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dumpster0915
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my first cruise and I had a good time mostly. There were a few quirky details but mostly i had fun and I am looking into doing my next NCL cruise. I left out of New Orleans and stayed at a Marriott 2 blocks from the port. So ... Read more
Sarcasticfemale
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We departed January 31st and returned February 14th. We met some great people - some fellow cruisers and people who enjoyed their job on the ship. We did a couple of excursions through the ship (one being Escape to Jost Van Dyke). ... Read more
slchepurnyj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I loved my time on the Dawn! This was my first ever cruise and I was a bit skeptical about it before I went because I was reading these reviews, so I went in with low expectations. We went with another couple, all of us in our late 20's. ... Read more
mckennamel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I went on the Norwegian Escape and after reading all the negative reviews I was a little nervous. We are in our late 30's from Canada. It was my husbands first cruise and my first cruise as a passenger (I was a dancer in the ... Read more
georgia traveling girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Just went on our very first cruise. I was so nervous after reading the reviews on this site but it was already booked so we had to go.........thank goodness! It was absolutely wonderful. I was blown away by how amazing this experience ... Read more

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peantern
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
89 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Check in at Barcelona quick and smooth. Stateroom was ready by 12.00 Balcony Stateroom 8012 was narrow meaning that two people could not get dressed at the same time without bumping into each other. Restaurants. Went to Garden ... Read more
George95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I flew to New York on 22nd Jan to depart on Norwegian Gem the next day for my first ever cruise. After standing in a long line for a very long time we finally stepped onto he vessel and being very thirsty ordered a latte and ... Read more
hutchens74
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
There is so much to do and so much to review on this ship, so hang in there and hopefully it will be worth your time. This was my first cruise. I have always done all-inclusive before. I was certain I would not like a cruise nearly as ... Read more
Traveler GL
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Booked owners suite for a very special occasion and was very disappointed with quality and service provided. Stayed overnight in Marriot hotel was good but maid started cleaning our room before we had checked out, removing our travel ... Read more
cgdancer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship was new and beautiful, however, the food was supposed to be great, it was not. The staff was supposed to be friendly, most were not. The on-board activities were supposed to be fun and entertaining, they were not. The music at the ... Read more

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Shaned122
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Let me first say I am not a bot or employee of the cruise. I sell cars in Abilene, Tx. I usually don't write reviews but this cruise had so many negative reviews I just felt compelled to after my experience. We are 2 young couples (between ... Read more
mariejo2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were very happy to book a cruise with Norwegian sailing out of New York city down to the warmer weather in Caribbean. Fortunately we manged to missed most of the big storm that came in but the first few days on board were very rocky. ... Read more
Rcma1970
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my husband and my first cruise. We have been skeptic to take a cruise for years. Our friends convinced us to go with them so we decided to go. We took a limo from NJ into port. It was hassle free, relaxing and enjoyable. We ... Read more
Mnfirsttimecruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed our time on the Sky. We were in room 9075 which was an aft facing penthouse suite with large balcony. Balcony: The balcony fits two recliner chairs, three upright chairs, and two small tables. There was plenty of room to ... Read more
watchdiva
Member Since 2004
1 review
3,471 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were willing to give one of the "away" class ships a try and chose the Getaway. We decided that we are going to focus on cruising the smaller ships. Too many people, too much cigarette smoke and some serious customer service ... Read more

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givemedaat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Have just returned to Australia after cruising to the Mexican Riviera on the Norwegan Jewel. Being "foreigners'' we had not known where to stay precruise but are glad we decided on the Doubletree Hilton at San Pedro beside the boat ... Read more
pkyi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary: This cruise was a South America cruise which embarked in Valparaiso Chile and terminated in Buenos Aires Argentina. The ship went along the west coast of south america (Punta Monte, Puerto Chacabuco, and Punta Arenas), through ... Read more
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Talley333
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our family of 4 chose the Escape for our 1st cruise. We were with 4 other families and it was a perfect boat for everyone to find something that appealed to them. Our kids spent hours on the slides and ropes course. Other reviews ... Read more
escape456
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a nice ship, with comfortable amenities. The staterooms are ample. Food quality is good, but not excellent. They do have specialty restaurants, but these are had at substantial cost. The shows were good. What I don't care for ... Read more
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Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We read earlier reviews and were worried. There were 22 family members traveling together, including my mother and small children. We found the escape to be a wonderful experience for young and old. The kids absolutely loved the water ... Read more
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Ron Horner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My first and probably last cruise experience. Checking onboard was delayed and was total chaos. The ship holds 4000+ guest but the staff was overwhelmed by the number of people. When I finally got to my cabin it wasn't ready so I made ... Read more
pommy - aussie
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Well this was our first cruise (myself & 12yr son) and although probably not our last. Would be cruise with Norwegian again not sure. Embarkation was good, although we were given the health declaration document in Italian instead of ... Read more
Carol Turner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As first time Cruisers we thought the holiday was brilliant. The weather wasn't too good, and it was -3 on one night, which was unexpected for the Med. We had one rough night n board where I need to ask for sea sickness tablets from ... Read more
phelp1ma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I tried to make this as comprehensive as possible. Sorry if it is too long, I broke it down if there are only some areas you care about. For the record, for many of us (nearly all), this was our first cruise, and for all of us (I believe) ... Read more
hua0928
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family backed from this west Caribbean cruise for almost two weeks. We still talk about it all the time. It's a wonderful experience because we chose th haven, and it's a very smart choice. My family are 5 and flew from Toronto to ... Read more

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