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Norwegian Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

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1,075 Norwegian Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews


terry pattison avatar

terry pattison

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise was cut short -refund promised, but after 4 months NCL haven't paid it.

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This cruise was supposed to visit Athens and Rhodes before going through the Suez Canal. Due to the refurbishment of the ship in Marseilles running over time, NCL cancelled the Mediterranean part of the cruise, and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bob Doig avatar

Bob Doig

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

I will never sail with this cruise line again.

This was to be the cruise of a lifetime but now it will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Even before we embarked, the itinerary had been changed. It was only when I contacted a tour company in Madagascar ...
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Sail Date March 2020


rcafguy avatar

rcafguy

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The crew were wonderful. Some remembered us from previous cruises .

We have sailed with NCL before and feel that they give fair value for the money. They have always treated us with respect, and we find their food and entertainment to our satisfaction. We missed a port in the Azores ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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BerkshireBob

2 Reviews Written

Second time is not a charm

We had done the Panama Canal cruise a couple of years ago from New Orleans to Seattle, this time we opted for San Francisco to New York. The canal itself is still fascinating, but most of the other ports leave much ...
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Sail Date January 2020


dhult15 avatar

dhult15

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Director staff difficult to understand

Luz and Joey, both from Philippines, were a joke. The morning tv show was them acting like small children. Couldn’t understand them. Since Luz was on the mic so often and then every night after the shows, most ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Golfsunandfun012345

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nickel & dimed, classism

We were excited when we heard about the new Norwegian encore boat and received a fair price for a 7-day cruise. We were disappointed to find out that almost everything on the boat was at an upcharge. When we pulled ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Kelbel44

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never again!!!

I decided to surprise my adult son with a cruise and spent months planning the trip. We were very excited about the trip and had excursions booked but couldn't decide about a specialty dining package so we chose to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jkjkic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Did not get the R&R we were hoping for. 1 pool very crowded with young adults.

Disappointed. We sailed in the NCL Breakaway in the Caribbean the week before Christmas 2019, and were hoping to have a relaxing time, but couldn't during the day. The one pool is small and very crowded with young ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SantaFeSkier

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad buffet

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks. -Salad area of buffet limited selection. -Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified. -Entertainment and music were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lovetocruisenow

22 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on an NCL small ship

We are frequent cruisers but had not cruised on NCL for 10 years. This cruise on the Sun was a very pleasant surprise. The ship is in great shape - all the money spent in renovations during dry dock really shows! ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Spaadvisor1

1 Review Written

Underwhelming

This was a birthday gift from me to me with Love. October 26th I was in beautiful Bermuda! I chose this cruise because the price was right, the itinerary Was great. I wanted to see as many places as possible ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Jals3 avatar

Jals3

1 Review Written

Ok by not great

Reposition back to home state. Price was reasonable. Had mini suite, size good, bathroom wonderful, high marks on this. Food in specialty restaurant was very good, main din8ng room food average, nothing’s special. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Hilarion

8 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A+ ship, service & entertainment; C- embarkation, dining, activities, ports

Embarkation in Miami NCL must FIX THIS. It is not wise to begin a cruise with chaos, inefficiency and overcrowding. NCL has the opportunity to create a positive first impression ONCE; and on this cruise, it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Northstar03 avatar

Northstar03

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Star is Fading

We were planning on a trip to Barcelona for week and decided to try a transatlantic experience. Barcelona is great city and we had a great week. Having read previous reviews, we realized that the Star was an ...
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Sail Date November 2019


MIT72 avatar

MIT72

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal and had been to most of the Mexican ports that would be covered by a cruise starting or ending in California. We were particularly interested in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lake Powell Guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama canal has been a bucket list trip for me for years and this one was priced right so I took it. Overall I had a great time. Going through the Panama canal was very well done with Panamanian official on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Vagabondvoyager

15 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

21 Nights of Bliss on the Bliss

I chose this cruise for its length and itinerary. Week long cruises are just not long enough for me now that I'm retired and can cruise longer. I cruise solo a lot and NCL usually has the best solo prices, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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eddieA1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

GREAT Ports of Call!

For a trans Atlantic cruise, this itinerary had great ports of call. Started in Barcelona, a great city in itself, and then 6 more ports of call, before we started on our crossing. We then had another 2 ports of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


mlgb avatar

mlgb

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Last minute Itinerary Switch, Ship is too big. Beware on Panama Canal Transits.

We arrived at 1pm and embarkation was smooth. However there were undisclosed problems getting some passengers from LAX to the ship, which delayed the sailaway for hours (until after dark).Disembarkation in NYC did ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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yadkinval

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

TransAtlantic

Trans Atlantic and stops at three island groups to which we had not been as well as departing from Barcelona to which we have not been - we choose cruises based upon itinerary first. We think the ship is too large ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ahdocent

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great entertainment but lousy food

We've never been on a transatlantic cruise or to Barcelona, so when we saw this cruise at a good price, we couldn't resist. We spent several days in Barcelona - a great city - before getting on the ship. I've ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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peggyajacobs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the cruise, hated the cabin layout!

My husband and I arrived 5 days prior to the start of our cruise and loved Barcelona, giving us the opportunity to explore many of the sites there. We were excited about trying NCL, not ever having cruised with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CruiseGerry

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great experience on the Star

My wife has taught Kindergarten for 39 years. She only had only item on her bucket -- to take repositioning cruise just to experience doing something that isn't in the high seasons: summer, Christmas, Easter. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tomingg

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Buffet was bedlam!

A friend was going on it and invited my wife and I. Like the entertainment and food. Ship was filled to capacity, a little less that 4800 passengers according to a trivia tiebreaker answer, Just too many people. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Star Trek 1

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A bargain repostioning cruise

The timeline fit well for us and the price was great. The food in the dining rooms was mostly tasty, but not always hot. The service seemed to be a bit better in the Aqua restaurant, and Aqua was less noisy. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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