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Ky girls
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Never have been on Norwegian thought we would love it. Everything was great except for the dining. 3 hours and bad service is enough to turn you off. Staff at dinner had no personality, they seemed to be none caring. I will commit on the ... Read more
cjw46
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Where do I start. My best advice is if you have to do a cruise then cruise Royal Caribbean First of all I upgraded and paid an additional $400 for our state room to have a larger balcony on deck 9, not realizing that deck 9 large ... Read more
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roniruffi
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Loved my previous cruise on the Getaway. I was so looking forward to this cruise but found much lacking. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes of standing in line to get on the ship. We arrived at around 1 pm. Almost 1 hour was spent ... Read more
Valleygirl97338
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Booked this cruise October 2015, decided to get a Haven Spa Suite. This was our first NCL experience, we've only sailed DCL in the past!! To be truthfully honest with all of you that read these reviews, I was a little nervous!! There is ... Read more
r4golden
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
140 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This will be a 2 part review. You will find my review 1st and then my Wife's impressions. Please enjoy! This was a family cruise for 10 coming from all parts of the US. We flew in a day ahead of time. Rented a car and stayed overnight ... Read more
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aschroepfer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and overall it was a great experience. For the most part, there were no issues getting on and off the ship at the ports, although there was a 45 minute delay at Harvest Caye, apparently due to clearance issues at ... Read more
MumMum
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Invited by a family member for a Mother's Day cruise to ports we have not cruised to before. There were 10 females celebrating. The special deal picking 2 free made it very affordable. Embarkation and Disembarkation were reallly quick and ... Read more
Spaceman0025
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We always cruised with royal Caribbean but did the haven on Norwegian the last two cruises. This ship had horrible entertainment and almost no activities of interest. The main pool area is so small that if I weren't in the haven we would ... Read more
MrzDeeDee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
20 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am a Carnival cruise line girl at heart so when my sweetie asked me to go on a NCL cruise with him, I was very hesitant. All the way leading up to the cruise I was not excited at all. Once entering the ship my mouth dropped, the decor of ... Read more
Bman17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Love free-style cruising. Best ship entertainment was the Dueling Piano's, comedians along with the Company Men. Did not care for the Brat Pack and several left during performance including us. Food was good, really enjoyed the salad ... Read more
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sundeviljuan74
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
After two Carnival cruises in 2015 and 2016 we decided to give Norwegian a try. My wife selected the Western Caribbean because it went to Roatan, Belize and two stops in Mexico from Miami. Driving to the port from South Beach, where we ... Read more
rebel1712
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been in a total of 17 cruises. This is my 3rd NCL. Last year I went on NCL getaway and was very very happy so i figured the new sister ship would have to be the same or better right? well very very wrong. The food was just not ... Read more
Doxie Red
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First time cruising on NCL. Have cruised on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity before. Choose this cruise for the drink package and newer ship. Embankment was easy and waited about a half hour to board the ship. The ship is very nice! ... Read more
Islandtimeflorida
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd time in 6 months on the Escape and truly enjoyed the cruise. Food: If you plan to eat at the Garden Café, make sure you take a walk around the entire area before you decide what to eat or you'll need more than ... Read more
f18sailor
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We were on this same ship Jan '16, so we knew what to expect. We chose this ship again because this time we were taking our children (20/22) and the UBP and option to allow our 20 year old to drink wine was a nice selling point. We are ... Read more
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Arizona204
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We just got off the Escape yesterday and it was a great cruise! It's a beautiful ship with an awesome crew--Tyler was the cruise director and was so entertaining...really good guy at what he does...everyone was so nice. I was in a studio ... Read more
JakerJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My sister and I chose this cruise for our combined retirements. We decided to really pamper ourselves and be a Haven cruiser. We loved it! This was our first cruise and we loved the extra help we received. We had help with embarkation ... Read more
Medusa0422
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We were so excited to go on this cruise and see Tortola. We have always gone on Royal Caribbean, but decided to try Norwegian. We booked a spa suite with a balcony. The room was quite spacious with a nice big shower. We had access to the ... Read more
jose_rosado
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my first cruise and I had the best time of my life. The entire experience was out of this world. I have nothing negative to say. The ship was absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious!!!!! My balcony room was beautiful and very ... Read more
nelsonja5
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
we were gifted a "free cruise" in which it only costs us an admin fee for the cruise line plus port fees. A small price for a 7 day cruise. We paid the upgrade to secure an aft balcony on the 14th deck. What a fantastic room with ... Read more
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sondrab
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose the Escape because I went on a smaller ship through Royal Caribbean last year and I wanted to experience a larger newer ship. My husband and I are in our early forties and we brought his parents with us, they are in their early ... Read more
Cruisewithm
Member Since 2017
1 review
93 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I really don't know why people give a bad review about this ship. It feels moving? Yes, for Christ,  it's a ship,  it suppose  to move. Are the elevators crowded?  Honestly,  I  only had problems with it ... Read more
CruiseJunky
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
393 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My review will be about comparing Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) to Royal Caribbean (RCI) since our major experiences are with RCI. NCL used to be our go to line, but after a few RCI ships, we chose to stay with them. This cruise was ... Read more
Fosfam90
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we were taking our adult kids and the beverage package included was the selling point Ship was very nice. Pool area is very small and track is only one lane. I went down early in the morning to the 8th Deck ... Read more
stacysparty
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My generous sister booked this 1 yr. ago. She books a cruise for her whole family, every yr. She asked us to go this time.( They live in FLA) Pd. for us! Bucket list trip for sure! As 1st time cruisers, we were highly impressed! My 22 ... Read more
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