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Norwegian San Juan Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
Destination
San Juan

Traveler rating

Excellent

82

Very Good

104

Average

73

Poor

43

Terrible

28

Cruise type

330 Norwegian San Juan Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Ports but Different Experience Onboard

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We were excited to try a new ship and new cruise route. First thing we noticed when going to our cabin was there were no fish swimming forward on the carpet! That is a staple on all NCL ships except this one. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


cregger57 avatar

cregger57

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Back-to-back cruises

I was on the Epic for back-to-back- cruises March 1-15, 2020. This was the last cruise before NCL shut down for at least 30 days. Fortunately, there was no illness on this cruise and a good time was had by all. I ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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SonzTwin

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

It Could Easily Have Been Just Two Stars...

We had booked a trip to China in early March. Since it had to be rescheduled due to C-19, we looked around for a cruise. The 7-day Southern Caribbean on the NCL Epic sailed from SJU, which I've never visited, and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Hansonl avatar

Hansonl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, food, service and entertainment-swimming pools not so much

We chose this cruise because the dates matched spring break-I am a professor and had the opportunity to travel (when we booked- we did not know that COVID-19 was on the horizon). We booked on "Black Monday" and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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zoegirard

1 Review Written

Terrible Cruise Experience

Two destinations were cancelled and one was changed before sailing. When my travel agent called to ask for a credit or to cancel the reservation, we were advised that it was too late since the last payment had been ...
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Sail Date January 2020


TDHNJ avatar

TDHNJ

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Almost Phenomenal

We chose this cruise on 2/6/20 based on the itinerary and low price that went even lower after we booked. We flew into Puerto Rico on Friday, 3/6 and satyed3at the Caribe Hilton (amazing) while enjoying the forts, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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kclanders

1 Review Written

Wife and I had a great time!

My wife and I joined friends on the Epic in march 2020. This was our first cruise. Sailed out of San Juan. Easy and organized embarkation and disembarkation. We stayed in balcony suite 11056. We liked it. Loved ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Johnny__rogue

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruising during the Corona crisis

I recently returned from a cruise with my family on the Norwegian Epic. Our port of call was San Juan. We were originally scheduled for a 7 day Caribbean cruise, but it turned out to be a few extra days due to the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Busher56 avatar

Busher56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

All what you make it

Having cruised with Norwegian before and hailing from Wisconsin, the beverage package and destinations were a big draw. After reading the reviews on the Epic (like I do before I go anywhere on vacation) I was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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explore rest repeat

1 Review Written

Some good, some not so good...

Hoping you are comfortable, because this one will be a long one... This year, we decided to try a cruise to see if it was 'for us.' With some destinations in mind, and only a specific date range free, we searched ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cookingfor5

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and superb staff

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and ship size (not too big but amenities of a larger ship). The itinerary was excellent, although we missed a port (Bonaire) and were annoyed with “after final payment” ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Catrichards avatar

Catrichards

1 Review Written

Disappointing ship, uncomfortable

Good itinerary, but this ship design is bad. My husband's feet hung off the bed by about 6 inches. No other Norwegian ship has been like this! The room is cramped, with no real bathroom, just a cubicle for ...
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Sail Date March 2020


CathieZC avatar

CathieZC

1 Review Written

Top Notch Cruise, few issues

The Epic is a wonderful ship. We will certainly consider sailing on it again, if it's going where we want to go. The public areas are well-done. We loved Cirque and Burn the Floor. My only complaint regarding ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Glenn J. avatar

Glenn J.

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Epic March 1st

This is my second NCL cruise, and like the first one embarkation & disembarkation was the smoothest of all the cruises I’ve been on. (Been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean, 15 cruises in total) This ship never ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Disbidnesd avatar

Disbidnesd

1 Review Written

Nice ship bad cabins

Ok so we (group of 12) choose this ship and cruise line for the ports it was going to. I usually cruise with Royal Caribbean and after this cruise with NCL I will he going back. I had read several reviews about ...
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Sail Date March 2020


rnfulk avatar

rnfulk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun ship with tons of activities

I chose NCL and the Epic for their southern Caribbean itenerary. This was my first cruise and I was worried about the size of the ship and the reviews of the bathroom layout. First of all, for a 4000+ person ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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pedemangonz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship, bad itinerary

My wife and I had been on Epic twice before this cruise so when the opportunity to go to the ABC islands out of San Juan we jumped at it. Without notice, without any explanation, and after the cruise was paid for ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PWDfolks

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

In Spite of Ourselves

We booked this cruise based on the itinerary. We were particularly keen to visit Curacao, which offered a whole day on the island. Alas, things changed. We were scheduled to arrive in Curacao at 6AM (you read that ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Grandie1313 avatar

Grandie1313

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The pros and cons of sailing on the Epic in the Southern Caribbean

Last year we sailed on the NCL Getaway this same week. This year we tried the Epic. I loved this ship. It is huge (aren't they all?), and pretty. We chose a cabin layout with the bed closest to the balcony, which ...
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Sail Date February 2020


beach980 avatar

beach980

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointed!

I have gone on 6 cruises mostly with RC. After this experience I will never go with the Norwegian Epic ever! We just got back. Traveled end of Feb 2020. I will give you the pros and cons of our experience ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Quadrinity

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pretty Good Overall - Hope the Drydock Retrofit Fixes Issues

First off, embarkation was awesome! We arrived at the San Juan Port at 12:30 p.m. Got in line, dumped our checked bags, got to the main hall, NCL cards, on the ship, up to the 15th floor and had an ice cold bevvy ...
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Sail Date February 2020


awaterman1371 avatar

awaterman1371

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice but not great

I have been on 4 cruises total so can only compare to the other NCL experiences I have had. I had spent 2 days in San Juan before the cruise. This cruise left at 9:00pm. EMBARKATION - This was probably the best ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Lollygil avatar

Lollygil

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Epic problems

This was my 9th NCL cruise and by far the most disappointing. The southern Caribbean itinerary was great, but the short port time was sad and difficult to find excursions. In Curaçao, we had 6am to 12 pm port. This ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Crsni234

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bait and Switch

We've chosen Norwegian for the past 12 cruises. Friends from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana boarded this one. (Our friends from DC and Ottowa Canada will not book Norwegian with us ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Bellapug avatar

Bellapug

1 Review Written

Better than expected after researching. 4 couples traveling together.

We used Go Puerto Rico. They were waiting for us at the airport with our name on a placard. We stayed in Old San Juan PR the night before we embarked in a small Boutique BNB called 352 Guesthouse run by lovely and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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