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swaat
Member Since 2003
1 review
31 forum posts
4 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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seans13
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
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
theocsurfer
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I've been on several Carnival Ships and this time we decided to go with Norwegian We EXPECTED a much better experience. We heard Norwegian is a step up in Quality.... DISAPPOINTING is the word to describe our vacation. The ship was old ... Read more
Jchowell5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Choice based on rates and available dates. This one fit our needs best. Covered Christmas which we would have had without kids for the first time. Also covered our 40th Anniversary on 12/26. Cruise was great overall. Smaller ship ... Read more
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vashti42
Member Since 2013
1 review
135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is our third Norwegian Cruise. It was our first time in a Spa Balcony Cabin, the other were Suites. Our cabin included unlimited access to the spa facilities, 3 free Specialty meals and free standard alcohol plus $175 ... Read more
teamflames
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
941 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
After several cruises on Celebrity we decided to try NCL for my wifes birthday. We had just sailed a very similar itinerary on X Millenium for Xmas and NYE. Our concerns started several weeks before the cruise when we read about the ... Read more
WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I took an NCL cruise during Christmas 2015. Because we had such a good time, we decided to do it again. After this latest experience, it is doubtful Christmas cruising will become a tradition. Embarking in Barcelona was a ... Read more
dbrhee
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I decided this cruise because it fit our schedule (my wife and I) to get away with my wife and enjoy the warm weathers (for a bit). To disconnect from the busy world we live and get some alone time. To contextualize our trip: 1) We ... Read more
andre4259
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
255 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am an NCL enthusiast let's make that clear. The refit of the Dawn works very well. We stayed in Stateroom 10692 a standard Balcony. We had a dinning package of 3 specialty restaurants and an all inclusive beverage package. The first ... Read more
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prawnit
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it's great itinerary. We sailed Rio de Janeiro > Buenos Aires stopping at 5 ports along the way. Firstly, the boarding procedure was quick and simple but when we were on board there was literally no ... Read more
GW money
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Best think i did to plan for this vacation is to start planing and saving money a year in advance, its no need to go all the way to hawaii and say you didn't see something.the excursions are the best. Take one on ever island do not leave ... Read more
westview1900
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,278 forum post
2 helpful votes
We needed to get to NY from Florida and I saw this 1 way cruise from San Juan to NY. We got a cheap flight to San Juan and we showed up during our scheduled time to board, There were very long lines in the hot sun. We eventually boarded ... Read more
Wyaun87
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
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kbast
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 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
frenchlovers
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 helpful vote
Looking for new destinations and got a good deal on this cruise......we thought. Mini-suite is roomy enough for 3 people, the food is pretty good and we enjoyed our wait staff in the Summer Palace. Norwegian Pearl has a very poorly ... Read more
Niffernay
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 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
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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
654 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
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
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