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tp1rrj
Member Since 2004
1 review
182 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because of the timing and the ports. We have said on many NCL ships and enjoyed this ship despite the size. It didn't feel crowded and they even had another breakfast option in Moderno offering the same menu as the ... Read more
amylbush
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We thought a cruise with my brothers and their wives (6 total people) would be the best way to see three countries. No need to worry about the lodging and meals. My sister-in-law has Irish heritage and my family ancestors were from ... Read more
Qartravel12
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
The itinerary was amazing, which is why we picked this particular cruise. We had a mini suite and our steward was Armando who was excellent. Although the food included was not excellent, it was good and had many choices. Cagney was ... Read more
tumiWorld
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship is fine by itself. However when we first boarded found our cabin bed(s) was not configured as we requested. The house keeping guy told us he did not receive any instruction from his supervisor. After the cabin was re-arranged, we ... Read more
mjcatlvr
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
98 forum posts
26 helpful votes
So glad to have cruised on NCL Sky to Cuba and Great Stirrup Cay this past week. Embarkation was a breeze. Arrived at port at 11:00 and was on the ship "lunching" in Crossings by 11:20 (amazing). Paid NCL for our Cuban Visas that ... Read more
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Alvarezhendrik
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Unfavorable: To much money for a weekend. Be aware of onboard credits(they don't honor in the ship). Be aware of double charge in mini bar. Rooms not clean and ready, I find separate beds when we got in to the cabin, I had to ... Read more
pophi00
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for visit to Glacier Bay at best price. Liked the casual atmosphere. Crew and service were very good. Restaurants generally very good. Get the lemon cheesecake in La Cucina. Don't miss Moderno. Didn't try the spa ... Read more
chandler8az
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Wanted a cruise to Alaska and received a call from a Cruise Consultant shortly after deciding on an Alaska cruise. Should have checked out reviews prior to booking with Norwegian. Food was average to mediocre - only good dinner was at ... Read more
nerzius
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We are gold members of another line, and We choose this cruise because our family lives in new York and the port was easy for them to travel to. The port was convenient and the destination (Bermuda) we thought would be fun and we stayed ... Read more
Mlsports
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The trip needed to be out of NYC. It was a wonderful island that my family liked. We wanted all the kids to have a good time before they scatter after college. The Ship was beautiful. The staff was really first class, on effort, ... Read more
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Bermudaisthebest
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
I have sailed many NCL cruises, this was a disappointment . The food was mediocre, the service in the restaurants was very lengthy waits. The spa manager was quite a sales pro and didn't honor their policy until I reminded her of ... Read more
LuLu2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We live a couple hour drive from Seattle so we did not have to fly in. We parked in the parking garage directly across from the pier that Norwegian docks at, Republic Parking Northwest. After you park they parking staff will load up your ... Read more
marletzi
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We planned this vacation two years ago, cabins are very comfortable, the restroom very good size, bigger of what I have seen in other cruises. Regarding dining on free restaurants, I would say the food is not of very good quality, so we ... Read more
irenee
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We arrived a day early and stayed at the Ashton Waikiki . I booked the hotel through the cruise line and the hotel was in a good location but the hotel itself wasn't that nice. The ship was ... Read more
Savencash
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise to Alaska, but our first cruise with Norwegian. Our first cruise was with Oceania and we really enjoyed it. Since Oceania and Norwegian are owned by the same company we set our expectations high based upon our ... Read more
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MalervyC
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
340 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Hi All! We were on the Gem the week before Memorial Day. The following is my review of the Gem and our experience: Travel from PA to NY with no issues; parking coupon still works and saved us $70 - whoo hoo!! Check in was a breeze ... Read more
Gilbert Cruisers
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
51 forum posts
This was our 7th cruise with NCL and third time to Alaska. Overall it was a wonderful vacation, but I really noticed the cutbacks on this trip. The crew was very good and the ship was lovely but the first missing perk was noticed the first ... Read more
Cinderellie
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
701 forum posts
OVERVIEW We chose this cruise because we live in NJ and PA and were bringing our entire blended family of 20-somethings for their first cruise to avoid airfare, sailing out of New York. (6 of 8 were first timers.) We are usually ... Read more
Johnny2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of three things, price, Origination port(Miami), and ports to be visited(We love the Virgin Islands). We had not traveled on NCL for sometime, we had been traveling on Royal Caribbean, We were impressed, and ... Read more
fajones
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had done this cruise with the family in January 2000. My youngest daughter was 5 years. She just graduated from college this year and we offered her a family vacation. She wished to do the Hawaiian Cruise once again. So, we took the ... Read more
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CorrineG
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because online the ship looked great and it was affordable for our family of 6. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise, the ship was fantastic! Loved the water slides and the rope course. The zip lines were awesome! ... Read more
Ky girls
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Never have been on Norwegian thought we would love it. Everything was great except for the dining. 3 hours and bad service is enough to turn you off. Staff at dinner had no personality, they seemed to be none caring. I will commit on the ... Read more
JCWJR271
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First time on Norwegian after so many friends had suggested we try it, Not again. Ship is nice. Balcony rooms seem small as well as the bathroom in the room being divided made it feel small like a closet. My room was clean but at ... Read more
cjw46
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Where do I start. My best advice is if you have to do a cruise then cruise Royal Caribbean First of all I upgraded and paid an additional $400 for our state room to have a larger balcony on deck 9, not realizing that deck 9 large ... Read more
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BuffaloDoug
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - not the ship or the cruise line. We had Room 10000 which was the front of the ship. Nice large room, and a balcony that spanned half the ship -- but one couldn't use most of it due to the ... Read more
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