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351 Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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lindawaring2001
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise because we had gone on it last October and loved it. We had the kids last time (8,10,12) and they were a little bored around the pool. It is more of an adult pool. However we booked the Owners suite and it was even ... Read more
Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Just came off the Vancouver/Alaska/Seattle , 8 days cruise. The staff were ALL very friendly, and the ship was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed all the shows, and the entertainment ( except the comedian ) he wasn't that great. ... Read more
Djrody3
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Another not so good experience for NCL. My wife and I have done over 30 cruises with different cruise lines and I just don't get the attraction to NCL. This is the second time on the cruise line and again we were disappointed in the cruise ... Read more
Ric Marcy 91
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because we wanted to visit several of the Hawaiian islands and the cruise allowed us to do this without taking days of our time packing up, island hopping by plane, and unpacking to do it all over again in a couple ... Read more
DarrellScott
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
Chose the 3 back to back cruises that go from Rio to San Francisco. Beaches, penguins, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Chan Chan, and the list goes on. Best way to see these, and each was great. Would forgo the start in Rio, but definitely ... Read more
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FamilyCruisers654
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
746 forum posts
17 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
Dcan
Member Since 2012
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
What happened NCL? Years ago we went on the Pearl - we liked it so much we went on the Epic. Getaway was next then back to the Epic again. Then came the Escape. I wanted to rate this cruise "terrible" because one aspect was ... Read more
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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
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