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mashmish
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
We Chose to go on Breakaway to avoid a flight. It was very convenient. Big ship with Too many people. No problems. Things could be much better. Small rooms no pampering whatsoever. Small pool very Crowded. 3 star meals maybe a 4 in ... Read more
avabro
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
35 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because the date in Bermuda was our anniversary (50th) and we had honeymooned there. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food , as compared to other NCL cruises we were on. The only specialty restaurant we ... Read more
TomCruiser2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Very enjoyable cruise to Bermuda on the Dawn. The process of getting on and off could not have been easier, and the trip was smooth sailing all week. Pros: - Incredibly friendly and helpful crew; top notch wait staff and bartenders ... Read more
moondance55
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because neither of us had been to Bermuda and it was a good deal within driving distance from home... The good: No lines for anything, 3 minutes for check-in! I suspect this ship was less than half full because, ... Read more
kmeyer63
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed three weeks ago
The main dining hall was great, with great service and food. Each port it was very easy to get on and off of the ship. They did a great job at the glaciers, getting close, and giving great explaining what was going on. The only issues ... Read more
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mortiz54
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I spent several months planning for this trip and overall I made the best of it. I spent quality time with my family and that was more important than the ship and surroundings. But since I was asked for my opinion, i give it. First I'll ... Read more
Dekbam
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We sailed the Sun from Vancouver to Seward in July: two parents, two teens. We had two inside staterooms, which were surprisingly roomy with great storage. The ship is dated in décor but very well maintained. Throughout our ... Read more
bnaticchia
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Many great things- food, weather and scenery. We ate at 4 if the fine dinig places and that was a great experience. Disappointed in all the "extras" they charge for and limited activities while at sea. 49.00 for 3 Bingo ... Read more
travelingnurse
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Over all good cruise. I was skeptical about the all inclusive alcohol but there were no issues with drunk people. Drinks per day were not counted, no cards required. Boarding was delayed by several hours and we were herded aboard like ... Read more
steel1203
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
As I had never been on a cruise before, spoke to colleagues who recommended that I chose the itinerary that had the ports I wanted to visit and EPIC med cruise is fantastic as you can see so much if you want as the ports that we visited ... Read more
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konosblackburn
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Word of mouth referral, options at booking were good and enticing. We stayed in Venice a couple days before and loved seeing the city. We were not sure what to expect to check in and it was very smooth. Would recommend going early to avoid ... Read more
Alex Knoell
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Everything went as planned. We spent time off the ship in every port, including Seattle which was our departure point. Out excursions were great, especially the whale watching/Mendenhall Glacier excursion. Cabins were cleaned and ... Read more
darweenie
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My parents took the family on this cruise. My mother is handicap using a wheelchair. The staff goes beyond any expectations. They are all so accommodating. So much to do - never bored. Had Night time parties on the open deck- 70s, 80s ... Read more
kenkeller48
Member Since 2009
1 review
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Based on a comparison with a Norwegian cruise taken 18 months ago, this cruise fell short significantly in terms of food variety and quality. Specifically, no shrimp cocktails available at dinner, no lobster night, no smoked salmon at ... Read more
Chasegirlcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Being a Latitudes Rewards member embarkation was rather easy. My son and his family were in the Haven and tried to have us (myself and his mother in law) board with them because they did not want to leave us alone. We are old enough to ... Read more
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pcphelan
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our son and family chose Epic because it fit their summer schedule and offered for us to join then, which we did. We have cruised 9 times previously and never experienced anywhere near these problems. Our Stateroom required four ... Read more
Nicjon63
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first NCL cruise after multiple Royal cruises. Embarkation was smooth and quick. We were onboard by 11:15AM and were directed to the Garden Cafe for lunch, which did not open until noon. By that time, the crowds were ... Read more
mimb1
Member Since 2009
1 review
138 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We are just off BA and had an awesome cruise. The ships pool and deck are over- crowded for sure. We were a group of 11 (ages 54 to 20) and made a standing reservation for 7:30 each night in the Manhattan room and were seated promptly. The ... Read more
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Mimi1001
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose the Breakaway beacause it sailed out of NYC and Royal Caribbean was not offering a cruise long enough for the week I Needed. I live in CT and have sailed out of Bayonne on Royal Caribbean on the "Explorer" two times. I ... Read more
THATGirl!
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship: Beautiful, huge, state of the art Cabin: Balcony on deck 10 cabin 10724 - spacious with couch near closet, bathroom great size with plenty of shelving, plenty of outlets including right by the beds. Cabin: Interior deck 10 ... Read more
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Dr.Mitch
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
Excellent job all around by ship staff, all of whom were friendly, helpful and made certain that all needs were attended to in a timely fashion. The entertainment variety was excellent, from the Levity Comedy, to shows in the Atrium, as ... Read more
MB12
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Kids Camp - only open at certain times - check in and pick up were disorganized and took a while - evening hours started at exact same time as show (poor planning) - child enjoyed activities / on prior cruise much more flexibility ... Read more
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caclmc17
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised with other cruise lines and wanted to experience NCL. The ship is huge but has organization issues. The main pool is a disaster. It is too small for a ship of this size. Lack of space for chairs around pool is ... Read more
HoustonHaley
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Well I was quite skeptical since I have never been on a cruise before until my Boyfriend highly suggested we go on one for our anniversary. Well I am here to tell you that you're in for an absolute treat! We booked the Norwegian escape for ... Read more
sunnydayz19
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I am a big fan of cruising and went with my family for the 7/1/2017 cruise. We found a decent deal, seemed a bit cheaper perhaps because the cruise covered the 4th of July holiday. I am 31 and single people my age don't usually have an ... Read more
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