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New York (Manhattan) Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
New York (Manhattan)

Traveler rating

Excellent

58

Very Good

47

Average

34

Poor

17

Terrible

12

Cruise type

Family Cruises

2,996

Romantic Cruises

955

Senior Cruises

620

Entertainment Cruises

508

Group and Theme Cruises

168

168 New York (Manhattan) Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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JTB5705

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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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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Lunan

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Too Many People For the Facilities On The Ship

We sail on Norwegian out of Manhattan because it is very convenient. However, The Bliss seemed to have too many people for the facilities on the ship. The main areas were always crowded with people. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dingneo

1 Review Written

Pleasant cruise with old and new friends.

I was asked to join cruise when one of the participants became ill. I am retired as are the others and had no previous plans so timing was not an issue. The ship is beautiful but not as large as others. I will say ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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dsilbernagel

1 Review Written

Good but could have been better!

Too crowded at times, not personalized, nothing out of the ordinary. We normally have at least have one night where lobster is offered in general dining on cruises with other carriers and it was not offered on NCL. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lovethesea2020

1 Review Written

Mediocre food. Inconsistent service

This was actually our fourth NCL cruise. We have found that certain aspects of NCL have declined over the last few years. Most notably the food. We found the food on this cruise to be mediocre at best with the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dpadgett59

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A nicely refurbished ship

I was travelling with a group of 13 ages 55-65, the ship is very nicely refurbished not the neon colors like some others. Dining options are good, there is the Venetian which is the main dining room, the Aqua, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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598R184E72A

1 Review Written

Great Vacation

The party we were going with chose this cruise. I liked the free style dining package and the fact that you didn't have to get dressed up for formal nights. I was not overly pleased with the dining in the two main ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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worldtraveler786

1 Review Written

First cruise - best vacation

This cruise experience was absolutely amazing. We had a very good time. The food was tremendous at every single complimentary restaurant. The buffet had so many different options. The shows offered were also very ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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reed2comcast.ner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Sea does not disappoint!

We traveled aboard the Viking Sea on their Eastern Seaboard tour beginning in New York City with stops in Boston, Halifax, Gaspe and Saguenay, Quebec, Quebec City and Montreal where we disembarked. Through Viking, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mcmeander

1 Review Written

7 night Bahamas cruise

I picked Norwegian Cruise Line because it departed from New York City. The embarkation was not easy. It took way too long for a handicapped person to complete the onboarding process even I went through the special ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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strutmax

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Horrible ship, bad service, bad food

We have been using NCL for almost a decade, even had our wedding on Breakaway in 2015, but Escape is same class ship tuned down on interior design. Ship is simple design with no personally, practical floating hotel. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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7960Ken

10 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Nice ship with some obvious flaws

This made the third cruise we have had on the Royal. She is a beautiful vessel, but has flaws that won't go away. The most annoying issue is the size of the theatre - way too small on busy nights. Some nights we ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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weluv2cruise50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mostly good

First time first time cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines. I must say I was very happily impressed. First the not-so-good stuff. I was traveling with my two sisters, sharing same room, as we have done on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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taxfree4

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

I tried again but it's not getting better

Went on this cruise on September 1-8, review posted on this site, and decided to get away for a quick vacation and maintain the tan now that the weather is turning. Get to the port and being a Platinum member I go ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Jbren24

1 Review Written

I Got ENGAGED!!

The ship was ENORMOUS with a HUGE variety of activities to choose from each and every day whether at sea, or in port. The entire staff was MORE than accommodating and super helpful! Our balcony cabin was quite ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lat1788

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

'Twas an Epic Escape to Bermuda on the Escape - First time cruiser here!

My best friend and I booked this cruise super last minute. We toyed with the idea of going on a cruise for sometime, however, hadn't actually booked anything till maybe a month before our embarkation date. As a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lyria222

1 Review Written

Great vacay

I had gone on cruises before, but never to these ports nor on this shop. I thought it would be a different experience and it was. The accommodations, food, drinks , dining and entertaining were good. I along with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Nancy Megas

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

New York to Canada Cruise

I booked with several friends from Houston, Tx., in fact, eight in all. I joined in with the solo cruisers and met some very nice fun people to eat with, hang out and dance with, and attend shows with. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Dionfamily

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations !

We were a party of 7 adults (from 20 to 76 years old) all on our first cruise. We departed from New-York and disembarked in Quebec City. Both embarkation and disembarkation went exceptionally well. We never felt ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Crcardone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Reunion cruise

Planned to go to Bermuda for a high school reunion but we were diverted because of the hurricane. We made the most of it because the sun was shining everyday and our fun times were at the district brew house. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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midnite48

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Family Cruise

We had family that was booked on this cruise.. about a month out we decided to join them.. This was the first time that we had cruised with others.. and only our 5th cruise...We had a fantastic time with minor and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Tink2260

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Big ship but small ship customer service

We chose the Carnival Horizon when another line changed to an iterary that would not work for our group. The Horizon had the dates and pricing that fit into everyone's budgets. Even though the ship is huge, you ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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sobailey

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

As Expected

I do not like Freestyle Cruising with specialty restaurants. I paid $1700 for my cruise, why should I pay extra for food and entertainment. Yes, you have specialty entertainment which you have to pay for. The Escape ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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patrickjmal

1 Review Written

Enjoyable but very crowded

I went on this cruise with my wife and two children (3yo and 5yo) with many of her family members to celebrate my in laws 50th wedding anniversary. This was my first time sailing with Norwegian. I have been on ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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adonovan522

1 Review Written

Family and Friend Wedding Cruise

Embarkation was quick and easy for most of the members of our party. We were checked in by a crew member in training. Our check-in process was slow, but we were understanding. The ship was nice and up to date. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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