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Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Caribbean
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6,811

Very Good

5,066

Average

3,603

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2,331

Terrible

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19,403 Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews


RocketSci73 avatar

RocketSci73

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Plenty of fun! Too much noise, ship needs more color.

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Vacation review & journal Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, Feb29-Mar07, 2020 Western Caribbean itinerary sailing from Port Canaveral: Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel Walt Disney World, Mar07-Mar10 (2 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not enjoyable at all....Stay away from Sailing out of New Orleans!

We chose this cruise because we canceled a group cruise and we had friends already booked on this sailing. Going into it, we knew the Pearl was an older ship. However, it had been refurbished or that's what is ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Ports but Different Experience Onboard

We were excited to try a new ship and new cruise route. First thing we noticed when going to our cabin was there were no fish swimming forward on the carpet! That is a staple on all NCL ships except this one. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CruiseFanatic09

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Escape Review

This Cruise ship's crew have went above and beyond in almost everything. When boarding the ship out of Miami, you would be welcomed onboard by some of the crew members. Upon departure the muster station drill was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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glolily

2 Reviews Written

One of the best cruises we've been on so far.

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go away during thanksgiving break from school. We never go aeay during holidays and we wanted to try something different. The ports we went to were new to us aswell. We had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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BirdTravels

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was the inaugural voyage of the new Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean. With a guest capacity of 3,998, nearly 1100 feet long, 160 feet wide and weighing in at nearly 170,000 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nfish

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor Layout

We were the last cruise before the COVID started. This was my 6th cruise (2nd on Norwegian). First I must say the cruise line did an exceptional job of keeping the ship clear & cruisers safe. (All public restroom ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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jimroche

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

DISAPPOINTMENT

Very disappointed in this cruise. Cabin was so so hard to get around the veranda was small. We did have a wonderful cabin boy. Found the main dining room lacking in food and its presentation was quite ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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juried

15 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceptional service, wonderful memories

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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hsmcruise

20 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nervous cruiser in midst of covid 19

Embarkation- was the worst experience out of my 27 cruises. Since the cruise was departing at 4 we were advised to get there 2 hours before departure. We arrived around 1 pm and the lines were around the outside ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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golfnskee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of the BEST!!

My 5 star review is based on the entire experience. Obviously not everything was perfect. Nothing is. This was our 7th cruise, 6th on NCL. The great - Brand new ship that is beautifully appointed. Art work was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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QuickieGlenn

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise yet

I chose this cruise because it was going to Key West & Cozumel, 2 places I wanted to revisit and leaving out of Canaveral meant I did not have the additional drive to Miami. We are platinum with NCL so we know ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cregger57

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Back-to-back cruises

I was on the Epic for back-to-back- cruises March 1-15, 2020. This was the last cruise before NCL shut down for at least 30 days. Fortunately, there was no illness on this cruise and a good time was had by all. I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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SonzTwin

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

It Could Easily Have Been Just Two Stars...

We had booked a trip to China in early March. Since it had to be rescheduled due to C-19, we looked around for a cruise. The 7-day Southern Caribbean on the NCL Epic sailed from SJU, which I've never visited, and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nancy62262

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

This was my 26th cruise and it was by first NOT enjoyable one. The first time I didn't gain weight and the first time we couldn't wait to get the hell off that annoying ship. The food was absolutely the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Where2gonext?

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and great staff

This was our first ever cruise, and it exceeded our expectations, especially after reading so many peoples' bad reviews. I don't understand what people have to complain about? Every staff member that we talked to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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drsalch

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Oh, the brussel sprouts!

We enjoyed our cruise very much. This was the next-to-last sailing before the COVID 19 shut down NCL, and we approached it warily. We observed no especially stringent sanitation efforts, other than an inescapable ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hansonl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, food, service and entertainment-swimming pools not so much

We chose this cruise because the dates matched spring break-I am a professor and had the opportunity to travel (when we booked- we did not know that COVID-19 was on the horizon). We booked on "Black Monday" and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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zoegirard

1 Review Written

Terrible Cruise Experience

Two destinations were cancelled and one was changed before sailing. When my travel agent called to ask for a credit or to cancel the reservation, we were advised that it was too late since the last payment had been ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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davraa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Encore is a spectacular ship

This is my first review on Cruise Critic (pardon the length - I hope this is helpful for those who are interested). Encore was my 7th cruise - sixth with NCL. This was Encore’s last voyage before the major ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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TDHNJ

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Almost Phenomenal

We chose this cruise on 2/6/20 based on the itinerary and low price that went even lower after we booked. We flew into Puerto Rico on Friday, 3/6 and satyed3at the Caribe Hilton (amazing) while enjoying the forts, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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reedbn202

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cruise of Disappointments

Plain and simple - disappointing. To say the least we were very mislead. This was not a cheap vacation and we didn’t expect it to be, but we also expected it to be at least worth what we paid. We chose this cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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swcjlc1

11 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Last Cruise before virus shutdown

Sailed for the first time on NCL in a Haven Penthouse Balcony room. The NCL embarkation and disembarkation processes need a lot of work. Although we were pretty much escorted through the throngs of people it was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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busyone

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall a Good Time on the Final Cruise before CoVid 19 Shutdown

We book a cruise with our adult children and our grandchildren during spring break each year. We choose Norwegian because of the kids sail free offers and the number of activities available for the little ones. This ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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kclanders

1 Review Written

Wife and I had a great time!

My wife and I joined friends on the Epic in march 2020. This was our first cruise. Sailed out of San Juan. Easy and organized embarkation and disembarkation. We stayed in balcony suite 11056. We liked it. Loved ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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