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Mouteremoa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
If you are looking for a good way to visit all the main Hawaii attractions in a week this cruise is a good option, but we were a bit disappointed with some aspects of the ship. If there was an alternative cruise doing a similar round trip, ... Read more
Miswmn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background - This was our first cruise and we were very excited to go. Ship Information - There is not a lot to do on the ship if you don't drink or gamble. Activities - Laying out by the pool, Game shows, Name that tune, Dance ... Read more
jmiller914
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first cruise but we traveled with 4 friends all of which have cruised before. All 6 of us are in our 30's. Check in in NY was fine, no major issues, we parked at the port for $40 a night and walked with our luggage to check ... Read more
Melicia713
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I sailed the Norwegian Getaway from March 29 - April 3rd. It was my first cruise and I went on my own. I chose the Getaway because they had Studio cabins for solo travelers, which is why I flew to Miami for this trip. Overall, I ... Read more
irishizkmb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First cruise with my spouse. Traveled with others who were cruise offianatos but also had younger children so we get the connection of the vacation for Mom & Dad and vacation for Kids. Great options for the children with endless ... Read more

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Jab2012
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
First I need to say is that anyone that wants to be picky should never go on a cruise!! I couldn't wait to write this review. In fact I'm doing it as we head to the Airport. The Escape was a very Beautiful Ship with the Wow factor! From ... Read more
slpdrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First I will say that this was our first cruise and most likely be our last. This was a trip of a life time and Hawaii is an amazing place. If you are going to go, a cruise is the way to go to take in all of the beautiful sights. For ... Read more
Princezz_Tezza
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My boyfriend and I went on this cruise to celebrate our anniversary and expected to have a great time. We are 25 and 26, so we where happy with the unlimited drinks package and pleased to find that it wasn't a ship known for being over run ... Read more
madison1686@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The ship and staff were awful. The food was gross.There is entertainment unless your a kid or a drunk, They catered way to much to partying. You had to wait in line behind all the drunks to even get a soda. The same bartender 2 times said ... Read more
Mvegacabrera
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Not knowing exactly what to expect as a first time cruiser, I nevertheless always expect service with a smile, and that's exactly what I experienced aboard Norwegian Sky. Every Norwegian staff I encountered was cordial and helpful. The ... Read more

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Chotejaan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our very first cruise and one of very few vacations taken together as a family. (we are self employed). Absolutely loved it. We drove to New Orleans. Parking facilities were provided by the cruise line. Check in was a breeze. We ... Read more
awill2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our first time taking a cruise and it was so much fun! The ports were excellent, the ship, pools, deck and food were all wonderful. My kids loved the rope obstacle course and water slides the best. The food was really good. We ... Read more
trit159
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. Two adults, two teenagers and two other couples. We had adjoining balcony cabins for us and the kids. Here are our random thoughts about the experience: Embarkation was smooth and easy. Seas were very ... Read more
cmcadams1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
This was the first cruise we've taken 2 adults, 1 child (10). We weren't sure how we would like cruising since we usually like to drive around and explore when we travel. We were very happy with this first experience, and very pleased ... Read more
jeromepineau
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My first ever cruise and last one ever at least on this company. Very underwhelming experience from food quality to staff friendliness. Lack of attention to detail, overcrowding, and poor to lackluster service depending on where you're at ... Read more

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serena.amos@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Prior to our March 20-27, 2016 cruise I spent months reading reviews and doing online research about the NCL Getaway. Now that we've returned home we are left wondering how ANYONE could NOT have an absolute blast on this ship!? In ... Read more
Newman1515
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I took our first cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. To be honest it only took us 35 years of marriage to take a cruise, we often go to the islands but were very nervous with the thought of being a captive audience on a cruise. After ... Read more
mhindal@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise, so I do not have anything to compare it to, but we enjoyed this trip and I will do my best to review without having a comparison. We just traveled on the Norwegian Star, it left from Tampa and went ... Read more
cirillo5@frontiernet.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise. It was not good. The ship was very crowded and most activities were either cancelled or booked. Many months before the cruise I booked shows only to find out my bookings were changed when I arrived on the ship. ... Read more
pearl61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Returned today from a cruise to the Bahamas. Embarkation was very smooth. First off the ship is beautiful! We had mid ship balcony cabin and it was perfect. We sailed with multi generations and everyone enjoyed themselves. This was my ... Read more

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tjfgott
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The ship is huge and beautiful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were great. There were many amenities but the lines were so long that we didn't even participate in some. There are 2 pools but both were small. One ... Read more
jjfanoele
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We decided to book a cruise on a whim and take our kids (11,7) somewhere amazing for spring break. We reserved a mini suite with the hopes that having a spacious room would ensure a better experience. We drove to Houston and found the ... Read more
kobr0606
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon. We did the beverage package, had a mid-ship balcony, and did 2 shore excursions. The beverage package was perfect, all drinks under $15 were unlimited, if not you paid the difference for ... Read more
Justno
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first and last cruise. I cruised on the NCL Pearl to the Panama Canal. I prefer paying for my vacation and vacationing without the worry of penny pinching. Unfortunately, for this vacation I felt like I was watching my nickels ... Read more
H20forever
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Visiting the Bahamas was a pleasure and I will certainly go again, but there's literally no chance we'll ever cruise with Norwegian again. We didn't pay the inflated Norwegian excursion prices and instead worked directly with locals. ... Read more

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