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311 Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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Falnangelz
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Gosh, where do we begin? This cruise was selected for friends and family, a party of 10 (5 cabins), as a post holiday season celebration. Many of us are seasoned travelers, including cruisers, and everyone one of us was extremely ... Read more
weetzie00
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We normally cruse with Princess or Royal Caribbean so my experience is relative to what I am accustomed to. We joined this cruise because we were joining a group trip and had no choice in the matter. Their group services organization was ... Read more
theocsurfer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I've been on several Carnival Ships and this time we decided to go with Norwegian We EXPECTED a much better experience. We heard Norwegian is a step up in Quality.... DISAPPOINTING is the word to describe our vacation. The ship was old ... Read more
Rdever
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Wanted to experience holiday on the gem, by leaving the cold behind us to warmth , visiting eastern carribean islands of interest. The staff and crew were very friendly , compassionate and went above and beyond. Entertainment, service, ... Read more
Luv2cruzfam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Service was awful from the moment we checked in at Port Canaveral to the last day. Most of the staff was unfriendly, lacked a smile and just rude. We had bad weather day 2, yet Norwegian shut down all outdoor activities, including pools ... Read more
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sarlin
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
58 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
This was our 2nd time on the Getaway and we had a wonderful time! From the Specialty restaurants we ate at Cagney's, Tapenyaki, and Le Bistro-All were delicious! We ate breakfast at the Garden Cafe every morning and it was pretty ... Read more
chewie274
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first NCL cruise and we didn't choose it; we "crashed" my sister's vacation (she and her husband are awesome to travel with!). We didn't travel with children and we stayed in separate cabins. My sister in an ... Read more
RMorgan
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sea Cruiser vlog decided to have a group cruise and we had to join and this was the ship. Embarkation was fast and smooth except for security accidently hitting my wife in the mouth. Departing port at 7pm gave us a ton of time to explore ... Read more
ajw827
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Let's get the negative out of the way. They upcharge way too much on this ship. That being said, the ship is fantastic. It is so much fun and the ship times events and activities well enough that you seldom seem overcrowded. If you ... Read more
ChrHorses
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Birthday celebration / Thanksgiving holiday cruise to the Bahamas from Manhattan. We had a group of 18 people and booked 8 cabins for this 7-night cruise. The ship itself is beautiful and clean. The cabins were very nice. Our cabin ... Read more
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manatee63
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was mass confusion. It made me think that this was the first time Norwegian did this. Chaos everywhere. The woman taking our picture for the card took way too long and the result was that we eventually had to get our pictures ... Read more
tropicalscuba
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
About 50 members of my running group and my best friend chose to go on this cruise. Overall, I had a good time, but it was largely in spite of the service on the Epic. I suspect that they have built a ship that simply holds too many ... Read more
swatkins56
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our sixth NCL cruise, but the first on a big ship. On the plus side, we loved the quality of entertainment that a big ship can provide. We went to two evening shows, one special wine tasting show/lunch and a Motown review in ... Read more
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
681 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed the Dawn a number of times prior to the recent dry dock and found the updates were beautiful with the exception of the artwork in the Venetian Dining Room, which our travel group found disturbing. The Meet and Greet was ... Read more
Maquapit Lake
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this ship for the amazing add ons, Beverage packge & Speciality dining package ! We had a Decant size, balcony. cabin 13176. It was located right beside the elevator which made our travels throughout the ship very ... Read more
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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
27 reviews
10,822 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with Norwegian. I had been ... Read more
pbestjax
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I took a chartered cruise on Norwegian (Oct. 23- 30, 2016) and while I found the ship to be large with many convenient little places to stop/sit/enjoy which equated to options but not exactly what was needed for the large group expected or ... Read more
bondoobie
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Norwegian Pearl is a pearl of a ship, she is clean, friendly and full of really good vibes. We went on a 12 day cruise and just returned today. I have learned that having a good cruise is having a great ship not just the port of calls. ... Read more
George327913
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was my 4th time on Breakaway and was expecting to go to Bermuda for final time before I go on Epic next May . I like everyone called up before boarding ship , I was told by representative of Norweigan there would be no change of ... Read more
skipper711
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
94 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
• NCL BREAKAWAY REVIEW I want to preface this also with the fact we were scheduled to go to Bermuda and due to hurricane we were deterred at the last minute. We were pleased with the cruise itself, but the communication through ... Read more
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archangel888
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I am adding my comments to the other similar comments I am seeing here. A group of us from work decided, a year ago, to take this cruise to Bermuda on the Breakaway. We had issues with the travel agent from the get go. We finally board on ... Read more
cheryl140
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
i really enjoyed this cruise - lots of on board activies and friendly staff the only thing i didn't like was the blow dryer in the cabin had to plug in at desk area and cord didn't really stretch to sink are where there was a mirro - ... Read more
dhatch88
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Firstly, my partner and I booked this cruise prior to the Escape being launched based on the restaurant options that it. We had never been on a cruise prior to this to have nothing to compare it to. We then got engaged and decided to get ... Read more
hbraun
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was booked for 16 people as a work bonus. Highlights - - The specialty dining was fabulous. We tried the Bistro, La Cucina and Cagney's Steakhouse. If I were to do this cruise again I would chose a 7 night dining ... Read more
leonfchter
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I think that it was a great cruise however there was not enough time to do everything that was offered and there was not multiple events to check out other events of interest. too many conflicting events and no time to catch them another ... Read more
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