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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 Spirit
Ranked #4 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
71% 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
Ranked #5 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
71% 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
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 Dawn
Ranked #8 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 Getaway
Ranked #9 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
68% 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 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 Escape
Ranked #13 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
63% 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 Breakaway
Ranked #14 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 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

This was our first cruise and we chose it mainly for the itinerary. Once aboard we were enthralled. We loved our stateroom. Everything we needed was ... Read more
by Glen1944
I want to be brief and cover a few key items with the ship below as we traveled in a party of four (4) married adults in two ocean view cabins with ... Read more
by esantama
The time we could travel corresponded to this Alaska trip, thus we were booked on the Sun. After we were booked I read several reviews some of which ... Read more
by Airace72
Family Vacation. This ship is too big. If you have a midship cabin you have to walk to bow or stern to get to elevators no midship elevators. The ... Read more
by johncastellano
This was my first cruise on Norwegian. I have cruised with Royal caribbean, celebrity,carnival and I found this one to be the very best. The food was ... Read more
by smeeze
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