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New York (Manhattan) to the Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Caribbean
New York (Manhattan)

Traveler rating

Excellent

2,161

Very Good

1,403

Average

959

Poor

588

Terrible

361

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5,554 New York (Manhattan) to the Caribbean Cruise Reviews


juried avatar

juried

15 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceptional service, wonderful memories

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NCL Gem Review 3/6/2020 through 3/16/2020 Sorry, this is a long one. I almost did not write it. I mean with so many more serious things on our minds lately. But then I thought, this cruise was exceptional and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

7 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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metadoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We had a great time!

I was there to dance every night and eat healthy food. I give it 5 stars for that. I will say that the NCL Escape, its' sister ship, was a little better in that regard. It's H2O Spice was larger and it was great for ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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edsbiggbuck

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Off Bliss on 3/8 Not Good!

Got off the Bliss in NYC on Sunday the 15th had CDC Waiting for us to take our Temps as we walked off. NCL was told day 2 that a 2 year old on the 03/01 sailing tested positive, And then EVERYTHING Changed. They ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bigkahuna642

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

I’m going to start by saying the staff and crew were very friendly and accommodating and personable and very professional. We saw none of the rude unfriendly staff some of the lower star ratings stated. Yes the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JTB5705

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New Year's Trip not as Happy as we would have liked

The ship itself is fine. The issue is customer service, select ignorant cruisers and entertainment which badly needs a new life. Norwegian has so much potential but often does not live up to it. Their ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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undercovermom

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship and excellent staff

Loved the fact it was two weeks and at the time of year when we needed a break. Beautiful new ship. Observation Lounge was very spacious, maybe too spacious as itwas half empty a lot of the time. Food was okay ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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subiero

1 Review Written

Beautiful Ship and great weather!

I chose this cruise because my senior community was running a group trip including bus transportation to/from NY port. Embarkation was orderly, but the lines to check in were very long, but once we got to the desk ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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seabluffmom

1 Review Written

12 Caribbean Cruise on the Norwegian Gem

We enjoyed getting away to the warmth of the Caribbean and overall enjoyed our cruise very much. Getting on the ship in New York was tedious since they were diligently checking all passports to see if people came ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KruzinKiwi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best mass-market cruise experience

- Summary: we have cruised a number of lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Oceania.) This was our first cruise on NCL and was the best experience we have had on a mass-market ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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dianneace

2 Reviews Written

Gorgeous ship

I really love the luxury of not having to fly to go on a cruise, New York is an hour and a half away and I am grateful that NCL has ships sailing from NYC port. The Bliss is a beautiful ship, very very up-to-date ...
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Sail Date March 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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Dext3

1 Review Written

Amazing times

Wow. First time on the Gem. I was impressed by how attentive the entire staff was. From the executive officers (who were ALWAYS approachable) all the way down the line, everyone made us feel welcomed. The Cruise ...
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Sail Date February 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


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mad5186

1 Review Written

Not one Towel animal all week

Embarking was a breeze they had it all together but disembarking was a HOT MESS one of the links wasnt working so everyone had to pour out of 1 door. The boat is new and clean - the observation room is AWESOME ...
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Sail Date February 2020


bruce48 avatar

bruce48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Time

We were on the Bliss last week 3-24/3-1 to the Bahamas from NYC. This is our 9th cruise with ncl. Also cruised with Royal and Carnival. We live up in the Hudson Valley NY and had a kid drive us to the terminal ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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spedteacher908

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous trip

Our trip was fabulous. We love Norwegian. We prefer the mid size ships of about 2000 people. The elevators are never crowded and the garden cafe is smaller. We got lost so many times in the garden cafe on the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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LJRat

1 Review Written

Great cruse but for the fact ***Unruly teenagers

Love to get away from the cold in Cle! Embarkation experience? Ship (Gem) got in to NY late, so embarkation was delayed perhaps a text would have help .I wouldn’t have gone to the pear to stand in line for ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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frequency1

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrendous cruise to say the least lacking in every category avoid at all cost

Everything was a mess, dis-organized and un-professional from beginning to end! Arrived at the NYC port at 11am and had priority embarkation through the Haven, took 30 minutes to go through security and we were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rocknjoe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceeded expectations (but they were low to begin with)

Not a cruise line devotee - i book for itinerary - so the 10 day caribbean out of NYC fit the bill to get some warmth and a break from old man winter with no airplane travel involved - last did NCL in 1989 on the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Aprilbushey67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time, Great Food, Great People

We cruised on the Norwegian Bliss February 2-16, 2020. It is a beautiful ship, very ornate and modern. Our cabin had plenty of room for the both of us and the balcony was wonderful. The food in the buffet ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Thaumas

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bliss? You've gotta be kidding!

We chose this cruise because we have cruised the eastern Caribbean many times with P & O, flying directly to Barbados. Cruising from NYC to the Western Caribbean offered something different, with a different cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tomandangela

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Choose a different ship

We've sailed with NCL many times (platinum latitude status) and this is the first time we've felt the need to complain. This ship is not equipped to handle the number of passengers they accommodate. Getting on and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Eve4567 avatar

Eve4567

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could be WAY better

The overall experience on the Norwegian Bliss was just alright. One of the things you need to be prepared for is the constant service fees, 20% gratuity charges (which is already paid for ahead of time, so you ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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