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mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
84 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to one week. This led to ... Read more
chivalryx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Norwegian. We've been on a few other cruise lines before (Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise lines) Initially we chose Norwegian due to the low cost, and as it was a repositioning cruise, it was the ... Read more
aparker3424
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We upgraded to the Haven.Upon arrival we realized there really was no Haven. We met a butler, but after the initial meeting he was non-existant. We had no orientation to our room or the ship. No rules were presented although the ... Read more
clicko
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took the NCL Pearl from LAX on April 30 to Vancouver, then continued on the 10 Alaska ending in Seattle. Total of 15 days. The Pearl and staff were a disappointment. When selecting the free Unlimited drink package, we ... Read more
leastprime
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise Virgin. Main Purpose for this was a pre-cruise to a Hawaii cruise on NCL in June 2016. Secondary purpose was the brief opportunity to see cousins in LA and SF. Third purpose was to scout Victoria and Vancouver. This trip was a ... Read more

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AWENINAZ
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
633 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my 3rd sailing on the Pearl (chosen only for the stop in San Francisco) and 7th overall on NCL. Pre-cruise customer service was disappointing and left me not wanting to sail. I called multiple times pre-cruise to request a ... Read more
Juliejodie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from our cruise was way above expectations, food amazing could not fault any restaurant ,even though we spend a lot of time in the buffett restaurant so much choice, staff were so lovely and friendly especially our cabin ... Read more
Catchum
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarcation was a breeze as we had elected to arrive close to the time we could board and were able to leave our carry on bags in our cabin, which was already prepared. Spirit is a relatively small and older ship so if you are looking ... Read more
Riknpat
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Fine transatlantic cruise with a few blips along the way. Spirit is an older smaller ship which suits me fine and has many features fast disappearing on larger newer ships such as a wide teak wraparound promenade deck and a forward ... Read more
paradise.2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This NCL Spirit Cruise was chosen as our first cruise. We wanted to get from Guadalajara Mexico to Paris France without any prolonged flights. Based upon cost, convenience and enjoyment, a cruise seemed to be the best way to get to ... Read more

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flyhi120
Member Since 2005
1 review
344 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I wanted to get to Italy by ship from Miami so we choose NCL Jade April 19, 2016. This is the ugliest ship I have ever been on. It was the old Pride of Hawaii and they never did any renovations. Plastic flowers on the ceiling, dated ... Read more
frank london
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
thank you norwegian jade for an excellent transatlantic cruise - we loved it and we will return to cruise with you again - my wife and i like the transatlantic cruises and we chose to sail on the norwegian jade from miami to ... Read more
humordoc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Had a great time on this cruise. The ship was only 1/2 full so the service was much better than the usual great service. Only 2 days of rough weather but everything was fine. Food was great, only ate in the dining rooms. We followed ... Read more
Moobaby214
Member Since 2009
1 review
602 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was one of the easiest yet. We walked directly in to the terminal, check in, and walked onboard the ship. Head directly to O'Sheehan's for lunch and wait for rooms to open. Once the rooms were opened we had a BA midship, ... Read more
xelem3
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the transatlantic cruise out of the Houston port on NCL Jade because it was the last time NCL would be embarking from Houston. The embarkation was fast and easy. My DH and I took the transatlantic cruise to Barcelona. The Jade ... Read more

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Patswife2
Member Since 2011
1 review
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a blast on this cruise, before and after. Yes, the Jade is dated, but she is also do for a retrofit shortly. That said, we did not have any trouble with any systems in our cabin (5601), just things looking a bit worse for the ... Read more
ja2nowak
Member Since 2014
1 review
76 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My transatlantic cruise on the Jade was a lot of fun. I met some really great people the first day at the solo cruiser group as well as at night at bar city. Speaking of bar city, I thoroughly enjoyed having cocktails down here. The ... Read more
xelem3
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being Platinum Latitude members, we have sailed quite often to the Caribbean and Alaska, but our first transatlantic repositioning cruise on the NCL Jade out of the Houston port was simple and easy. Taking this cruise for the first time ... Read more
Saltyseadog57
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was my first cruise so I have nothing to say except it was outstanding. I cannot image anything better. The people, the games (LRC), and the rooms were large and comfortable. That being said, The food was great, but not up to my ... Read more
Wava
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
74 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though the Jade is going in for remodeling, we loved the old Hawaiian decor. We thought it was really elegant and not gaudy. Service was excellent. The staff remembered our names and greeted us everywhere. Grand Pacific main dining ... Read more
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Marga18
Member Since 2015
1 review
58 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Norwegian and the first freestyle one. We liked it very much. No overly dressy clothes to pack, just some nice pants/slacks, shirts/blouses did the job for dining. The rest was vacation clothes. However, ... Read more
tg52tg52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was looking for a cruise through the Panama Canal that ended in Los Angeles. The Norwegian Pearl was the only cruise ship to start in Florida and to end in Los Angeles with free style dining. My husband does not want to cruise on a ... Read more
Rickpt
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
NCL food was good, rarely great. I am a bit of a health nut, and I always found enough healthy, tasty food. Bar service great. Classical & piano music excellent (Amber Strings & Gregg ). The crew was nice, helpful, & friendly. ... Read more
Aturnee
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
87 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This cruise was booked two years ago and it exceeded my expectations. I had not sailed on the Sun since 2006 and was glad to find she had aged better than I. I do not need water slides and planks over the sea...the Sun's pool deck is ... Read more
harrislevinson@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
20 helpful votes
We have done over a dozen cruises and loved this one so much we booked another cruise on the Breakaway even before we got back home. Check-in: Took about an hour which is very realistic for a ship with so many people on it. Getting to ... Read more

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