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bobbidi
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Siblings cruise once a year. Drove to Miami and arrived later than we expected. This was a plus since check-in line wasn't too long. Went right up to the buffet and had a tasty lunch. Yes, it was crowded, but we got a table easily. ... Read more
hotwired99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Review NCL Epic Jan 21st – 28th Haven suite 17010 – Ahmad (Butler) Leah (Concierge) We recently reserved a Haven Suite on the Epic for the January 21st-28th cruise to Tortolla, St. Thomas & NCL’s own private ... Read more
aajusa
Member Since 2012
1 review
198 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a couple from the Mid-west (age 53 & 62), no kids, retired and Platinum latitude members. When we booked this cruise as our winter getaway, we did not have much knowledge of South America. We arrived in Santiago 2 days ... Read more
BEAR73
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise for the ship and Itinerary. First time for me with this many sea days. Absolutely loved it most relaxed cruise I've been on. Thought it was going to be an issue without laundry available. Wednesday came around got a ... Read more
Jason1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
we had this cruise line recommended from the travel agents, as two travelling families we booked 2 mini suites on back to back eastern, western Caribbean and flew from the uk to meet the ship in Orlando. From the minute we arrived NCL ... Read more
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Roadrunnerelephant
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this at shorter notice than normal due to health issues but the price was right and although we've been to the Canaries several times before we've not visited mainland Spain or Casablanca.So a nice cruise and some winter sun were ... Read more
jofred
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We switch to NCL a couple of years ago after the other cruise line we liked lost all service and terrible food. The Epic is a big ship-clean and a great staff of employees. Friendly and helpful- did not see much of the cruise director or ... Read more
PAROLE7981
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Freestyle. Norwegian Escape's carefree attitude carries over to its dress code, which basically allows for anything. During the day, it's all casual, with swimsuits, shorts and T-shirts poolside and in ports. At night, there's ... Read more
grayesun
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
200 forum posts
3 helpful votes
1st I need to stipulate we're loyal to RCL cruisers (Diamond level), so we gave up lots of perks (get that NCL, free perks) to give NCL a go. We booked last minute to sail with family who are NCL enthusiasts. I kept a running log of ... Read more
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
50 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
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agparrotta
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
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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
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
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