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13,277 Norwegian Cruise Reviews


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glolily

2 Reviews Written

One of the best cruises we've been on so far.

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We chose this cruise because we wanted to go away during thanksgiving break from school. We never go aeay during holidays and we wanted to try something different. The ports we went to were new to us aswell. We had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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BirdTravels

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was the inaugural voyage of the new Norwegian Encore to the Eastern Caribbean. With a guest capacity of 3,998, nearly 1100 feet long, 160 feet wide and weighing in at nearly 170,000 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BirdTravels

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

BirdTravels to Alaska on the Norwegian Joy

BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was an Alaskan adventure on the newly refurbished Norwegian Joy. Alaska is one of our favorite locations to sail. The scenery and sea life can’t’ be matched. We sailed on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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maetoo2

1 Review Written

Birthday Cruise

We took our daughter on this cruise for her birthday. We were in a Penthouse Suite with Balcony which was very spacious - great bathroom with double sinks making early morning preparations a breeze. Had a problem ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Freyward_Cruiser

1 Review Written

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

We picked this cruise because of the timing, the price and the destination. It was exactly what we wanted! My aunt turned 60 and I turned 30 while on this cruise. It was such a fun way to celebrate! We had never ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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juried

15 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceptional service, wonderful memories

NCL Gem Review 3/6/2020 through 3/16/2020 Sorry, this is a long one. I almost did not write it. I mean with so many more serious things on our minds lately. But then I thought, this cruise was exceptional and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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golfnskee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of the BEST!!

My 5 star review is based on the entire experience. Obviously not everything was perfect. Nothing is. This was our 7th cruise, 6th on NCL. The great - Brand new ship that is beautifully appointed. Art work was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Toastboy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overall I'm impressed with the ship, and amazed by the crew.

We chose this cruise because it is convenient for us in Arizona to go to the Mexican Riviera. We have been to all of these ports multiple times, so the trip was more about the experience, and getting away than ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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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Where2gonext?

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and great staff

This was our first ever cruise, and it exceeded our expectations, especially after reading so many peoples' bad reviews. I don't understand what people have to complain about? Every staff member that we talked to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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travelbug10

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We were in a safe bubble

20 of us from the Houston area sailed on March 8th - our spring break. While we considered cancelling, we made the decision to go forward not knowing that this would be the last sailing for the Joy for a while. It ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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davraa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Encore is a spectacular ship

This is my first review on Cruise Critic (pardon the length - I hope this is helpful for those who are interested). Encore was my 7th cruise - sixth with NCL. This was Encore’s last voyage before the major ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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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metadoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We had a great time!

I was there to dance every night and eat healthy food. I give it 5 stars for that. I will say that the NCL Escape, its' sister ship, was a little better in that regard. It's H2O Spice was larger and it was great for ...
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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


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margaretandy67

1 Review Written

Superb size of ship and excellent staff; Singapore Phuket Malaysia

we chose this cruise as the areas visited were of interested, we left singapore cruise port and arriving on time (12pm) it took us 20 mins until we were sitting onship ordering our food, excellent procedures ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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calaforte

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Above and beyond!

My BF and I just got back from our first Norwegian Cruise which was also the last that sailed before Corona Virus stopped cruise lines from continuing their cruises. I just have to say that Norwegian stepped up to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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lolajeff

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise during the Covid crisis

I chose this cruise because of the date and embarkation port. There was a long wait to board due to inspection of each passport. After that it was smooth and excellent sailing. On the second day the captain ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Liljo22

1 Review Written

New Cruise at the Top of My List

I had been watching cruise pricing for a Spring Break cruise out of Galveston or NOLA for sometime. When NCL added the 3rd and 4th free perk the price dropped a ton and I pulled the trigger on the Getaway cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bigkahuna642

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

I’m going to start by saying the staff and crew were very friendly and accommodating and personable and very professional. We saw none of the rude unfriendly staff some of the lower star ratings stated. Yes the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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slavetoabunny

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Short of Outstanding!!!!

Post cruise report: To start, I have to say the sanitary precautions on the cruise were outstanding. Every single day the crew washed down all the walls, doors, railings, etc. in every corridor, you couldn't walk ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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silverbrook761

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

NCL may have a new loyal customer

One of the main reasons I chose this crusie was the Free at Sea promotion that included the drink package. I find that purchasing this separately almost doubles the cost of your cruise. Although I originally booked ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MARB

1 Review Written

First Time Definitely Not the Last Time

I was a first time cruiser and was delegated by my group to research cruise lines, destinations, and deals. After countless weeks of research we voted on the Norwegian Cruise Line porting out of NOLA. We were very ...
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Sail Date March 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


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