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LoveAllInclusive
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was just a notch above terrible; maybe I'm being kind. About us: Six people total, 3 balcony cabins, all adults. What we expected: Good to great service around the ship. Mostly adults. Open bar including most ... Read more
Tommy2step
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 3rd time sailing on the Breakaway in less than 1 year. We sailed on July 12, 2015 to Bermuda, on October 25th, 2015 to the Bahama's and this last cruise for 9 nights to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Bermuda. We had smooth ... Read more
Mid43
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
83 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Sailing were my DW and I in our mid 50's, and our 17 yer old nephew. We all felt the ship was too crowded and it felt like you either needed to make a reservation in advance or you risked waiting in line. The ropes course and slides were ... Read more
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jillschlos@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our families first cruise. We traveled with an experienced family of cruises. There were 9 in our party(2 families) ages 20-50. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Note that it will cost you 140.00 to get your car ... Read more
mookie13
Member Since 2007
1 review
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship is too big. Disembarking for Bermuda was awful. Had to wait 45 minutes for a cab to Horsehoe Bay. While I dislike the cheesy shows that I was forced to attend by my party, the Second City Improv and Howling Moon Dueling Pianos were ... Read more

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MediterraneanCruises2013
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was a 9 day to San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, and Bermuda, We didn't have kids or teens with us, but there were a lot on board. The cruise was fantastic in all aspects except one - I was super disappointed that my Tortola, ... Read more
timpwk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Loved our experience. I booked the cruise last minute as I had to cancel a planned Disney World trip due to a back injury. Had no issues getting dinner times, or show reservations or any issue at all, even last minute! Used the ... Read more
mckenney@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first time cruising. I will be honest and say I was never a fan at the thought but a family member organized a family trip so we thought it would be fun to join the extended family. I think there other Norwegian cruises that ... Read more
DCLDreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Norwegian Dawn, Boston to Bermuda 7/1/16 – 7/8/16 (3rd sailing post major million dollar refurbishment) This is a very lengthy review – so here is the short and sweet summary. I would not recommend this cruise to 90% of the ... Read more
Debmf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Family members could only get off this week the whole summer and they have children so to keep the price down we went out of Boston since we wouldn't have to fly. NCL claims to have spent all this money to rehab this ship but more than ... Read more
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elenao123
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We just returned from our great cruise on the Epic! The ship is massive and beautiful! The layout is logical. The staterooms are modern and well-planned, although not huge. The crew is very friendly and helpful! Our steward was very ... Read more
clint1000
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Traveling w 10 people..3 couples. Left out of New York Manhattan terminal Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. They kept running out of food at the outside buffet when we 1st got on. We had been traveling for over 4 hours ... Read more
jrecksiek
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There were 9 people in my traveling party. We chose Norwegian because they offered a decent price for the cruise that we were interested in taking. We also liked the idea of not having a formal night as we knew that we were already going ... Read more
dchoy4219@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We've been on Disney and RCI multiple times recently, so we wanted to experience something new, different. We decided to hop on the NCL Getaway leaving Miami. Arriving to the port at 11:30am was smooth - signs telling you where to go ... Read more
Packlist
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We returned from our cruise in the Med (26 June-3Jul) on the Epic and I was epically surprised (in a good way). We travelled with our two children (7 and 10) and we all had a ball. We had spent months reading reviews on this website ... Read more

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Dr.Mitch
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Haven makes the whole cruise experience great. As a family of six, traveling with children and grandchildren, we found the whole process wonderful. From the time of embarkation all through the entire cruise, the professionalism and ... Read more
flounderette01
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We are repeat cruisers (7 times) on other cruise lines (mainly RCCL). We thought that this summer we would try something different and sail on NCL. We traveled with my parents, siblings and children (ages 13 and 15). This was one our ... Read more
L1211
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose the Getaway based on rave reviews from my sister and her family's 5 recent NCL mega-ship cruise experiences (none were Western). We picked this route based solely on dates that worked for a tight summer schedule for our teen ... Read more
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ckhowser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My Husband and I have cruised many times on several other cruise lines. To us, Norwegian is the best from embarkation to disembarkation. Embarkation was so easy, it took less than 15 minutes, if you printed off your cruise documents. We ... Read more
Pulga60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our cruise was just as other reviewers had mentioned. It's all about the islands, yet it should not be since you are paying a little fortune to get there. The boat was nothing out of this world, the shows where poor in comparison with ... Read more

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jjvillegas44@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First, It was very disappointing to find out before my cruise that the price of my cabin was lower that what I paid for more than 800 US dollars plus extras like the wine package. Customer service just gave me an upgrade to a cabin with ... Read more
lisalangley1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was amazing! The ship is beautiful! The staff is first class! The Haven is HEAVEN!!!! The restaurants were all fantastic!! Love this ship! Second time traveling on it. I would recommend to anyone! Very clean and well taken ... Read more
Vitamimi
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We chose the NCL (NEVER CRUISE Line again) because of the "sell" of the Escape when we were on the Getaway. It showed ropes courses, aqua park, etc. We were a total of 10, having 3 inside cabins and one balcony suite. Our ... Read more
408jillybean
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Hi All, I have been cruising since 2009 at least once or twice a year and all have been with Carnival until this year. We went with NCL since we chose a destination that Carnival does not sail. The itenarary was great and can't complain ... Read more
Tjhsmhmom
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
Loved sailing out of NY. Had a large group of 53 family and friends. Agreed with previous reviews. Staff not overly friendly. Crew was not on same page. Received different answers to questions depending who you asked. Service in grand ... Read more

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