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Norwegian (NCL) Ship Reviews

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
Ranked #2 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
74% Loved It
  • Pro: Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings
  • Con: Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated
  • Bottom Line: Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Jade
Ranked #3 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
73% 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
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
Norwegian Spirit
Ranked #5 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
Pride of America
Ranked #6 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
71% 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 Gem
Ranked #7 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
70% Loved It
  • Excellent value for the money
  • 13 restaurants, featuring worldwide cuisine
  • Expansive health club and spa
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Getaway
Ranked #8 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
69% 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
Ranked #9 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
68% 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
Ranked #10 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
67% 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
Ranked #11 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
66% Loved It
  • Pro: Jam-packed with 24/7 entertainment for singles, couples, families and groups
  • Con: Confusing corridors and congested main decks
  • Bottom line: Fun, fun, fun for everyone
  • Launched: 2010 (refurbished 2015); Passengers: 4,100
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
Ranked #13 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
61% 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
Ranked #14 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
60% 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
Norwegian Joy
Norwegian Joy
Ranked #15 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: Summer 2017; Passengers: 3,900
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

What a beautiful ship the Escape is! I've been cruising since 1987 (on the incomparable SS Norway), and this was one of my very best cruises. My ... Read more
by Shelli
The cabin met expectations, quite honestly nothing to complain there.. we had some noisy neighbors one night which is expected from a these 'all you ... Read more
by getalex
This cruise fit into an itinerary of already being in the LA area, and it was a great deal for our family of 4. We've been on a couple of Disney ... Read more
by jimbob22
With all the negative posts in the forum, i was a bit scared on how my experience would be....so i have just one word to describe my experience on ... Read more
by vishi007
This was my first time cruising and there was a lot I learned on this cruise. First I learned that you should not fly in a few hours before the ... Read more
by muchee1
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