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Norwegian (NCL) Ship Reviews

Norwegian Jewel
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Norwegian Jewel
Ranked #1 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
77% Loved It
  • Pro: Roomy ship with lots of dining and entertainment options
  • Con: Dated decor and faded upholstery
  • Bottom Line: Choose this Jewel-class flagship if you prefer a vessel that's comfy and well-worn but fun.
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 2,376
Norwegian Jade
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Norwegian Jade
Ranked #2 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
77% Loved It
  • Offers a truly global experience
  • Perk-infused Courtyard Villas are splurge-worthy
  • Varied dining options from French bistro to diner
  • Launched: 2006; Passengers: 2,402
Norwegian Pearl
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Norwegian Pearl
Ranked #3 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
75% Loved It
  • Mega-ship amenities like rock climbing and bowling
  • Multiple dining options include steak, French and Asian
  • Cabins range from small insides to huge villas with private hot tubs
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Spirit
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Norwegian Spirit
Ranked #4 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
74% Loved It
  • Lively, friendly vibe
  • Ultra-chic Maharini's Lounge & Nightclub
  • Fun water park and club facilities for kids and teens
  • Launched: 1998; Passengers: 2,018
Norwegian Sun
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Norwegian Sun
Ranked #5 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
74% Loved It
  • Spacious open decks with excellent sports facilities
  • Nifty dining choices include churrascaria
  • Large casino has plenty of tables and slot machines
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 1,936
Pride of America
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Pride of America
Ranked #6 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
73% Loved It
  • Get a taste of Hawaii with 7-night cruises
  • Nine free and extra-fee dining venues
  • All-American crew and ship decor
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 2,186
Norwegian Getaway
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Norwegian Getaway
Ranked #7 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
72% Loved It
  • Pro: Getaway makes the most of outdoor spaces like the Waterfront with its South Beach vibe.
  • Con: Fees add up for wow-factor experiences, such as upscale restaurants and dinner theater.
  • Bottom Line: Getaway offers an abundance of dining and entertainment options with a Miami flair.
  • Launched: January 2014; Passengers: 4,028
Norwegian Gem
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Norwegian Gem
Ranked #8 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
72% Loved It
  • Excellent value for the money
  • 13 restaurants, featuring worldwide cuisine
  • Expansive health club and spa
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Dawn
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Norwegian Dawn
Ranked #9 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
70% Loved It
  • Underwent a multimillion-dollar refurb in 2011
  • Has family accommodations in most categories
  • Standout spa with rare indoor pool
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 2,340
Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star
Ranked #10 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
69% Loved It
  • Large ship with plenty of cozy nooks
  • Huge variety of dining options
  • Expanded kids'/teens facilities are great for families
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 2,240
Norwegian Epic
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Norwegian Epic
Ranked #11 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
68% Loved It
  • Dedicated Studio cabins and lounge for solos
  • Blue Man Group leads outstanding show choices
  • Aqua Park among best pool complexes at sea
  • Launched: June 2010; Passengers: 4,100
Norwegian Sky
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Norwegian Sky
Ranked #12 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
66% Loved It
  • Ideal for a first cruise or quick getaway
  • Extensive kids program plus parent-supervised activities for toddlers
  • Food and entertainment offer "big ship" value
  • Launched: 1999; Passengers: 2,004
Norwegian Breakaway
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Norwegian Breakaway
Ranked #13 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
63% Loved It
  • Pro: Exceptional variety of restaurants and entertainment
  • Con: Shore excursions and destination enrichment lacking local flavor
  • Bottom Line: Great, fun, easy-going vibe onboard for all ages
  • Launched: April 2013; Passengers: 4,028
Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape
Ranked #14 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Largest water park at sea
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant, bar will be onboard
  • Beautiful outdoor promenade -- dubbed The Waterfront
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 4,200
Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss
Ranked #15 of 15 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: Spring 2017; Passengers: 4,200
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72% Loved It

One would think that even if one is staying in a regular stateroom, that NCL would offer at least decent conditions. The hallways on level four ... Read more
by poof246
We were travelling in a party or 4, myself and my fiance along with his sister and best friend. We stayed in Barcelona for 2 nights, then joined this ... Read more
by MO18
I normally take 7 day cruises but wanted a quick get-away to celebrate my 60th birthday along with a friend who was also celebrating her birthday. ... Read more
by kim826
Had a wonderful time on our first ever Cruise to Alaska! I traveled with my elderly Mother and everyone was so helpful and attentive, embarking onto ... Read more
by Sandal23
My husband and I decided to try cruising for our vacation this year. We've heard so many people talk about it and say it's the way to go, so we had ... Read more
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