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cirillo5@frontiernet.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
9 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
tjfgott
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
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

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Justno
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
25 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
ashworthing
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 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
JBorowicz83
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise for me (32) and my fiance (39). Im a scuba diver and we normally like to go to resorts and stay in country for a time but we thought we would try it with the deal they were offering. Overall we had a great ... 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

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griffinb
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
23 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
7 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
Newcruiser34
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
12 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
9 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

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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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
kaybles
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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Coeur de Pirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
12 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
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
RedstreakN
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
9 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

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