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10,086 Norwegian Cruise Reviews


SonnyInDC avatar

SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

6 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


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CruiseFanatic09

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Escape Review

This Cruise ship's crew have went above and beyond in almost everything. When boarding the ship out of Miami, you would be welcomed onboard by some of the crew members. Upon departure the muster station drill was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Rude1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was a nice itinerary for bottom of South America.

We saw this trip and figured it would round out what we wanted to see in South American. There was some concern as the messages on CC said there was a possible problem with the ship's engines on the previous voyage ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mertziek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Spirit Cruise after drydock - BIG MISTAKE!

We booked this cruise 18 months before the sail date. The itinerary was great and included many bucket list places for us. Several months after we booked, we found out the ship was going into a major ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SkyeFlyer

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Spirit Service Team and Renovation Despite Unfortunate Pandemic Impact

Overall Summary: - Despite the extraordinary complication noted below, we would be glad to sail on the NCL Spirit in the future. Although we did not visit all ports, we believe this is a great itinerary. - ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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dswierk

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Perfect as a floating hotel

Seven of us traveled aboard the Pride of America in March. Please note, we were the last cruise allowed before the 'Rona shut the world down, so keep that in mind, as for precautions were taken and new procedures ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mSh311y

1 Review Written

First time cruisers!

My husband and I got married in the courthouse swearing we would have a wedding eventually! Wellllll 3 years later we decided to use the money we were saving to go on a trip! We chose this journey across the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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hsmcruise

20 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nervous cruiser in midst of covid 19

Embarkation- was the worst experience out of my 27 cruises. Since the cruise was departing at 4 we were advised to get there 2 hours before departure. We arrived around 1 pm and the lines were around the outside ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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drsalch

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Oh, the brussel sprouts!

We enjoyed our cruise very much. This was the next-to-last sailing before the COVID 19 shut down NCL, and we approached it warily. We observed no especially stringent sanitation efforts, other than an inescapable ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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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rcafguy

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The crew were wonderful. Some remembered us from previous cruises .

We have sailed with NCL before and feel that they give fair value for the money. They have always treated us with respect, and we find their food and entertainment to our satisfaction. We missed a port in the Azores ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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swcjlc1

11 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Last Cruise before virus shutdown

Sailed for the first time on NCL in a Haven Penthouse Balcony room. The NCL embarkation and disembarkation processes need a lot of work. Although we were pretty much escorted through the throngs of people it was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Oconnor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Something for all...

We bid on and upgrade suite and got it.. it looked the same as a regular suite with double the size balcony and bathroom.. 3 of us in the room so it was comfortable. Mark took care of our room.. he was great and ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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busyone

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall a Good Time on the Final Cruise before CoVid 19 Shutdown

We book a cruise with our adult children and our grandchildren during spring break each year. We choose Norwegian because of the kids sail free offers and the number of activities available for the little ones. This ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nykr9595

1 Review Written

DO NOT EVER BOOK THROUGH EXPEDIA!!!!!!

The NCL free promotions for dining and beverages etc is a real differentiator. I have noticed that in the last few years the cruise lines are now up charging for everything and it is very annoying. I would rather ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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happilymarried1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

3rd time with NCL

My hubby and I decided to do the NCL Breakaway for our 10-year anniversary. We have done two other NCL ships in the past, this was the best yet! Cabin: We got upgraded into a handicap accessible room for some ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RitaGS

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not fond of this ship design

I wanted to experience a new mega ship and this one seemed right. I have sailed Norwegian several times and always enjoyed it. So getting right to it: Pros: beautiful decor and public areas. Food was very good ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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SonjaListon

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

My parents took us on this cruise as a way to introduce us to one of their favorite past times. While it wasn’t flawless, it was incredible and we cannot wait to cruise again! HIGHLIGHTS: staff, beautiful ship, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JDM1

5 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Excellent Holiday

We were slightly apprehensive going on our first NCL cruise on a large ship like the Getaway given some of the negative reviews. However, we had a great time and can’t believe why some people are so critical. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MandMmissouri

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cheers To Encore

This was our(two of us) 3rd cruise with Norwegian (Escape & Getaway prior) and we did enjoy the crown jewel. There were many things we missed and many things that made us scratch our heads. Check in/embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mj cruiser

8 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Breakaway was ok

We have been on 16 cruises. We have traveled with NCL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. We almost always sail the newer ships but decided to sail breakaway because we wanted to sail out of Orlando. We were a group of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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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undercovermom

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship and excellent staff

Loved the fact it was two weeks and at the time of year when we needed a break. Beautiful new ship. Observation Lounge was very spacious, maybe too spacious as itwas half empty a lot of the time. Food was okay ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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