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Qix
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Having cruised twice previously on large ships (Ventura and Independence of the Seas), after a 3 year break from cruising we (being a family of 4) were looking to return to it for a 1 week break at fairly late notice this summer (June, for ... Read more
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resstation
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
871 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Overall excellent cruise! The crew was very good throughout. There were only a couple of things I noted that weren't quite up to par but it didn't stop us from having an excellent, once in a lifetime cruise. The first was the cabin shower. ... Read more
salosm
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
The good: The places (Croatia and Greece) are amazing! 80% of the time the cruise staff was extremely friendly The ship is OK The food has very good quality (but if you are a foodie don't expect anything fancy) The bad: ... Read more
Mari2569
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This is my fifth cruise, first with NCL. I was looking forward to an amazing, classy cruise. I was very disappointed to say the least. My mother who is almost 80 came along for the ride as well as my 7 year old and 15 year old and my ... Read more
BrianHickey
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised on the Gem last week (July 30th-Aug. 6th) and I must say it was nothing short of fantastic. Food, Staff, Casino, Room, Ports, Entertainment...all we're first class. Our cabin Steward in particular was great. I love the ... Read more

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Cawleyp
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
10 Family & Friends cruised July 29,2016. Norwegian Cruise Line prioritized our Gluten Free passenger's needs far greater than the other 2 lines we have previously cruised. NCL's culinary teams "raving hospitality" was ... Read more
ajspellman
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise because it's convenient and I love Bermuda. I live in MA so cruising out of Boston is very easy. This is the second time I taken this cruise. The first time, in October 2015, we thought it was good but not ... Read more
kathiewe
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 3 -- adults in our 40s and our 8 year old son. This was our family's first cruise and my first cruise in a very long time. We always take a family mini vacation at this time of year, usually traveling to a resort in ... Read more
sarracini@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to stay in Bermuda for multiple days and the departure from Boston was really close to us. My wife and 13 year old and 16 year old daughters traveled with me. Everything about this cruise was near ... Read more
carolb7016
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th cruise on NCL, Boston to Bermuda. We live in the city so it doesn't get much more convenient, 20 minutes to the terminal, drop your bags, check in and you're on vacation. This was last minute, booked 10 days before ... Read more

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cruisincritic1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Traveled to Bermuda for a wedding with a large group. The island of Bermuda was gorgeous, the beaches were well-kept and very clean. However, the cruise was very disappointing. We had terrible customer service, to say the staff was ... Read more
dubaifoodie1974
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
our family of 4 (2 adults 2 kids aged 10 and 9) chose NCL's Epic for our first cruise ever. The choice was between Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas and Norwegian Epic. Dates, price and cabin availability determined our choice and I ... Read more
h_from_uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise - we normally do four-star all-inclusives, but felt we were getting a bit lazy Boat: The boat is huge - but it doesn't take long to get orientated - everything is located by Floor and fore/aft/middle ... Read more
sw45
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
First time cruise with our 12 and 16 year olds. Stayed 2 nights in Rome first then caught the train from Termini to Civitavecchia . Boarding was quick and easy as the majority of passengers board at Barcelona and we were on board and ... Read more
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ckay1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
I want to start off by saying I am NCL silver level Latitude Rewards member. I've sailed out of Miami on NCL several times (see other reviews for Epic and Sky). So this is not a knock on NCL overall but this cruise wasn't for me or my ... Read more
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Sameh Aziz
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Being our first cruise as a family I was very reluctant to go on the Norwegian Epic due to the low rating I noticed on different sites but that was too late as I had already paid the full trip amount and wasn't ready to bare the ... Read more
cgkoch
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
15 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7-day Breakaway cruise to Bermuda. It was our second time on the Breakaway, and 3rd to Bermuda, so we were really just cruising to relax and get away. In fact, we only got off the ship one day, and then for less than ... Read more
Narniaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Staff: Very, very friendly and helpful. Food: Outstanding!! The buffet was consistently very, very good. . . including treats such as prime rib! The specialty restaurants were on par with a good restaurant you would find in a good ... Read more
Sunandbeach
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This review has two parts. The second part will explain why I gave this cruise an overall terrible rating. To begin, if you have read other reviews, you will see that our cruise experience was very similar to many others that have posted ... Read more
Tldagr8
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is the only Hawaiian cruise that does not start from the west coast. That way we won't have to add extra sea days crossing the Pacific. Unfortunately, this ship has an American crew and therefore the service is not as good as the ... Read more

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lesleymaureen64
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Cruise very good apart from all the extras: wheelchair hire films bottled water room service fitness clases Also entertainment around the pool sounded like karoke (singers were not great) and was more like a booze cruise, ... Read more
Littlemonty
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Wonderful time with my husband and adult children. We loved the specialty dining and had a wonderful time at the art auctions. The ship and its crew was extremely friendly and the drink package is so worth it. Norwegian definitely is not ... Read more
chisox021
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
54 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I hate to start out being negative, but I feel I have too..... The only awful thing about this cruise was the first night. We had a BX room, 9166 and about 3:00am on the first night, our neighbor's decided to come back to their room ... Read more
LIFE AT THE BEACH
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We just disembarked from Norwegian's Escape Sunday, July 31st. I am going to try help out a little with expectations. This is a brand new ship. The ship is beautifully designed, easy to navigate once you board. Embarkation is easy. ... Read more
luv2cruise39
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The ship itself is pretty. Food in the specialty restaurants was very good, and though we tried every single one, I still prefer the steakhouse on Carnival. Also not enough showers at the upper decks if you are not close to a pool. ... Read more

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