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ashworthing
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
I just returned this evening from a 4 night cruise out of Miami to several stops in the Bahamas. This was my first cruise and I read a TON of reviews and prepared for the exciting get away. Note - I did go on this cruise over spring ... Read more
gunney1100
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Sailed on the Dawn from NOLA on March 13, 2016 with my wife. Ports were Cozumel, Belize, Rotan Bay, Costa Maya. This was my first cruise and after sailing it won’t be my last good Lord willing. First let mention the staff on the ... Read more
griffinb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I was a first-time cruiser, but two others in our party were seasoned. There was a good blend of people on the ship; older, younger, families, couples, etc. We made friends with just about every type of person, and especially with the ... Read more
Ljsmith79
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
When I called to schedule my cruise I explained to them exactly what my family was looking for in a cruise. I explained that this was our families 1st cruise and the only place we wanted to go was the Bahamas, and the other islands would ... Read more
Bigmac14
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had fantastic weather, great excursions and enjoyed the cruise. We arrived on the Friday and checked into the Doubletree beside the Bush Airport it had a supplied shuttle and we went to a cajun restaurant down the street and had ... Read more

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Newcruiser34
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all this was our first ever cruise experience and we really had no idea if it was for us or not so have absolutely nothing to compare it to. It was also our very first holiday without the kids so 10 days just the two of us could ... Read more
SteveP-NewJersey
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
REVIEWER'S BACKGROUND: Experienced cruisers with 16 total, 9 on NCL. Married couple 68/67 years old. We had previously cruised on the Breakaway in July 2013 to Bermuda, and were not pleased. Service was poor, waiting lines for ... Read more
jennadwheeler
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First, it was probably my fault for not thinking about College Spring Breakers, but our first cruise was such an incredible disappointment, and I'm certainly not saying college students shouldn't have fun, I work at a college, more it's ... Read more
MissAmanda7
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had the absolute best time on the Norwegian Escape! This was my very first cruise ever. I went with 6 of my closest friends and my mom to celebrate my 30th birthday. Prior to the cruise I did a lot of research on which cruise line and ... Read more
mralston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Suprised I liked it so much! Took my 16 yo son for Spring Break. Cozumel, Belize, and Rotan. The room was decent (interior - no frills), good entertainment, and pretty good food. The workers were all friendly and really nothing to ... Read more

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kaybles
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Myself and my husband were cruise virgins. We booked this to mark our 50th birthdays, so really wanted to celebrate this special occasion. Prior to our cruise I came across this website and read numerous reviews on the Spirit, some ... Read more
Citresse
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was a cruise booked by my husband as a solution to our holiday dilemmas. I like holidays that centre on a pool, sun and rest, my husband likes to sight-see and pack as much as he can, so this seemed to address both our shopping lists! ... Read more
Coeur de Pirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We just had to get away from the cold (we live in Canada) and we wanted to try something new, so we decided to cruise for the first time. It was the best decision we could have taken by far. Having two young boys to entertain, our ... Read more
08laguerita
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Taking a look at the reviews online before the cruise, I had somewhat low expectations for the Norwegian Sun. Some folks like to complain, some like to be demanding. I was pleasantly surprised overall with my vacation! That includes on ... Read more
mgerardi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First cruise for my wife and I, also took our 20 & 23 year old sons. Our balcony cabin was great, no complaints – nice bed, desk, sofa, ample storage, etc. Nice touch with USB charger outlets on lamp beside each bed. Nice ... Read more

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RedstreakN
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise, I took my mom ( who is 79 and needs a wheelchair or scooter to get around) - and I was disappointed and also some things were great. However, more disappointed than great. Customer service needs a lot of ... Read more
jcraddoc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I cruised on the Escape on 2/27. We are both 32 years old. My wife has cruised before but this was my first cruise and all the negative reviews here really started to make me wonder if this was going to be a worthwhile trip. ... Read more
srock19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our booking experience was not great. We called an NCL rep just to inquire about potential pricing and info. We made the mistake of telling him that we had a group of about 30 people (17 rooms). This rep, we learned later, was supposed to ... Read more
cruisingstacy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I am so confused by all of the negative reviews of this cruise. My husband and I could not have been happier! Everything ran so smoothly, from initial boarding to the tenders taking us to the Great Stirrup Cay. Our steward Archie was so ... Read more
MishMash72
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
This was my first cruise and I'm afraid I've been spoiled. Embarkation was easy - staff were friendly and helpful and were able to answer all questions. I asked for a map/floor plan and was provided with one which was very helpful (even ... Read more

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Dolphin15
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We were a group of 21 (5 families) that took the Norwegian Escape the week of February 20, 2016. I was a little skeptical about going on this cruise after reading all the poor reviews but am I ever glad we went. The boat is beautiful, the ... Read more
dkgarran
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
If total chaos at embarkation and waiting endlessly for drinks is your idea of fun, then this is the cruise for you. Embarkation was like Ellis Island circa 1895. Once on board, there was no one to give directions and people were ... Read more
kashube2003
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Being 1st time cruisers we were very anxious and a little nervous about the entire experience. Those feelings left very quickly once we started the check-in process. Our hotel was in Gretna, across the river from New Orleans . Shuttle ... Read more
Lou Reef
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers, myself, my wife and our 13 and 9yo girls. We were quite hesitant about cruising and now are really looking forward to doing it again so in that way I guess you could call it a success but reflecting back on it ... Read more
leoknite
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I wanted to write a review because as a first time cruiser there was a lot I did not know or fully grasp until I took this trip. So I wanted to do as in depth a review as possible because I feel sometimes reviews don't say enough. So you ... Read more

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