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Wyaun87
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The Embankment very smoothly the Disembarkation was a little rough, but that was because of everyone trying to run off the ship and U.S. Customs froze the line multiple times not NCL's fault. I took advantage of the NCL transfer service ... Read more
Mojohio
Member Since 2017
1 review
While most of our friends have gone on cruises (and raved about them), we had never gone, so when I saw a deal on travelzoo.com, I booked a trip. We found the ship to be most impressive. Embarking was fast and the employees very pleasant. ... Read more
kbast
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Some background: My husband and I are in our late 20’s/early 30’s. We have been on 5 Disney Cruises sailing on each of their ships at least once and 1 cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas. Disney is the line ... Read more
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gonefishin555
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Celebrating 48th anniversary and no mention of it in any way on cruise. This was our 38th cruise and the worst of any. No cabin steward or day planner for 2 days and never met cabin steward. Not enough personnel to take care of cabins. ... Read more
BeyondtheSeas
Member Since 2016
1 review
First timer on NCL, first time on this route. Positives - inside stateroom, good size esp. the shower (no poolng from inadequate drainage) compared to Princess outside window room my only other cruise trip. Programs and entertainment ... Read more
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Niffernay
Member Since 2015
1 review
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Norwegian and we will definitely be sailing with them again. We spent a day in Old San Juan the day before our cruise. It is a beautiful city with some very interesting architecture. If you enjoy birds, ... Read more
Youngcruiser16
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my second cruise, my girlfriends first cruise. My first cruise was on Navigator of the seas with RC. Loved that cruise and loved the service. Reading before hand and talking to people who have sailed on NCL before I knew you ... Read more
RVachon
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
61 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I'm not for reviews but I'll just add a few things; This was my 2nd time on the Epic, 5th NCL cruise. Also did 1 previous Carnival cruise. Embarkation at Port Canaveral was the easiest and quickest I've ever had in all my 6 cruises. ... Read more
JuniperJones
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Escape is quite different from the NCL Star. The emphasis is on extracting more money from guests who have already paid to be there, and many of whom have already paid for an "all-inclusive" drink and dining package, which is ... Read more
ayeamcdn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
642 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The port canaveral operation needs a manager to organize their operation. Right now it is a mess. Taxis & shuttles lined up to pay entry fees. Very poor oversight, I'd fire someone. The cruise lines should demand improvement right ... Read more
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hhfarmer
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Norwegian Escape is big, bold and beautiful. We enjoyed this cruise immensely Pros: 1. New ship, with more public areas than you can imagine using in 7-nights! 2. Good dining options both free and up-charge. 3. Very ... Read more
ConnieTact
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our first experience of this ship but had been on Norweigen Jade, Star and Epic before. After reading mixed reviews we went with an open mind and came away over all pleased with our experience of a very reasonably priced cruise. Food- ... Read more
galian84
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Just stepped off the Norwegian Breakaway this morning, and left with relatively mixed feelings about our trip. We chose the Breakaway because it had been 4 years since we sailed on NCL, and the port was convenient, as we live in NYC and it ... Read more
JCMALLARD1
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
26 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
Embarkation- Very fast- Haven Lounge then whisked on ship to Haven. Room ready and bags came quickly. Ship- Pretty new. Choppy flow but no smoke in casino which was good. Haven pool area is nice as is the upstairs sun deck. Haven ... Read more
nildib
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We're an older couple of 55 years, my husband and I at last minute (about 30days before) booked this cruise wanting to do something "different" for a belated 30yr Anniversary. We wanted to Getaway and FREE style, we didn't want ... Read more
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CruiseWoods
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
SHIP: The ship was recently very heavily renovated. It looks good - much nicer than the NCL boat I took previously. The ship never really feels crowded. It is a nice size. We do not enjoy the mega-ships of today. The Dawn is a very ... Read more
squeeky336
Member Since 2014
1 review
248 forum posts
1 helpful vote
i had a credit to spend.. I did not like it.. Harvest Caye is also a don't do.. Just an NCL attempt at pocketing more money.. Thank God only there for only 4 hours... Overpriced stores and eateries, a beach and a swimming pool.. Not much ... Read more
cruising cheaply
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because the price was great and so was the itinerary. We did Great Stirrup Cay, St. Thomas and Tortola. This was my 48th cruise and I cruise all the brands. For the most part we had a good time, enjoyed the shows, ... Read more
SCtaxlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I should have taken a cue from the long lines we stood in to even get checked in and onto the ship. My 2 daughters and I had a mini balcony suite (with emphasis on mini). It was tiny. I cannot imagine what the interior staterooms ... Read more
mrssherwin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because it was 7 days and went to Tortola which was a desirable island for us. We had never cruised on Norwegian before and were excited about being on one of the "mega" ships. Our first encounter ... Read more
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kjames150
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise, because, we won it in a raffle on our previous cruise. We needed to do Thanksgiving week so that my husband would have enough time off. The Gem was beautiful! It was by far the best Norwegian ship I ... Read more
JMV_Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as a spare of the moment thing and were not expecting anything since this is our first time cruising. We heard a lot about other cruises but we didn't know anyone who had gone in a Norwegian cruise before so we did not ... Read more
HappyBee
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Before travelling with NCL for the first time, I checked the reviews on the Norwegian Jade which left me somewhat apprehensive in view of the negative comments from several people. Of course everyone has the right to their opinion and I ... Read more
manatee63
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Embarkation was mass confusion. It made me think that this was the first time Norwegian did this. Chaos everywhere. The woman taking our picture for the card took way too long and the result was that we eventually had to get our pictures ... Read more
Funa1966
Member Since 2016
1 review
I had chosen this particular line due to a group of factors such as route, the number of days, ports. Analysing by the shipping point of view is visible that is one of the older ships of the Norwegian Fleet having the necessity of a ... Read more
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