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4,897 Norwegian Family Cruise Reviews

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Cool Cruise Curmudgeon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
PRO's: We have cruised several times, and the Norwegian Pearl was a nice cruise ship, with a mixed group of passengers (families, seniors, young couples, etc.). The food was generally good and varied, but virtually everything was ... Read more
Md1121
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Mostly chose this because it had good facilities for our 16 month old granddaughter. Here are our opinions on things: *Staffers were awesome and really addressed our little one's issues as well as ours in all the dining rooms and ... Read more
bobbo280
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I've never felt the need to write a review more so than about my most recent trip on the Norwegian Breakaway from NYC to Bermuda in July of 2016. If this is your first time on this ship and you've read some of the reviews on here about ... Read more
glennbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
With 4000 passengers on the ship, everywhere you went there was a crowd. The service in the restaurants was very inconsistent, some meals we had to wait to be waited on and several meals our food was very late. Several of the wait staff ... Read more
dataminn
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
23 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our family had a great time on Breakaway, New York to Bermuda, but this ship may not be for everyone. First about the reviewer, I am retired. My wife and I are very experienced cruisers, having lost track of how many cruises we have ... Read more

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Molf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ports and tour choice my key reason for choosing Norwegian epic. West med cruise Embarkation and disembarkation efficient, quick, professional Cabin spotless, Putu our cabin assistant was superb and his towel animations each night ... Read more
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MTS238
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I read many reviews before our trip, so it only seems fair that I contribute my own now that we are home. For context, I was traveling as part of a large family group of 11: 7 adults and 4 kids under 10. Some members of the group were ... Read more
PGIURA
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I chose the Getaway to try out a big newer ship. I am usually a loyal Royal Caribbean customer but I did not like the ports or the time in ports on the bigger newer RC ships. This cruise had two days at sea and one day at each, Roatan, ... Read more
sandyjoys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this ship because last year I won the Free Cruise bingo raffle while on the Jewel sailing Alaska. The fine print stated we had to use the certificate within a year and it was good for a Carribean cruise only. My husband and I ... Read more
Sgodoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Had an amazing time on the Norwegian Escape. It is fair to say this was the best cruise ship we have been on. We can't say best cruise, that still belongs to the Pride of America and only because it was Hawaii. There is something for ... Read more

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jencruisefan1975
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am a very experienced cruiser having been on at least 15 cruises over the past decade. My family and I went on the Epic last year and had a great experience and going on the Gem was the second cruise with NCL. We left from Manhattan ... Read more
danielsyr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever and oh my, the escape didn't disappoint. We planned a family reunion and thought the best thing to do was to actually go on a cruise. As a group of 10 (and me being the organizer of the event), i was a bit ... Read more
maddog59
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
35 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family of five has been on at least 15 Caribbean cruises and we all agree this was one the the best! We arrived at the port around 11:30 am and were on board within 30 minutes. We did not have meals at any specialty restaurants ... Read more
Dennisdennis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I was not happy with all the extras we had to pay for. We had the total drink package and had to pay for water had to pay for painting 35 dollars!!! Had to pay for lobster and other food in the free dining room. I have never had to do ... Read more
Ismay1912
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,523 forum post
3 helpful votes
Another fine sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard their newest liner, the Norwegian Escape. Arrived at the port of Miami @ 10 am, and was on the ship enjoying a cocktail by noon. Rooms weren't quite ready (as expected) so made our ... Read more

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jetman8888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overall we had a great cruise on the Pride of America. We stayed in the 13016 Penthouse Suite which was a bit smaller than the other suites on the 13 floor, but a big upgrade to the original 8th floor family suite we had originally ... Read more
mameo420
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This cruise vacation would have been excellent except that we traveled with a family group of 17 people and we could not all eat dinner together. Restaurants would not take reservations and if we just showed up , we all got separated. I ... Read more
gossmae
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was convenient for us since we live in Boston. We had gone on the Getaway last summer and had an amazing time. The Dawn was smaller and didn't have as much to offer as the Getaway, ex. waterslides, rope ... Read more
toryandrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I had an ocean view room class OX, we were given first room 5520 but it flooded overnight on the 4th day. Then we were moved to 5010. Both rooms were good. I had me plus 3 kids age 13, 11, 8. Two of us were on the regular beds, one on ... Read more
FL_Mom451
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! This was the first cruise I have been on in years and will likely be the last. To begin, we arrived at the terminal and were quickly shown to priority check-in. This process was quick and pleasant. However, after ... Read more

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fwright4450
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Full disclosure: this was my first cruise since a high school booze cruise to the Bahamas (30 years ago). This was a long-planned cruise with my wife, 12 year old daughter, and two other families (a total of 6 adults and 6 children under ... Read more
CraftySabine
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my second, and most likely last NCL cruise. The first was the Pride of America in Hawaii. It was fantastic. I can't say enough good stuff about it. This Alaska cruise, completely opposite. I have been on 4 Caribbean cruises with ... Read more
Viva Las VegasBruiser1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Mine and my cousins first time cruising! We flew from Birmingham to Barcelona (a city we have had the pleasure of a 3 day city break so didn't explore further, we wanted to see our Epic ship!) on Ryanair- not an ounce of turbulence and ... Read more
misslyss1220
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
351 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Background info: I’m 31 and DH is 32, no kids. This was our 3rd cruise together (first on NCL together), and my 10th cruise overall (5th on NCL). I had not sailed on NCL since 2005 on the Dawn. We traveled in a group of 10 (me and ... Read more
fnj0826@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided on Norwegian for our European Adventure a little over a year before our trip and were never disappointed. The website was easy to navigate prior to the trip and Norwegian sent reminders for all the important dates we needed to ... Read more

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