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Norwegian Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

US Coast Guard cutter making darkened ship/nighttime transit through canal.  Wonder why?
Evening conclusion of entire canal transit on Panama City/Pacific side.
Panama Canal transit.  New canal uses tugs vs tracked mules to keep vessels centered in the lock.
Beautiful ship.
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Nice ship

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Eastern

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craig01020
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Just returned from a 7 day Caribbean cruise on Breakaway, my first time on BA, second on NCL. Our cruise had 3,000 passengers. I was very apprehensive because of the many negative reviews I've read, but overall it was better than I expected. The good: The ship was beautiful and in great shape. It looked brand new. Food in the MDR was good, but not great. Six and Burn the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


A new culture aboard that you are not going to like

Review for Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

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singledad33
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Are you ready to be disappointed. This is the cruise line for you then. They have adopted a new culture of ~ No You are the problem We don’t care Burned food Chipped drink glasses The crew eats before you You move out of the way for crew Miscommunication Chaos Zero customer service until you ask for a manager, then ask for an officer, then 2hrs later the officer ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


A really great experience, beautiful ship and fantastic crew.

Review for Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

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Marcusg1954
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise since Covid-19 shut things down. And first time sailing on Norwegian. Up to now we had stuck pretty much to Celebrity Cruises but our last experience on the Edge was less than satisfactory so we tried Norwegian based on a friend’s recommendation. Glad we did, I liked everything about this ship, especially the dining. Food was excellent, I’d say definitely a cut above ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Customer service isn’t part of our culture

Review for Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

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Dasjapan
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Norwegian Escape, 4/16 departure 1st trip after the Dominican grounding… day 3 & apparently bad weather and one port call cancelled and got a recorded message that my 2 different tours cancelled with no alternatives. Very disappointed by the lack of customer service when things go wrong. No real information of what’s going on other than ‘weather’ - that’s is all they said. Do yourself a favor, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony


Back to back Eastern Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises from Miami April/May 2022

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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ashle6
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose to do 22 days through Panama Canal sailing from New York to Victoria. Covid came and went, so did our original cruise which was changed post covid to 15 days Panama Canal + a 25% credit if we chose not to cancel. We added our 'extra 7 days' to incorporate a back to back Western Caribbean cruise, this time from Miami instead of New York, which was then changed to the Eastern Caribbean. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Mostly great

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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cregger57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My brother and I took this cruise. He has never cruised before. I am Platinum with NCL. It was my first cruise back since the Pandemic hit. I was on the last cruise that NCL sailed in March of 2020. This cruise has been booked, cancelled and re-booked numerous times over the past 2 years, so I was glad to finally be able to go. I was still a bit nervous about sailing, as the ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Stateroom #14262

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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carolerose85
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We liked the islands that this cruise went to especially the Dominican Republic because we’ve never been there before. We were disappointed in the beach that we chose for our excursion. The sand was coarse and not the white powder sand I thought we’d find. The ship was larger than we usually like but got a lot of walking in from one end of the ship to the other. The casino was fun. The payouts ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Save your Money

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mumsy420
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

From The Beginning. Escape was canceled. Which meant alot of those passengers joined Encore. I was originally booked on Encore. First stop was The Local for Lunch. Completely understaffed. The food was mediocre. Unlike other NCL ships where The Local is usually top notch. The staff throughout the ship was overwhelmed because of the merge. I found most of The staff to roll their eyes if you ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Pay, pay, pay

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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jimmyjammin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose the encore ship 3 years ago because it was new and seemed like fun for our son. After numerous covid cancellations we were finally able to sail. I have been on almost every cruise line and my first cruise was on the NCL Norway. This ship was a disappointment from the beginning. we came to check in at our appointed time and the line was snaked around the building. After finally checking in ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


WORST CRUISE EVER! PAY EXTRA FOR EVERYTHING, KIDS CLUB CLOSED, TERRIBLE SERVICE!

Review for Norwegian Encore to Caribbean - Eastern

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drcsgrant2
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I sailed on the Norweigian Encore on 3/20 and I am writing this review while I am still on board. It pains me to say that this is the WORST CRUISE I have ever taken and I may never cruise NCL again. I am a frequent cruiser and have been on over 20-25 cruises. The ship is beautiful and the staff courteous and that is all that is good. First of all the cruise was during spring break and they only ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


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