... Read more
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adam.nodjomian
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our family's (ages 51, 51, 21, and 18) fifth and favorite cruise. Previously we had only cruised in the Caribbean and had been looking into a European cruise for a while. We sailed on the Norwegian Dawn out of Tampa in 2011 and ... Read more
sandralee01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
As per all my cruises I chose this ship for the itinerary. To be honest I would not normally choose a ship of this size. The down side is when you have to use the tenders. Even with a tender ticket it took hours to get to shore. We had not ... Read more
ddmatthews05
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the incentives of 3rd and 4th person in same room sail free and this was our first cruise. We loved being pampered the whole week....all you can eat and nearly all the entertainment you can handle. Yes, ... Read more
krissy8057
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and overall a great time was had by myself and 8 family members. I read from other reviews and completely agree that the embarkation and disembarkation process needs to be handled differently, both took HOURS so be ... Read more
nelsonja5
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
we were gifted a "free cruise" in which it only costs us an admin fee for the cruise line plus port fees. A small price for a 7 day cruise. We paid the upgrade to secure an aft balcony on the 14th deck. What a fantastic room with ... Read more
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tinabanwart
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I understand that this cruise is not for everyone. For us it was, we embraced seeing the other islands in a short amount of time. Ship We had a great experience, the staff was very friendly, the service was what we expected, and ... Read more
Fosfam90
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we were taking our adult kids and the beverage package included was the selling point Ship was very nice. Pool area is very small and track is only one lane. I went down early in the morning to the 8th Deck ... Read more
stacysparty
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My generous sister booked this 1 yr. ago. She books a cruise for her whole family, every yr. She asked us to go this time.( They live in FLA) Pd. for us! Bucket list trip for sure! As 1st time cruisers, we were highly impressed! My 22 ... Read more
Vogannod
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to join my daughter and her husband for a family outing. After the cruise was booked she learned she was pregnant and could not go to the Caribbean (potential Zika exposure). So.... my husband I and went anyway. ... Read more
sorts123
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise came highly recommended by a friend who is also a travel agent. She knew it had been 20+ years since In had taken a vacation and that I had never taken my children, now ages 25, 19 and 17, on a trip anywhere. She helped me to ... Read more
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hendri2182
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Norwegian Dawn is a tale of two cities. On the one hand, the fitness center, spa, and many of the restaurant areas are very nice, very updated, and very usable. On the other hand, the ship is suffering from a major lack of cabin ... Read more
Story girl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
82 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to go to Cuba for a few days. Miami is an easy port. The ship is is great shape, well maintained though not new. My room was very comfortable, food lovely and entertainment wonderful. The crew provided great service. We ... Read more
DisappointedinNCL
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My sisters and I along with our husbands planned this cruise for a year. It would be the first time my sisters and I vacationed together. Are respected ages are 75, 74, and 64. We were very disappointed in the cruise! We choose this cruise ... Read more
kalaroarrara
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I (33 and 28) were looking for a fun, romantic vacation and since we'd never been on a cruise before we were excited to try something new. This specific cruise came highly recommended from friends and now we know why! ... Read more
ikoolu
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
we are seasoned cruises and have done NCL several times along with Celebrity etc etc We liked the NCL low key cruise as you want they offer - our panama canal 16 day trip was a lifetime best - We found the Epic too large - no ... Read more
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ajaris
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
all and all everything was great. They should do more parties like The glow party, the music that night was great...more appealing to people twenties to 60. Our Cabin boy Albert was excellent, cabin was always cleaned. The small ... Read more
Xewrsw
Member Since 2009
1 review
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My daughter needed a vacation from work and I needed a break as well, so we tacked on a last minute cruise to a family event in Florida. We chose NCL Escape for the ship, mainly because of the waterfront, ropes course, anytime dining and ... Read more
in.shalyt@gmail.com
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Mini suite 11042 and 11034: I liked a curtain separating the cabin in our mini suite. I loved that there was no upper bed and everyone (4) slept comfortably. The balcony roof is full of pipes, and also comes out because the pool ... Read more
mjb59
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 forum posts
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed! Embarkation and disembarkation were very smoothly run. We had read a lot about the bathrooms on the Epic and were expecting the worse, but actually, they were no problem at ... Read more
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lab_love123
Member Since 2017
1 review
62 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I really enjoyed my cruise, and I would definitely go again. The NCL Sky is older and smaller, but my room and all the public areas were clean and fresh. We had a good week, and a decent mix of people (old, young, etc.), but very few ... Read more
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