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Norwegian Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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279 Norwegian Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Gino1191

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holidaze

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Literally the best holiday ever! We decided to spend Christmas on the Escape and it did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful. Our group consisted on folks aged 22 to 79 and everyone found their niche and ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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FirePolice16NJ

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

NCL Gem - Dec 23 2017 - 11 Day

Chose this cruise based on where it sailed from, where it sailed to, how long the sailing was, and when it sailed. First time being away from home over the holiday. My family very much enjoyed this sailing. We ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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LBFLEX

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Years on the Sun in South America

We chose this cruise for three main reasons. The itinerary went to ports in Brazil that we have never been before. Two, we love the staff and the service on the NCL Sun. Three, the food is always excellent, although ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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rmurray847

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our group of 12 had a great time at sea for the holidays!

Our group of 12 was on the NORWEGIAN JEWEL from December 23 -30, 2016. The group was my wife and I (4 other cruises) in an Oceanview stateroom, my 29 year old son and his girlfriend (first cruise) in an Oceanview ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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bjlo

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Interesting cruise

Traveled for the Christmas week on the Epic. Our group was a party of 6 with two large balcony cabins. We were 4 adults and 2 teens. Embarkation was very easy. No lines at 11 AM. Staff greeted us with a smile and we ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Markymarc

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

What a dissapointment

It was our second time with the Epic and we thought it would be a great idea to spent new year on board. The crew was not polite even rude at sometimes the officers where rude and were apparently a bit tired, the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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greggliz

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Warm New Years with Warm Friends

Unless you pay for the more extravagant excursions, most coastal Mexican towns/ports are very similar with a lot of souvenir shops and pushy junk vendors. In Puerta Vallarta, the Cathedral of Our Lady of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Jchowell5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great alternative to Christmas alone

Choice based on rates and available dates. This one fit our needs best. Covered Christmas which we would have had without kids for the first time. Also covered our 40th Anniversary on 12/26. Cruise was great ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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dgary870

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

We went on the Norwegian Jewel for the New Years Eve cruise. Was it crowded? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. All in all everything was just fine. The Ship itself is in good condition. No failures or issues to report. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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benson001

1 Review Written

Very Disappointing

Just got off POA and was extremely disappointed in the whole cruise, the Islands were great, but the ship left a lot to be desired. Food, average. the ship had been in dry dock for a refurb just prior to this ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Gordon Cummings

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely ship but 2 of the 3 ports visited: (a) arrived very late and (b) missed.

We flew from Glasgow to Newark and stayed overnight in New York, prior to boarding the Norwegian Breakaway on 20 December 2015 for a 7 day Christmas Cruise to Florida and the Bahamas. The ship was very busy as you ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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hpz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Almost Perfect

We just returned from a week on the Norwegian Escape. There were 21 in our party. The oldest was 74 and there were 11 kids from 2 to 16. Everyone enjoyed themselves. I am going to try to be comprehensive and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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TXterp0723

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Jade- Mostly very good

9 of us ranging in age from 78- 4 years old on the 12-19 Christmas cruise- It was a very good cruise and given that we could just make a 3 hour drive to the Houston port and park it was the easiest ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Dallas_Doggie_Mom

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Year's Pearl

My husband, Kevin, and I have sailed on a Norwegian ship every Christmas for the last six years. We find it to be the most stress-free way to spend the holidays. This was our second holiday cruise on the Pearl. The ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Kevin101 avatar

Kevin101

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Entertainment

We chose a back to back Christmas cruise including the New Year celebrations which was very reasonable in price. We chose an inside cabin, which was a little small but adequate. We found the ship very cheerful and ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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FLMom2626

1 Review Written

Norwegian Christmas Cruise 2014

First time on the Epic on Norwegian cruise line. Cruised with my husband and 18 year old son. I read cruise critic reviews before boarding so I did not set very high expectations. Cruised Carnival 4 times (3 ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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cruiser3722

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing Holiday Cruise!!!!

We decided to book a Holiday cruise this year for the fist time ever. It was amazing! From the moment we walked onto the ship there were beautiful gingerbread houses and Christmas trees everywhere. It was beautiful! ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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runninggirl262

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Dawn B2B 2014 Christmas

Cruise detail: back to back on NCL Dawn for Christmas and New Year's Eve 2014. Rooms: 11020 and 9000 Concierge: Kerabi Butler: Edward Cruise director: Dingo Dave Review Tweet version: The Dawn is a wonderful ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Reevesy

1 Review Written

Christmas and New Year Cruise

Our first time with NCL and we have only cruised 3 times previously one of these with RCI the others were out of Europe. We chose this ship because of its Freestyle cruising and because we wanted to do the Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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940ar93

1 Review Written

Family Cruise full of Hits and Misses

I took my family on a cruise for Christmas this year. We all live in Texas, so leaving out of the Houston port was very convenient. There were 23 of us, ranging in age from 2 to 79. We had a good time, but there ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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KJK1313

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pride of America Dec 26 thru Jan 3

Checking in was a breeze. Luggage delivered pretty quick. Went to room, aft balcony and found the air not working, empty wrappers behind drapes, along with sticky straws next to safe. Spoke with our steward and was ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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tomzon75

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent New Year's Cruise

My wife and I cruised on the Norwegian Star over New Year's 2015. I read all of the reviews before the cruise. I have to say the Star is in excellent shape, it is a beautiful ship. This was our 8th cruise overall, ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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xriva

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Sea. Sick.

This was a challenging cruise for us because my wife developed a raging cold in the middle of it. In retrospect, it was a very good test of the ship's staff, and how they deal with passengers who are under the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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dkmiller3356

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice New Ship But Just Missing Something

We recently returned from the December 26th New Years Eve cruise on Getaway. I am a diamond cruiser on RCL and have also sailed on NCL Gem and Carnival Pride so I've had a fair amount of cruise experiences. ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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cigarboo

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Christmas and New Years cruise

Just got back from another fabulous vacation on the Pearl. This was our 2nd NCL cruise, both on the Pearl. We loved her and her crew so much when we went to Alaska 7/14 that we booked her again for the Christmas/New ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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