Norwegian Cruise Line Ships

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Norwegian (NCL) Ship Reviews

Norwegian Pearl
Ranked #2 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
73% Loved It
  • Pro: Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings
  • Con: Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated
  • Bottom Line: Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home
  • Launched: 2007;  Passengers: 2,394
Norwegian Spirit
Ranked #2 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
71% Loved It
  • Pro: Lively ship that's been continually updated and refreshed.
  • Con: Activities on smaller ship more limited than on line's larger vessels.
  • Bottom Line: Expect a smaller, friendlier ship based primarily in Europe that boasts a more international clientele than other Norwegian vessels.
  • Launched: 1998;  Passengers: 2,018
Pride of America
Ranked #4 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
69% Loved It
  • Pros: Recent reno added high-end furnishings; Hawaii-centric with every day in port; stellar customer service
  • Cons: Entertainment could be better; best food found at extra-fee restaurants
  • Bottom Line: Upgraded ship presents perfect way to see all of Hawaii in a week in style and comfort
  • Launched: 2005;  Passengers: 2,186
Norwegian Dawn
Ranked #5 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
68% Loved It
  • Pros: Tons of dining, bars and activities keep everyone entertained; refurb is modern, not tacky
  • Cons: Less-than-perfect ship has confusing layout and occasional maintenance issues
  • Bottom Line: Enthusiastic crowd has a fun time onboard, despite upcharges and an older ship
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 2,340
Norwegian Getaway
Ranked #9 of 17 Norwegian (NCL) Ships
65% Loved It
  • Pro: Getaway makes the most of outdoor spaces like the Waterfront with its South Beach vibe.
  • Con: Fees add up for wow-factor experiences, such as upscale restaurants and dinner theater.
  • Bottom Line: Getaway offers an abundance of dining and entertainment options with a Miami flair.
  • Launched: January 2014;  Passengers: 4,028
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