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341 Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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FamilyCruisers654
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL is the cruise line of choice for our family and Miami has been the favored embarkation or departure city. We prefer to fly into Ft. Lauderdale (FLA) and stay there as well. KSA Tours is the shuttle service of choice for their ... Read more
poohfan1519
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Girls Weekend Cruise and had a fantastic time! My 3rd time on the Sky, once with family for the 4 day, and twice with the girls for a long weekend. The crew was extremely friendly, professional and helpful, they want you to have a great ... Read more
sherriterando
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise with friends as they were doing the 30 day transatlantic and we wanted to share the first week with them. There was a group of 10 of us that participated and overall it was a good experience. I was very anxious about ... Read more
Canejean
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
I was attending a convention, so I did not choose this ship myself. I am typically not interested in very large ships, but was looking forward to having the opportunity to experience some of the amenities that only large ships can ... Read more
justmej44
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We have always cruised with Princess and enjoyed their ships very much!. Loved trying the Norwegian Escape, but I had/have a couple of complaints; lots of entertainment and games were held in the Atrium instead of smaller venues, such as ... Read more
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mtsnd1900
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
745 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my first sailing aboard an NCL ship. We selected the Escape nearly two years ago when it was first put on sale, and opted for it as a multi-generational vessel with outstanding entertainment. I was putting together our ... Read more
tracyboura
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my 7th NCL cruise after traveling on Carnival, RCL and Celebrity. I find the NCL a very good value and a great cruise line if you have kids. The food is very good and we really enjoy all the comedians. They always give us a great ... Read more
Foreschur
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I have been on 5 cruises with NCL ( always pleased ) and been on the Dawn once before, prior to recent renovation. Very nice redo and ship looks great, however that does not make up for lack of service- 24 hours before my steward showed ... Read more
lnl67
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of Port Canaveral and the ports of call. The Epic, while not the most beautiful ship, offered lots of dining and entertainment options. I think it is better suited for couples. The best ... Read more
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CDGoin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
We were part of Rock Boat XVII and it was amazing !! As our first cruise we couldn't have picked better. That said I doubt we will do a "regular" cruise after The Rock Boat experience. As it was so different, and so good. I don't ... Read more
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Flinch 40
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was chosen by the group I was with. Terrible layout for the rooms - entry was in the middle of the bathroom. This made it awkward when ordering morning room service. Told it would be there in 30-45, hopped in shower and they ... Read more
archaeodani
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a charter via Sixthman == Walker Stalker cruise. The ship was awesome, the food excellent and the staff amazing. The excursions on Great Stirrup Cay were incredible.. DEFINITELY will go on another, non-themed cruise soon. ... Read more
tombaud
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went down with 7 people for a quick getaway. The ship had a $180 a person inside cabin which included the free drink package. Several of our people chose this and were very happy. My wife and I got a balcony suite with drinks and ... Read more
Never NCL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my much anticipated first cruise. The first day of the trip I spent an agonizing 5 hours freezing aboard ship. By dinner, I was too cold to stay in the dining room and spent the rest of the evening in my room trying to stave off ... Read more
corvetteatthelake
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because our car club wanted to go someplace warm together. The Epic was chosen because of the itinerary and cruise length. The wife and I had never been on what I would call a "Mega-Ship" before and ... Read more
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Farby
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We ate at cuchina, Cagney's, and La Moderno. Great service at these restaurants, coffee was amazing at La Moderno. Food and service at Taste was excellent. Ate most of our lunch and breakfast meals at The Garden Café. View was ... Read more
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presporak
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Partly because of price but not significance difference. Organization of boarding procedure in Miami - extremely poor - substandard. Service and employees - very good. Excursion vere very poorly organized mainly information to ... Read more
JRC2523
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I had never been to the Panama Canal and some of the other ports. This was a bucket list trip. We went with a group of 54. Norwegian's subcontractor for port transfers SMS Shore Operations did a terrible job at both LA and ... Read more
Falnangelz
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
Size12Stilettos
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my trip. I was originally concerned that 13 nights would be just too long, especially with the 2 days at sea leaving out of NYC and the 3 days at sea returning, but it ended up being the perfect length of time. Here are a ... Read more
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weetzie00
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
psekand
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had planned on a large family reunion and had focused our search in the south-east Asia region. Living in Canada, none of us had ever travelled to this part of the world due to the very lengthy flight to get there. NCL had advertised ... Read more
Rdever
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
2 helpful votes
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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