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Norwegian Boston Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Destination
Boston

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Excellent

416

Very Good

310

Average

222

Poor

110

Terrible

58

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1,130 Norwegian Boston Cruise Reviews


h193r avatar

h193r

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best cruise company experience

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1. Before we booked the cruise I specifically asked the NCL sales person what would happen if the price decreased after we booked. I was advised we would be offered a portion of the difference as onboard credit. A ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Tropical79

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very good, except for the entertainment and on-board activities

My wife and I have cruised before, but this was our first time on Norwegian. The ship was very clean and the service overall was very good (wait staff and room steward). We were pleased with our cabin (an interior ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Louise1595

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Just what I needed

We love leaving out of Boston. No planes.....easy port. We love the 14 day cruises in the fall. There are very few kids (I like kids,but as a teacher, it is nice to have adult time) We arrived in Boston around ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL needs to update cruising

I love to cruise, have always gone on NCL, they leave out of Boston, which is great, but my complaints are always the same: cabins too small, bad poop odor in halls. Breakfast ends too early, all day breakfast not ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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pscanlon0317

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Longer is better. Free style is the way to go. Meeting new people is the greati.

This was our first cruise longer than 7 days.It was a good decision and we will be booking longer cruises in the future.Getting on the ship ran smoothly and our room was ready . The inside cabins seem to have shrunk ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Nandy95

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Another good NCL cruise

Being New Englanders we enjoy going out of Boston because of the convenience. The embarkation process was super easy this time...very little waiting around....and as usual, the staff was friendly and helpful. We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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emmacairn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

14 Day Norwegian Gem-Boston to Carribean

This was a solo cruise for me. The second day on the ship the solos got together with Patrick from the Cruise Staff leading the meeting. It was nice to look forward to having dinner and company in the main dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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vacationbuddy

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Immigration Nightmare

The first 10 days were pretty good. Weather was great till the end. Left in the rain and returned with rain. The ship needs some maintenance and definitely all was not working correctly. Some passengers were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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djpk2003

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent trip!

Our family of 4 loved making memories together on this 15 day cruise out of Boston. The ship is the perfect size, in my opinion. The ship could use a few cosmetic updates, most notably some signs that had paint ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cementhands

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Excellent activities and friendly staff great music

We took the 14 night gem cruise because of cruise credits expirations. We were pleasantly surprised as last cruise on ncl was epic in 2013. Recently doing RCL and celebrity. Dining room staff excellent food decent. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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BETTYMEL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best trip ever

A group of us met with our travel agent and we decided on the Gem from his review of it. The entertainment was wonderful, but the most impressive thing was the friendliness of the staff. All of the staff was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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singsong01

7 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise!

We were traveling with friends that had never cruised before and figured that the Boston to Bermuda would be a first great cruise for them. We got to the terminal nice and early and sailed through security and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kclock

1 Review Written

Mostly Wonderful Experience

For our very first cruise, I wanted to choose one that left from somewhere nearby and didnt have a lot of ports to stop in so I had to choose between NCL and Royal Caribbean . I chose the Gem simply for the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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TGlonek

1 Review Written

First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

Received as a free cruise from Hard Rock in Biloxi. I was excited about receiving the free cruise off as it was the first time I was going to be going on NCL. I had heard a lot of good remarks from previous ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jandcblue

1 Review Written

Horrible Experience

The ship was very compartmentalized. No large open area atrium to enjoy. The food was absolutely horrible. We have traveled NCL and other cruise lines in the past and have never experienced such a bad experience ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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fdjksj

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

STAY AWAY FROM NORWEGIAN CRUISELINE

I have been on 5 cruises previously with 4 different cruiselines (including Disney, Princess, and Royal Carribean). My experience on Norwegian Gem was by far the worst. 1. The stateroom is poorly designed, with ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MaVtMdFl

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

3 days at sea on 7 day trip

The whole point of this trip was to see Canadian ports. Norwegian massively let us down. Although there was only supposed to be one tender port, without explanation, there ended up being three, two of which the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Weinbob

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boston to Quebec B2B Early September

I was attracted to the Boston departure in early September 2019, I wrongly thought we would enjoy more pool time and sun - instead we dodged hurricane Dorian and missed Bar Harbor and Halifax on our first leg. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Riley8911

1 Review Written

Following Hurricane Dorian

We chose this ship because of the dates and the ports it was supposed to visit. As it turns out, Hurricane Dorian was coming towards the New England and Canadian coasts. We had to go to Portland, Maine rather ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jsherald

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hurricane Dorian impacts/Geriatric Cruise

The timing of the cruise fit within our schedule so NCL was chosen. This was our 2nd cruise, 1st with NCL and probably the last with NCL. One reason we won't go NCL again - is it's too old of a clientele. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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xtvacationgirl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Watch the weather and read the fine print.

Chose this cruise as it was going North during hurricane season and bought trip insurance thru NCL. We believed the cancel for any reason. When we wanted to cancel the trip due to hurricane, we found we should have ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lafexpress

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hurricane Imelda

Have never been to any part of Canada, was hoping this would be an opportunity to see whales etc. and wildlife. Boston departure was ok, ship dock located in a typical big city port area, mostly industrialized, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Keith63 avatar

Keith63

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise, terrible room

Had such a good experience with NCL on our Hawaii cruise we thought we would book for New England with them. Called NCL and booked through their agent. We had two issues with NCL booking: 1. Booked an extra day ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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urimom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Will cruise NCL again!

The major reason for choosing this cruise was because of how convenient it was...however after sailing with NCL I will def choose this cruise again for a variety of reasons. The Gem is a smaller/older ship ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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aylife

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Island, fun time with family

My husband & I took this cruise with our 3 grown children & our son's fiancee. 4 of us had taken the same cruise in 2016 on the Norwegian Dawn. We all had a great time in Bermuda - we went to Elbow Beach & Horseshoe ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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