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7,086

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4,433

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2,594 Norwegian Cruise Reviews


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George and Marina

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star, Suite 12012, The Deep Freeze

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We took a South America cruise on the Norwegian Star, February 15-29, 2020, from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although our suite was very nice, we found the first night of our cruise the heating ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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muesy

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ceased to be a cruise.

My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, having over the last 20 years plus enjoyed 41 previous cruises all around the world. None of them will be remembered so vividly as this one but sadly not for the right reasons. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bwatton

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

AVOID!! Total Money Grab!!!

The 4 and 5 star reviews about this ship must have come from crew, family members or first-time cruisers. If you've ever cruised on other ships, you recognize them as lacking accuracy. We had the unfortunate ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mrs Moho

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

The Cruise That Should Not Have Sailed

We were on the doomed cruise from Dubai, 2nd March to Cape Town. Advertised and highly promoted as the cruise of a lifetime, visiting UAE, Muscat, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion Island and several stops ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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wvacations

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL Cost Cutting At All Time High

Our last NCL cruise has shown how they are cutting so much that there is just not much value left in cruising with NCL. The beverage package that most all passengers get for "Free" is not worth the price, we had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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swimboy09

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

$100 million upgrade and $0 spent on Officers and Captain Pinonchio

NCL knew before the Dubai leg of this trip to Cape Town took place , that the Corona Virus would prevent us reaching any ports other than the UAE. and one of them was awful. The Captain did not communicate any ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nancy62262

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time I couldn't wait to get off the ship! Horrible!

This was my 26th cruise and it was by first NOT enjoyable one. The first time I didn't gain weight and the first time we couldn't wait to get the hell off that annoying ship. The food was absolutely the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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BKKK

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A bucket-list cruise wish from traveling companions turns to bottom of bucket!

As several other posts describe a recent NCL Spirit cruise that was supposed to be 21 days from Rome-Dubai, leaving on Feb. 11, I would like to add my observations.The sail date  was changed because the ship was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jarretl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Banging Nightmare!

Firstly I’d like to say I’ve been on other Norwegian Cruise Line ships and they have been great but this cruise was an unmitigated disaster and it’s really sad because I was on the Getaway the sister ship of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Nopenope

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was our first and last Norwegian cruise. Not anywhere near as good as Royal Caribbean. Boat was blah-no fun art anywhere, not colorful, small theater with cup holders like a movie theater-no balcony, other ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mellow1

1 Review Written

Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NNunez12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise we've ever been on!

Due to having to use tenders, one port was canceled. At the other two, it took hours to re-board. The cruise director did a TERRIBLE job of communicating in Cozumel. Yes, there were a lot of ships which I understand ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Ryanfifield95

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Couldn’t wait to escape the Escape!

Because NCL hasn’t told anyone this, Margaritaville is longer existent on this ship, and we booked in February (it was removed before we even booked). We tried to upgrade rooms and had no help from Norwegian ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LondonZordan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Get Away from the NCL Getaway

Norweigan Getaway FEB 2020 Review The booking experience was a nightmare (I booked directly thru Norweigan). I ended up talking with several different NCL consultants and hands down they were rude and several mis ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ga2dance

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rome to Dubai comedy of errors

Just recently returned from NCL Spirit cruise that was suppose to be 21 days from Rome-Dubai, leaving on Feb. 11. This was changed because the ship was being refurbished and it was not ready. New date Feb. 14. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jbpcalifornia

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No joy on the Joy

First cruise with the entire family, including 3 kids, ages 4 and 2. thought this would be a good starter since it was relatively close and we had been on the itinerary before with other cruise lines. Overall, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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alexistribbyjones

1 Review Written

Never Cruise NCL

First off, service across the board is lacking. Our ship cards got deactivated on the second day, due to a few members mistake, which prevented us from using any of the bars until reactivated. Therefore, we had to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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kforrencej

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of their newest ships and also one of the worst

I booked Norwegian because I have enjoyed my previous 2 cruises with them. I love the free-style dining and always felt like I had great value for an exceptional overall experience. Not this time. Here is why I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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linda5958

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Time to put the Dawn out of comission

We have cruised over 15 times, the last four ( with in 2 yrs) with NCL. This was disappointment from the time we entered the ship. We always upgrade to a suite and have been very pleased. This is the first time I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jf33180

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor Management decisions Stay away from NCL

The handling of the above cruise by NCL and the treatment of the passengers was wholly abysmal. This was not caused by one or two issues but a series of poor decisions, communication failures, and what can not be ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kevin barry

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We were looking forward to a sught-seeing tour around Asia taking in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong Before ever getting on board NCL had cancelled Hong Kong and Ha Long Bay due to Coronavirus ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ramatthews01

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Review of new ship

My husband and I cruise each February so are not new to this vacation type We were new to Norwegian. We were joining other family on this cruise. our other cruises have been with Celebrity and once on Holland ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wobbiegongs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Super Dooper Money Grab

I wanted to travel through the Panama Canal on my birthday as I had done the Suez Canal with Celebrity Cruises the year before. I now call Norwegian Cruises - NO Norwegian cruises because anything you ask the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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J33P

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a Gong Show Onboard NCL Getaway (aka Stayaway)

This was our 3rd NCL cruise, but the 1st on a boat with nearly 4,000 passengers. This is a lengthy and hopefully an informative review. Executive Summary - It’s in the title of the review, NCL Stayaway or as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jivv_travel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall bad experience all around

Instead of listing a long list of likes and dislikes I'm going to describe this cruise using, what I think (I have taken several NCL cruises in the past), was the idea behind this new design . The theme of this ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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