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lilricky67
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
Sailed on the Getaway with my wife, four kids and in-laws for the week of Thanksgiving. This is our first time on Norwegian and for the adults, possibly the last. Some of it is just due to our preferences. Thankfully the kids enjoyed ... Read more
Woodman77077
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
We have been doing Thanksgiving trips with our family for the last few years and decided that a cruise might be the best way to avoid many of the hassles associated with coordinating 12 people ranging in age from 11 to 75. I believe that ... Read more
bettty45
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
166 forum posts
Not rated Sailed November 2014
We are seasoned cruisers having been on 38 cruises. We booked the thanksgiving cruise with our two adult children and their wives on the 5th floor with windows. We had been on the Dawn when she was new and enjoyed it but this time was very ... Read more
dutchyvet
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
69 forum posts
If you are disabled, handicapped or have a special need think twice before "pearling"...37 night..four cruises back to back and with almost 400 other Aussies onboard this crew had NO IDEA! Immigration and disembarkation were disasters ... Read more
LewCrew
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
173 forum posts
This was our first cruise with NCL, but it will not be our last. To sum it up in a few words it was excellent. We showed up for embarkation at 11:45 and the line up was less than 15 minutes. We had our photo taken and then found out that ... Read more
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shrumster
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed March 2014
NCL has the cruise business down to a science. We have cruised over 30 times and are relative new to NCL. After cruising on the Epic in January of 2014 and the Getaway in March of 2014, NCL is our new favorite line. From the ease of ... Read more
Ines & Volker
2 reviews
We had a fantastic Christmas and New Year's Cruise on the Sun :-) The cruise crew staff was fantastic! Everyone worked together very well as a team which makes for us a wonderful cruise. Everyone who worked on the Sun was friendly and ... Read more
tnilinger
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
This is a beautiful ship! All the public rooms are wonderful, as was our cabin. Embarkation was a little hectic, as they are trying to get so many people on in a short time...the cruise leaves at 3:00 p.m. But, other than that we never ... Read more
wmma
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
My husband and I just returned from our first European trip (from United States). We spent two days in Barcelona before boarding the NCL Spirit. We had a surprising quick check-in process and experiences nothing but superb service and ... Read more
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bdep1954
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with Norwegian and our first cruise with a balcony cabin and we had a fantastic time and will never go without a balcony again. If you do get a balcony on deck 8 this is a great area on that deck as your view is ... Read more
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desmacruise
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
20 forum posts
We are just returning from an excellent cruise to Canary Islands on Norwegian Spirit. Everything was wonderful from Embarkation to disambarkation, all employees on the ship try to please you in anyway they can, the tours we took from the ... Read more
firstcarib
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
263 forum posts
We were on the Dawn over Christmas, Tampa to WCaribbean. After reading all the pretty dismal reviews, including one from someone who had actually CANCELLED their Dawn cruise due to all this negativity, we were more than pleasantly ... Read more
Girldownunder
Member Since 2012
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
What a lovely way to spend Christmas with family on this gorgeous ship! We don't care for crowds but were prepared as this was a Christmas cruise and was pretty well booked to capacity. Of course you are going to have to tackle queues. A ... Read more
Brooklyn Scott
Member Since 2014
1 review
I read Cruise Critic prior to my cruise and - based on the reviews - expected a less than ideal experience. What a bunch of nay-sayers! I found my overall experience to be excellent. The crowds are a given - 4,000+ passengers is a lot no ... Read more
hhawk8
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
Hi everyone! So for Christmas 2013 my family had decided to try the NCL Breakaway. We were very hesitant booking this after reading the reviews but all in all we had a great time. A little background information about me is that I am ... Read more
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sunnyvegas
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
409 forum posts
My husband and I have been on four cruises—three of which were on Norwegian. We have found that the freestyle cruising concept works really well for us and that the service is always great. We have tried different cabins for each ... Read more
Freestyler65
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I will start by saying we arrived at the port at 11:15 and we were sitting down enjoying a lovely lunch on the EPIC at 12:15. This ship was everything we had imagined. The CREW were AMAZING! So friendly and helpful. The food was ... Read more
Rayrcat
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
I'm writing this to warn any and everybody of what a sad trip I just had on the Norwegian Dawn. And this was supposed to be a very special Christmas Cruise. It was anything but - except the outrageous price. This occurred during the week ... Read more
igleroli
Member Since 2010
1 review
Not rated Sailed December 2013
This was our seventh cruise, first time on NCL. We previously sailed on Carnival (once), RCI and Celebrity. embarcation - horrible, never expirienced anything like that, it took us 45 minites and it took 2.5 h for our friends to get to ... Read more
Suncruiser1325
Member Since 2006
1 review
Good The most polite and hardworking staff. This is our 8th cruise, 2nd on NCL, cruised Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity. They followed up and really listened when we had a problem. Food was good no tough cuts of meat,there was a ... Read more
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azare
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation in Barcelona was swift and smooth, and to avoid crowds we went straight to the windows restaurant for lunch. Food was fine, then to cabin where cases had arrived and then to explore the ship. NCL have a big problem here and ... Read more
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billh26
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
The ship is beautiful and the accommodations were adequate. The staff seemed to be friendly enough. I/we did not get that real customer satisfaction feeling we have had before. Food was OK. No fee restaurants did not have interesting menus ... Read more
Helly99
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I would like to start by saying that I have been on several cruises and never written a review for any. I read many reviews about the Breakaway on this website and more bad than good. I was a little nervous going on my cruise given all the ... Read more
skbale
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
There seems to be more and more negative reviews lately. All I can say is they must have all been on a completely different ship or have an agenda that I can't figure out. We had a great vacation in almost every way. I traveled with my ... Read more
SWFLVagabond
1 review
Sailed December 2013
This was my first cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. I have previously sailed on Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Cunard. I booked this cruise with a friend. We wanted a relaxed and informal atmosphere for our cruise, but had low ... Read more
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