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clxpert
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I just returned from a wonderful week aboard the Getaway. My 78 year old mother and I stayed in one of the forward Penthouse Haven suites. The first time I booked a Haven suite and was told we would have a butler, I did not know what the ... Read more
jmantidormi
Member Since 2017
1 review
I never imagined such an immaculate environment where every staff member could not do enough to make our trip phenomenal! I would highly recommend Norwegian cruise line for any cruise option!! The Breakaway was amazing. The entertainment ... Read more
juliemck63
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian because they offered the free drink package. It was definitely a positive for us. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. She ship was beautiful, our cabin (balcony) met our expectations. Food was fabulous. ... Read more
Joe Blodgett
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We sailed on the Getaway a couple of years ago and said we'd never do it again...but then some friends booked it and asked us to come along so we did. This experience was identical to the last one. NCL is doing a terrible job by adding ... Read more
Drenthe
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Close to Miami during the winter and our offer of a free 3rd person was a good value with a family member visiting. Nice trip and great weather. Stateroom was disappointing, with very tired carpeting, mattress needed replacement, no plug ... Read more
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adelafe
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
When I decided to go on the Norwegian Breakaway I figured it was a no brainer... It left from New York City, so I did not have to fly to get to the cruise. A major convenience, especially since what I really wanted was a "break". ... Read more
AMWH
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Our family of three (H, W, 16 yo son) had a fantastic cruise on the Escape. I will qualify that by saying we were in the Haven, so this likely had a major impact on our cruise. We picked NCL for the price and as teen-friendly. We had ... Read more
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carl69
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was a new ship that we thought had nice options. The 5 o clock some where bar sounded like a nice option but when you have to pay extra for nachos and a hamburger that you can get at the buffet or the pub is kind of poor in my eye. The ... Read more
Wineforone
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Brother selected this cruise as a family/friends one. Sixteen of us set sail. Had the best time with all on board. Deck 19 bar by the Vibe had the best bartenders. Ship was beautiful. Although I didn't care for the two straight days ... Read more
mtsnd1900
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
733 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my first sailing aboard an NCL ship. We selected the Escape nearly two years ago when it was first put on sale, and opted for it as a multi-generational vessel with outstanding entertainment. I was putting together our ... Read more
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cruiserlel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have never been to the Eastern Carrbean. Only ship going to that location on that date. Room servce used to be free - no more. Now charging 7/95 each time. No walk around on 7th level - small circle for jogging - too close to cigar ... Read more
Stasia5
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first NCL cruise. We have previously only sailed DCL. While we can afford those cruises, we no longer feel the value is there. This cruise was about $2,000 less than our last DCL cruise on the Fantasy in the same room type at ... Read more
coreyglab1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
Even if you know the history, have seen the documentaries and understand the engineering, a full passage of the Panama Canal is a MUST for any lover of history, science or travel. The senior crew members were very assessable and were ... Read more
UPSET WITH BREAKAWAY
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Me my family of 4 along with my brother chose this cruise for we had such a good time on a 10 day gem cruise last year. This time we were disappointed- first let me tell you cruise critics hit a bullseye with the complaints of smoke. On ... Read more
mcd2745
Member Since 2012
1 review
221 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Glorious weather and a fun group we were cruising with saved the experience. After 4 cruises on Disney and 3 on Royal Caribbean, this was our first on Norwegian. The ship itself is fine. There are some nice features that I like. I would ... Read more
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kjbhome
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This is was only our second cruise with NCL We did the Pride of America Hawaii before. In comparison to that and then going on their largest boat, it seems to lose some of the character. Boat is large and lots to do, but very crowded. ... Read more
imlit
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The slogan should be renamed to reservation style. This was a school mid winter break trip, so it was a full ship. I was previously on the Norwegian Dawn in 2006. Lots of improvements compared to that trip. I had a hard time getting ... Read more
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Maria from NY
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We reserved a mini suite and it was a good size room with a balcony, read about the noise complaint, but it was not bad. View was nice from the balcony. Food was very good whether you went to the dining room or the specialty restaurants. ... Read more
Aloura Sky
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have taken 23 cruises to date 14 on NCL. The 9 other cruises have been on 4 other lines. I prefer NCL for many reasons and always book a balcony. Last November we went on the Escape out of Miami, where you get to the Islands faster and ... Read more
kdemento
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 5th NCL cruise and it was our biggest ship. The family enjoyed the size and all the special activities that were on board. The kids did not really participate in the teen or children's club this time as we were too busy ... Read more
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cruiser8909
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My in-laws (who are avid cruisers) chose Norwegian for the first time and graciously brought us on this cruise. It started out pretty nice - we experienced two excursions (Cozumel and Jamaica). We were unable to tender to Grand Cayman or ... Read more
dxc0162
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although my wife came down with a terrible cold we still found ways to enjoy this cruise. The piano player Alicia Sheffield was AWESOME!!! Jimmy Buffet restaurant was a special find. Where can you buy a foot and half tall nacho order ... Read more
kamsking
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as former NCL cruisers, and were thrilled with the Family Mini-Suite Balcony cabin we selected (cabin 9204). It was on the port side, so when heading south we were blessed with sunrise and sunny mornings... and ... Read more
drneal
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
265 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise with NCL. We traveled with our extended family last year on the Getaway. We had a mini-suite and an inside cabin last year. This year it was just 4 of us, (2 adults + 14yo, 11yo) so we opted for 2 balcony rooms ... Read more
Purhl
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Chose this cruise in order to see as much of Hawaii as possible in a limited amount of time. The itinerary is exceptional. The embarkation process was easy - you're invited to embark anytime after noon, with the ship sailing at 7 in ... Read more
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