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Norwegian Southampton Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Very Good

111

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92

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404 Norwegian Southampton Cruise Reviews


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owsaw

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Inaugural & Transatlantic Cruise...What's Not To Like?

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Overall all these CC reviews are fair and accurate. Being an Inaugural cruise with roughly 50% occupancy our experience most likely will not be the norm on a full boat in season. Still all of pros & con assessments ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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TravelGalValerie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing design choices by NCL in their newest fleet addition

Overall NCL Encore seems like a downgrade from it's Breakaway Plus class sisters/predecessors. NCL has removed some outside public deck space in favor of an expanded Vibe Beach Club (requires purchase of a pass, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Single Cruiser

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Latest but not the best in class

Having completed inaugural cruises on Breakaway, Getaway,Escape and Bliss. The latest new ship Encore was booked when first released. This was my 18th NCL Cruise (around 30th Cruise overall) and 6th trans-Atlantic ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dreamsandmore

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Top Notch Entertainment & More

We chose this cruise because we were excited to be on the first sailing of a brand new ship! The entertainment was great! We especially enjoy music and were not disappointed. We loved WT Greer, the piano ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Metsbill

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Baltic cruise -- amazing value

I was previously on the jewel and enjoyed norwegian. I chose this for the itinierary. The itinerary was amazing, i love freestyle dining, U got back from st pete at 9:40 and was still able to have a sit down ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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pondxrosser

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Inaugural Transatlantic Crossing!

Cruise number 10, our third transatlantic crossing, and also our third cruise on Norwegian. The Encore was beautiful! We had an aft facing balcony stateroom which was adequately spacious, very comfortable bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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slinden

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Transatlantic Cruise

We were on the inaugural voyage which started in Southampton and ended in New York. Although the weather was lousy we still had an enjoyable cruise. We stayed in a balcony cabin with the extended balcony. The ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ragann63

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good, not great.

Chose this for the crossing, our first. Booked adjoining mini-suites. Stay away from Deck 9! Rooms are above the clubs and music is crazy loud. Southampton is a great town full of personality and history. Spend ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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expatriate

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Inaugural trans Atlantic , non stop Southampton, UK to NewYork , USA.

Basically used as transport from the UK to the Caribbean, we had time to take this trip as part of our itinerary to reach home. Southampton check in -very quick and efficient the only flaw was NCL’s oversight ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BstnCruiser

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

The ENCORE of the breakaways-plus ships

ENTERTAINMENT-my 11th NCL cruise and still can say the sound techs still don’t know what they are doing in their field. Choir of Men are very talented. The sound tech had no ability to mix the background vocals- ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tahlz

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Food on a Cruise

Have been on two cruises before this one (Royal Caribbean, Princess) and this BY FAR has been the best food I've experienced - no complaints whatsoever. The food came out perfect everytime and was always delicious! ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ElroyLim

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well done to service and entertainment crew

The itinerary was great. Most serving, entertainment staff were great people that made this old cruise ship gaining a reputation for good friendly service. The highlight is a trios, Soul Brothers singing many ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mikejanl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Voyage to "Nowhere"

The cruise was chosen for the itinerary despite travel agents caution about NCL quality. The cruise did not visit several stops supposedly due to weather. Whereas three scheduled stops and two substitute locations ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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virgincruiserchick

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dirty Linen 13k Med Bill And Hidden Extras

I chose this 15 day Mediterranean cruise because of the amazing destinations. If it hadn’t been for the amazing destinations we visited, we would’ve jumped overboard. Terrible... read on Great selection of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Silverbark

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

15 Day Mediterranean Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, and it did not disappoint. We knew the ship was tired and would be going into dry dock for retrofit. But I loved the size and layout of the Spirit. The staff and crew overall ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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debbieedoo

1 Review Written

Lack of imagination

We have cruised with this cruise line several times. We had always had a good experience but since our last cruise I am a vegetarian and can only comment on the lack of vegetarian options are atrocious Lack ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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richvon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Iceland and Mystical Fjords

Norwegian Spirit - “Iceland and Mystical Fjords “ - Sept 2019. Accompanied by my wife and son. We booked this cruise mostly because of Iceland (never been), but was also pleased to hopefully re-visit ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tombli

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A lot of changes but handled fairly well

We were on the Spirit for the Norway/Iceland/Ireland itinerary in late Sept/early Oct. 2019. Due to Hurricane Lorenzo moving up from the Gulf, there were several changes in our itinerary. It resulted in some people ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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louiepie

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Looking forward to Amsterdam and Iceland. Booked >400 days before the sail date. We had 4 fabulous days in London before sailing. We planned private excursions at every port at great expense. Embarkation went ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dloveys

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of sea days

I’m sure by now you are aware of the issues that the passengers on the cruise of the Norwegian Spirit endured. I will recount my experience. We saved and saved to do this cruise to Iceland. It was our once in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lynne Argent

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING

Ports we wanted to visit Service from most was acceptable but not from tours desk where we had a female total ignore us and then was not much help after that. Then to be ripped off for 111min on internet when it ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Mandorsatu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad weather forces itinerary changes

I have just disembarked from this Norwegian Spirit cruise that started in Southampton on 27th September and was supposed to call at Ijmuiden for Amsterdam then on to Bergen, Flam and Geiranger in Norway before ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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johnlindaburdick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL sail quality has dropped significantly

With the exception of 3 people, it was as if this was a training cruise. Most stood around, and several times we had to go searching for people to help. The tendering process was painful! We stood in the wind and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Gsp37

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Insulting service on board

I chose this cruise because of my quite good experience with the Norwegian cruise line and because of iternerary (20th of July-3rd of August, Great Britain and Ireland). What was good? I give a high mark for the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Juno023

1 Review Written

Loop around the UK on Spirit 2019

Family of 6 chose this cruise because of the ports and the time of sailing (vacation days) and because we wanted to spend pre cruise in London. Check in at ship was fast and boarding, luggage to stateroom, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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