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j9inmaui
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First cruise ever, last on NCL. The ship was nice, did not seem dated to me as some say BUT.... Staff - friendly but usually only if prompted for help - I think I saw my room steward twice, both times because I needed something - there ... Read more
Mrkjrk
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Came back yesterday 7/2 from our 1st cruise ever. Escape made that experience exceed our expectations. Only reason I did not give Excellent 5 star rating was due to the pools. The fact that there is only 1 main pool on a ship that size is ... Read more
eajusa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to see the beauty of Alaska and a lot of wildlife. I saw some of each. but two glitches made this a bad first cruise. 1) At the last minute our itinerary was changed. As a result, I missed Skagway and my excursion ... Read more
pippal
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The Norwegian Escape is a beautiful ship but the cruise itself could do this A LOT of improvements. The worst experience of this cruise is Tyler - the Cruise Director. He is the frat boy who never grew up. He is everywhere throughout ... Read more
tarawilson13
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise. We took our three kids ages 16, 14, 10. We got to the ship after a flight, at 3:30pm and were able to walk right on. Our room was ready and it was bigger than what we expected. Also, the bathroom was a good ... Read more

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andym888
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
lorifl2 reviewed this same cruise taken the week before ours. I will only write about different experiences, so read hers too. This was our first cruise, so we can't compare to other lines. Scroll to the end for details on accessibility ... Read more
Sandy157
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall, a great experience and I would not hesitate to do it again. Getaway is a beautiful ship. The main indoor atrium is called 678 Ocean Place and this is where you will find a lot of the entertainment as well as the nicer ... Read more
vanfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Never wanted to go on a cruise had pre notion of it and wanted no part…….thanks to our best friends we went and had a BLAST!! Tyler the cruise director was amazing, Michael Vejar is the best employee on the boat!! We ... Read more
pat_108@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have traveled extensively, but this was my FIRST CRUISE. Norwegian Sun EXCEEDED my low expectations. Overall, our experience was a very good one. We could have complained that our luggage arrived at the room separately, the AC didn't ... Read more
gailron
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are first-time cruisers in our early 60's and chose the Breakaway for our first cruise on advice from relative/travel agent. We loved the Breakaway and enjoyed the cruise very much. Bermuda was wonderful and we'd love to go back and ... Read more

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ramer25
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
As first time cruisers in our early 50's, we thoroughly enjoyed so much about our trip from NYC to Bermuda. We experienced incredible cuisine and desserts in comfy, posh restaurants, and loved the various activities and shows in the ... Read more
TonyaLeigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Getting on and off the ship was ran very smoothly. The ship is huge. We had a balcony room. This room is not large enough for four people. You could put two adults and one child in the room. We got our two kids an inside state room and ... Read more
Bee02
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was a family vacation, also first time cruisers. We are a family of 4, and my brother (21) and I (27) decided to treat our parents for their 30th anniversary (50s and 60s). Considering my parents are definitely not the party type we ... Read more
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Alexander van Swieten
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 helpful votes
I've just returned yesterday from my first ever cruise vacation, which was on the Norwegian Epic around the Western Mediterranean. And what a great experience it has been! Amazing ship, very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, lots of dining ... Read more
kaila.petty@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: Overall our cabin was ... Read more

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nittany04
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I are both senior citizens although both are active for our age. This was my first cruise and my wife's second. Throughout the cruise to Alaska, every employee on the ship proved to be friendly and helpful. The young man who ... Read more
Kate Inverness
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we were recommended to the Epic by a friend. We didn't know what to expect but can honestly sum the experience up in one word "WOW". The moment we arrived for boarding we were overwhelmed by the size ... Read more
Shady hollow
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
We were on the Joannie Madden cruise. First cruise ever. The cruise was great but the Joannie Madden folk & Irish part was the really excellent part. Don't think I will ever do a cruise without the Irish entertainment part. We had ... Read more
Dcati
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Family of 16, all older adults, booked on this ship because we wanted to go to Bermuda and NY City easy to sail from.Some of us were first timers and some have 34 or more cruise experiences. First time for all us on a Norwegian ship. ... Read more
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Tecuya
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise so I don't have anything compare it to. I can only tell what what surprised me, what I liked and didn't like. I traveled with my daughter and granddaughter. Since our cruise was stopping in Canada we had to ... Read more

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Maggott
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to go with friends...first time cruising and did not know what to expect...everything was wonderful...staff was universally friendly and polite...all English speaking...the ship was highly organized and efficient...dining ... Read more
llbcruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I received a Total Rewards voucher for a cruise for two and chose the Alaska cruise because we lived in Alaska for 20 years and have been away from it for the last three. We knew in advance what the scenery and climate would be like, and ... Read more
Harrilo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was my first cruise so have nothing to compare with but from start to finish I could not fault NCL. Pre cruise I found the website a great source of information, I pre booked speciality restaurants online before leaving home, I had ... Read more
wslin1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
First time cruiser. Family - parents in 50's - 4 kids age 16-27. Both parents travel frequently and have high expectations for accommodations, dining and how we spend our time. This cruise exceeded all those expectations. Booking ... Read more
markboise
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We did the Norwegian Fjord 7-day cruise, departing from Copenhagen, in May. This was our first cruise. We were pleased with everything. The food was excellent, the employees were genuinely friendly and the ship was managed very well. My ... Read more

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