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nageron
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids) just returned from the Norwegian sailing Jan 29-Feb5 and had a great time. To get straight to the point, the Getaway was a great ship, with everything you expect from a cruise ship and more and it made ... Read more
ginnydu
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The crew on Norwegian Getaway were very friendly and courteous. Many places to dine and our cabin was always neatly cleaned and stocked with essentials. Both embarkation and disembarkation were very easy. Plenty of entertainment and lots ... Read more
fjcolmol
Member Since 2009
1 review
117 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise to get a break from our cold local weather. Check in was Quick and easy, as it was almost 4 PM. Had the steward separate the twin beds which opened up the middle of the cabin. First time in a non balcony room, but it ... Read more
lforma
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
The Epic is huge. But over the size of the ship, the number of people is the negative. We arrived a day early to check out Cape Canaveral. Great day spent at the Cape. We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, Cocoa Beach, and ... Read more
mleevch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I felt compelled to write a review upon disembarking from the ship. We booked this cruise a year ago and I read review after review all year and became increasingly nervous. Once on the ship both my husband and I had the same thought, Were ... Read more
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Martyuuu
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been on lots of cruises-we really enjoyed the Escape. We went on Norwegian about 20 years ago and the ship was kind of ratty so we did not return until this cruise. What a difference, the ship was great, food was great and we ... Read more
tforres3
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my 17th cruise and have been on the sister ship the Breakaway, but did not remember it being nearly this crowded. Everywhere! I'll start with the good. Room was just what you would expect and he lucked out and had a slightly ... Read more
drlfoust
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruise 4 times a year. This was the worst cruise ever. Long lines, unacceptable wait times for elevators, poor cabin lighting, recepticles under shelves that you had to sit on the floor to plug anything in, mediocre food that was ... Read more
hpop13
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been a travel agent for over 20 years now,and have been on many cruise lines and ships. However, this was my first experience on NCL.Traveled on the NCL Escape, and after reading many reviews decided to upgrade 2 bedroom Haven ... Read more
tombaud
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went down with 7 people for a quick getaway. The ship had a $180 a person inside cabin which included the free drink package. Several of our people chose this and were very happy. My wife and I got a balcony suite with drinks and ... Read more
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Lady Patriot
Member Since 2006
1 review
212 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My dh received a nice Christmas bonus, so we decided to "drive down to New Orleans and hop on a cruise ship." I was delighted to do so since we hadn't cruised since 2007, and our situation since then hadn't permitted it. The ... Read more
EnviroChick14
Member Since 2014
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We traveled with three generations ranging in age from 12 to 74. We really liked the Getaway and range of activities that were going on. We did get a little frustrated about all of the extra costs while onboard...they really start to add ... Read more
YangtzeCruiser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
When you live in Minnesota, the idea of a winter getaway to someplace warm is extremely appealing. We were six - my wife, her two older brothers, and her 91-year old parents and myself. And we booked last-minute - Jan 9 for the Jan 22 ... Read more
ejmom
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Physically, this ship was lovely. Clean, attractive, elevators worked very well. Staterooms were OK, I had an ADA stateroom which was superb. Cabin steward was excellent. Although there was much to do for the children and they were well ... Read more
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bobbidi
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Siblings cruise once a year. Drove to Miami and arrived later than we expected. This was a plus since check-in line wasn't too long. Went right up to the buffet and had a tasty lunch. Yes, it was crowded, but we got a table easily. ... Read more
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hotwired99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Review NCL Epic Jan 21st – 28th Haven suite 17010 – Ahmad (Butler) Leah (Concierge) We recently reserved a Haven Suite on the Epic for the January 21st-28th cruise to Tortolla, St. Thomas & NCL’s own private ... Read more
aajusa
Member Since 2012
1 review
198 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are a couple from the Mid-west (age 53 & 62), no kids, retired and Platinum latitude members. When we booked this cruise as our winter getaway, we did not have much knowledge of South America. We arrived in Santiago 2 days ... Read more
BEAR73
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise for the ship and Itinerary. First time for me with this many sea days. Absolutely loved it most relaxed cruise I've been on. Thought it was going to be an issue without laundry available. Wednesday came around got a ... Read more
Jason1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
we had this cruise line recommended from the travel agents, as two travelling families we booked 2 mini suites on back to back eastern, western Caribbean and flew from the uk to meet the ship in Orlando. From the minute we arrived NCL ... Read more
Roadrunnerelephant
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this at shorter notice than normal due to health issues but the price was right and although we've been to the Canaries several times before we've not visited mainland Spain or Casablanca.So a nice cruise and some winter sun were ... Read more
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jofred
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We switch to NCL a couple of years ago after the other cruise line we liked lost all service and terrible food. The Epic is a big ship-clean and a great staff of employees. Friendly and helpful- did not see much of the cruise director or ... Read more
PAROLE7981
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Freestyle. Norwegian Escape's carefree attitude carries over to its dress code, which basically allows for anything. During the day, it's all casual, with swimsuits, shorts and T-shirts poolside and in ports. At night, there's ... Read more
grayesun
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
200 forum posts
3 helpful votes
1st I need to stipulate we're loyal to RCL cruisers (Diamond level), so we gave up lots of perks (get that NCL, free perks) to give NCL a go. We booked last minute to sail with family who are NCL enthusiasts. I kept a running log of ... Read more
TCHQ
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my first time with Norwegian. Honestly, I was very disappointed with everything, from food to entertainment. For 15 days, we had the same menu in the Garden Café, in specialty dining venues like Chin Chin, Teppanyaki, ... Read more
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babyshyshy1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We first got on ship and had dinner first night in Magenta dinning room. The food was not good. We got up and left they came over and wanted to know what was wrong. All food in buffet and dinning room were just blan no taste. May I say all ... Read more
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