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TBA Traveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
I brought 45 people from my adventure and travel groups on a cruise on the Norwegian Star out of Tampa. Pros: Sailed out of Tampa, FL where I live; The ship was very clean and attractive on the exterior and in the public ... Read more
miikkeell
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was not only my first cruise with NCL, but the 3 other passengers I brought with me. The impression was that the cruise was geared more towards an older crowd. We are in the range of 28-38 years of age. I didn't mind that it was not a ... Read more
bigfeet99
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
Had a great time on NCL Escape. Was not ready to get off the ship after 7 nights. Will definitely sail on this ship again. Group of 6 for this voyage. Everyone had a great time. Enjoyed the theater shows and comedy shows. Best meal was ... Read more
OJ0622
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
This is what I liked about the cruise; the food was available throughout the day and the sweets had real sugar. The ship was clean except the bathrooms. I have to say I was impress with the ease check-in and out system, I give them a 5 ... Read more
MrsAllie
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
NCL Breakaway: Florida & Bahamas Background: In February, I went on the 2 day “Trip to Nowhere” on the Breakaway. We had such an amazing time. I really wanted to go on the Anthem, to try something new, but my friends ... Read more

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Aileen rayner
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The good points are the food quality and the friendliness of the staff plus great entertainment. What else would you need?????. We traveled from England to meet friends from LA. To go on this cruise. Both couples where disappointed. We ... Read more
cmjba
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We (two couples traveling) wanted to see the other Hawaiian islands that we had not visited previously and we thought this would be a great way to do it. We have cruised in the Caribbean on various cruise lines but had never cruised with ... Read more
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k2k
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed November 2015
We are frequent cruisers on Carnival & RC.. and this was our first NCL trek. If what we experienced showcases NCL's overall Experience/Service... would I ever rebook? probably not... Not gonna lie.. our group of 8 adults had fun ... Read more
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Gonddyi
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Let me start by saying I have always cruised on Ncl and have always been pretty satisfied . My wife and I are Gold Latitudes Level . We usually take 2 cruises a year . When family members wanted to take a family cruise I recommended Ncl , ... Read more
Bahamanama
Member Since 2015
1 review
87 forum posts
This cruise was important to me for a couple reasons. One of my guests was a first time cruiser and this cruise was my first opportunity to organize a Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle. Thanks to NCL staff And all our newfound friends ... Read more

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fuhrmab63
Member Since 2015
1 review
I'd rather write good to excellent reviews, but I'm afraid this isn't one of them. We've heard from others that Norwegian Cruise Line is on par with other upscale cruise lines, but that was not our experience on this trip. We've cruised ... Read more
nclplatinum
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We choose to take this cruise because NCL said the ship was completely updated in April.....None of us could figure out what they did besides carpet in the hallways and maybe the 2 slides (only one of which was ever open) into the already ... Read more
nolanativeinATL
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I consider myself a young avid cruiser. I have cruised since the late 80's. This was the least favorite ship and cruise of all. I will mention a few things that spoiled the experience. Strong sewerage smell in the cabin restrooms. ... Read more
icewoz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
The ship, although newer, was a little on the bland side as far as decorating goes. Shopping on board was not a good as other cruise lines. There was some nice items, and I liked the camera area, but mostly too expensive for what I ... Read more
Skipbo
Member Since 2015
1 review
We went on a Country Cruise with great entertainment but the food on the buffet was awful. First of all, the ship was chartered by a travel agency so I do not know who is to blame for the quality of the food. The first day I thought it ... Read more

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Moet818
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Norwegian Jewel was our first cruise. From the very start the staff was very friendly and courteous. Our porter for the 7 day cruise was Emerson. He was Awesome! He was always smiling and willing to help us in any which way if needed. ... Read more
NativeNewYorkGal
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I went with 3 adults and a toddler. Our inside stateroom (#11633) was very clean and perfectly adequate (plenty of closet space, good water pressure in a reasonably-sized shower, very comfortable twin beds, etc). However, the folks who ... Read more
livbriggs
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
we took the dawn to Bermuda, this was our first cruise. we cruised with another couple & we shared a room, next time we will definitely get our own room for privacy but overall it was an amazing time. we live about a hour away from ... Read more
JCoughlin
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
My Wife and I departed for our cruise on the Norwegian Jewel on 10/11, returning on 10/18 to the Mexican Rivera. We had initially paid over $1,800 for the (2) of us, and found that tickets were going for $350pp 2 weeks before the cruise, ... Read more
Kbl428
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
The 7 day Caribbean Cruise was an absolute blast. The boat was beautiful, clean and operated like a well oiled machine in terms of happenings and events on board. The staff was unbelievable...they were all so accommodating, friendly and ... Read more

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buckles102
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
For the most part, our cruise was acceptable. We were part of a group that had its own activities so we did not partake of most of the activities of the ship. The weather was rough for the first 2 days and many people were sick. It was ... Read more
1darryllgroves
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The nightmare started even before we boarded. I could not use any of my shipboard credits until I boarded. I had $400.00 in non refundable and refundable crets. My bill on the cruise showed total charges of 414.83 and I had a balance ... Read more
barbwrg57
Member Since 2015
1 review
Experienced our first cruise last week aboard the Getaway - what a fantastic time we had!! Despite missing our last port of call (Nassau) due to hurricane Joaquin, my sisters and our husbands had an amazing time! We spent the ... Read more
lebborwl
Member Since 2015
1 review
We had about 26 people join us on this cruise, some who haven't cruised before and some repeaters. We all enjoyed this cruise very much - including the non-cruisers some of which were afraid to cruise for worries of getting sea sick. I ... Read more
C2CFOTO
Member Since 2015
1 review
Used to cruising with family (wife + 2 daughters, 11 & 15) aboard Disney cruise line. NCL is definitely NOT Disney, but it's better than the Carnival cruise from the 90s. Overall, it's a beautiful ship with decent service, and plenty ... Read more

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