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4,621 Norwegian Family Cruise Reviews

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jpmcquade
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pros - LeBristo is excellent, ship sailed extremely smoothly thru the ocean, shows were excellent. Cons - Bands & Music were over the top loud. The White Hot Party (now called Neon Party) is for kids (facepaints, glow sticks, ... Read more
jjccruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As this was my first cruise, as well as the majority of my family, I did a reasonable amount of research on cruise lines in general, not really on a specific ship. Since NYC is fairly close to home, we decided on cruising to Bermuda on the ... Read more
ty55
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We are a couple in our early 60's who have sailed on Princess, Holland, Celebrity and Carnival. We traveled with my son his wife and 8 month old baby. We were not expecting much as we had heard some negative reviews of this ship and ... Read more
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Buff fan
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
The family (wife, 12 and 14 year old sons along with sister and brother-in-law) just completed a one week voyage on the Breakaway to Bermuda. We've cruised a half dozen times on several lines (Royal Caribbean, celebrity, Carnival and ... Read more
JustCruisn29485
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruise often but had only been on one Norwegian ship about ten years ago. We found a good deal on Groupon and decided to try them again. This is a modern ship with all the bells and whistles. They have 5 complimentary restaurants to ... Read more

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Kristine Y
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I was just on the 12-day Grand Mediterranean from May 7-19 aboard the Norwegian Spirit. It was a DREAM VACATION. While the ship was relatively older and I did complain about having to pay almost double for my stateroom and port fees... the ... Read more
North Port Pat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Before you go: Make your dinner and show reservations as early as possible, up to ninety days in advance. We had gotten the “free” specialty restaurant package; when I tried to make dinner reservations for 5:30 there were none ... Read more
rossi3211
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
To start, I traveled with my husband and two children ( 3 and 5 years old ) So this critic is mainly for those looking to cruise with small children. After reading reviews and Norwegian's website, the Gem appeared to be a family friendly ... Read more
Vikki@landkrealty.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have been to Hawaii numerous times. We were going with relatives who had never been to Hawaii, thus a cruise seemed a perfect way for them to see several islands in one week. Princess and HAL lEaVe only from the mainland with far too ... Read more
charlie54933
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I read every single review on this site for this ship before my cruise, so I thought it only fair to post one for someone else looking for tips on Norwegian Jewel to Alaska. I rated this cruise a 4 only knocking down one point for food. ... Read more

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DarkZooLord
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our fifth cruise two with Royal Caribbean and two with Carnival. I booked this cruise about four months out and selected a guaranteed mini-suite and got a great price. NCL also threw in the Ultimate Beverage Package and the 4 day ... Read more
juliep2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We've done a one-night itinerary before, on Princess, and as Seattleites, love the fun and flexibility of just one night away. We were sorely disappointed on this itinerary and felt like it was an afterthought, not treated like a real ... Read more
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. We also lucked out with unusually warm weather for this time of year. The ship is starting to show some age. The embarkation seemed ... Read more
crusingonceagain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This Cruise I chose to take my Dad and sister to have some quality time. The ports were amazing, the Ship was amazing, is amazing. is HUGE, has many things to do, you never get bored, the staff are something else, We sailed the EPIC ... Read more
drfscf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the itinerary was attractive. Pricing was probably not the best. Overall, the ship amenities and general offerings were mediocre at best. Ship too crowded. Food was average. Entertainment in the main theatre ... Read more

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Mike and Arlene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my wife and my first cruise and we are both 66 years old. Booked through a travel agent with a balcony stateroom. We have nothing to compare with so not sure how this compares with other cruises. The cruise was great! The ship was ... Read more
condo13
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised RCCL many, many times this was our first NCL cruise. We have also cruised Celebrity Embarkation was ok. Delayed a bit but that was probably due to passengers not following directions The ship itself was nice, clean ... Read more
edjewcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was a first time cruise for me. The only other "large" vacation I have to compare it to was an all inclusive at Excellence Playa Mujeres outside Cancun 8 years ago. I will try to be objective and if you read the end of the ... Read more
lorrieartiste
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
44 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We traveled as a family of 5 on the Norwegian Breakaway sailing out of NYC (Manhattan) on May 1st. First let me mentioned that I am a fairly seasoned cruise traveler with this cruise being my 13th overall. The five of us consisted of my ... Read more
Sandra Allen
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
So. We were on Norwegian. To Norway, right? What a disappointment. Not one meal, not one night's entertainment was devoted to NCL's home country. We were on the Star. Is this ship tired. The sofa in our mini-suite was threadbare on the ... Read more

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Jiml60
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on this cruise a year ago, and totally loved Bermuda! The Breakaway is a gorgeous ship, clean and beautifully maintained. We had a Spa Balcony Cabin, or steward Abdul, kept it spotless and had an animal each night we got back to ... Read more
chivalryx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Norwegian. We've been on a few other cruise lines before (Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise lines) Initially we chose Norwegian due to the low cost, and as it was a repositioning cruise, it was the ... Read more
electrician513
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from a cruise on the Pride of America , I was surprised that I must say the cruise while very expensive the ports were fabulous and the time spent at each port was excellent. I think I would rate this cruise a 7, it was ... Read more
jmoore22809
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
AMAZING time on the Norwegian Escape! We traveled with a large party (there were 15 of us), this included 5 kids ages 3-7, 2 14 year olds, 6 of us are in our 30's, and my parents. We ALL had an amazing time and there is literally something ... Read more
ksalak
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Lets start with the good things from our cruise, The entertainment was good, comics, hypnotist and After midnight all above average for cruises. Our cabin steward was great, and restaurant servers were good. The food was what you can ... Read more

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