Norwegian New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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Kathy DelGaudio
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We were treated royally by the staff of the Gem from the time we embarked until we disembarked on our 10 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. NCL clearly aims to please all guests and created a relaxed friendly, fun atmosphere. Through ... Read more
heartsasea27
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We love Norwegian! We even got married on the Jewel on 10/10/09. We enjoy the casual ease of this line. No rush,no worry! We like having many sea days while leaving from NYC. Even the colder days are just a pleasure. The show are the best ... Read more
fjcolmol
Member Since 2009
1 review
117 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise to get a break from our cold local weather. Check in was Quick and easy, as it was almost 4 PM. Had the steward separate the twin beds which opened up the middle of the cabin. First time in a non balcony room, but it ... Read more
Travelwaves
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I cannot recommend the Norwegian Gem! The ship is recently refurbished but HVAC brought on asthma/bronchitis. Maybe mold circulating? We expected an inclusive experience, instead we felt extra costs were at every turn. We had ... Read more
Auntieem919
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My sister and I cruised on RCL the end of Nov. I wasn't the least bit impressed with their food, their customer service was outstanding. We sailed out of New York on the Gem for a ten night Western Caribbean cruise the end of January. ... Read more
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BillysJean
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Wanted the New York departure to make it easy for my daughter-in-law to join me, but in the end, she cancelled out and a friend joined me on this trip. We both have family in the area so we could combine visits with our cruise. Arrived at ... Read more
babyshyshy1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We first got on ship and had dinner first night in Magenta dinning room. The food was not good. We got up and left they came over and wanted to know what was wrong. All food in buffet and dinning room were just blan no taste. May I say all ... Read more
berry_happy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was convenient to leave and return to NY and it provided the number of days we were looking to "get away". The rooms are very very very small. The TV is the size of my computer monitor ... Read more
Tyson1121
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my 3rd norwegian cruise in the past two years (others were Dawn Boston to Bermuda, and Breakaway NY to bahamas). This was a good cruise; was 4 days longer than the last two I took which worked well. The down points of this cruise: ... Read more
psowinski
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Taking a winter cruise in January out of New York is not very smart, but is a getaway from winter in the Midwest. Cabin was good except for noises and smells at night. Entertainment was a disappointment in comparison to previous NCL ... Read more
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trev740
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Gym totally inadequate for 4000 passengers, been on much smaller ships with gyms twice the size. They ran out of several wines and baileys. Cirque de soli el not worth the money and wine tasting the musical dreadful. But besides all that ... Read more
Brklynguy
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
82 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First impression - The Breakaway is big ship; we mostly cruise on ships under 2000 passengers – at first glance this looked not unlike its ghetto-of-the-seas 6000+ cousins. But inside the space was very well laid out. As with many ... Read more
barrow
Member Since 2009
1 review
26 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Great package price and interesting itinerary. Food in restaurants good range and quality. Garden cafe less relaxed as it is often busy and seating difficult to find .At quieter times it had a great choice of food and willing and ... Read more
Prickett2312
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
The destinations appealed to us. The dates were important and I did a lot of research before going, and this particular cruise ticked off all the boxes. Fine dining was superb. Cabin was a good size and comfy bed. I would recommend drinks ... Read more
RI Sailor
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it left from NY City so we did not have to fly. The length of 14 days and itinerary were also attractive. We had previously cruised on the Gem for a 10 day trip and really enjoyed that. When we got on we were ... Read more
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Argyll1
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had always wanted to do the Caribbean so we went for this one and this was also our 4 cruise but biggest ship as we had travelled with PO,MSC twice .Stayed in NY for one night then got a transfer to the port,10 mins.The ship was ... Read more
daveque
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
If it is convenient for you to sail out of NYC, you don't mind a few sea days on both ends of the cruise in the North Atlantic, and you would like to visit 8 Caribbean Islands on one cruise - this is it. NCL has made this a very ... Read more
brightbluegremlin
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a warm getaway from the Canadian winter season. It was a great alternative to cruise out of NY. Only the first day was cool and then it warmed up, but there were many on board activities to keep you amused and ... Read more
chelseaguy
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
141 forum posts
4 helpful votes
14 days from NYC to a warm climate in January. Past Breakaway experiences have been worse than on Jewel or Gem. Hoped they would have been improved. Embarkation was disappointing. We were directed a priority embarkation station. ... Read more
Annepettit
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We picked this cruise because of its interesting itinerary (not so many go to places like Dominica, one of the last "natural" ports of call in the Caribbean - no Diamonds International anywhere!). Our cruise companions like ... Read more
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GoodyGotIt
Member Since 2017
1 review
My entire family became ill and returned to the states with sinus and chest colds-Yes we all "Washy-Washy" prior to each meal. There were not enough activities to offset the numerous days at sea. They had the audacity to have an ... Read more
speedykitty
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was my first cruise... a very generous gift from my BFF. We booked a balcony and now I know why she will never sail without one! Our cabin was spotless and our room steward Jobi was very attentive. The dining was outstanding, we did ... Read more
Travelartist16
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We live within 40 minutes of the Westside piers and decided to take a cruise from Manhattan. We had been on the NCL Pearl in Alaska with our whole family two years before and had a wonderful time. Even though we felt the staterooms on the ... Read more
dell
Member Since 2002
1 review
531 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
The ship going from NYC to the Caribbean was very rocky. Leaving from San Juan to St. Thomas everyone in our cabin didn't fall asleep until 4 AM. We were too exhausted to go on our scheduled shore excursion in St. Thomas. Halfway ... Read more
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rds2
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was a very good cruise overall. THE GEM: The ship has several basic design flaws that can’t be remedied. First, although there are two pools they are next to each other. Poolside chairs are hard to come by, and there was ... Read more
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