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60 Norwegian USA Cruise Reviews

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sealion7
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Be aware, what NCL advertises is not what you get on your cruise with the Pearl. Some rather surprising mess-ups included: 1. Tendering back to the ship in Astoria was a 2 hour wait, as only 4 boats were in service to transport the ~2,000 ... Read more
Rob1eddy
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
In the last 24 months we have cruised on the Sun, Star and Pearl. In my opinion, the Pearl is the best, closely followed by the Sun and the Star is last. Embarkation: I arrived at the dock too early! People were still disembarking so the ... Read more
ladylawyer888
Member Since 2007
1 review
193 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I needed a break so decided to fly to Vancouver and cruise back down the coast on the Norwegian Sun. This was out 5th cruise with Norwegian. The embarkation process was efficient with no problems. The ship is well laid-out ... Read more
foxrun133
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruised on the NCL Jewel from Vancouver to Los Angeles with stops in Astoria, Oregon and San Francisco and it was a TERRIFIC experience from beginning to end! We chose NCL because we had sailed with them before and because of the ... Read more
Vicky Vacation
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My very first cruise was a 5 day repositioning from Vancouver to Los Angeles, with my sister who has been on several cruises. My impressions of the Norwegian Pearl: It was bright and airy. Our room (with a balcony) was bright, and clean. ... Read more

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TravelGirlinDallas
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First off, I have to mention how disappointed we were when NCL cancelled the advertised port city of San Francisco shortly after we made our final payment and could no longer cancel. That port was the whole reason we chose this cruise. ... Read more
YVR2dreams
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
142 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Pearl is a good sized ship with enough lounges and other seating areas in around that it never felt too crowded. We were really glad that we purchased the Thermal Spa package as they only sell 84 of them and we felt with the unlimited ... Read more
JDunk1971
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
The cruise was a blast! I've never gone on a cruise before, so I figured this was a great way to get my feet wet. The Norwegian Jewel had just been renovated earlier this year, and I was looking forward to the cruise. The cruise was from ... Read more
ceilonline
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I took our first cruise in about 20 years on the Pacific Coastal Cruise, 9/ 20-25/2014). Since we were from the Los Angeles Area, and the cruise disembarked in Los Angeles, it was almost embarrassing at first to answer the ... Read more
imaproudma
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
I am a relatively seasoned cruiser who has never been on a NCL trip before. I have been on the more luxiourous Princess and the family friendly Carnival and Disney. What an absolutely wonderful trip. We went without kids on the Norwegian ... Read more

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Palmtree4me
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This was my first time to cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines and my last. I only cruised with them because my other cruise for the west coast got canceled. (Thank you Celebrity for not taking a chance on leaving cruisers stranded on a ship ... Read more
huskyguy
Member Since 2012
1 review
374 forum posts
0 helpful votes
From September 16-23, 2013, I sailed on the Norwegian Sun from Vancouver to Los Angeles with my 90-year-old father. To give you some background about us for perspective on this review, this was my 14th cruise, and my father’s 3rd. ... Read more
pjb6735
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My wife & I have cruised several times & on a few different lines, but had never cruised with Norwegian. We wanted a new experience, so we picked a re-positioning cruise from Vancouver to LA. We had cruised to Alaska several years ... Read more
li5jen
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
I was quite prepared to like the ship as my Norwegian friend said it was good. This was our 28th cruise. This was the first time for free style dining. On this ship free style meant serve the mediocre food in the "complimentary" dining ... Read more
Scott6428
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to L.A. Embarkation was a nightmare, it took three hours to board, clearly Norwegian was understaffed. The first two days we had rough seas and missed the port of Astoria. The weather is a variable ... Read more

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bwm1951
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We felt that we were well prepared for this cruise, thanks from the reviews that we had read. The process of boarding did seem a little overwhelming for first time cruisers. It was as if we were in college registration lines. It was a good ... Read more
zmpq711
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was on the 6 day reposition cruise from Vanvouver to Los Angeles, celebrating my 10-year anniversary with my wife. A friend's family also joined us. Booked about 6 months before sailing and paid 1100 for two for an inside cabin. One ... Read more
tvetan
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
321 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Boarded at Balyntine Pier in Vancouver - wonderful and what an improvement over Canada Place. From the taxi dropping us off to boarding the ship 15 miutes. Our first impression, happy and festive. Lots of music everywhere. Our cabin was a ... Read more
LadyLark
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
I see how many people love the Pearl, so I wonder if we just had bad luck, in part due to terrible weather. I've traveled on the Oosterdam and the Epic, and both were superior to the Pearl. The Pearl seemed pretty middle of the road to ... Read more
GrandBistro
Member Since 2010
1 review
228 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We are experienced cruisers, having sailed with Carnival, Celebrity, Princess and Regent Seven Seas. We booked this with friends. They chose the cruise and we joined them. Embarkation was smooth and fast. We arrived at the port at 11:40 ... Read more

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vakoenig
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Freestyle cruising is definitely not for everyone and we are two. The ship itself is OK with a few problem areas. There is no cover for the pool area so the pool went mostly unused on our cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles. There are a ... Read more
courtneywilliams
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Have just returned from our trip.  Joined ship and was greeted by a waiter with a tray of cocktails. Very nice until we realised that we had to pay for them. We thought it was a welcome on board free drink instead another ruse to get ... Read more
mrwastewater
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just completed the repositioning cruise from Vancouver to L.A. with my Wife and Daughter (age 20). We have been on three previous cruises, all with Carnival, but liked the itinerary and thought we should give Norwegian a try. Not because ... Read more
SeattleSeattle
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pre-cruise hotel was the Pan Pacific Concierge Floor Harborside Room - everything was excellent - especially that the bell service took our bags from the hotel and the next time we saw them was in our stateroom. Highlights of the NCL ... Read more
Pollyanna Dreamgirl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
249 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Six of us departed Olympia at 5 a.m. to drive to Seattle, parked our car at Pier 66 (where our ship would return), took a cab to the Amtrak King Street Station, and enjoyed a 4 hours stress-free trip to Vancouver, B.C. We spent the night ... Read more

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