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Highland1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is our 4th cruise second time with NCL I'm writing this review because I was disappointed with certain things: 1)Room with a balcony is what we thought we was having,no it was a extended port hole which was not nice at all, it felt ... Read more
jmccracken19
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
I first want to say I was very pleased with the overall cruise. Each of my family members also thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well. Tyler the cruise director was energetic and entertaining! This being my fourth cruise and third on NCL I ... Read more
Cps720
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We wanted to do a cruise of Alaska and chose NCL because of prior experience with NCL and freestyle dining. We booked a balcony family room on the 10 deck for our family of four. Our room had a double bed, sofa which converted to a bed ... Read more
jdwoznicki
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We decided to go on an Alaska cruise a few months ahead of time and chose Norwegian cruise line because of the freestyle dining. We had bee on a cruise before where we were told where and when to eat and did not enjoy it. NCL was great ... Read more
Iloper
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Great customer service, attention to detail and an HD Nelson that is a true professional. Loved the experience with Norwegian, and i'm a boutique hotel customer... From waiters to housekeeping to food i loved every minute on board the ... Read more

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darbos77
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Ship - 7 out of 10 The Norwegian dawn (at the time of writing) is a 7 day cruise from Boston to Bermuda. It is an older ship that has been recently renovated. I was not on the ship before the updates were made, but to me the ship ... Read more
praspn@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this as we needed a southbound alaska cruise and Sun had competitive price. Sun has been swapping the ports in this summer but noone communicated to us until the check-in. There also it was told as a non-issue. They never admitted ... Read more
armyguy1069
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We selected to cruise on the Norwegian Escape since it is the newest ship of Norwegian. We have cruised before with Disney and NCL (Sky) and our experiences were awesome. The first thing we didn’t liked was the boarding experience, ... Read more
tultraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this cruise because it was a new ship, the price point was good, and 4 of the 5 family members who went had not visited any of the 3 ports. The food on board was average at best. The menu was the same every day and was also the ... Read more
Sophal
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
As first time cruisers wasn't sure whether we would like it but had a fantastic holiday on the Epic. We were dubious about the size of the ship and so many people but it was so well organized it wasn't a problem. Once or twice at the ... Read more

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karen.casciano@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Let me start by saying this is not my first cruise nor is it my first NCL cruise. We choose this cruise because we had not been to the destinations that were offered. Let me start off by saying that Ludwin, our cabin steward, was ... Read more
DISNEYMAMA18
Member Since 2010
1 review
59 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We just got off the Norwegian Pearl yesterday. After reading some of the reviews on this site and others, I admit I was nervous. My mind was put at ease very quickly. This cruise was great. The food was better than expected. We ... Read more
cruiserclan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had a family suite for 2 adults and 2 older teens. It was very crowded and difficult to maneuver. The ac was not good. It was very hot at times. The layout was awkward as the bath and shower are right at the door. There was ample ... Read more
dobrien
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was an easy drive (less than 2 hours) to NYC as well as diverse activities that would meet everyone's needs/desires. The 1.5 hour wait in a long line to board the ship was very much indicative of what the ... Read more
stevenplittle
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
First time cruise for a family of six, kids range from 12 to 19. Fantastic experience! Can't say enough about how much everyone loved it--they're already saying they want to do it again next year. I read all of the mixed reviews on this ... Read more

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papabearr
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The Good: Very tasty meals in the speciality restaurants. We were given a free 3 speciality restaurant package along with a free drink package and chose The French, The Italian, and The steakhouse to eat our speciality meals in. All ... Read more
Jerseygirl4
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We just came back from our 7 Day and 6 night cruise on the Escape - Western Caribbean. We are a family of 3, two adults and a 14 year old boy. I started to have reservations about the ship and itinerary, but found this site to be very ... Read more
mitchk220
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was my first-ever cruise. We were on a family reunion with 13 people and seven rooms. To put it simply, I have become a cruiser for life. Embarkation was a nightmare. The process seemed to last for hours and it did. I have had ... Read more
kunyve
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I had a great experience 12 years ago with Norwegian Dawn when it first came out and thought things would be the same this time, I was wrong. I received horrible customer service, I was away from my family members, my cabin was unclean ... Read more
eyemd1
Member Since 2000
1 review
59 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We needed a trip for our 13 year old grand sons birthday, Hawaii and this cruise seemed like a good idea. It was. The only drawback is the flight, non stop JFK to HNL was close to 11 hours going, over 9 hours return. Hawaiian Air had ... Read more

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jhenry1
Member Since 2009
1 review
866 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Never been to Hawaii and did not want to spend many days at sea. We booked the owners suite with a large balcony and we were treated like royalty. We ate breakfast every morning in Cagneys and the food was great. We also ate dinner in ... Read more
MauiJef
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to cruise the Hawaiian Islands. Initially, we were a little skeptical concerning the Pride of America based upon the many negative reviews we read on Cruise Critic. However, once we embarked on ... Read more
SRD1509
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
A group of family members with differing needs were going on this cruise so I needed something that would suit several age groups. I also wanted something in Europe but going to countries that would be interesting to the group. The ... Read more
Murph3383
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our 4th cruise on Norwegian in the past year. The other 3 were on the Breakaway. The Gem is a smaller ship with nice amenities. The Cabin was small, the bathroom was unmanagable. Shower was fine but zero room to use the toilet. ... Read more
Glo1127
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is my third cruise in fifteen years. Overall, it was good and I might do it again. The ship is well kept. The entertainment was good quality (but not great) and diverse for all age groups. The freestyle dining was a downer for me. The ... Read more

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