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TCHQ
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first time with Norwegian. Honestly, I was very disappointed with everything, from food to entertainment. For 15 days, we had the same menu in the Garden Café, in specialty dining venues like Chin Chin, Teppanyaki, ... Read more
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babyshyshy1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We first got on ship and had dinner first night in Magenta dinning room. The food was not good. We got up and left they came over and wanted to know what was wrong. All food in buffet and dinning room were just blan no taste. May I say all ... Read more
Tyson1121
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my 3rd norwegian cruise in the past two years (others were Dawn Boston to Bermuda, and Breakaway NY to bahamas). This was a good cruise; was 4 days longer than the last two I took which worked well. The down points of this cruise: ... Read more
Curtw
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
47 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I loved about 80% of everything about our Norwegian cruise, but I just can't let go of the items that disappointed me. The good stuff is real good, but no different than other reviews, so I'll elaborate on the downfalls other cruisers may ... Read more
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MRED1
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ports of call and length were what we desired. Enjoy the size of the Jade and look forward to another in future. Staff was good and tired hard. Really enjoyed time spent and activities with the folks from Cruse Critic. The cabin was very ... Read more
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ddavis4040
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Second Norwegian cruise and we were not disappointed. Three of the four stops were places we had not been before and we enjoyed them all. Even Cozumel where we had been before was totally new thanks to an excursion expertly arranged by ... Read more
agparrotta
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise from the Caesar's Casino promotion. Went with a family of 4 (13 and 2 year old). Had an amazing time. There were a few small issues which we brought to the attention of guest services and they bent over backward to ... Read more
eggplant7
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Let me first say that this cruise was taken to use a cruise credit earned from a previous negative experience with my cabin on a Hawaii cruise in July, 2016 on the Pride of America with Norwegian Cruise Line. If I didn't have to use this ... Read more
ladyjade3
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Where did I get that idea? We sailed with our 4 and 6 year old sons for the first time and were really looking forward to some mommy and daddy time, and we got some, but not nearly enough. The kids program closes from 12-2 and from 5-7 ... Read more
bjwax
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I cruised the Norwegian Pearl last week to Ocho Rios and Key West. It was the worst of the 8 cruises that I have been on. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes to board. We waited in the hot sun, not knowing were the end of the line was as there ... Read more
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awong988700
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
CRUISE EXPERIENCE 7th cruise, previous ships include NCL Dawn, Spirit, Pearl, Getaway, Disney Fantasy and RCL Allure of the Seas. Only reviewing the ship and not the itineraries or ports. OVERALL 3/5 Cruise ship alone was ... Read more
fireman24mn
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
I did not enjoy this ship at all! The boat had a constant vibration on the whole trip. In the back of the ship in the Specialty restraints it was even worse (had to leave dinner in the middle one night it was so bad). The boat also never ... Read more
cruiseguy46
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I took this cruise with a club my wife and I belonged to. I have sailed on Princess many times ,once on the Epic and thought it would be fun to go on a trip with the club. The ship was a big disapointment.We had an inside cabin which was ... Read more
demcaree
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have been on 6 NCL cruises (after trying Princess and Royal Caribbean cruises). We love the smaller boats versus the big ships like the Breakaway which lacks the smaller music lounge options. We love dancing in the Spinnaker which is ... Read more
gramap
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This cruise was mostly for my grandaughters graduation gift. My daughter decided to go alone as well as a girlfriend of my grandaughter. It was their first cruise and they can't wait to book another one. Everyone was friendly and ... Read more
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GoodyGotIt
Member Since 2017
1 review
My entire family became ill and returned to the states with sinus and chest colds-Yes we all "Washy-Washy" prior to each meal. There were not enough activities to offset the numerous days at sea. They had the audacity to have an ... Read more
Lisakauai
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
21 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was a trip with my husband, daughter, son-in-law and his first time cruiser parents. Check-in was seamless. We all had balcony rooms. The cabin was nice but the smallest balcony I've ever been on. We had to face each other, not out ... Read more
jennmattno
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
First time on Norwegian Cruise Line, set sail from Miami January 8, 2017 and returned January 15 on the beautiful Norwegian Getaway. Embarkation went very smoothly (despite the horrendous time had getting to Florida after the Ft ... Read more
Yatsailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the departure location and date. We were taking our two oldest grandchildren to celebrate their high school graduation, one in 2016 and one in 2017, and had to coordinate their location in Texas with ours in ... Read more
dell
Member Since 2002
1 review
531 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
The ship going from NYC to the Caribbean was very rocky. Leaving from San Juan to St. Thomas everyone in our cabin didn't fall asleep until 4 AM. We were too exhausted to go on our scheduled shore excursion in St. Thomas. Halfway ... Read more
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agroom
Member Since 2009
1 review
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We originally had this cruise booked to depart from Houston, but after Norwegian pulled out we were left with having to change our plans. Unfortunately Norwegian didn't offer us anything for the inconvenience, but that is how it goes ... Read more
Ccoll
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We took this tour with our 7 and 9 year boys, and had a great time. It was our first cruise and we were there to see Hawaii, so all the negatives about this cruiseline were not an issue. We were in room 8138 ( balcony) on the Right hand ... Read more
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Llewie
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We cruised the Escape because we had a very great experience on NCL Jade last year. This was also an easy choice because, with 3rd and 4th guest waived fares, we only had to pay the taxes (plus ship's gratuities) for our two boys. We ... Read more
Blessed2CC
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We choose this 7 day cruise and a pre-cruise stay on Oahu as a college graduation trip for our two soon to be graduates. Winter break turned out to be the best fit and travel is a bit more affordable and less crowded after the holidays so ... Read more
Mrsdlf
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
26 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is our 3rd cruise in this class and I have to say it was less rocky then the others but the service needs reconsideration. We dined in 2 specialty restaurants while cruising, paid for both didn't opt for a package. You would have ... Read more
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