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Mushinatsea
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our first cruise as a family during the Thanksgiving week exceeded our expectations. If you like a relaxed atmosphere without having to dress in a tux for dinner then this might meet your needs. We had some concerns about the open bar but ... Read more
kayikci
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 25th cruise, quite a few with Norwegian. There were 7 of us.Just like last year we took it mainly for our grand children,who enjoyed the cruise a lot. Otherwise a big ship and Miami is the worst combination. Positives ; the ... Read more
CoffeeDog
Member Since 2014
1 review
51 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this particular itinerary because we wanted a Thanksgiving cruise that visited ports we'd not visited. Being Latitude Silver, having cruised with NCL before, was a nice bonus as we felt our prior experience was good (not ... Read more
Sysdeath
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our third trip on the NCL Epic. Plus, we owned a travel agency that specialized in cruising. My review is based on our past experince on this ship and others. Pros: 1. Common areas were clean 2. Paid restaurants had ... Read more
mpco28
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this line and ship based on other reviews and the fact Norwegian was including alcohol and specialty dining with the package (and based on other cruises, it ended up saving us about $1,200 in the end). Some of the reviews were ... Read more
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Ittybitty2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My family and I along with several friends sailed the Epic last week. We went out of Port Canaveral. This was the second cruise from this port. Embarkation: We read the reviews from the previous week and discovered that it was a ... Read more
NicevilleCruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We spent the Thanksgiving week on the Norwegian Epic from Port Canaveral to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios and Great Stirrup Cay. We read the reviews and we knew what we were getting, so we were prepared for challenges. Also, this ... Read more
flaguy321
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am a platinum member of NCL having sailed with them about 10 times. I took a ten year break and went on mainly Royal Caribbean and Princess. I decided to try NCL again because of their offer. Never again will I sail with NCL. They ... Read more
liicetea
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My Dad and I always enjoy coming on the Norwegian Sky. This is the 3rd time on this ship and it gets better every time. This time all the drinks were included so will not have a bar bill at the end of the cruise. we booked our trip 6 ... Read more
jenniferparker
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Norwegian is not "freestyle" at all! We had problems 2 months before we even went on our cruise. Customer service not helpful or knowledgeable. On board credit was lost because it was all put in one person's name so there is no ... Read more
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photogcrazy
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship was large but only felt crowded at peak times. The ship was very clean with no visible signs of rust or wear. The food was cruise average. The ports were a standard itinerary used by multiple cruise lines, nothing extra ordinary ... Read more
fmigali
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
222 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
A little bit about us, we are a family of four. Mom and Dad in their 30’s, with a five year old daughter and two year old son (will be three in January). For the adults, this was our 10th cruise. However, this was our first cruise ... Read more
Miwii
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to celebrate my anniversary, NCL still gets excellent ratings so I went with them for our first cruise. The itinerary was Florida, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (yay!) Two weeks before departure, there was a departure ... Read more
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jkneern
Member Since 2005
1 review
617 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Second time on BA. We had a great time but not because of the ship. Although it is a maintained well, it is starting to show wear and tear. Staff are not as friendly as expected, seem over worked. Ship design is extremely poor, ... Read more
pithbrain
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Chose this this cruise to celebrate our (and our friend's) 35th wedding anniversary and the best way to see Hawaii. Very pricey by comparison to the 13 previous cruises we've been on (primarily the Caribbean), about double for balcony ... Read more
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albeachrealtor
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
52 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL Epic Failure I have been cruising for nearly 2/3 of my life. I have sailed on Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, and Disney. If this had been my first cruise, I would have NEVER sailed again…ever. It started with us being ... Read more
gonzo1124
Member Since 2008
1 review
422 forum posts
Just arrived from a week at the Epic. First trip out of Canaveral in FL. A big mess boarding due to being the first time out from this port. Don't really blame them for this since the port people were trying to figure out the new software ... Read more
shazam1951
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because the timing was right. We knew the weather would be pleasant, but more importantly, we wanted to see the ship Escape. We weren't disappointed... the ship is a destination in itself. The ship is huge and ... Read more
marcolisa
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on about 7 cruises. 6 with NCL. We wanted to go on their newest ship. We stayed at Hampton Inn and suites by Hilton Miami Brickell downtown, great stay. Close to port. Has transport to port. Great Italian restaurant a few ... Read more
nedera
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our third trip with NCL and it was a great experience. We've also sailed on the Jewel and Pearl. The staff was extremely friendy and helpful. Everyone always said hello and seemed to enjoy interacting with the crusiers. ... Read more
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ksparrothead
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Understand we have over 13 cruises on Carnival, and 3 on Royal Carribean. Had sailed NCL once about 15 years ago. Just went on my second and LAST NCL cruise. Here are the facts: Cabins are smaller on NCL While on Carnival you ... Read more
mark0325
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
claim was that their private island was destroyed by hurricane seemed like a long time since the storm occurred to repair didn't arrive in port Canaveral till 1pm therefore only had 3 hours at Disney felt it was poor planning for ... Read more
cathyrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise. We chose to leave from NY as we are from PA and did not want to fly. We arrived very early and was allowed to enter the pier area and sit down. I did have a mistake with my birth certificate ( which was ... Read more
JennCandi
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
288 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
After many trips on Carnival, we wanted to try Norwegian again. It was our favorite cruise line before we had kids. The Breakaway was the easiest and newest ship for us leaving from NYC. We convinced some family to join us, because of the ... Read more
Miatamike
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
Service was great, food was bland and choices were limited (unless you pay extra for the "good restaurants"). For me, it is more about the ports and this cruise had great ports. Asian restaurant was fair. Ive been on another ... Read more
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