Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Norwegian (NCL) x
Group and Theme Cruises x

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Overview

312 Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
117
Very Good
66
Average
63
Poor
41
Terrible
25
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
5,649
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
1,867
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
1,517
Group and Theme Cruises
Group and Theme Cruises
312
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
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
Martin Maldonado
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
This was my first time at Norwegian and my 15th cruise. Prior to this we have gone on Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. We decided to go on the Escape because we saw a new ship with decent deals. Overall I was not impressed with ... Read more
Cruisealexander
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This 3 day cruise was chosen by a travel agent for a religious group retreat, quite ironic.. My wife and I are retired senior citizens, It is an older ship so the cabins were smaller then we are accustomed to. There was plenty of hot ... Read more
Polistena
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The ship and cruise was very nice had a blast. But I will list the pros and cons. Pros: Nice clean ship overall, friendly and helpful staff. Great set up with the buffet stations with a 360 setup and many same stations ... Read more
Happycouple2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Group of friends suggested it and 20 of us went. The ship is beautiful, immaculately clean, the staff was friendly and proffessional. The spa was amazing the entertainment spectacular. Loved the restaurants and cocktail lounges. Variety ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
Lower Latitudes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This ship gets a A+ ! Its new , has something for everyone , food & beverages outstanding , entertainment excellent , Itinerary awesome . I honestly can not say one bad thing about it ! 3 story ropes course , great pools , Grotto water ... Read more
SueHarms@Comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was the second cruise I have been on... and I really DON'T think I will do another.... bottom line very expensive, food is MARGINAL (and yes we paid the "better dinning package" and the Drink package ) While the ... Read more
aautomo884
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was a surprise 50th Birthday Cruise for my husband. We had a group of 38 people. My husband and I have cruised many times before on Royal, Carnival, and Princess, but this was the first time we cruised NCL. I chose this line ... Read more
WB Kelso
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We had first cruised on Norwegian in Feb. 2016 on a Caribbean cruise. We had a suite on the Dawn,which was great and that probably affected our decision to join this cruise on her sister ship. There could not have been a bigger ... Read more
esa.ssheridan@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Went on this cruise with my cousins. Our group was early to mid twenties, and this cruise was FANTASTIC! Everyone had a blast. Living right outside of Boston we were able to be drop off right at the pier where there was someone waiting to ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
mikestiff2@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
brandyfaucher1
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose to get married in Bermuda, and sailing on the Dawn to get there seemed convenient and cost effective for us. We ended up bringing over 60 of our friends and family aboard with us. In a word it was AMAZING!!!!! This was for me, and ... Read more
SmithAlien
Member Since 2016
1 review
63 forum posts
10 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
13 helpful votes
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
10 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
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
Sameh Aziz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
LIFE AT THE BEACH
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 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
21 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
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
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
chiquitawardell@yahoo.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 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
26 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
9 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
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?