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gkinnear035
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
Having cruised many times on both Carnival and RC, we tried the Sky and were very impressed. Best staff and Main Dining options of any ship we have sailed. Excellent bars and potent drinks. Fun casino and pool parties. Nice cabin (8203 ... Read more
truetreasureusa
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Selected this cruise as an R&R getaway. Wife and self with 13 previous cruises in the Caribbean & Europe. Previously cruised on the NCL Getaway so we were familiar with the basic layout of the Escape and its clientele. This is ... Read more
tbirdjoni
Member Since 2006
1 review
173 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Unfortunately we had a lot of cloudy, rainy weather. Food was good though I think the Specialty restaurants serve portions that are just too big, and such a waste of food,but atmosphere and service are excellent. Almost no waiting time ... Read more
Story girl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
82 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We wanted to go to Cuba for a few days. Miami is an easy port. The ship is is great shape, well maintained though not new. My room was very comfortable, food lovely and entertainment wonderful. The crew provided great service. We ... Read more
1threadshort
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
158 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
my husband recently had triple by-pass surgery and valve replacement. he is a workhorse and needed to have downtime. some friends were goin on this cruise and I got info from them. I was not thrilled w/spending 2 days out of ny to Bermuda ... Read more
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hangten10
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have kids and grandkids in LA area, so we were looking for a cruise that left out of LA. We've been on 5 NCL cruises - 3 being Pride of America to Hawaii. We chose it for the departure port and 7 day itinerary. Flew in from east ... Read more
kerogenki
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed on Celebrity. Will make some comments between both lines. This was our second NCL cruise. We chose this cruise for its itinerary as well as joining friends who are NCL regulars. No problems with embarkation/disembarkation. Swells on ... Read more
Donnakbmu
Member Since 2016
1 review
64 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was scheduled as the Ports of Call were exceptional. This itinerary was allowed us to visit many of the world's most famous historical sights. The ship was well laid out and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the variety of ... Read more
CorazonSarne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our dining experiences were all good and satisfactory from breakfast to dinner. We tried different restaurants and they were all excellent in food and services. All the waiters and attendants gave excellent services including our ... Read more
GrandmaHofmann
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
773 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on Breakaway on the April 23 cruise to Bermuda. We are experienced cruisers, having sailed some 35 times in Asia, Alaska, the Baltic, all over the Mediterranean, all over the Caribbean, and so on, so we have been ... Read more
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juliang
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
138 forum posts
17 helpful votes
It has been a while since I posted a review. After well over 30+ cruises it gets a bit tiresome , but I just did a 7 day cruise from Miami on the Norwegian Escape and the experience deserved the effort. We are diamond plus members on Royal ... Read more
SFritz
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted a weekend cruise for a low stress family vacation where it was warm. This was perfect for me, my husband and my mom-in-law. The staff was wonderful to my mother-in-law, who is nearly 88. They made sure she could embark and ... Read more
Molson04
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose the The Haven on the Pearl, a very excellent choice. All of the crew took excellent care of us, from JonJon, Bencar, Budi and Yahira to the friendly staff in the restaurants. They are all great ambassadors for NCL and should ... Read more
CGMCruisers
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
458 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had been looking for a Panama Canal transit cruise for some time and this cruise seemed like a good fit with the various ports of call and ending in Seattle (it was actually a 17 day cruise not a 14 day). We had sailed on NCL many years ... Read more
bigapplebaskets
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise for 1)the Gem because its smaller than the Breakaway 2) leaves from NY and 3) it was a new itinerary for us. Being in the Haven is always the best and this was no different. All the shows were new and we especially ... Read more
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Dray1204
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Reviews from other family and friends had told us that this was one of the best cruise ships. And my husband found it to be very nice so much so we are sorry that we did not take advantage of the promotion where you pay $250. and Norwegian ... Read more
gusgus02
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was my husband's first cruise and my second. Overall experience was very good. ATTN NORWEGIAN: Only one complaint and one suggestion (see below). The ship had a makeover a few months ago and looks great. Looks brand new. Room ... Read more
Mom_of_5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned early this morning from Venice, and an 11 day Holy Land cruise with Norwegian. Amazing itinerary: Israel, Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes, Split, Montenegro. Trip of a lifetime. We loved the ship food. I especially loved the ... Read more
Traveller1970
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
This was our second cruise on the Spirit and it's showing its age. The staff works hard to make it look fresh but the decor needs updating and some maintenance is required to meet the standard of other ships in the NCL fleet. Interesting ... Read more
Kuciaam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First impressions - really liked the ship. It was not too big and impersonal. Public areas nice ambience. The cabin was nicely furnished and the bed was comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. It was our second time on NCL and we were ... Read more
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wisconsin cruise lady
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had a limited time period to travel and we wanted to see South America. We did not realize that in our early 50's, we would be some of the youngest people on the ship. This is not a bad thing but it ... Read more
arsmes
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Embarkation was awkward. Ship staff seemed confused, sent us to the wrong line to check in, when we asked why there wasn't a line for the Penthouse suite they apologized, sent us to the suite line where we were told we were in the wrong ... Read more
Dsmith9019
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose the Norwegian Gem because: 1 - the cruise fit the exact dates of Spring Break and 2 - It was leaving from New York, so I didn't have to worry about air fare to Florida. Never having cruised the Norwegian Cruise Line ... Read more
Meven89143
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Hawaiian Islands, not spend four or five days cruising to Hawaii. Bottom line up front: Norwegian needs some competition on this route. NCL is the only cruise that regularly just cruises ... Read more
Diannedaniel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Had 4 days in Honolulu before the cruise. We had Leo as our tour guide. He was wonderful, very knowledgeable & funny. The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Hotel was breathtakingly beautiful. We had the ocean view but limited view as other ... Read more
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