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Norwegian Los Angeles Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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Los Angeles

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1,365 Norwegian Los Angeles Cruise Reviews


Toastboy avatar

Toastboy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overall I'm impressed with the ship, and amazed by the crew.

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We chose this cruise because it is convenient for us in Arizona to go to the Mexican Riviera. We have been to all of these ports multiple times, so the trip was more about the experience, and getting away than ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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travelbug10

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We were in a safe bubble

20 of us from the Houston area sailed on March 8th - our spring break. While we considered cancelling, we made the decision to go forward not knowing that this would be the last sailing for the Joy for a while. It ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nopenope

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was our first and last Norwegian cruise. Not anywhere near as good as Royal Caribbean. Boat was blah-no fun art anywhere, not colorful, small theater with cup holders like a movie theater-no balcony, other ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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calaforte

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Above and beyond!

My BF and I just got back from our first Norwegian Cruise which was also the last that sailed before Corona Virus stopped cruise lines from continuing their cruises. I just have to say that Norwegian stepped up to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mellow1

1 Review Written

Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jbpcalifornia

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No joy on the Joy

First cruise with the entire family, including 3 kids, ages 4 and 2. thought this would be a good starter since it was relatively close and we had been on the itinerary before with other cruise lines. Overall, ...
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Sail Date March 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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thiax13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

21 Night Panama Canal Cruise booked 7 days before departure

I booked this trip at the last minute because 1) The Panama Canal was on my list and 2) I had an unexpected long opening in my calendar. First Norwegian cruise for me. Generally lovely ship except for the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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briancj

1 Review Written

NCL Joy - Mexican riviera cruise Mar 2020

All and all it was an average cruise, wasn’t our best or worst one. Pros Observation deck was one of my favorite places on the ship. They had light snacks (cheese, meat, crackers, fruit) and games to play ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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WoodsieORL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Daytime Transit was Overnight

I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bruges

1 Review Written

Good thanks to the crew.

This was our 3rd cruise with NCL, 15th in total. We choose this cruise for the itinerary. I must say, being European and living in a mediëval city our expectations are high. You can not surprise us with a 19th ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Casey2828

1 Review Written

Upgrade Bid to a Haven Suite

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the time of year. This was our first cruise in many years and our first on the NCL line. We originally booked a mini suite and put a bid on an upgrade about 30 days ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kellianded

1 Review Written

Norwegian Gem - Cons outweigh the Pros

Overall the Gem is a nice ship but the poor quality of food and lack of interesting activities made for a rather ho hum three week cruise. My wife and I chose this cruise because the itinerary because the ship was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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RogerLJ

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Near Perfect Cruise

This was our 8th NCL cruise but our first on a large ship. My wife and I were a bit concerned about the size, but were pleasantly surprised to discover that large doesn't necessarily mean crowded and congested. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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memajajo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We took the Norwegian Joy from LA to Miami on Jan 17, 2020 because it went through the Panama Canal, which was on out bucket list. We have done several cruises on various cruise lines, but this was our first ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Igo4fun

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never Again

My Husband and I were looking for a winter getaway from the cold of the Midwest and choose the Panama Canal Cruise because of the January departure from Los Angeles, Ca. This was one of those bucket list trips for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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key2860

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware ! Norwegian Cruise Line

BEWARE ! NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE. After 14 cruises over the last 30 years with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Carnival, and Norwegian — including 2 European cruises, an Alaskan Cruise, an Atlantic/Bahama ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lindykaye

1 Review Written

Overall, had a great time!

We were on this cruise as part of a tour group to experience going through the Panama Canal. Therefore, most of the planning and details were taken care of for us. When we got to the ship, there was a long ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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tortuga777

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great staff and food, but this boat is just too big!

Is bigger always better? That depends, of course, on whom you ask. In my opinion The Norwegian Joy is just too big. My wife and I took the Joy, from LA to Miami because of the itinerary: a full transit of the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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lsnhc

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful time, but..............................

The Joy is, unquestionably, a beautiful ship. That being stated, there are several deficiencies as to the ability to handle 3800+ guests. The theater is not able to handle the crowds and unless you got there at ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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COOP4444

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A fully delightful Cruise experience!

As Platinum travelers on NCL and having cruised multiple times with other cruise lines all around the world, my wife and I selected this NCL cruise as we have never cruised through the Panama Canal and wanted to do ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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TranquilityTravels

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Haven is a Haven from the cruise masses!

We booked this cruise last minute (less than 60 days out) as a getaway for the two of us. We wanted to try the Haven on Norwegian as we have heard great things about it and prefer to travel in similar class suites ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sshs

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great service!

We chose this cruise as it allowed us to go to warm-weather ports in the winter, and we could use 2 Cruise Next certificates. Our last NCL cruise had not been great - especially the service. We'd been on the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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csrsue

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just ok

First time on the Norwegian line. We had high hopes since this is a pretty new ship (built in 2017) and then had a major refurbishing in 2019. And while some of those hopes were met, others were not. We had ...
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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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