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4,636 Norwegian Family Cruise Reviews

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juliep2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We've done a one-night itinerary before, on Princess, and as Seattleites, love the fun and flexibility of just one night away. We were sorely disappointed on this itinerary and felt like it was an afterthought, not treated like a real ... Read more
lbsst14
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ship is a bit old but it's serviceable. Service staff is very friendly. Food ranges from "Just OK" to "Good", but skip the Sushi restaurant as they are all their own unique "rolls" and not very good. ... Read more
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. We also lucked out with unusually warm weather for this time of year. The ship is starting to show some age. The embarkation seemed ... Read more
crusingonceagain
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This Cruise I chose to take my Dad and sister to have some quality time. The ports were amazing, the Ship was amazing, is amazing. is HUGE, has many things to do, you never get bored, the staff are something else, We sailed the EPIC ... Read more
drfscf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the itinerary was attractive. Pricing was probably not the best. Overall, the ship amenities and general offerings were mediocre at best. Ship too crowded. Food was average. Entertainment in the main theatre ... Read more

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Mike and Arlene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my wife and my first cruise and we are both 66 years old. Booked through a travel agent with a balcony stateroom. We have nothing to compare with so not sure how this compares with other cruises. The cruise was great! The ship was ... Read more
Kids' first cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We loved our cruise! It was the first time the kids have been on a cruise and they have been forever spoiled and want all our vacations to be cruises now. They loved the water slides, ropes course, mini golf, basketball, bungee ... Read more
condo13
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised RCCL many, many times this was our first NCL cruise. We have also cruised Celebrity Embarkation was ok. Delayed a bit but that was probably due to passengers not following directions The ship itself was nice, clean ... Read more
edjewcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was a first time cruise for me. The only other "large" vacation I have to compare it to was an all inclusive at Excellence Playa Mujeres outside Cancun 8 years ago. I will try to be objective and if you read the end of the ... Read more
lorrieartiste
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
44 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We traveled as a family of 5 on the Norwegian Breakaway sailing out of NYC (Manhattan) on May 1st. First let me mentioned that I am a fairly seasoned cruise traveler with this cruise being my 13th overall. The five of us consisted of my ... Read more

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Sandra Allen
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
So. We were on Norwegian. To Norway, right? What a disappointment. Not one meal, not one night's entertainment was devoted to NCL's home country. We were on the Star. Is this ship tired. The sofa in our mini-suite was threadbare on the ... Read more
Jiml60
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We went on this cruise a year ago, and totally loved Bermuda! The Breakaway is a gorgeous ship, clean and beautifully maintained. We had a Spa Balcony Cabin, or steward Abdul, kept it spotless and had an animal each night we got back to ... Read more
chivalryx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Norwegian. We've been on a few other cruise lines before (Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise lines) Initially we chose Norwegian due to the low cost, and as it was a repositioning cruise, it was the ... Read more
electrician513
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a cruise on the Pride of America , I was surprised that I must say the cruise while very expensive the ports were fabulous and the time spent at each port was excellent. I think I would rate this cruise a 7, it was ... Read more
jmoore22809
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
AMAZING time on the Norwegian Escape! We traveled with a large party (there were 15 of us), this included 5 kids ages 3-7, 2 14 year olds, 6 of us are in our 30's, and my parents. We ALL had an amazing time and there is literally something ... Read more

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ksalak
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Lets start with the good things from our cruise, The entertainment was good, comics, hypnotist and After midnight all above average for cruises. Our cabin steward was great, and restaurant servers were good. The food was what you can ... Read more
Majemire1261
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Went thru travel agent. Our first cruise! Hawaii was truly paradise! Cruise ship was a train wreck. Terrible food....really, barely edible. Alcoholic drinks sucked big time. We treated ourselves to one everyday and there wasn't once that I ... Read more
MIKEW69
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
After various cruises in the Caribbean we decided to try a Mediterranean cruise. The Ship. We really liked the ship and it's layout after being on freedom class ships (Carnival ) and oasis class ships (RCL) we really liked and easy ... Read more
jimbob22
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise fit into an itinerary of already being in the LA area, and it was a great deal for our family of 4. We've been on a couple of Disney cruises, which were our point of reference. We enjoyed the Disney cruises greatly, but have ... Read more
vishi007
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
With all the negative posts in the forum, i was a bit scared on how my experience would be....so i have just one word to describe my experience on the NCL EPIC -- "FANTABULOUS" the ship is fantastic - the crew is fantastic - ... Read more

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prestige88
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I usually travel on Celebrity with adults and Royal when with my teenage son. I was a little nervous about going on the Escape because of the reviews. Let me first say that the ship is stunning, I had a mini-suite and loved it. Food was ... Read more
Quarryman111
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned home from a wonderful 14 day cruise on board Norwegian Spirit, from the Captain to the attendants the level of service was above what we expected, all food is off the highest quality available at any time. This was our ... Read more
mimmymia
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
23 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The ship is beautiful with so much to do for all ages! Crew members told us that it was a busy week for them, but not as busy as it was in March Spring break. The ship never felt over crowded. A little background on us... DW (42), DH ... Read more
rosiegirl2
Member Since 2007
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because we were bringing 12-year-old granddaughter with us and wanted to make sure there was plenty for her to do and lots of kids for her to make friends with. We are both retired (64 and 67), and this was our 21st ... Read more
Boomvanger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
After reading the earlier poor reviews, I wondered if I was on the same ship. The entire cruise was very enjoyable, and the service was excellent and friendly. However, boarding was a horrendous experience and made a very bad initial ... Read more

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