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Cruiselx
Member Since 2016
1 review
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We did Transatlantic thinking the ship is massive and will keep us occupied and oh god we were wrong :( Couldn't access Spa, sauna(fully booked), Couldn't access Posh lounge area(fully booked), Couldn't book specialty restaurants last 4 ... Read more
worthykm
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise for the great price and the ports of call. The Jade was ok but due for much needed updating. Our cabin 11593 was extremely small even for an inside cabin. We had the special dining package. Cagney's Steakhouse was ... Read more
babyblue12831
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the second time on the ship. Lets just say the 1st trip was better. The only time you feel like there is 4,ooo people on broad is embarkation and disembarkation. Both are very time consuming but we understand for safety reason. ... Read more
anitamich
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Embarkation on the Getaway was rather lengthy, until my roommate noted that I was a gold member/didn't realize that and there was a very short line for those folks. Keep your eyes peeled for your status as it will save you easily 45 ... Read more
zulidda
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have sailed on many Norwegian ships before. The fact that we are able to leave from New York is always a plus. On this particular cruise, we were to be accompanied by our son, daughter-in-law and our two granddaughters, aged 3 years ... Read more
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Susie65
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Let me start by saying that Norwegian is our favorite cruise line. We find that it is the most flexible and this meets our needs for cruising. The Breakaway is an enormous ship! But we found the common areas to be smaller than expected. ... Read more
nebraskacorn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had done over 20 cruises, but never NCL. Since we had talked to people who either loved it or hated it, we wanted to see for ourselves. We are only 4 hours away from NYC, so chose this cruise even though the itinerary was one we had ... Read more
Amado and Judy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to travel to Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta with our niece and her husband as well as our adult daughter. The Le Cirque Bijou show was the BEST show I have seen on ANY cruise. The comedian and magician shows ... Read more
indya_roscoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I traveled with myself and 20 other people. For starters we booked all at the same time and our rooms were all on opposite ends of the ship. It was my mother's birthday and for most part no one besides myself and one of my sisters had ever ... Read more
FlorenceFun
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
1st cruise (w/ kids) nickel and dimed along the way. coffee shop, pub games, bottled water, arcade, and activities. If you're given the choice of on board credit, take it, you'll need it. Chose the dining package but menu includes ... Read more
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LarryNY
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
75 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my wife's 50th Birthday Cruise. I traveled with my wife and two daughters. We arrived at the pier at 9:30 AM and were on board by 11:30 AM. We quickly went to guest services and got our Vibe Beach club passes. We then made our ... Read more
redhotpokerb
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pros: Great cruise with everything you want in a vacation in within walkable distance. Great restaurant varieties. Awesome casino with different table games and slot machines. Water park is great! Full of entertainment: 2 ... Read more
gauchau
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first Transatlantic cruise and our first time on the Epic. We decided on this cruise to get away from all the hustle and bustle (both electronic and non electronic) of life. All of our previous cruises have been stacked with ... Read more
racefan1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Even with 2 days of rain, hubby & I had a great time. I've read reviews that said food was bad & staff was rude...not on this cruise. Our 2 bartenders, Ruby & Robert were awesome. We ate snacks at O'Sheehan's..food was good. ... Read more
IslandGirl247
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
90 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First, a shout out to the excellent staff of NCL Dawn: Rowena, Edgar, Rocky, Romel, Loey, Maria, Sarath, Darpan, Ros h ith, Win, Ray and all the other staff who remain unnamed because I didn’t get all their names. They work so hard ... Read more
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jazzzygirl40
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Loved everything about our cruise, embarkation went very smooth and we were on the ship in no time at all with no problems at all. Once on the ship we were able to move around freely so that we could become familiar with the different ... Read more
Mdurso
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
From the beginning we did not have a great experience at embarkation in Miami. It took at least 30 minutes waiting in line just to check our passports. Then we went through security which took another 25 minutes. But wait the fun was just ... Read more
kernie968
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
149 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have taken two cruises on the NCL Breakaway in the Haven. Both times I came back raving about how great the Haven was, so my parents asked if I could take them on a cruise for their 62nd wedding anniversary in that "special part of ... Read more
bondoobie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Norwegian Pearl is a pearl of a ship, she is clean, friendly and full of really good vibes. We went on a 12 day cruise and just returned today. I have learned that having a good cruise is having a great ship not just the port of calls. ... Read more
hoodlims
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are a young family with 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 3. We recently went on a Norwegian Cruise with 3 other families. Our previous two family cruises were on the Disney Cruise Line. This was not our first choice, but we thought hey, why ... Read more
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snowysmother
Member Since 2013
1 review
45 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We were given our priority check in for being platinum members. We expected to board at noon. We were told we might get to board as early as ll:30 am. We did not get to board until 12:40 pm and we had number 1! The terminal was so ... Read more
Wolff
Member Since 2003
1 review
171 forum posts
We booked this cruise as a family vacation. The room was nice and roomy, we had a mini suite. But there was limited seating available in the room. We even had one of the balcony chairs brought inside to extra seating as needed. Other ... Read more
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debranear
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This is an average cruise ship with small rooms. (Read my room review) The food was decent and complimentary Juices, lemonade and water when dining. They confiscate your wine at check in (San Pedro) as they have NO SYSTEM for counting and ... Read more
catherine2000
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Restaurants well kept, some more luxurious than others. The French and Italian especially nice. The taste restaurant for evening meal and breakfast had good selection of food and service was very good. This year we noted that the ... Read more
Cazluv
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Arrival day - Boarding experience very poor, very chaotic, letter about previous cases of sickness but not made clear what a huge impact this would have on our overall cruise. 1hr 40 mins to board the ship from getting out of the taxi ... Read more
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