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New York (Manhattan) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
New York (Manhattan)

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Excellent

1,045

Very Good

720

Average

593

Poor

377

Terrible

236

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Family Cruises

2,996

Romantic Cruises

955

Senior Cruises

620

Entertainment Cruises

508

First-Time Cruisers

400

2,996 New York (Manhattan) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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juried

15 Reviews Written

6 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

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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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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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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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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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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Seacucumber

17 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to Western Caribbean

We sailed on NCL Bliss on 14-day Western Caribbean cruises out of NYC so on Feb 2, 2020s. The ship visited Cape Canaveral. Great Stirrup Bay in Bahamas, Ochorios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, Roatan, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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debbi320

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Escape to New England and Canada Sept 2019

This was a Cruise itinerary we always wanted to do. We went for the fall foliage. The sites were beautiful This ship was heaven on earth. So much to do. What a wonderful way to live the adventure at Sea. A ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Delta Charlie

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

No complaints here, total BLISS!

We are a family of five on Deck 5 and went with four additional friends who stayed on Deck 10. We considered ourselves typically non-complainers and easy going for what it's worth. It was easy to notice many ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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weens19

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, relaxing

My family has sailed on NCL 7 times, the last 6 in The Haven. Once you stay there, it's hard to go back downstairs. We have been on other cruise lines but have become loyal to NCL. The NCL Bliss was absolutely ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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DylanTheCruiser

1 Review Written

Great ship & dining. Missed stop and ship rocking just small inconveniences.

Boarding began rough, with a long line caused by equipment malfunction in the port of Manhattan, NYC. By the time we got in, it was nearly 4 PM, an hour after the listed sailaway time. The ship only left port at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Donny From SI

1 Review Written

Big let down-didn't love it ;(

I know this review is very late, but while searching for a new cruise to take, I was reminded of how disappointed I was with this trip. We chose to try Norwegian for the first time, traveling with several families ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jordanmarie1230

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

I chose NCL Bliss because I cruised with NCL in the past and had a great time. The last cruise I took was earlier this year on the Royal Caribbean. So, I thought I would give NCL another shot. We were going to hold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Teressali

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

OVERPRICED TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

The boarding process was a bit more tedious than TSA at the airport. We have a small toddler and wanted to relax and welcome the new year doing something fun and new. This was our very first cruise and certainly the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ptl120cjk

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Haven is Heavenly

I have to open this review with the caveat that we stayed in the Haven. Haven passengers have a completely different experience than those not in the Haven. If you take anything from this review, know that I would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Smiler65

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good First Cruise

Lovely ship for those who like smaller vessels. Plenty out door space, could always find a sun bed. Cabin was nice & cozy for the 3 of us (sharing with 16 yr old daughter & husband) Good food at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bucky6478

2 Reviews Written

Relatively positive experience, but not entirely Blissful

Overall, had an enjoyable experience on the NCL Bliss on an 8 day voyage over Christmas 2019.  The Bliss is modern and clean, with plenty of activities and entertainment, and dining/drinking options and quality are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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YummyRummy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good food & beverage do not mask problems with staff training, ship limitations

I waffled a bit between a 'poor' and an 'average' review, but ultimately chose 'poor' because there were just too many things that we found annoying for our family of four. First, the pluses. The cabins are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Elbrushalya

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a disappointment!

We traveled on this Ship about 3 years ago, had free specialty dining and 3rd passenger free, which worked very well, and the entertainment was so good, that we wonted to go back. This time the cruise was so ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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msgvas61

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ship, ports not so great

We went out of Manhattan Ny and I thought that would be a royal pain in the a.. but it wasn't that bad. We drove up at around 4 AM from south jersey on a Sunday and hit zero traffic. If you are parking at the port ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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froglaps

1 Review Written

Going downhill.

Ok, so I took my first cruise on the Gem 2 years ago. I was left with disappointment after this one. Embarkation was long, the ship due to weather was late, ok I do understand that isn't anything Norwegian ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Miwii

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

"Survivor, Cruise Edition" - but with food and drink

Chose this cruise because of the departure port and Caribbean tour. Enjoyed NCL cruise a couple of years ago so decided to stick with the line. Overall, the trip was meh. Had no expectations, and that was good. The ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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