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nhcruisers197723
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from our 6th cruise on the Breakaway. This is our favorite ship. The new menu is much improved. The menu changes regularly and some choices are repeated. Breakfast has several options that everyone loved, ... Read more
CorazonSarne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our dining experiences were all good and satisfactory from breakfast to dinner. We tried different restaurants and they were all excellent in food and services. All the waiters and attendants gave excellent services including our ... Read more
Lakeboy54
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Itinerary was great, would have been better to have an extended duration in Rome - so much to see, not enough time. The main dining food was ok, specialty restaurants have better quality of food - not sure who the executive chef is, but ... Read more
plakmon
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have been on several other cruise lines, this was our first trip on the Norwegian. The other cruisers and most staff were very nice. I felt that the atmosphere and the energy was very high. The staff was pleasant. There were ... Read more
gloobella
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
While everything on our trip was just fine there wasn't anything that made us feel special or say, "wow." All areas of the ship were clean and the staff was polite and smiley. My 9 year old enjoyed the kids program and I ... Read more
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kelleybean28
Member Since 2017
1 review
I went with my family, my parents and my brother and i, to enjoy Hawaii. We chose Pride of America because it offered lots of port time in each city, which we enjoyed. We wanted to go to Hawaii to see and do a lot of things, and choosing a ... Read more
justawife
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose it for the value. Bang for buck seeing a variety of Hawaiian islands. The ship overall is very nice and clean and staff very accommodating. We had a great room steward but others in our party did not until they spoke with their ... Read more
cynalan
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
311 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I cruise a lot with more than 20 cruises under our belt. For no particular reason, we had never cruised on NCL before. We had the opportunity to sail on the Escape as part of a travel agent conference we attended. It proved to ... Read more
Kregsk
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our 15th cruise, 2nd on NCL. We've also cruised Disney, Holland America, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess. Our group consisted of my husband and I, aged 42 and 41, our kids aged 16 and 15 and our parents aged 67 and 65. ... Read more
SFritz
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted a weekend cruise for a low stress family vacation where it was warm. This was perfect for me, my husband and my mom-in-law. The staff was wonderful to my mother-in-law, who is nearly 88. They made sure she could embark and ... Read more
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bigapplebaskets
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise for 1)the Gem because its smaller than the Breakaway 2) leaves from NY and 3) it was a new itinerary for us. Being in the Haven is always the best and this was no different. All the shows were new and we especially ... Read more
Bill from Maspeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Late April cruise on the Gem leaving NYC the Tuesday after Easter. My wife and I are from Queens NY, so it was an easy car service ride to the port. My wife had 2 bottles of water in a plastic bag but they were confiscated by security. ... Read more
Dray1204
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Reviews from other family and friends had told us that this was one of the best cruise ships. And my husband found it to be very nice so much so we are sorry that we did not take advantage of the promotion where you pay $250. and Norwegian ... Read more
funnybunny70
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
105 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for a quick spring break but after reading a few reviews and the recent aizipod problems the ship had had we were a little bit worried to say the least. So we set off along with two other family members to catch the ... Read more
CAIslander38
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and availability. This was our first cruise with NCL but we've cruised previously with Carnival, Princess, and Royal Caribbean to the Southern, Eastern and Western Caribbean. What we ... Read more
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TigerPaw985
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first ever cruise. My wife and I choose a the seven day cruise on the Norwegian Dawn leaving from New Orleans. We choose this cruise because of the destinations, overall price, and the port of New Orleans is only 35 ... Read more
lynn baby
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
4000 people with over 1600 of them being kids - not my type of vacation. Rooms were kept clean - never told we would be charged $13 for a bottle of water that was in the room (thought we had unlimited water?). We were on 8th floor ... Read more
Mr Nicholson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ship was totally under staffed The food which you had to wait for wasn't worth waiting for. Cold most of the time. The bartenders or lack there of were rude and acted as if they didn't want to be doing their job. It took until ... Read more
deedee0821
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I've been on four NCL cruises. They were on smaller ships. I chose this particular cruise ship because I was excited to try one of their larger ships. However, to my dismay the service and warmth I felt on their large ship was night and ... Read more
KERoman
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My daughter and I cruised on the Jade, with a lot of wonderful people. The first day at sea, the ship felt very crowded. Open areas were full of drinking sunbathers. Our first stop was Cozumel, having visited this island on more of a ... Read more
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versuco
Member Since 2006
1 review
964 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
first time out of Tampa, better than busy Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, great sailing from downtown & going under Skyway bridge, easy on & off the ship, Jade was just refurbished, like sailing on a new ship, everything is brand new, ... Read more
tstang
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as this ship seemed to offer lots of entertainment and dining options. Our fourteen and seventeen year old daughters loved the teen club Entourage and made a group of friends that they spent every evening with. We ... Read more
Beverlyp
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to go to Belize. We did not port there,supposed to have damage to the pier from the storm the night before.The ship has 4 thousand people on it with two small pools not enough chairs .We ate in all three main dining ... Read more
clarbugden
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is the first time we (family of four with two kids ages 9 and 12) have sailed on Norwegian, I have sailed on Carnival as well as Disney. The boarding was fine from the time we arrived and we went on board. We noticed the ship was very ... Read more
davethewave1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are well seasoned cruisers. I dont hold things like weather or destination cancellations as a bad mark against a cruise line-it is what it is and safety of passengers comes first. However, what I do hold accountable to a cruise line are ... Read more
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