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Do you not cruise Norwegian ever! The cruise in itself was completely inflated price wise due to sailing Christmas week. Then you have all these hidden fees that they do not tell you about it. You buy the beverage package would you figure would be free when you get on board. They charge you tax and 20% gratuity on each drink that you have on that ship. This also happens with the food. We did the ultimate beverage package and the ultimate dining package. Beware! The organization was not there at all! To get on the ship was brutal! Did they take you from one holding room to where you think you’re going to get on the ship and put you in a completely different holding room. They have you get tender tickets for the boats to go to their private island and say that you were to be called by number. This is to be done the night before. The day of, they put you all in the grand theater and call you by first come first serve. Took us over two hours to get to the island. Food stops being served at 2 PM. Some people did not even get to the island until after three and you need to be back on the ship by 5 PM. I vacation every three months all over and I will tell you that this was by far not only the most expensive vacation with all the hidden fees but the worst! When we were settling our account the day we left the ship we were told there would be no more charges. The next day there was another withdrawal out of my checking account for an additional $1060! No email accounting of what the charges were for. When I tried to call cannot get anyone on the phone. There is so much more I am leaving out to what I now look back on as a nightmare. And during Christmas too!!! There is too much to write. Norwegian Cruise line is a huge scam! Buyers beware!

DONT DO IT! Save your money!!!!

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Gigi0925

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
Do you not cruise Norwegian ever! The cruise in itself was completely inflated price wise due to sailing Christmas week. Then you have all these hidden fees that they do not tell you about it. You buy the beverage package would you figure would be free when you get on board. They charge you tax and 20% gratuity on each drink that you have on that ship. This also happens with the food. We did the ultimate beverage package and the ultimate dining package. Beware! The organization was not there at all! To get on the ship was brutal! Did they take you from one holding room to where you think you’re going to get on the ship and put you in a completely different holding room. They have you get tender tickets for the boats to go to their private island and say that you were to be called by number. This is to be done the night before. The day of, they put you all in the grand theater and call you by first come first serve. Took us over two hours to get to the island. Food stops being served at 2 PM. Some people did not even get to the island until after three and you need to be back on the ship by 5 PM. I vacation every three months all over and I will tell you that this was by far not only the most expensive vacation with all the hidden fees but the worst! When we were settling our account the day we left the ship we were told there would be no more charges. The next day there was another withdrawal out of my checking account for an additional $1060! No email accounting of what the charges were for. When I tried to call cannot get anyone on the phone. There is so much more I am leaving out to what I now look back on as a nightmare. And during Christmas too!!! There is too much to write. Norwegian Cruise line is a huge scam! Buyers beware!
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