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Norwegian Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

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860

Very Good

681

Average

440

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250

Terrible

207

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Family Cruises

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4,277

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2,479

Entertainment Cruises

2,438

First-Time Cruisers

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2,438 Norwegian Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Ports but Different Experience Onboard

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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

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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rcafguy

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The crew were wonderful. Some remembered us from previous cruises .

We have sailed with NCL before and feel that they give fair value for the money. They have always treated us with respect, and we find their food and entertainment to our satisfaction. We missed a port in the Azores ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ga2dance

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rome to Dubai comedy of errors

Just recently returned from NCL Spirit cruise that was suppose to be 21 days from Rome-Dubai, leaving on Feb. 11. This was changed because the ship was being refurbished and it was not ready. New date Feb. 14. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cookingfor5

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and superb staff

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and ship size (not too big but amenities of a larger ship). The itinerary was excellent, although we missed a port (Bonaire) and were annoyed with “after final payment” ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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love2cruise2020

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NOT TOO IMPRESSED

I rate my overall experience of NCL Pearl (7-day-Honduras, Harvest Caye Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel) a 3 for the following reasons good/bad: I loved our cabin room (with balcony) 8518 that is right smack up ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mousy56

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NCL Joy

NCL Joy was a very nice ship. Food in specialty restaurants was wonderful. We tried Cagney’s, le bistro, Q smokehouse, Ocean Blue, and la cucina but main dining Manhattan room was just ok. Don’t eat all day ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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grover75

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding staff

I chose this cruise as a way of seeing the Virgin Islands for the first time. While the islands were fantastic, the standout feature of this trip was Norwegian's staff. They seemed truly concerned that we had a good ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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packercruising

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fun time, great service.

This is going to be a fairly short review. We have been to all the ports and the only excursion we booked, got cancelled. GENERAL IMPRESSIONS • EMBARKATION- 3 Stars; Considering we are Platinum members, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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KruzinKiwi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best mass-market cruise experience

- Summary: we have cruised a number of lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Oceania.) This was our first cruise on NCL and was the best experience we have had on a mass-market ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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rnfulk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun ship with tons of activities

I chose NCL and the Epic for their southern Caribbean itenerary. This was my first cruise and I was worried about the size of the ship and the reviews of the bathroom layout. First of all, for a 4000+ person ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Wedgie23

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very different from the mega ships - Some good, some bad.

If this had been our first cruise it probably would have been our last. Finding the larger ships quite overcrowded we decided to try one of the smaller ones, Dawn, to see if we liked it any better. I have done ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ChristmasLegend12

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Satisfying Cruise

Even with the Carona scare the embarkation was quick. And debarkation even quicker. The food was good overall, my only negative would be the buffet. They have super reduced the variety at the buffet. The food ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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beach980

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointed!

I have gone on 6 cruises mostly with RC. After this experience I will never go with the Norwegian Epic ever! We just got back. Traveled end of Feb 2020. I will give you the pros and cons of our experience ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kforrencej

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of their newest ships and also one of the worst

I booked Norwegian because I have enjoyed my previous 2 cruises with them. I love the free-style dining and always felt like I had great value for an exceptional overall experience. Not this time. Here is why I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ccrocke1

1 Review Written

2nd cruise went downhill :(

I just finished shed my second cruise, first one being only 13 mos ago on the Norwegian Sky to the Bahamas for 4 days total. This cruise was on the Norwegian Pearl 6 days total to Belize and Costa Maya. My first ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Michelleg1199

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Such a wonderful trip!!

I was anxious to come home and write this review after reading so many negative reviews since encore set sail in November. I can 100% say I don’t know why so many have complaints from this ship. This is my 4th ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kellilikestocruise

1 Review Written

Nickel and diming

We have cruises with Royal Caribbean, but it was 10+ years ago and more recently cruised with Princess. We wanted to try another company because the crowd on the Princess was quite a bit older and even in our mid ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruisingtheBays

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Dawn to Dusk Sun & Fun

We are loyal NCL Cruisers having sailed only with NCL. This is our 2nd time on the Dawn.... a great mid size ship..... big enough to have lots of amenities but small enough not be overwhelming. Perhaps because ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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feeferlump

1 Review Written

Try another cruise ship

Not what it's advertised to be. At sea days, very poor shipboard activities. They exist, but are short. When you are so bored you find yourself in the library playing checkers, there is a problem. Although many of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Eve4567

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could be WAY better

The overall experience on the Norwegian Bliss was just alright. One of the things you need to be prepared for is the constant service fees, 20% gratuity charges (which is already paid for ahead of time, so you ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Seacucumber

17 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to Western Caribbean

We sailed on NCL Bliss on 14-day Western Caribbean cruises out of NYC so on Feb 2, 2020s. The ship visited Cape Canaveral. Great Stirrup Bay in Bahamas, Ochorios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, Roatan, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mikeuytt

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Bring your wallet

To start I have sailed with Norwegian 7 previous times on boats like epic getaway and breakaway. I have always loved them and hence bought into The cruise next which is a program that if you give them money to book ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cessna98f

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Less Than Average Trying to Outdo the Worst?

First the ship,is typical of trying to add more decks and rooms without any more elevators, dining or show room.With 4000 people it could be elbow-to-elbow. Folks were not rude, just TOO MANY! Ship was too long. We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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pat24711

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Second time around

Good: Beautiful Ship. Well appointed. Very clean & nice graphics. This was our 20th cruise. Second on Norwegian. Room Steward was great. Bad: First experience was on the Dawn. was not good but, wanted to try ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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