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gibbsmik
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
With the Sky now just doing 4 and 3 day Bahamas cruises - with no days at sea, maybe most have their expectations set going in. I knew the age of the ship and that this would just be a quick weekend getaway - but I still left feeling like ... Read more
Opa3046
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We, and 6 other couples, went to celebrate New Years in a different way. We have cruised many times, on Norwegian and other lines, and know what to expect. Our first cabin was 8029, which is likely the worst cabin on the ship. It ... Read more
tgtcat6
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We originally chose the cruise because it went to the ports we wanted to see and we were able to get it for a pretty cheap price. This was my first NCL cruise and liked the fact that you could do things when you wanted and not on a ... Read more
twils2006
Member Since 2011
1 review
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Pros: Embarkation the best, lunch then cabin was ready. Disembark a little chaotic as we left at 9. Advice leave earlier to avoid lines. Excellent ports of call. Did all our own research on ports and tours and was not disappointed in ... Read more
M1chiganGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise because it was on sale and wanted to visit some new locations, such as the Panama Canal and Cartegena, Colombia. Went with a group of family members and friends between the ages of 30 - 70 and there seemed to be ... Read more
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mitakart
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We like small cruise ships, about 2500 passengers. The food at the dinning room was great and so the food in all the specialty restaurants. The buffet, indoor and on the pool deck, was ok, just ok. Best is to eat the dinning room, two ... Read more
NeCruiseFan
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We have sailed 7 times, from low budget (Imperial Majesty/Bahamas Celebration) to Carnival, nothing higher and we should learn that you get what you pay for. We got a good deal on this cruise, so we took it, but it was just not very ... Read more
weetzie00
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We normally cruse with Princess or Royal Caribbean so my experience is relative to what I am accustomed to. We joined this cruise because we were joining a group trip and had no choice in the matter. Their group services organization was ... Read more
macmancape
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've cruised NCL since 1999. The food has steadily gone downhill with each cruise. This one was the worst yet. Worst quality, worst variety. Overcooked meat to the point of being dried out. Too much repetition of the menus. NCL is cutting ... Read more
jeroly
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was my sixth cruise but my first on Norwegian. It will probably be my last on Norwegian. In contrast to my experiences on both Celebrity and Holland-American cruise lines, the buffet was very small, with few choices other than ... Read more
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swaat
Member Since 2003
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Everybody has a different experience on the same cruise, but luckily our experience was AWESOME!!! My husband and I decided last minute to go on this cruise. It was $419 a person and included unlimited drinks. We did a guarantee ... Read more
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Paulwarns
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our family's 1st cruise (total of 5 of us) and we were directed by our travel agent that the Sky was a good 1st cruise option. We have 3 children 23, 19, and 15. We had 2 interior staterooms which turned out to be great. ... Read more
davidfromglencoe
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on ports of call (st. thomas/tortola/bahamas) and positive impression with NCL cruises. NCL has declined significantly in the past 8 years. We have been on four different ships. 1. Service, crew seems overwhelmed. ... Read more
pliebl
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as a family holiday Cruise, and it was ok. It wasn't fabulous or extraordinary. It was difficult to say the food was great, it was well done, but not great. The best part was the cruise director and his staff. We saw ... Read more
cruisersince84
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Every cruise line tries to find its niche. NCL seems to want to break the cruise mold and shake things up. Some good. Some bad. Entertainment on this cruise had the typical game shows and bands, etc. which is a welcome expectation on ... Read more
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Bufferdoo
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
236 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Choose the ship for my grandchildren. (Ages 13-22). While the water slides and zip lines were cool, the lines were always so long, my grandsons were only able to do each once. There is only one pool which is ridiculous since there were ... Read more
seans13
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Cabins - fairly small but enough room to do what was needed Dining - enough options for everyday meals. Specialty restaurants went above and beyond Bars - Never made you feel like they weren't giving you enough drinks or that you ... Read more
dotlady505
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Truthfully, I chose this cruise because the dates worked perfectly with my grad-student daughter's schedule. When I told my travel agent that I was an older parent who wanted her creature comforts and yet wanted for my daughter ... Read more
andreakbelen
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was a very fun week. To start off we stayed for a night in Miami, making it easy to arrive early to board the Escape. The ship is enormous with tons of people, about 4400 passengers. The rooms were clean but not very well ... Read more
mystang52
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first cruise on a :giganto-sized" ship. After 2 days, wife & I thought it would be our last......just too many people for our taste. One needs to make a reservation for nearly everything, and make them early. At ... Read more
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CindyAnnK
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
So we were super excited for this cruise. We had not been on one for about 15 years, and the Escape is only a year old. We were a group of 11 - with 6 adults, a 19-year old, 17-year old, two 13-year olds, and one 11-year old. My ... Read more
NAPLESBOY
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We've been on most of the NCL ships. The Escape is big. Now I realize we should have planned better. We did not book our restaurants in advance online. This caused us problems. The reason we're giving this ship good marks is because ... Read more
RNisPhD
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
We were excited to cruise on the new Norwegian Escape for Christmas week. It's a huge ship with 4000+ passengers and of course lots of kids and extended families. Be prepared to find crowds at popular venues. Many shows require ... Read more
FloaterGirl
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised on the Pearl several times and we have always enjoyed the smaller ship "feel" of it. The Pearl did not fail us this Christmas. And, as always, we attribute the success of NCL to the staff so I'll start there. ... Read more
ToddKTT
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our third cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We chose this itinerary because it sailed into ports we have never visited. The ports we hit were Oranjestad, Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, the Panama Canal and Colon, Panama, and ... Read more
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