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21,564

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13,514

Average

9,253

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5,508

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3,539

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Family Cruises

5,508

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1,731

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5,508 Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Calypso Rose avatar

Calypso Rose

1 Review Written

Old ship

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I spent months reading reviews on cruise ships visiting the Seychelles before deciding on the Pegasus for a family trip with my mother and teen daughter. The photo provided on this forum of a sleek ship recently ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Tanner110

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

But the best ship

Overall the food was okay and our waitress was great, but on-board activities were lacking. It was not kid friendly, but they attempted to make up for that with an area that seems attractive to teens. The issue in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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golledge

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

You need a vacation after your vacation

Chose as a Birthday gift for wife and to follow two other family members. Did not see much of anything. All booked excursions were made impossible because if Medical issues on ship causing long delays or medical ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Very Good

I want to start off by saying that I recognize that this is a stressful time for everyone including and especially for the travel industry. We cruised from March 8 to March 15. On March 8 when we left, COVID19 was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LJventura

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded, poor organisation, poor management and very poor entertainment

Made a mistake by booking Ventura - Very noisy ship especially in the atrium with dance classes going on all day so unable to relax in the bar or coffee lounge. This went on in the evening so instead of having a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ckutch

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst experience of 3 with NCL

Negatives: Spring break cruise, my MISTAKE. Screaming, drinking, banging on doors in the middle of the night, singing " coronavirus in the hallways" at 3am. Watched a couple of spring breakers who coughed ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Ranoah

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Read the reviews and do your research before booking!

Let me first say the entertainment, stateroom attendant and dining room waiters were great! However........ Don’t forget to pack your patience! We planned this trip for our four teenagers during spring ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Mutherlode

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Totally Disappointed

I chose this cruise for a 70th birthday blowout with my family. Big mistake. We love Carnival and have cruised with them 3 previous times. I was excited to book on this new ship however I did not investigate it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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GLSailor

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A mixed bag of good and bad

The exterior of the ship showed a lot of rust and the windows that were not accessible from an outside deck were covered with seawater residue. To Carnival's credit, some of the rust was being painted over at each ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Familycruiser1212

1 Review Written

Probably won’t cruise Norwegian again

After waiting 4 hours just to get on the ship, my expectations were pretty low. Finally got on about 4pm and rushed to get food. Staff was trying to rush us to leave for the muster stations but people were still ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RVA_PAUL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

2 out of 3 Food above average, shiip/service above average, entertainment poor

The FOOD: Dinning room above average variety and tase. Lido Buffet, way above average as each station has an active attendant that will prepare to order and/or place food on your plate. Passengers do not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kellylpn

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Terrible Service

I have never complained about NCL before as it has always been my favorite cruise line. After this cruise forget it. There were many people with the same complaints too. The svc was absolutely the worst that I have ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ashley8053

1 Review Written

Bliss Ended My Love of Cruising

I've been on a ton of cruises in my life, but this was my first NCL experience (Feb. 23 out of NYC.) Due to the hype of the Bliss, I had high expectations - perhaps that was my problem, but honestly, shouldn't they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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AdventuRed

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holiday Inn experience at Burj Al Arab prices

This cruise line promises small ship cruising "done perfectly", and claims that it stands out from larger, much more affordable lines with personalized service, all-inclusive dining, and meticulous attention to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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colinsdad61804

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I would not cruise on the Encore again

I would not cruise on the Encore again. If you like Norwegian, try the Breakaway or Getaway instead. Overall, the food in the main dining rooms and buffet was good. We were a party of 8 and never had to wait more ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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beach980

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointed!

I have gone on 6 cruises mostly with RC. After this experience I will never go with the Norwegian Epic ever! We just got back. Traveled end of Feb 2020. I will give you the pros and cons of our experience ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KNF

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thought it would be better!

This is the second cruise our family of 4 have taken. The first being a 10 day cruise with the Carnival Spirit in July 2017. We thought our Carnival cruise was great, fantastic staff, good food and lovely ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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broadwaybaby123

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

I was extremely disappointed with my cruise. It was my first with my seven year old niece and my 20th overall. Your preferences may be different than mine and that's ok. I will talk about both the good and the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bill508 avatar

Bill508

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing cruise.

Ship-Voyager is a good size ship, but with the renovations, they have reduced public space for more cabins. Too many people squeezed into smaller areas. Even though it was recently refurbished, it is showing its ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jjm3

1 Review Written

A lot of disappointments

This is my 3rd cruise and all 3 have been with Royal Caribbean. Unfortunately this one left a bad mark and the way things were handled more or less ruined my vacation for me and left me questioning if I’ll ever ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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KatRina17

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because I it was kid friendly. We celebrated 60th and 40th birthdays and went with a large group. Cons When contacting customer service before our trip, our group was misinformed many ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mlang1962

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great for Smokers... Not for the rest of us!

We booked this cruise as we planned to meet some family we hadn't seen in years. When we got on the ship we rode the elevator to Deck 15. the pool and bar areas. Got off and got hit in the face with smoke odor. They ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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frontline

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comically bad

The cruise seemed like a good way to see SW Australia while kids school is out, here in the States. Well, we did see Australia and it’s beautiful. But the cruise on the other hand... Maasdam is an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Miley_mako

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for couples in their 20-30s

Just to forewarn this is mainly all a negative comment Lol. This ship is the 3rd smallest in the fleet, and built in the 90s. Boarding was not very smooth for us. Royal Caribbean never sent me any emails or a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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FelipeAnh

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awful experience

Starting from the embarkation the experience was terrible. Complete caos, disorganized, very lazy and uncomfortable... get ready for at least 3 hours of waiting. Arriving at the ship we found all the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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