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Norwegian New Orleans Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Destination
New Orleans

Traveler rating

Excellent

610

Very Good

529

Average

313

Poor

220

Terrible

112

Cruise type

1,798 Norwegian New Orleans Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not enjoyable at all....Stay away from Sailing out of New Orleans!

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We chose this cruise because we canceled a group cruise and we had friends already booked on this sailing. Going into it, we knew the Pearl was an older ship. However, it had been refurbished or that's what is ...
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Sail Date March 2018


nfish avatar

nfish

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor Layout

We were the last cruise before the COVID started. This was my 6th cruise (2nd on Norwegian). First I must say the cruise line did an exceptional job of keeping the ship clear & cruisers safe. (All public restroom ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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jimroche

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

DISAPPOINTMENT

Very disappointed in this cruise. Cabin was so so hard to get around the veranda was small. We did have a wonderful cabin boy. Found the main dining room lacking in food and its presentation was quite ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nykr9595

1 Review Written

DO NOT EVER BOOK THROUGH EXPEDIA!!!!!!

The NCL free promotions for dining and beverages etc is a real differentiator. I have noticed that in the last few years the cruise lines are now up charging for everything and it is very annoying. I would rather ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Liljo22

1 Review Written

New Cruise at the Top of My List

I had been watching cruise pricing for a Spring Break cruise out of Galveston or NOLA for sometime. When NCL added the 3rd and 4th free perk the price dropped a ton and I pulled the trigger on the Getaway cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LondonZordan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Get Away from the NCL Getaway

Norweigan Getaway FEB 2020 Review The booking experience was a nightmare (I booked directly thru Norweigan). I ended up talking with several different NCL consultants and hands down they were rude and several mis ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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JDM1

5 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Excellent Holiday

We were slightly apprehensive going on our first NCL cruise on a large ship like the Getaway given some of the negative reviews. However, we had a great time and can’t believe why some people are so critical. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


MARB avatar

MARB

1 Review Written

First Time Definitely Not the Last Time

I was a first time cruiser and was delegated by my group to research cruise lines, destinations, and deals. After countless weeks of research we voted on the Norwegian Cruise Line porting out of NOLA. We were very ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Docb225

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun Getaway

Booked this cruse at the last minute because the price, $306.00 for an interior room. Ended up getting upgraded to a midship balcony through the Upgrade Andvantage program. Had read a lot of horror stories about ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as good as I remember

Embarkation in NOLA was fast. I estimate that we were onboard within 15 minutes from the time we got in line. They said our room would be ready around 1:30 pm and it was. The Free Dining rooms food was not as ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cowracer

1 Review Written

Pretty much just frustrating

The Getaway is a fantastic ship for 2300 people. The problem is they put 4000 on it... In no particular order: The HVAC system onboard seemed overwhelmed in the common areas and in the cabins it seemed they ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Temeculan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First NCL cruise...

My wife and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary so we decided we'd try NCL booking the Haven. Well worth it at the price point we got. Service was great...priority embarkation/debarkation was terrific! Made the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


bays avatar

bays

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second cruise on Getaway

We booked this cruise only a couple of months in advance to get out of town at Mardi Gras. We usually do go somewhere Mardi Gras week because school is out for the week. Although we had just cruised on the Getaway ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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maverdegem

1 Review Written

Large and busy ship

We didn't choose the cruise,it came as part of a visit to Tenessee.It was a very large ship and very busy as it was half term in some parts of America. There was only one small pool, far too small for the amount of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cocotte9

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best cruise to date!

We took this cruise from New Orleans, But we flew in the night before and stayed at the Whitney hotel near Bourbon Street and also a short drive to Julia street cruise ship terminal. The hotel was very expensive ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dingawing

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Cruise!!

I wanted to take a cruise and get away to just destress and recharge so I booked a Western Caribbean cruise on the Getaway that would let me check off two boxes on my to do list. Be in NOLA during Mardi Gras and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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WestTexasCruiser

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

I chose this cruise due to NCL's private island and the stop at Costa Maya. Usually, we prefer Eastern or Southern Caribbean, but change it up sometimes. Our last NCL cruise was the same itinerary but on the Dawn, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Arkie1966 avatar

Arkie1966

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Forever waiting

This was my first time to try NCL. Positive: The ship is beautiful and I felt very little movement. The drinks were strong and I thoroughly enjoyed trying different drinks. The entertainment was out of this ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Kellilikestocruise

1 Review Written

Nickel and diming

We have cruises with Royal Caribbean, but it was 10+ years ago and more recently cruised with Princess. We wanted to try another company because the crowd on the Princess was quite a bit older and even in our mid ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pchanasyk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Second Time NCL - Did not disappoint but avoid NOLA

We were on the Getaway from the 16th to the 23rd sailing out of NOLA to the Western Caribbean. I am ranking this a 5 cause everything NCL controlled was amazing and we had a fantastic time but I will never sail out ...
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Sail Date February 2020


rueben avatar

rueben

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Our Getaway From The Cold North

I am 62 and my wife is 57 and we are from Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is our third cruise. We were on the NCL Epic last year when there were numerous engine problems and our ship crashed into mooring pillars in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


HVLW11 avatar

HVLW11

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Had a blast! Can't wait to cruise again!

Departure city Our cruise departed out of New Orleans. We chose to arrive on Wednesday, two days early, and utilized the free/reduced airfare offered by NCL paying only the $25 fee for our flights. Our flight was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cockney cruiser

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We chose this cruise for the itinary and free offerings. The embarkation was not very good but no fault of Norwegian, weather conditions delayed entry into the Mississippi river. The actual check in process was slow ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Brprod1 avatar

Brprod1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE REVIEW ON NCL BREAKAWAY - READ MINE!

Just like so many of you, I came to cruise critic to read reviews before I booked my 9 Day Caribbean Cruise on NCL's Breakaway. After reading so many negative comments I still booked on NCL, because I've sailed on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Punkin44

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Getaway

We choose this cruise because we had not been to most of the stops nor traveled with Norwegian and wanted to give it a try. Aside from the embarkation which was a NIGHTMARE because we waited in lines for over 3 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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