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Norwegian San Diego Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Destination
San Diego

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Excellent

12

Very Good

14

Average

19

Poor

12

Terrible

8

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65 Norwegian San Diego Cruise Reviews


Just go! avatar

Just go!

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great two-week trip!

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We have always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal and found a deal with Norwegian (our favorite cruise line) from San Diego to Tampa. This was our 9th cruise, and we found the San Diego terminal to be the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ufgatornurse89

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loyal NCL Cruiser

My parents and I cruised this repositioning itinerary from San Diego to Tampa primarily because 1) we live in Tampa, and a one-way airfare was appealing, and 2) we had the opportunity to go through the Panama Canal. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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hillbilly1

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Bad, Not Great

Chose the cruise because we could see friends and relatives in the San Diego area, sail thru Panama Canal as I have always wanted to do, and then be back home in Florida. Came in a week early to see San Diego, but ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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RVA_PAUL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

PEARL 14 NIGHT SAN DIEGO TO TAMPA

ABOUT MY CRUISE: SHIP/NCL - PRE-BOOKING ITEMS - DON'T DO IT. As items you book are charged diectly to your card at time of booking the item(both excursions and fixed priced dining). I had thought it would all ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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bajabob

2 Reviews Written

"Is this the first time they have done this"

This was a once in a life time deal to sail to the Panama Canal and see what it was all about. We have sailed on RCL and Princess in the past. Lots of factors involved in deciding on this cruise but location, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SailingSteve77

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Seasoned cruiser/CC Coordinator for this sailing

This was my 23rd cruise (mostly on NCL) and my 2nd cruise on the Pearl, and my background as a former Flight Attendant with American Airlines during the 70’s-90’s (back when it was Fun to fly and I had hair…) ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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DoctorRyobi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disorganized. All prior cruises on other lines were better.

We chose this cruise due to the trip through the Panama Canal. Most of the food was mediocre with some good food at the specialty restaurants. All service staff were very congenial and helpful. Many smiles and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Gregand Judy

1 Review Written

Great Cruise

Amazing opportunity to cruise through the Panama Canal. Great job by everyone on board. The bartenders were oustanding as well as the waiters and maitredee. From the time we placed our feet on the deck until we ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ac7ss

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise, if you don't need solid structure.

I have cruised with Norwegian in the past. I like their "Freestyle" format. There is no set dining time, but you may make reservations for most of the restaurants. The buffets are more than enough to keep you ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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charlesalanm

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor food, service, and communication

There was a lack of information provided prior to embarkation. Shortly after making the reservation, it was changed from a 15 day cruise to a 14 day and the embarkation port was moved from Los Angeles to San Diego ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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KGOldWolf48

1 Review Written

Mixed bag - some excellent ratings, others poor

I always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, its history fascinates me. I also wanted an extended cruise for a bit of "R&R". The price point was good but the on-board costs were disappointing. I feel NCL was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Adventure_Seeker_Sean

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Classic cruise ship in need of structural update

Cons -old cruise ship; framework inside hasn't changed -resulting from old design, passengers cannot navigate as easily as on modern ships - traveling portside corridors will not land you at the same places ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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*WorldTraveler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A trip of life time ruined at start

On our NCL cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun, November 2 -- December 2, 2016, the staff was out of control.  Room cleaning was completely substandard.  Staff made little response to requests from the passengers.  ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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shortcir

1 Review Written

It was a ok experience

We wanted to see the south American experience. As we embarked, we had lunch at the Garden Café. We found the food to be of a very messy quality. Again as we ate breakfast and lunch we found very little ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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jillmary

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could have been better.

Unfortunately this cruise was off to bad start as no one could board for along time & there seemed to be no organisation. Finally on board after 2 hrs. in a queue.. then no cabins were ready for a very long time. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Tanndance

7 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

This cruise does not sell out - book late and save $

First, the NCL repositioning cruise from San Diego to Valparaiso and then from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires does not sell out. We met dozens of people that booked the first leg - San Diego to Valparaiso the day ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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HiramAbif

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

itinerary+crew+entertainment+food+value+beaches+weather+cultures = Awesomesauce!

Yes, the ingredients in this cruise vacation are a recipe for Awesomesauce! We're a middle aged couple from north/central Massachusetts. A little over a year ago I noticed the value of this unusual annual ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Repositioning Macchu Picchu Adventure Cruise (Lengthy Review)

I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Norwegian Sun from San Diego, CA, USA to Valpraiso, Chile from November 2, 2016 to November 19, 2016. I’ve sailed with many different cruise lines but have found NCL ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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SookeBC

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A long cruise that left me wanting more

Being in close quarters with your spouse for 17 days, not to mention hundreds of other passengers and crew, sounds like a good way to get cranky and swear off cruising for life. On the contrary, we found ourselves ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Bunson Bill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very pleased with the ship after a disappointing experience on the Epic

After being on the Epic in February I swore that I would never go onto another Norwegian Cruise again. However friends told me that they had experienced great cruises with Norwegian. When I discovered this cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Groove Cruise Cabo Review

I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Gregwhiz

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OK But There Were Issues

This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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rolsen222

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise through Panama canal

I was traveling with my 81 year old mom who has limited mobility. We wanted a cruise with interesting ports we haven't seen before. We both enjoyed the cruise immensely. It was a great blend of interesting places ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Lady Longhorn

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Just Got Shorter

I went to San Diego on Thursday, one day before departure. Wyndham San Diego Bayside provided a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, which is directly across the street from the departure port. The hotel ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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swamie07

1 Review Written

Disembarkation Terrible

Best Cruise of 10 we have taken, until time to disembark. Then total disorganization Like they have never done it before. Kept telling non English speaking passenger to report somewhere so that ship could be ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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