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681 Norwegian Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

6 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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darienill

18 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

New Encore trip

Encore, Jan 26 to Feb2. We drove down from Orlando to MIA rental car to drop the car. About a 300 mile trip. Dropped the car and took a cab to the port. Cabs are now flat rate of $27 to or from the port and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cb2021

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Breakaway Great Ship/ Adventure

I traveled with Norwegian several times however, this was the first time with Breakaway. I was very pleased. This time I ordered an inside room as those tend to be quiet. I was decompressing from the holidays!! ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Jmoons

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a budget

I know that my title for the review seems bad but it’s a good thing! Look, there’s no beating around the bush. The Norwegian Sun is an older ship- it’s from 2001 so compared to these new mega ships with water ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Joy Sorensen

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great way to see the islands of Hawaii

Great way to see the islands of Hawaii, but this cruise catesr to the large proportion of OVER 55+ in activities, music & entertainment. We are in our 40's and traveled with a 16yr son from Australia and found the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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oldhamchris

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely small ship buffet disappointing

Chose the ship due to the itinerary as we have never cruised in Asia before and wanted to visit Thailand and Malaysia and it fitted with our work commitments This was our 15th cruise and our third with NCl we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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justmike57

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everything was great except getting to see entertainment

It's a very large, highly populated ship. The pool area could and should be bigger to accommodate the 4,000 plus guests. It's shoulder to shoulder in the pool area but there's a very busy bar and it has a great ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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The Ridge

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great smaller ship with a nice atmosphere

My BF and I were short on time but desperate to get away so the 5-day Western Caribbean itinerary to Belize and Mexico was perfect for us. We booked just prior to Christmas and got a great price. Food: We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Silverstar25

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Kudos to the Cruise Director and Team--very fun cruise!!!

Shout out to Terri (DT) and Julian who did an amazing job. NCL arranged transportation. You meet them in the baggage claim area and wait for bus that takes you to port. Check in was (despite reviews I had ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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EdinaA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience!

This was our first experience on Norwegian. It was chosen mainly to perfectly fit over Xmas shutdown and for itinerary, despite overpriced airfares from Sydney to Singapore during busy holiday time. Overall , it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Skierbabe

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice time, but we will not be sailing an encore on the Encore

We chose Encore because it is new, NCL, and looked great. I read mixed reviews about the ship but went on with our plans. We sailed from Miami to San Juan, St. Thomas and Tortola. We had an ocean view cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Gail45

1 Review Written

Efficient

This cruise was a birthday gift from my daughters. This was the first cruise my husband and I went on alone. I was a bit disappointed that we were not traveling with family or friends as we have done in the past. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Bucky6478

2 Reviews Written

Relatively positive experience, but not entirely Blissful

Overall, had an enjoyable experience on the NCL Bliss on an 8 day voyage over Christmas 2019.  The Bliss is modern and clean, with plenty of activities and entertainment, and dining/drinking options and quality are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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eiloo

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good time overall. Unsure of what to expect.

Embarkation: Super easy and quick. We were early (second in line to wait for security) as we wanted to drop off our luggage and check-in prior to going to Pearl Harbor. Ladies and girls will get a beautiful orchid ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Joelocal

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Joy Mexican Vacation The good ,the bad , and the ugly.

The good: It was a wonderful and festive cruise. We had never been on a Christmas cruise. The ship was decorated to the max. The crew was feeling the atmosphere and it showed in their interaction with the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jvuchak

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great ship with a few flaws.

Chose Norwegian Encore after having a great experience on Epic the year before. Overall a wonderful experience. Left from the port of Miami and embarkation and disembarkation could not have been more efficient. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marcolisa

9 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Overall pretty good

We always try the new ships. We stayed at Holiday Inn Port of Miami because it is close to Port and walking distance across the street to the Bayside Marketplace for waterfront shopping and restaurants. Also, we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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