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4,628 Norwegian Family Cruise Reviews

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honey1960
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We just returned from a fabulous week on Epic! The staff were all amazing and deserve praise. Embarkation and disembarkation went quickly. Our spa mini suite was just as expected, and the bathroom set-up not really a problem. The spa is ... Read more
cruiser183
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I loved this cruise!! All the food was amazing- be sure to try the crepes in the Garden Cafe from 5:30-9:30 at nights (we had them almost everynight on the boat!). We did not do main dining rooms Entertainment- All singers were very ... Read more
mikeglenda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Glenda and I boarded the Escape around Noon April, 16th 2016, Saturday. From the very beginning to the very end we had an Awesome time, We walked the ship to check it out. It was clean, spacious, well decorated. The employees we meet were ... Read more
shart3414
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I just returned from the Spirit (NCL) from April 16th-April 23rd, we arrived a day early and stayed at the Laquinta Inn. The embark to the ship went smoothly and the Travel advisers were very helpful to guide us to the ship. Let me start ... Read more
cruisergalnguy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose the Norwegian Escape because we got - in our opinion - a good deal with Air Canada for an "Air/Cruise Package" and two free perks; and wanted to try a different cruiseline/ship (we are usually on Princess). Overall, we ... Read more

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Lynnpurves
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having just returned from a cruise on Norwegian Spirit, I have to say what a very pleasant surprise I had. I had read many reviews that had made me doubt my choice, mostly about the age and condition of the ship. I am happy to say, that ... Read more
artlovingfoodie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
So many wonderful things after the dry dock but a couple of significant problems. I'll try to address what I was concerned with before I booked. Note that we had an owners suite and only ate in specialty restaurants. Pros: --Ship ... Read more
hpatwari
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise, booked through NCL.com and went with my wife and a 5 year daughter. I am from India currently working in USA on H1B visa. I follow pure vegetarian diet. I selected Norwegian cruise line because they have free ... Read more
anthonyg1996
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My family and my dads friends went on the ncl star on 4-10-16 it was awesome Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. Arrived at port at 10:30, checked in and sat in the port lounge and was called to go on at 11:30. Getting off was even ... Read more
Nataliemyers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The itinerary fit the dates We could travel. And, 2 of the ports were new to me. Honduras and Belize City. My girlfriend and I travel together often, but I don't get to go away with my kids as often as I like. This was a treat, ... Read more

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RDBFarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our boys sent us on this cruise for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We were first time cruisers but enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone on board the ship bent over backwards to make sure we had no problems. The food in the main dining rooms ... Read more
WAHick
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Once again NCL continues to impress us. This is our second time on the Getaway and once again we thoroughly enjoyed it. The first time was during its inaugural season 18 months ago and was about the ship. This time it was all about the ... Read more
Bubbie850
Member Since 2014
1 review
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is and older smaller ship but very well cared for. Our room steward was amazing caring for us and our room . The balcony cabins seemed smaller than the ones on the Sun but were OK for 2 people The food was very good also. We ate ... Read more
ksjd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Travelled with husband and two young children. Great and easy embarkation (quick and luggage to room in early afternoon) and disembarkation (walked off with our luggage!). Like many have said, it's an older ship - but it was our 4th ... Read more
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Ashleynprovias
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband and I have only been on one cruise prior to this and had decided that cruising was not for us, as the experience was less than pleasant. Our children, ages 9 and 10, have begged us to take them on a "big ship", so I ... Read more

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jayvyou
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
7-Day cruise aboard Norwegian Getaway sailing out of Miami on April 10, 2016 in cabin 14262 (Deck 14 - AFT. ***** DO NOT BOOK A DECK 14 AFT CABIN*****) DAY 1 - Embarkation - smooth as silk - no problems - started at 11:00 AM as ... Read more
herts1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Beautiful ship and a great cruise, but a shame that we experienced noise issues in our stateroom 9005 (see my more detailed cabin review). Food was of good quality in Azura and Tsar's Palace, however the selection did get a little ... Read more
lovetotravel070408
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Cruised from 4/10-4/17. Made our selection based upon the "freestyle" option. We probably will not take a traditional cruise again. Loved not being locked in to a dining time or table with people we didn't know. Loved having the ... Read more
annagodin24
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This is my very first cruise critic review so please bear with me here! I'm usually not one to write long and extensive reviews about my cruises, but this one was so eventful (and not in a good way) that I felt obligated to share my ... Read more
NJcruiser77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First time on NCL. Have sailed many other lines with my wife (Celebrity, Princess, RCL, Carnival) but this was the first time sailing with the kids (kids 8,10, adults late thirties.) We booked this cruise as it was during our kids ... Read more

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loacat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Overall, our 1st bi-annual multi-generational family cruise was a really awesome trip. Here's my review-in the simplest possible frame of mind: 1) the cabins-midship, 10th floor, 2 inside & 1 balcony staterooms-all BIG for a ... Read more
RC2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our first time cruising, we took our 2 kids both under 10. The ship was great, the water park and kids water fun zone are nicely done. The open slide was boring so you can skip it. The blue tunnel slide was fun. Didn't try the ... Read more
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hotbonnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
In the future, I will choose other Norwegian ships. This one is too big and impersonal. I had the specialty restaurant package, but was unable to use it for four restaurants because everything has to be reserved on the first day or you ... Read more
kreitmeyer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Was told this cruise was the only one that cruised around the Hawaiian.The cruise it self was fun but there were some things that stand out that we were not too happy about. My major complaint is getting off of the tender and into ... Read more
myogeto
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We planned our trip in the middle of October 2015. Since then I read reviews weekly and was a bit nervous, but honestly, if you are like me and read review after review, please remember that what some people complain about may not mean ... Read more

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