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ppalonsky
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Had a really good time on the Jewel. My wife and I had the Ultimate Beverage Package and spent a lot of time at the bar in O'Sheehans. All drinks up to $15 were included and speciliaty martinis and premium brands had just a few dollars ... Read more
SpringBreakMichigan
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife selected this cruise for my son's senior trip along with several families who traveled with us. We just got back yesterday. This cruise was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone. Here are a few of the reasons: Easy ... Read more
jeverest
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were advised to go on this cruise from our Travel Agent. We enjoyed every part of the trip. The music, food, shows, the staff and the excursions. One thing we didn't enjoy was that smoking was allowed on deck and in a certain lounge. We ... Read more
jfk368
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
This is a Haven Experience.....I'm sold. Don't let bad cruise reviews scare you off from cruising on the EPIC. This was a re-positioning cruise. Too crowded I didn't find it. Waiting in line for food at the buffet,, they have several ... Read more
pcawley72
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We booked this a week before leaving as we already had flights to FLA but are tired of Disney / Universal. It was three of us including our 16 year old son. We booked a balcony guarantee and it worked out great being in 15252. The room ... Read more
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meldeband
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We just got back from our week on the Escape. We wanted to try the bigger ship. I don't think that we will go on another big cruise ship again. One thing we noticed is that the ship is extremely packed with people. You are rushed in an ... Read more
SunshineNPalmTrees
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Great ship, great cruise, great memories. We chose the Escape for my son's senior spring break after cruising the Getaway and loving the ship. Our initial thoughts of a large ship being too crowded are completely gone. There are more ... Read more
imad!man
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This ship looked so amazing online. We were excited to go to 3 new ports and had excursions planned at each port. The ship itself is great. It just has about a thousand too many guests onboard. We went to the buffet one time and I ... Read more
dscamper
Member Since 2001
1 review
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
we took the Amtrak from erie to nyc . our first time on train and in nyc . train was great roomy able to walk around good breakfast stays at trip hotel on west 35 nice ecperience good food . loved the picture of sangria. there were 8 of us ... Read more
NWW
Member Since 2017
1 review
This cruise was the perfect amount of time--four nights--and what made it really special was that we bought the Specialty Dining package for three nights. That meant we ate in the Palace Main Dining Room only one night which I must admit ... Read more
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Duordie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Our son and daughter in law gave us a cruise for Christmas, we had plenty of time to prepare. We had a blast, her parents came too. So we had 6 people and 3 cabins. My husband and I upgraded to an AFT balcony room, we needed a little more ... Read more
Bauervacations
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise line was recommended by friends and they passed Deon's info to us and he walked us through the whole process. We loved the beverage packages, which were included, the soda package, and specialty dining. While the restaurants ... Read more
Javahund
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had a very nice state room that was labeled a suite and offered some additional perks. The view was of the front of the ship and was very scenic. The room comes with a dedicated butler. The staff were very attentive to our needs and ... Read more
Scot L
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because it had 4 interesting stops, unfortunately they were not up to the expectations expected and we felt like they were intentionally out of the way so you had to book things thru the ship on 2 of the stops including ... Read more
MORR
Member Since 2017
1 review
PROs: - Casual dress & anytime dining however, did not feel special nor had personal attachment with waiters like other cruises. - Rope Course was Fantastic, too long of wait time, need more staffing - Prime Rib was Excellent ... Read more
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ScottWilcoxon
Member Since 2017
1 review
First time cruiser: My group included Myself, my fiancée, and our 3 children (7, 11, 17) My family and I went on this cruise in a large family group that included 16 people. We planned the vacation for about a year in advance and ... Read more
candyhogan
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Sailed March 2017
Chose it because it sailed Sunday to Sunday. This ship is designed well with most of the cabins on one end and entertainment towards the front. Our cabin was on the 9th deck, balcony , enough closet and storage. Bed comfortable ... Read more
Pacclady
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
96 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Who We Are: Twelve of us sailed on the Norwegian Getaway from March 26th through April 2nd. The trip was to celebrate my father's upcoming retirement. Sailing on the trip was: My Family: DH and I are regular Norwegian cruisers, ... Read more
Kimf
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
119 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have been on 6 cruises (Disney, Carnival and Norwegian), with the last few on Norwegian. This was our second time on the Getaway (have also been on the Escape). My husband and I are in our early 50's and have two teenagers (14 year ... Read more
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nataliebahm
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We've been on several cruises and had wonderful experiences and we really expected this one to be amazing but it was such a huge disappointment. 1. There was almost no family appropriate entertainment. Not a single show in the ... Read more
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Momof2boys1314
Member Since 2017
1 review
Lets just start out by saying we had an amazing time and will be using Norwegian for cruising in the future, The ship had so many activities for every age and type of person. They had everything from ropes course, rock climbing, water ... Read more
ehanig
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is a comprehensive review, and it will help you plan your trip on this ship. Overall I enjoyed many aspects of the ship, but there were a few things that really brought down the enjoyment, and many of them can be fixed, if they ... Read more
lhowes65
Member Since 2008
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently sailed on the POA on the March 25th to April 1st cruise in the 2 bedroom large family suite 10678 (on the aft port side). Like any ship, the cabins are not huge, but we had four adults (two in the master bedroom, one in the ... Read more
petersclan
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Everything was better than expected. The ship is lovely and well maintained. Cabins are small, but have lots of storage - we had empty drawers! The food was better than expected, though if not in a hurry I'd skip the Aloha Cafe as it is ... Read more
asiaken
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Great way to spend seven days on the sea and visit a few countries in the Caribbean. The food served on the ship was excellent, with many choices offered. Recommend you book early, before boarding, for speciality restaurants. Most of the ... Read more
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