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cab514
Member Since 2000
1 review
9 helpful votes
Living in CT, I love sailing out of NYC. Hop on the train to Penn Station, get in a cab and before you know it, I'm at the Pier. Arrived at the pier around 10:30 - just when the last of the cruisers are getting off (tip - go up to the ... Read more
djmoskaluk@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Our first time on the Breakaway very nice and very large ship take time to explore the first day. We embarked in NYC no issues. The new rule is no water carried on but you can bring a empty bottle and refill on ship for when you get off ... Read more
LUUSH
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with the NCL Breakaway cruise out of NY to Bermuda. My wife and I cruised NCL once before on a 3-Night getaway to the Bahamas. Our perception of the cruise was that it was an extended booze cruise. However, we ... Read more
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fourml8r
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second trip on NCL Breakaway. We went over spring break and loved it so much we booked another trip for this summer. It s a Mega-ship which is not for everyone. But on the plus side it offers amenities you won't find on ... Read more
LUUSH
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the NCL Breakaway cruise from NYC to Bermuda. My wife and I have cruised NCL once before on a 3 night weekend getaway out of Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas and thought it was an extended booze ... Read more
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SPLANTAZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
First time cruise for our family and we loved every minute. We chose this cruise as we loved the itinerary, timing and price combination. We booked four speciality dining packages however the Ultimate Drinks Package was a free promotion ... Read more
Surfrat3
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as it had several ports we'd not yet visited. Overall, the cruise was very nice. The Escape is a fairly new ship. The dining rooms are well appointed, so much so you often forget you're on a ship. The music in ... Read more
beverleyngo168
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we have never been on an NCL cruise before and we also have not been to Greece and Venice before. This was our fifth cruise and we will definitely be sailing with NCL again! Embarkation: Embarkation in ... Read more
yorkshire5
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Great cruise but hated the fact that everything was subject to 20% service or tax charge. Found drinks to be very expensive and at times not enough waiters to get a drink.Never had this before on any other cruise (previously been on Royal ... Read more
CurlySue2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
BEWARE. Norwegian just completely cancelled our stop in Skagway, which we found out about on the second day of our cruise. Guest Services claimed that all guests were informed PRIOR to the trip (some guests stated they found out a day or 2 ... Read more

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RCDR
Member Since 2006
1 review
112 forum posts
7 helpful votes
NCL has a charge now for room service, $8.00 per order! Speciality dinning has invaded the main dining rooms, there are charges for the steaks and lobster. Only two speciality restaurants has a fix price now, all others is a la cart! ... Read more
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Pjpeveto
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose NCL based on a great cruise in Europe on NCL we took a couple of years ago. This cruise was very disappointing from several aspects. First, due to mechanical issues, they eliminated one of the Alaskan stops, Skagway, and ... Read more
army442
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I had chosen this cruise on the advice of a family member. It was suppose to be a family vacation with my entire family. There were 18 of us. 2 days prior to the cruise I realized that my room had changed. My husband and I had booked 2 ... Read more
SmithAlien
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I organized a group for a craniofacial theme cruise (craniofacial birth defects), called Fabulous Faces at Sea: The 2016 Craniofacial Cruise. I ended up hosting a 17-member group. My travel agent (who also has a granddaughter with the same ... Read more
bonnierph
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Food on this ship was not edible. Even the waiters agreed. There was an upcharge for 1/2 of the menu. This all inclusive cruise charged extra for everything--most entrees (except in buffet), coffees other than regular and decaf, gelato, ... Read more

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lindawaring2001
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I chose the sky for several reasons. We were taking the kids so I wanted fewer sail days and more excursion days. Also they off Butlers if you stay in the Suites! Let me say we have never stayed in a suite so I cannot compare it to other ... Read more
katshell2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I didn't choose this particular cruise, it was chosen by family members. I have been on this itinerary before, but on the Breakaway, which I enjoyed more. The larger ship has more amenities. I would not take this itinerary again. Nothing ... Read more
wowed777
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My family has been on many cruises including Disney, Princess, Carnival, NCL, and our favorite RCL. My kids are 17 and 19. We were looking for a lower cost cruise chose the NCL Gem. We booked it 3 weeks before the sail date and decided ... Read more
amberjohn
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
94 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took this same cruise last Summer (pre-dry dock) so I will be comparing the two cruises. We had a wonderful cruise and thought all the changes made the Ship look like new. The were 5 of us on this cruise. There was my wife ... Read more
Daniazr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We travelled from Dubai to Barcelona to be part of this cruise. We had 2 balcony rooms which were better than I had imagined. My mom read many cruise trips before packing for our cruise on the Epic and as she was a little paranoid, she ... Read more

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Boston Pats Girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a family cruise (13 people) and the trip to Alaska was indescribable. Leaving from Seattle was great. We arrived early to tour the area and experience a snapshot of Seattle. The embarkation process was welcoming and warm. The ship ... Read more
Pinkboat
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise as it was the only one going out of New York at the beginning of April. It was the biggest cruise ship we had ever been on. We normally go on much smaller ships. I always imagined bigger would be better. I did not ... Read more
tbrods
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We Loved the Norwegian Spirit!!! The entertainment was amazing. We love the freestyle dining and all the great options for dinner. The embarkation and disembarkation was so smooth. The ports of call were amazing. The only disadvantage ... Read more
jazmom14
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having sailed on Norwegian Cruise before didn't think twice about booking the Alaskan 12 land/cruise with Norwegian. However, experience on this cruise very disappointing compared to our first experience. We booked the l2 day land and ... Read more
Manay1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The reception desk clerk was rude when we complained about the cabin during embarkation,she stated that it's only for sleeping and the other clerk said that's what you paid for, $5,300 including taxes for an inside quad cabin with 3 beds ... Read more

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