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Valley11
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have cruised with Norwegian before and have found they cater to everything we like. The option of the Beverage Package and dining or shore credits, makes it a very good deal. The food in all the restaurants was top rate, and the ... Read more
lailing45
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I recently sailed the Gem from New York to the Bahamas for 7 days. Price per person was actually great at only $499 per person, after tax and the mandatory gratuity total came out to roughly $1,600 for two people. This was my first cruise ... Read more
stickergal105
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Wonderful cruise, fantastic staff, good food, clean ship. We chose Norwegian for their freestyle dining, that was great, we could eat when we wanted at 6 restaurants, so we didn't purchase a dining plan, however we did spend extra to ... Read more
cruise102015
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
This cruise served its purpose that was to see Hawaii and be in port everyday. This ship does give you the advantage of not having to sail 4 days out at sea till you get to Hawaii. NCL has a nice business for themselves with this ship. ... Read more
gisele-siqueira
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
I really loved this Cruise. It was our honeymoon and we picked this trip because we met 3 years ago on a Norwegian Cruise, from Miami, to the East Caribbean. The Guest Service gave us a wine and chocolates in the room and a botte of ... Read more
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CWHF
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
124 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the time frame. The main dining room's poor service and cold un-appetizing entrees were only overshadowed by the excruciating lack of wine service protocol and knowledge of basic salad ... Read more
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lizguillet
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation in Copenhagen was the easiest I have ever done in any country. Everyone working that day was friendly, efficient and fantastic. We were on the boat before 12pm, which was surprising. Boat overall was very clean, and upon ... Read more
misslou_97
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose a cruise in the Mediterranean as we both like history and culture a lot. My boyfriend as a passion for the roman empire and I love seeing new places and people and learning about them. It was our first cruise and we were ... Read more
mkdean12325
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed May 2017
This was our sixth cruise and the third on the Jade. We have always enjoyed the Jade and really like the upgrades in appearence and facilities that have occurred on the Jade since we last sailed. We had always wanted to see Ireland ... Read more
LindaKlomps
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
We had one full day in Barcelona, and would go back in a heartbeat! What a beautiful city. So much to see and do and look at. Something for everyone! We had an AirB&B at Plaza Reial, absolutely great! Went to sagrada the familia. ... Read more
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hurst9999
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was my 3rd NCL cruise (previous on the Spirit in 2004 and then the Gem in 2013). Went with Sister in law and Brother in law and was afraid it was going to be terrible. Read reviews the week before on how bad the service and food was, ... Read more
kathleen681
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We had an amazing time! We had never cruised before but found it a great way to see a lot of things and have loads of fun in a floating resort. The staff were great and the whole experience was enjoyable. We liked our time both on and off ... Read more
Bos2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for our 40th anniversary. This was our first trip flying to the west coast as we live near Boston. May 17th.We left here at 5:30 am and arrived at HNL 1:30pm. We spent three days at Waikiki, just enjoyed relaxing. ... Read more
spnful
Member Since 2017
1 review
LOVED the freestyle version of cruising. So much less stressful! We spent a few days in Honolulu prior to embarkation, so we go to see Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, lots of shopping, the Zoo, the Aquarium, and the beaches. That was a ... Read more
MalervyC
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
343 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Hi All! We were on the Gem the week before Memorial Day. The following is my review of the Gem and our experience: Travel from PA to NY with no issues; parking coupon still works and saved us $70 - whoo hoo!! Check in was a breeze ... Read more
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Johnny2014
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of three things, price, Origination port(Miami), and ports to be visited(We love the Virgin Islands). We had not traveled on NCL for sometime, we had been traveling on Royal Caribbean, We were impressed, and ... Read more
AWC75
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
My girlfriend did for the following reasons; ease of entry being in NYC, Length of cruise and destinations, introduce me to cruising, reviews of the Gem. Trip was great, weather was okay overall, staff was great, restaurants; Italian, ... Read more
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KarenandDave1998
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This cruise was given to us as a gift! The ship was immaculate and the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The port side balcony is a must especially if you cruise along the Napali coast; simply breathtaking. The ship's excursions ... Read more
Whiskers1
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
133 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This is our fourth cruise on NCL, 3rd on the Dawn. We love the fact it leaves out of Boston and that we need not fly. It means our vacation starts sooner with way less stress. I bought the spa pass for the week and it was worth every ... Read more
vigebrew
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Cruised from Boston to Bermuda. My 5th Norwegian, her 1st. A great trip for sure. Only negative was that mother nature sent an Atlantic storm our way forcing the captain to hug the coast line to near Delaware causing us to loose 1 day in ... Read more
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gwynjames
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise, although my partner has been on one cruise before, in the Caribbean. I really enjoyed my first cruise experience. Embarkation was fine once we had managed to get to the ship, having walked all the way from the ... Read more
samvandz
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our honeymoon because of the itinerary and the price point. We were impressed with some aspects, but others left much to be desired. The room itself (10588) was in a great location, but there were constant ... Read more
NICOLA P
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our 2nd cruise on the Spirit. We chose this ship again because it is smaller and more sophisticated than some of the larger ones that have water parks , and fairground rides. We are a couple in our 50s and we love the customer ... Read more
Shud
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
I have sailed Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Carnival for a total of 28 cruises and had not heard great things about Norwegian so had never sailed with them, however, the ports of call for this cruise were ... Read more
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HappyTraveler2
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
69 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We picked this cruise primarily for the itinerary, along with our general preference for NCL. We arranged to disembark in Bergen when we first booked the cruise in November, and later learned that early disembarkations were no longer ... Read more
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