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Norwegian First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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393

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85

Terrible

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Family Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

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1,520 Norwegian First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Rmend avatar

Rmend

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise, not the last

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I went on my first cruise ever with my wife and friends recently. we were on board of the brand new Encore by NCL. the ship is beautiful and huge! I don't have a lot of complaints. One thing that bugged me ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dardenbjg

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, great first cruise experience for family of 5

Our family of five just got home from a 7 day cruise Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Encore over the New Year holiday. My wife and I have 3 kids: 14, 11, and 9 and this was our first cruise as a family. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Stephanie - Ottawa Canada

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Cruise - AMAZING!!!!

This was my first cruise, so I was uncertain as what to expect. I've traveled to many all inclusive resorts, so was a little apprehensive at the thought of being on a ship for 5 days. I was NOT disappointed, and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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rkoelewi

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

hectic , to large and buter be aware on board

First Cruise for us , so cant compare. We have been all inclusive Resorts in the past and should have stuck with this. We found the cruise to busy , hectic and extremely expensive . Having only about 10 to ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SlovickM

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My first cruise

I couldn't ask for a better experience for my first cruise, which traveled from Miami, to Cuba to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and back to Miami. The entertainment as non-stop, the food above expectations and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RFMJ1951

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Virgin Cruisers

We stayed a night earlier at the Marriott Waterfront The porter walked our luggage over and they processed our luggage right away AWESOME Overwhelmed with anticipation being our first cruise ever but The Bliss ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sutrotower

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good for the ports visited

After reading reviews that were not great on the Sun in the months after dry dock, leading up to our cruise, we were not expecting much. We wanted to see the Baltic capitals that this ship visited and that was our ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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Bobaloo624u

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No longer a newbie

This was my first cruise................I am now hooked. Sitting on the balcony with my honey watching the water kiss the ship was as soothing as anyone can imagine. The food was fantastic (Best Lamb Chops that I ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kell_e_lemon

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Cruise- Dangerous or Just Ignorant?

The Norwegian Breakaway’s 7-day trip from New York City began up to par with expectations and appeared to set the bar high in regards to efficiency in feeding and assisting the 4,000 passengers that embarked on ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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JIMESOPUS

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First time for .... Jade re positioning from NYC to Miami 10/26/17

The title is misleading but here are the first time items, First time on a re positioning cruise – loved it, more planning is involved but opens up new ports to travel to. First time on the Jade. Was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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glennharm

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Western Caribbean cruise

We were originally scheduled on the Eastern route, but due to Hurricane Irma it was shuffled to the Western route. This was fine with us as it was our first cruise ever and hadn't been to these ports either. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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msowko

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first cruise!!

My wife and I were talked into the 7-Day Western Caribbean Norwegian cruise on the Getaway by another couple. We were skeptical of cruises for no rational reason, but we decided to give it a try because our friends ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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TSki2102

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise Ever Left Much To Be Desired

This was my 1st cruise ever. I received a voucher for an inside cabin from the casino where I am a rewards member. A friend recommended NCL so I decided to accept the offer. I paid additional to upgrade to a ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mpatel101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise ever, (mostly) enjoyed it

Did a last minute booking on NCL Pearl to Alaska. This was my first time cruising and enjoyed most parts of the experience. -- I had booked a balcony cabin, which was fairly good size. Even though they claim it ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Campbell2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Noisy, queues for everything. Don't do it...

Chose a cruise from Venice that stopped at Santorini, Athens, Ravenna and Dubrovnik as we have never been to any of these destinations. Our cruise didn't go to Santorini or Ravenna so not a great start, we got ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Albert8

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Honest review for 1st timers

First time cruise for our 25th anniversary and we chose the Epic after researching a few different ships. This one had a 2 night stay in the Montblanc hotel in Barcelona. Booking in - This took about 45 min from ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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soggy1975

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

1st cruise..loved it

Chose this as our 1st cruise primarily based on the price and itinerary. We loved it. Cabins are comfortable with plenty of storage and I really don't see the fuss over the design The food was good..buffet ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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blessed to travel!

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would love to go back!

this was our first cruise ever so we didn't know what to expect. getting on board and checking in was so smooth. our cabin with a balcony was nice and roomy with plenty of storage. our room steward, sheran, was so ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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teacherslovesummer

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise was Outstanding

This was our 1st cruise. We stayed in an oceanview stateroom. Our room was beautiful and clean! We always had new towels and ice! It was a constant party for 7 days! The bar staff and wait staff is exceptional! ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Cyclops94

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun for a first timer

We went on this cruise as part of a big group of friends. Being first timers, we weren't quite sure what to expect. I have to say we were quite pleased overall, and have already booked our next cruise. The Ship ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jami360

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vacation Cruise

It was my grandson's graduation and my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary. It also was my first cruise. Even though the lines were long, we boarded and got to our rooms in no time at all. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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rjeremias

1 Review Written

My Bahamas Cruise Vacation

Being born in the Caribbean and traveling each year over there, I can say this Norwegian Cruise Vacation to the Bahamas has been one of the best ever. Amazing crew members, service, food, and activities aboard the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sagi Ziva

1 Review Written

The best cruise possible

Every detail is taken care of. The Versaille restaurant is the best restaurant in the ship. Very elegant, clean excellent service and terrific food. By far better than the Special restaurants. (and it is free of ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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coola

1 Review Written

Think twice before they set sail!!!

Think twice before they set sail Apart from the entertainment really unpleasant and boring. The food is repeated if you did not eat on Sunday will get it on Monday and so on Terrible staff ratio, the rooms are ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Christian Andersen

1 Review Written

first time cruser

I would do it again just bring more friends next time I went single due to plans for vacation changed I met quite a few different people there And had a blast karaoke was alot of fun and the host was funny as ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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