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291 Norwegian Holiday Cruise Reviews
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Markymarc
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
It was our second time with the Epic and we thought it would be a great idea to spent new year on board. The crew was not polite even rude at sometimes the officers where rude and were apparently a bit tired, the food is almost all ... Read more
greggliz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Unless you pay for the more extravagant excursions, most coastal Mexican towns/ports are very similar with a lot of souvenir shops and pushy junk vendors. In Puerta Vallarta, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a must see. In ... Read more
dgary870
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on the Norwegian Jewel for the New Years Eve cruise. Was it crowded? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. All in all everything was just fine. The Ship itself is in good condition. No failures or issues to report. Our cabin was an Oceanview ... Read more
LBFLEX
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
149 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for three main reasons. The itinerary went to ports in Brazil that we have never been before. Two, we love the staff and the service on the NCL Sun. Three, the food is always excellent, although we ate at specialty ... Read more
rmurray847
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
458 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our group of 12 was on the NORWEGIAN JEWEL from December 23 -30, 2016. The group was my wife and I (4 other cruises) in an Oceanview stateroom, my 29 year old son and his girlfriend (first cruise) in an Oceanview stateroom, my 24 year old ... Read more
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bjlo
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Traveled for the Christmas week on the Epic. Our group was a party of 6 with two large balcony cabins. We were 4 adults and 2 teens. Embarkation was very easy. No lines at 11 AM. Staff greeted us with a smile and we were easily on board ... Read more
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Jchowell5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Choice based on rates and available dates. This one fit our needs best. Covered Christmas which we would have had without kids for the first time. Also covered our 40th Anniversary on 12/26. Cruise was great overall. Smaller ship ... Read more
Gordon Cummings
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We flew from Glasgow to Newark and stayed overnight in New York, prior to boarding the Norwegian Breakaway on 20 December 2015 for a 7 day Christmas Cruise to Florida and the Bahamas. The ship was very busy as you might expect. I have ... Read more
hpz
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We just returned from a week on the Norwegian Escape. There were 21 in our party. The oldest was 74 and there were 11 kids from 2 to 16. Everyone enjoyed themselves. I am going to try to be comprehensive and fair, while giving a ... Read more
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TXterp0723
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2015
9 of us ranging in age from 78- 4 years old on the 12-19 Christmas cruise- It was a very good cruise and given that we could just make a 3 hour drive to the Houston port and park it was the easiest embarkation/disembarkation ever. We have ... Read more
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Dallas_Doggie_Mom
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
414 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband, Kevin, and I have sailed on a Norwegian ship every Christmas for the last six years. We find it to be the most stress-free way to spend the holidays. This was our second holiday cruise on the Pearl. The first cruise was in ... Read more
Kevin101
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We chose a back to back Christmas cruise including the New Year celebrations which was very reasonable in price. We chose an inside cabin, which was a little small but adequate. We found the ship very cheerful and staff very pleasant and ... Read more
FLMom2626
Member Since 2015
1 review
First time on the Epic on Norwegian cruise line. Cruised with my husband and 18 year old son. I read cruise critic reviews before boarding so I did not set very high expectations. Cruised Carnival 4 times (3 Caribbean and 1 Mediterranean) ... Read more
cruiser3722
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We decided to book a Holiday cruise this year for the fist time ever. It was amazing! From the moment we walked onto the ship there were beautiful gingerbread houses and Christmas trees everywhere. It was beautiful! This is our second time ... Read more
runninggirl262
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Cruise detail: back to back on NCL Dawn for Christmas and New Year's Eve 2014. Rooms: 11020 and 9000 Concierge: Kerabi Butler: Edward Cruise director: Dingo Dave Review Tweet version: The Dawn is a wonderful ship perfect for your ... Read more
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Reevesy
Member Since 2015
1 review
Our first time with NCL and we have only cruised 3 times previously one of these with RCI the others were out of Europe. We chose this ship because of its Freestyle cruising and because we wanted to do the Caribbean and get some Winter ... Read more
xriva
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
703 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
This was a challenging cruise for us because my wife developed a raging cold in the middle of it. In retrospect, it was a very good test of the ship's staff, and how they deal with passengers who are under the weather - but not ... Read more
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tomzon75
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
My wife and I cruised on the Norwegian Star over New Year's 2015. I read all of the reviews before the cruise. I have to say the Star is in excellent shape, it is a beautiful ship. This was our 8th cruise overall, the 3rd on NCL, we sailed ... Read more
dkmiller3356
Member Since 2011
1 review
215 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently returned from the December 26th New Years Eve cruise on Getaway. I am a diamond cruiser on RCL and have also sailed on NCL Gem and Carnival Pride so I've had a fair amount of cruise experiences. Embarkation out of Miami was ... Read more
KJK1313
Member Since 2004
1 review
18 forum posts
Checking in was a breeze. Luggage delivered pretty quick. Went to room, aft balcony and found the air not working, empty wrappers behind drapes, along with sticky straws next to safe. Spoke with our steward and was told he would put in a ... Read more
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940ar93
Member Since 2012
1 review
I took my family on a cruise for Christmas this year. We all live in Texas, so leaving out of the Houston port was very convenient. There were 23 of us, ranging in age from 2 to 79. We had a good time, but there were some issues with the ... Read more
cruise10231970
Member Since 2015
1 review
Our family had a great cruise on the Jewel. We were traveling in a group of fifteen, so we were a large group. Embarkation was fairly easy. Once we got on the ship, our staterooms were already open which was a nice surprise as that was not ... Read more
cigarboo
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
146 forum posts
Just got back from another fabulous vacation on the Pearl. This was our 2nd NCL cruise, both on the Pearl. We loved her and her crew so much when we went to Alaska 7/14 that we booked her again for the Christmas/New Years cruise. The only ... Read more
holidayvacay
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We went on the Christmas cruise 2014 with extended family. Embarkation was a nightmare. The worst experience being when we turned over our luggage to be organized and taken on the ship. The man scoffed at our $10 tip for our bags. He ... Read more
GoAndHaveFun
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
388 forum posts
So this was my 2nd time on the Norwegian Epic. Sadly to say, I really don't recall too much of Epic the 1st time I took it as my experiences were marred by a bad sunburn at the beach. Basically, this time was me wanting to re-do Epic. ... Read more
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