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Cupkakes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We love sailing NCL and were so excited to be on the Escape. We had previously sailed the Getaway and were anxious to see the similarities. There were 9 of us total, two were teenagers 13 & 14. We all had balcony cabins on ... Read more
whitey86
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
Very pleasant cruise overall! This ship is very clean and the staff all extremely pleasant and helpful! Pros :Oh What A Night was by far best show! Although Roman is a great showman, Josh and Joe had best voices. I went twice!!! Le ... Read more
creative critic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Really not a lot to laud about NCL's Asia cruise on the Star. First, the Star itself is an antiquity, particularly when compared with any vessel in Royal Caribbean's fleet, and I'm being truly objective. The Star and the Jewel are well ... Read more
traelee01
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
I really try not to be negative when on vacation, since there's no point to getting caught up in frustrations, but this NCL cruise was not up to par. The highlights were the buffet, the crew service, and comfortable rooms/beds. This ... Read more
Falnangelz
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Gosh, where do we begin? This cruise was selected for friends and family, a party of 10 (5 cabins), as a post holiday season celebration. Many of us are seasoned travelers, including cruisers, and everyone one of us was extremely ... Read more
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bayleereann
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This boat is supposable getting renovated and it needs it. We were delayed due to fog for about 6 hours so we didn't get to go to key west. We went to Cozumel for 2 days on our 5 day cruise. They were tearing down the slide and shut ... Read more
tajones44
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
PARKING - Parked off site with Parkologists (The Parking Doctors), which is located approx 1/3 mile from the ship. We arrived at 1:00pm or so at the parking lot and they advised that around 1-1:30pm is the best time to come to avoid ... Read more
mdricks
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my seventh cruise, second with Norwegian as we did the epic last year in Rome. this cruise included myself, my wife and my two teenage sons. My boys came on a 3rd and 4th person free deal so we were 4 in the cabin this was a ... Read more
Kathy Ballard
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just returned last night from our 13 night cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. Overall we had a great experience. The cabins were clean, the service was good to excellent. The entertainment was awesome!!! Lets start with the food. It ... Read more
Whitnee1
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
808 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and also the cost. We booked a family O/V on deck 5 forward. The location of the cabin was perfect especially when we were in ports and it was centrally located to everything. My have sailed ... Read more
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Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
funCruise3
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
183 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Restaurants Frequented : Tropicana, Taste, Savour, O'Sheehan's accommodated food allergies by ordering supper in advance. The hotel manager Erroll sent us something to our cabin everyday - canapés, fruit platter and cheese platters ... Read more
hparkerapril
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I just returned from a 6 day cruise on the Getaway with my family of 6 we had 3 cabins. This was my 6th NCl cruise and my second on the Getaway. I prefer smaller ships but we chose this one as we had a broad range in ages in our ... Read more
CruiseMiami
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on this cruise to celebrate the 90th birthday of our friend. There were 18 in our group. Overall the ship was ok but we have been on cleaner ships. The public bathrooms could have been kept cleaner. If you wanted to get lounge ... Read more
Expert_Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We tried this cruise ship to go to Mexico. The food was HORRENDOUS in most of the restaurants, specially at Chin Chin restaurant. We much preferred the food in the Garden Cafe to the specialy restaurants. The Haven breakfast had limited ... Read more
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ab14525152
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We cruised with NCL previously and enjoyed it. Starting with the check in which was very fast. Overall the service was very good. As for dinning, we loved the specialty restaurants, specially Cagney's.The food in the regular dinning was ... Read more
Jeffcel
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are a family of 3 - My wife and I are between 45-55 yrs of age and our son 13yr old. We booked a balcony cabin on the Escape in November and were lucky enough to bid (and win) on an upgrade to the Haven (H5) - we were assigned cabin ... Read more
Markymarc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
It was our second time with the Epic and we thought it would be a great idea to spent new year on board. The crew was not polite even rude at sometimes the officers where rude and were apparently a bit tired, the food is almost all ... Read more
crabbymomma2000
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just got home from our Norweigan Cruise. This was our 6th cruise ,and by far the worst ever! Loved all our other cruises, but this one was horrible. Staff was either rude or unhelpful. Food menu items were nowhere up to what we are ... Read more
Uniall
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
13,954 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sharing New Years Eve with family, friends and past cruise mates on a cruise itinerary from New Orleans to the western Caribbean was our initial reason for booking this cruise. We love New Orleans as a destination in and of itself and ... Read more
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LAnn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
244 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a great time on the 9 day Western Caribbean cruise departing from New Orleans on the Norwegian Dawn from December 30 - January 8. We had actually taken a 7 day version of this cruise in April of 2016, so had a chance to see the ship ... Read more
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napaman291
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise last minute. We had a regular balcony cabin. Two adults Two children (18,14). Cabin was small but ok. Bathroom setup was strange no privacy. This was the first cruise for our room steward. He done ok but needed more ... Read more
cat613
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Friends that have traveled on NCL invited us on this New Year's Eve.cruise Worst NYE we have ever spent. One glass of champagne and about 100 balloons drop. Cheap hats and noisemakers. From day one we knew we were gonna have trouble ... Read more
lesliefergus
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose to sail again over New Years and wanting to give Norwegian a try due to the water slides and activities for the kids. Boarding-Went fine although the time slot doesn't appear to be really managed. I was hoping for a smoother ... Read more
gibbsmik
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
With the Sky now just doing 4 and 3 day Bahamas cruises - with no days at sea, maybe most have their expectations set going in. I knew the age of the ship and that this would just be a quick weekend getaway - but I still left feeling like ... Read more
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