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mikestiff2@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We saw sea otters, whales, sea lions, whales, dolphins, and a shooting star in addition to the Hubbard glacier up close and personal...calving and booming from the ship, not from a shore excursion! What a show! The food and the staff were ... Read more
SmithAlien
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I organized a group for a craniofacial theme cruise (craniofacial birth defects), called Fabulous Faces at Sea: The 2016 Craniofacial Cruise. I ended up hosting a 17-member group. My travel agent (who also has a granddaughter with the same ... Read more
Hunterw0026
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
All in all for the price the cruise was really good! I didn't pay too much at all so the things that might have bothered me otherwise didn't. I was in the Solo Cabin so I also believe my experience was different from the non solo. ... Read more
Bklynite
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First cruise, mixed review. Staying in the Haven was a most amazing experience. The butler was on the spot as was most of the staff. The room was also great. The specialty restaurants were pretty good for the most part, though the ... Read more
Sameh Aziz
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Being our first cruise as a family I was very reluctant to go on the Norwegian Epic due to the low rating I noticed on different sites but that was too late as I had already paid the full trip amount and wasn't ready to bare the ... Read more

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LIFE AT THE BEACH
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We just disembarked from Norwegian's Escape Sunday, July 31st. I am going to try help out a little with expectations. This is a brand new ship. The ship is beautifully designed, easy to navigate once you board. Embarkation is easy. ... Read more
emoshinski
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Vacation Cruise was for a group of 6 couples, celebrating multiple birthdays. Cruise was far from all inclusive as our bill at the end of the week was almost $700 and this was with the beverage package thrown into the original package ... Read more
kathleeno
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise itself was amazing. The offshore excusion was the jeep tour. They were terrible! Not prepared, not enough water for the 107 degree weather. Bad breaks and one jeep ran into the back of another one. One jeep broke down! We had to ... Read more
Rkelleher1882
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
My family traveled with 50 members and overall had a blast. From the minute we got to the pier embarkation went very smoothly. My family had 3 cabins- a Family Suite w/ balcony on deck 12, a balcony on 8, and an obstructed ocean view on 8. ... Read more
smiciotta
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
WHAT A GREAT 3 NIGHT TRIP, WE HAD A BLAST!!!!! We were 2 couples celebrating my wife's 40th and we loved the trip. PROS: Getting on and off the boat was very smooth, no long lines. So much bang for your buck! Paid $950 for 2 ... Read more

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chiquitawardell@yahoo.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
A group of eleven cruise this ship. we all had balcony rooms. our rooms were the normal balcony. please do not pay anymore for any other balcony because i did (after balcony- room 13308)and was disappointed because the room and balcony ... Read more
WadeInTheWater
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because this was our first trip to Hawaii and we wanted to experience as much as we could in 7 days. We had done a 12-night Mediterranean cruise with NCL a couple years ago, and found it to be a great way to see a lot ... Read more
Mariamichelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Beautiful ship! Good food and service. Didn't love all the ports. Athens is not a place I want to revisit. Croatia is it okay but probably not a place I would visit again. Santorini is wonderful but I had been there before, ... Read more
c130king
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our third cruise on NCL and our seventh overall. We are both early 50's. I think this was our best cruise ever. Everything was really nice. Flew in to Vancouver the morning of the cruise and had an NCL bus transfer to the ... Read more
TMartoonis
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our cruise started with a late embarkation due to a transportation issue...our bus broke down on the way to the pier, so we were not actually aboard until just after 3 PM. Made it just in time to find our cabin (Deck 11 Inside) and report ... Read more

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vmcearra
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian after taking serval Royal Carribean cruises and seeing how they always have a party outside their boat as you are entering back after porting. However we were completely fooled to book with them. Let me say we are ... Read more
dbeasley
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was taken in conjunction with my wedding. We were married prior to the ship departing Miami aboard the NCL Escape. It was a small wedding with 19 guests (no children) and it was amazing. The staff at NCL took very good care of ... Read more
dfriise48
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise and first on NCL. We had a very nice balcony cabin and did get it at an excellent price. Having never tried it before we decided we'd try booking a "guaranteed balcony" and ended up being upgraded to a ... Read more
meggles2u
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
I just got back from our week long cruise to Bermuda yesterday. I would never sail with NCL again for several reasons. I am writing this review now while everything is fresh and I'll give you as much detail as possible from start to ... Read more
Kristine Y
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I was just on the 12-day Grand Mediterranean from May 7-19 aboard the Norwegian Spirit. It was a DREAM VACATION. While the ship was relatively older and I did complain about having to pay almost double for my stateroom and port fees... the ... Read more

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ACcruiser93
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
What can I say? This was an amazing cruise from the moment that I stepped onto the ship! Embarkation was a breeze and very easy compared to the other cruise lines. We arrived at 11:30 and were on the ship by 12:00. This was my first ... Read more
totalee
Member Since 2013
11 reviews
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This Cruise was an Average cruise. I usually write commendations for crew members who stood out, but this cruise was Blah. What stood out for me on this cruise were 2 shore excursions I took Snorkeling on the reef then going to ... Read more
vasha13
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This review is for the Norwegian Dawn Caribbean cruise from 5/1-5/8/16. This was my first time on the Norwegian cruise line and I liked it. The ship was clean and we loved our deluxe suite on the 12th deck. VIP loading and unloading on ... Read more
randycfl
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my group's 5th cruise, but our first on NCL. I felt the staff was very friendly and attentive. The ship was kept very clean. There were issues though.. In the cabin, there is a power switch. You put your room key in the power ... Read more
anotterchaos
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We had an outstanding experience on our first cruise. Any negatives were the results of fellow cruisers, not Norwegian. Packs of teens & preteens should be supervised. Enough said. Reason for this particular cruise was traveling ... Read more

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