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Norwegian USA Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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58 Norwegian USA Cruise Reviews


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meysad

1 Review Written

This is terrible service all over the ship...there is none

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We chose this cruise because we wanted to spend time with our children and their spouses. We all work very hard and live in the same city but thought it was time to spend liesure time together. This cruise was a ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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dreamlife

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sewer stench and contractors tearing the ship apart will usually ruin a cruise

Santiago (Valparaiso) to San Francisco on the NCL Sun We chose this cruise because it left and arrived at 2 cities of which we are very fond. We had planned a day flight north over the Andes but it was the wrong ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Rob1eddy

3 Reviews Written

Another great NCL cruise

In the last 24 months we have cruised on the Sun, Star and Pearl. In my opinion, the Pearl is the best, closely followed by the Sun and the Star is last. Embarkation: I arrived at the dock too early! People were ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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ladylawyer888

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pacific Coastal: Vancouver to Los Angeles

My husband and I needed a break so decided to fly to Vancouver and cruise back down the coast on the Norwegian Sun. This was out 5th cruise with Norwegian. The embarkation process was efficient with no problems. ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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foxrun133

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pacific Coast Cruise was Fabulous!

We cruised on the NCL Jewel from Vancouver to Los Angeles with stops in Astoria, Oregon and San Francisco and it was a TERRIFIC experience from beginning to end! We chose NCL because we had sailed with them before ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Vicky Vacation

1 Review Written

My first cruise - highlights!

My very first cruise was a 5 day repositioning from Vancouver to Los Angeles, with my sister who has been on several cruises. My impressions of the Norwegian Pearl: It was bright and airy. Our room (with a balcony) ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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TravelGirlinDallas

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable 5-night Pacific Coast Cruise

First off, I have to mention how disappointed we were when NCL cancelled the advertised port city of San Francisco shortly after we made our final payment and could no longer cancel. That port was the whole reason ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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sealion7

1 Review Written

A Floating Fawlty Towers

Be aware, what NCL advertises is not what you get on your cruise with the Pearl. Some rather surprising mess-ups included: 1. Tendering back to the ship in Astoria was a 2 hour wait, as only 4 boats were in service ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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YVR2dreams

5 Reviews Written

Pacific Coastal - Vancouver to Los Angeles

The Pearl is a good sized ship with enough lounges and other seating areas in around that it never felt too crowded. We were really glad that we purchased the Thermal Spa package as they only sell 84 of them and we ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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JDunk1971

1 Review Written

NCL Pacific Coastal Cruise

The cruise was a blast! I've never gone on a cruise before, so I figured this was a great way to get my feet wet. The Norwegian Jewel had just been renovated earlier this year, and I was looking forward to the ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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ceilonline

1 Review Written

Great Cruise, Great Entertainment, Great Food!

My husband and I took our first cruise in about 20 years on the Pacific Coastal Cruise, 9/ 20-25/2014). Since we were from the Los Angeles Area, and the cruise disembarked in Los Angeles, it was almost embarrassing ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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imaproudma

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

AMAZING WEEKEND AWAY

I am a relatively seasoned cruiser who has never been on a NCL trip before. I have been on the more luxiourous Princess and the family friendly Carnival and Disney. What an absolutely wonderful trip. We went ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Palmtree4me

1 Review Written

First & last cruise with them.

This was my first time to cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines and my last. I only cruised with them because my other cruise for the west coast got canceled. (Thank you Celebrity for not taking a chance on leaving ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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huskyguy

1 Review Written

Sailed Like a Norwegian - Unfortunately

From September 16-23, 2013, I sailed on the Norwegian Sun from Vancouver to Los Angeles with my 90-year-old father. To give you some background about us for perspective on this review, this was my 14th cruise, and ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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li5jen

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and last time on NCL

I was quite prepared to like the ship as my Norwegian friend said it was good. This was our 28th cruise. This was the first time for free style dining. On this ship free style meant serve the mediocre food in the ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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bwm1951

1 Review Written

West Coast Reposition Cruise on the Sun

We felt that we were well prepared for this cruise, thanks from the reviews that we had read. The process of boarding did seem a little overwhelming for first time cruisers. It was as if we were in college ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Scott6428

12 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Rocky Ride on The Pearl

Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to L.A. Embarkation was a nightmare, it took three hours to board, clearly Norwegian was understaffed. The first two days we had rough seas and missed the port of Astoria. The ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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zmpq711

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

6 day Reposition Vancouver -> LA, Good Trip, Food is Salty,

I was on the 6 day reposition cruise from Vanvouver to Los Angeles, celebrating my 10-year anniversary with my wife. A friend's family also joined us. Booked about 6 months before sailing and paid 1100 for two for ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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LadyLark

2 Reviews Written

Suprisingly not that impressed

I see how many people love the Pearl, so I wonder if we just had bad luck, in part due to terrible weather. I've traveled on the Oosterdam and the Epic, and both were superior to the Pearl. The Pearl seemed pretty ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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tvetan

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Jewel of a cruise

Boarded at Balyntine Pier in Vancouver - wonderful and what an improvement over Canada Place. From the taxi dropping us off to boarding the ship 15 miutes. Our first impression, happy and festive. Lots of music ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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GrandBistro

1 Review Written

First and Last Time on NCL

We are experienced cruisers, having sailed with Carnival, Celebrity, Princess and Regent Seven Seas. We booked this with friends. They chose the cruise and we joined them. Embarkation was smooth and fast. We ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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vakoenig

1 Review Written

Not a Cruise Line for Us

Freestyle cruising is definitely not for everyone and we are two. The ship itself is OK with a few problem areas. There is no cover for the pool area so the pool went mostly unused on our cruise from Vancouver to ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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courtneywilliams

1 Review Written

Disappointed

Have just returned from our trip.  Joined ship and was greeted by a waiter with a tray of cocktails. Very nice until we realised that we had to pay for them. We thought it was a welcome on board free drink instead ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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mrwastewater

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Repositioning Vancouver to L.A. Sep 2013

Just completed the repositioning cruise from Vancouver to L.A. with my Wife and Daughter (age 20). We have been on three previous cruises, all with Carnival, but liked the itinerary and thought we should give ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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SeattleSeattle

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

NCL SUN Vancouver to Los Angeles Sept 16-23, 2013

Pre-cruise hotel was the Pan Pacific Concierge Floor Harborside Room - everything was excellent - especially that the bell service took our bags from the hotel and the next time we saw them was in our stateroom. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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