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mikeglenda
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Glenda and I boarded the Escape around Noon April, 16th 2016, Saturday. From the very beginning to the very end we had an Awesome time, We walked the ship to check it out. It was clean, spacious, well decorated. The employees we meet were ... Read more
tacreno
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
My wife and I did a Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Escape and it was very good overall. We cruised with a group of friends, which two of them got married on the ship. I was skeptical from the previous reviews but they must have finally ... Read more
Irish Father 42
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Hi. We are a family of 4, with 2 girls aged 6 & 5. This was our 9th cruise (all 9 with NCL) and our 4th time on the Epic. We had the package where the drinks, speciality dining were included free and also a package of 50 photos. ... Read more
bhumbert
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Terrible service. In order to get a drink from any bar you had to stand in a long line (30 minute waits). If a bar ran out of a drink they would not order another bottle, you would have to go to a different bar. Very little wait staff ... Read more
Mollyicious
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a group cruise outing with the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron, an annual event honoring the new Commander of the Squadron. We were excited to go on this new and huge ship! Having been on Norwegian twice before, we were ... Read more

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JustCRuSIN37
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Day 1.....arrival time was 9:30am so we parked the car a few blocks away and they drove us to the terminal to begin the check in process. They also gave us huge apples upon arrival, I guess that's what you get in the BIG apple.The service ... Read more
nolacruisersharon
Member Since 2010
1 review
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We booked this cruise out of our home port of N.O. to get out of town for Mardi Gras. After reading the reviews, I was skeptical. The ship turned out to be beautiful and very clean. I don't know why people were so critical. Due to all ... Read more
689florence
Member Since 2010
1 review
131 forum posts
2 helpful votes
our group of 16 people spent several days in New Orleans, having a wonderful time, enjoying the Mardi gras festivities and trying the local cuisine, and touring. We are all well traveled, seniors and have cruised many many times on many ... Read more
Dawsob1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
There was a group of 5 of us - my husband, his sister and her husband and a friend. Age range is 37 - 45. My husband and I have been on 8 Carnival cruises including older and new ships. We wanted to try something new as we have heard ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,676 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About Me: I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Groove Cruise (GC) on Norwegian Pearl from January 22 – 26, 2016. I’m an avid cruiser and lover of House and Trance music but I do not attend the land-based ... Read more

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pkyi
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Itinerary: This cruise was a South America cruise which embarked in Valparaiso Chile and terminated in Buenos Aires Argentina. The ship went along the west coast of south america (Punta Monte, Puerto Chacabuco, and Punta Arenas), through ... Read more
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J18ktleo
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
4,133 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked this cruise as we've only done one other NCL and wanted to have the experience to compare as we've sailed many other lines. This ship is gorgeous! The public spaces were really cool, restaurants beautifully done, staterooms ... Read more
leliefeldr
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 5th cruise, 4th one with Norwegian. I have to say that I am very disappointed with this cruise. The service was terrible except for the cabin personnel and the Doctor services. Food was cold in every restaurant that we ... Read more
aggiemom12
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
909 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First off, our group, 6 women with spa balcony cabins, had a WONDERFUL vacation...HOWEVER, most of us were NOT impressed with the ESCAPE or NCL in general after this cruise. We booked during a promo where we received the drink package and ... Read more
Proretiree
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed January 2016
First times with this cruise line other than Carnival and RC. Pros: Ship was fantastic and I thought nicer than the RC Allure and Oasis - and definitely not as crowded. And if you are single and carefree, the clientele will be much ... Read more

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Cruisin72
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The crew – while they tried to be nice, I think didn’t understand nor speak English well. This caused them not to be very chatty besides just a “Good Morning”. I think every meal they messed up the order simply ... Read more
Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Is not just a metaphor is a reality. I just come back from a 17 days “back to back” cruise on Norwegian EPIC and I realised, once again, that EPIC and in general Norwegian Cruise Line is like marmite for breakfast: you love ... Read more
MuffinFamily
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
In my immediate party was myself and my husband, and our three young children. We were also traveling with the grandparents, and other extended family (some with kids, others without). We came onto the Escape with relative ease, but ... Read more
mzmjwhite
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
From the moment we began our check in...My daughter Jacorien...and myself were richly impressed. The staff were very professional, yet personal. We had previously come to New Orleans aboard The City of New Orleans from Amtrak. A very ... Read more
Kray408
Member Since 2015
1 review
Well first, our group consisted of 8 people, ages ranging from 21-28. When 4 of us called to book our cruise months in advance, the Norwegian agent/representative that helped us over the phone completely lied to us and tricked us into ... Read more

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MzDouble R
Member Since 2015
1 review
We flew in overnight from DCA to Barcelona to catch the cruise. The transportation to Barcelona then the cruise ship was smooth (no lost luggage). The embankment was better than expected (I'm read a few stories). The stateroom was on the ... Read more
abs2009
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Left LA round trip Mexico (a cruise that we've done 24 times prior) with stops in Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. I enjoy this itinerary because it is relaxing and after traveling there so many times, I know where to Christmas shop. ... Read more
RNRegina
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Service in dining room was extremely slow. Refused to go to the specialty restaurants and pay extra money. I think that's what they want. Had planned to have breakfast in the cabin, but they started charging $7.95 for room service. The ... Read more
nanlee6
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
My BF and I sailed on the NCL Escape the end of November of 2015. This was our 3rd time on NCL: NCL Pride (Hawaii) and NCL Dawn (West Caribbean). I tend to get a little sea sick even with the patch so I thought being on a bigger ship ... Read more
Builtwells
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
550 forum posts
This was our third cruise on the Dawn out of NOLA, same itinerary. It's an easy port to sail from for us and we prefer the smaller ships. At embarkation, I told the greeter we were priority boarding and she pointed us to an area we stood ... Read more

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