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Norwegian Cruise Line Ships

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Norwegian (NCL) Ship Reviews

Norwegian Jewel
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Norwegian Jewel
Ranked #1 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
76% 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 Pearl
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Norwegian Pearl
Ranked #2 of 17 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 Jade
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Norwegian Jade
Ranked #3 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
74% 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 Sun
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Norwegian Sun
Ranked #4 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
72% 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 #5 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
72% 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 Spirit
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Norwegian Spirit
Ranked #6 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
72% 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 Gem
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Norwegian Gem
Ranked #7 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
71% Loved It
  • Excellent value for the money
  • 13 restaurants, featuring worldwide cuisine
  • Expansive health club and spa
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Getaway
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Norwegian Getaway
Ranked #8 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
70% 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 Dawn
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Norwegian Dawn
Ranked #9 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
69% 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 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
68% 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 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
67% 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 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
65% 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 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
62% 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
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Norwegian Escape
Ranked #14 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
53% Loved It
  • Pro: Exceptional dining, entertainment, bar and club options abound.
  • Con: A la carte fees and cover charges add up quickly
  • Bottom Line: There's something for everyone on Escape, but you might pay extra for it.
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 4,200
Breakaway Plus Class II
Breakaway Plus Class II
Ranked #15 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: Spring 2017; Passengers: 4,200
Breakaway Plus Class III
Breakaway Plus Class III
Ranked #16 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: Spring 2018; Passengers: 4,200
Breakaway Plus Class IV
Breakaway Plus Class IV
Ranked #17 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: Winter 2019; Passengers: 4,200
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Norwegian (NCL) Member Reviews

69% Loved It

First off I have to say that the specialty dining restaurants are excellent. I consider myself a bit of a foodie and am hard to impress, but I have ... Read more
by mzielke86
The food was terrible, and both my husband and I couldn't wait to get off the boat to get a good meal. Probably the only thing we enjoyed was the ... Read more
by kkwatts
I felt like I was living in an infomercial where I was bombarded with "buy me". the Cruise line has a relationship with Diamonds ... Read more
by snegourka
Background: Family of three w/ 5 year old daughter. Third NCL cruise, have had suites on past cruises. Service: Embarkation was a bit of a ... Read more
by greatgeer
I have been on this ship several times. Age, and needing the refit really shows now. Getting on and off was no problem. New Orleans is usually no ... Read more
by texasreb
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