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254 Norwegian Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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cmjba
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
fuhrmab63
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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nclplatinum
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Moet818
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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NativeNewYorkGal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
buckles102
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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

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1darryllgroves
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
OceanDreaming2
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
9,515 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I are avid cruisers. We have been on Princess, Carnival, Celebrity and Norwegian. This 10 day Alaska adventure was our 23rd NCL cruise. It was our 4th Alaska cruise on NCL but it was the first time we cruised in ... Read more

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Tayap
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a complete blast with our group of 12 people. Some of the nit picky complaining reviews on this cruise are absolutely ridiculous. The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome, the staff were amazing. I saw no need to go to any of ... Read more
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Tim Smith
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Well, they don't believe in ADA laws or at the minimum are very noncompliant. They have no problem moving rooms on people without notification. I had to bring it to their attention (at different times) that there was no shower gel (the ... Read more
coffeegirl1958
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Although this was my first cruise, I was blown away by all of the fantastic staff and services provided by NCL Pearl. We (8) women had the time of our lives. There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful it was. Since being home I ... Read more
Yigal Zohar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We, a group of seven, spent a week on the Norwegian sister ship, Getaway. The Escape can handle 55 less tons than the Escape, can carry 279 more guests, has 11 more crew members, is 2 feet shorter than the Getaway, and is a year ... Read more
reflogmx
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Horrible service at dinning room. On 2nd day got 2 different menus at dinning room. Wife had one from last day with son. I had a correct one with daughter. Slow waiters and very unprofessional. Pool crew on slides was rude. Called me fat ... Read more

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