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wmma
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
desmacruise
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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Brooklyn Scott
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
sunnyvegas
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
386 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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igleroli
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
azare
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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skbale
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
sunnykat
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed on the Pearl previously and loved this beautiful ship. After a fabulous Christmas cruise last year on the Dawn, we booked a suite in January and really looked forward to this cruise. Embarkation in Miami was smooth for us, ... Read more
SD333
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Our 3rd consecutive Christmas cruise, we thought we would be kicking it up a notch going from our previous cruises on the Carnival Conquest to a more $$$ trip on the the NCL Jewel. We were disappointed in finding both the cabin and bath ... Read more
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pennington2
Member Since 2009
1 review
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Just returned today from a 4 day xmas cruise to the Bahamas on the Sky. We're a family of four, and this was our 4th NCL cruise, first time on the Sky. On this cruise, we were accompanied by our parents who have sailed several times ... Read more

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Ceylan
Member Since 2013
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the Thanksgiving cruise. This was the first cruise for my husband, DS (12) and DS (5) and my second Norwegian cruise. I'll start with the negative first. The weather was awful, but that had nothing to do with the ship.....it was ... Read more
mapcruzer
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Great cruise, perfect weather. Very impressed with cleanliness of the ship and outstanding service by our room steward. Only downside of this cruise was the stateroom - an Aft balcony. These extra cost staterooms provide a panoramic ... Read more
HOKIEMO
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pros: (1)Very positive check in experience. Lines moved quickly and we were on board within 30 minutes after arriving at the terminal. (2) Vibe Beach-immediately upon boarding ship went straight to desk to sign up for Vibe Beach. ... Read more
jon_davidson@yahoo.com
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on The Sun. This was our third cruise having gone previously on a seven night cruise on the Norwegian Pearl and an eight night cruise on Navigator of the Sea (Royal Caribbean) before. This cruise was longer and was ... Read more
Coastal8
Member Since 2012
1 review
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We had booked this cruise for our entire family over Thanksgiving--four cabins, nine people. We had one balcony of 3 and 3 inside cabins. Let me preface this by saying that we have cruised over 18 times and four counting this one have been ... Read more

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