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Norwegian Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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27 Norwegian Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews


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smtx

1 Review Written

An ambitious cruise

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We stayed in an aft Balcony of the ship - a great spot. The Star made a good impression, but not the excellent impression as I have had on other cruise ships. The ship's excursions are pricey. Thank goodness, ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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momsham

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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Pure Paradise on POA and Hawaii

Husband and I planned this trip for about 9 months to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We had always wanted to visit Hawaii and felt like doing a cruise and visiting several islands was the best experience for us. ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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AustinCarol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was very good, but is cruising is changing?

I dont' mind spending money; I just don't like wasting money. And I think I got a very good value on the Jewel to Alaska, departing from Seattle. The base price was almost too low for the quality of the ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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RedRadish

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska's a gem, but the Jewel falls short

* The Jewel: Not that old of a ship, but seems a bit old/dated. Caribbean colors & theme throughout (sails there in winter) which didn't quite get us in the mindset for Alaska. One thing I really missed was a quiet, ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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pbernard98

1 Review Written

Nice cruise with some fine tuning needed.

We are experienced cruisers. We've been on the major lines, but this was the first on NCL. (Full disclosure, I sailed on the Norway many years ago.) The ship is new and bright with all the latest features. I really ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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JTB5705

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice, but Bigger isn't Better

We had looked forward to sailing on Norwegian's Breakaway since last year. New ship, new feature and it offered so much promise. Sadly, the hype doesn't live up to the reality. Food was mediocre at best. Never heard ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Sailfish53

10 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A TWO THUMBS UP FOR THE NEW CEO OF NCL!!!!!!!

I would like to start by stating the fact that I have done extensive world travel, but have only been on 12 cruises. Just wanted to get that out there to inform you I'm very familiar with world travel and services ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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David Dougherty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising thru Paradise

My wife and I are both seniors 60-564 years old. This cruise was to celebrate her 60th Birthday and retirement as well as our 40th anniversary. We never took a real honeymoon and have always wanted to have gone ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Ccboltie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Dawn Review March 10 - 17

Exotic Western Carribean. NCL Dawn Cruisers: Ccboltie (52) and DD Katie (22) Day 1 After waking up in the middle of the night due to daylight savings time, we landed in Tampa at 9 am. We took a taxi to ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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lilirishstar

1 Review Written

The Pearl (and her staff) are awesome!

The Pearl (and her staff) was Awesome (Mar 18th to 25th) The ship and crew- We took the seven day cruise out of Miami to Western Caribbean and loved it. The ship was very festive, clean and up to date which made ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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MichaelandNina

1 Review Written

We were preprared for the worse but we experienced the best!

So,I prepared with extra antibacterial soap, Dramamine, cruise insurance, info on excursions prices, and due to a previous CC review where they claim there is smoking every where I brought a bulky air purifier. I ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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mbleacher

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dangerous Egypt

Originally, I booked Israel. That would have been great. Then my wife packed up and left after 18 years of marriage. My GF didn't want to go to Israel, so I changed to the Panama Canal with NCL. I had never been ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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onceisenough

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Long Awaited Hawaii Vacation

My husband and I just returned from a 7 day Pride of America cruise in the Hawaiian Islands. This was a trip I planned for 25 years. In 1986 I flew into Honolulu with anticipation of visiting 4 islands in 2 weeks. ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Ken

6 Reviews Written

Not impressed with this one

My wife and I are not habitual cruisers although we have 4 previous holidays with 4 different companies. We booked this cruise out of New Orleans because we wanted a few days staying there prior to sailing. We ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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davjbest

1 Review Written

Norwegian Star

We chose this cruise because it left from our home port of Tampa and had stops at four ports. First impression was not good as we had to wait to check on to boat for two hours. Once on board the first thing I ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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hippie7love

2 Reviews Written

Excellent!!!

After reading reviews, i was a little nervous about entertainment and customer service aboard this ship. I was gladly mistaken! Customer service was great! The staff, no matter what rank, would have conversations ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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snorkelgirlca

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Epic adventure in europe

I received a promotional invite from Caesar's Palace for a "free" trip on either the Epic or the Jade. Since it was his big birthday, my H choose the Epic because his grandparents came from Italy. Free ended up ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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PhillyCruiserGrl

1 Review Written

Norwegian Spirit - Western Caribbean

We took a cruise to the Western Caribbean on the Norwegian Spirit ~ really disappointed in the level of service and on board entertainment. Maybe I am spoiled as I cruised on the Epic last year (as my first ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Danlee7

1 Review Written

Never Again

This was a disappointing cruise in many ways. However, to be fair, I will mention the good points first. Embarkation was easy and uneventful. The cabin we booked was a mid-ship balcony and it was very nice and I ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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JohnSRoach

1 Review Written

Excellent

This was a lovely cruise from NYC to Bermuda. My tips are: Not every extra fee restaurant was better than the free dining options but at the same time I was not ONCE disappointed or regretful I spent the extra ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Prism

2 Reviews Written

NCL - Outstanding Service - Our Heros!!

NCL has a new theme- "I want to be your vacation hero." While we never thought we'd need a "hero," when Air Canada lost our luggage, the folks at NCL (who had no responsibility for this loss) turned out to be the ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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jackson2000

2 Reviews Written

Alaska

This was the 13th cruise for my husband and I. We have cruised on Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Holland America. I cruises include the western Caribbean, southern Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska. ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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RDELAG

2 Reviews Written

FIRST CRUISE AND COUNTING!!!!!

NCL PEARL - Dec. 09 (Eastern Caribbean) We went to our honeymoon to the incredible NCL Pearl. It´s our first cruise and definitely our way to cruise. We loved freestyle cruising. We decided when to eat, when to ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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cmb069

1 Review Written

Washy washy! Happy happy!

First and foremost I want to talk about the excursions. I would say don't book with the ship because it's overpriced and you'll sit on a bus with 100 other people and be on their schedule. Booking a private tour ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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cdavis829

1 Review Written

European Sampling

My wife and I were traveling with another couple. We stayed at the Confortel Barcelona Hotel the night before the 7 day cruise and also the night after the cruise ended. The room was clean but looked more like a ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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