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Norwegian Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Excellent

3,602

Very Good

2,793

Average

2,071

Poor

1,428

Terrible

870

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Family Cruises

10,822

Romantic Cruises

4,277

Senior Cruises

2,479

Entertainment Cruises

2,439

First-Time Cruisers

1,520

10,822 Norwegian Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


CruiseFanatic09 avatar

CruiseFanatic09

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Escape Review

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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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glolily

2 Reviews Written

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Very Good

I want to start off by saying that I recognize that this is a stressful time for everyone including and especially for the travel industry. We cruised from March 8 to March 15. On March 8 when we left, COVID19 was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Ckutch

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst experience of 3 with NCL

Negatives: Spring break cruise, my MISTAKE. Screaming, drinking, banging on doors in the middle of the night, singing " coronavirus in the hallways" at 3am. Watched a couple of spring breakers who coughed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2pedersens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most recent cruise to Panama Canal, Miami to Los Angeles

I chose Norwegian because we cruised Mexico last year and just returned from a Panama Canal cruise. Both cruises have been enjoyable, but recent news, if true will make me think twice about cruising with them again. ...
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Sail Date February 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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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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hewent

8 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Escape 2-29-20

Chose this cruise to hopefully miss spring break but discovered it was Canada’s spring break. Very crowded and rowdy crowd. Tried to find quiet places and all the designated quiet areas were full of unruly ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as good as I remember

Embarkation in NOLA was fast. I estimate that we were onboard within 15 minutes from the time we got in line. They said our room would be ready around 1:30 pm and it was. The Free Dining rooms food was not as ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cindyjoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

March 1-beat the spring break rush

This was our 5th cruise. 4th one with Norwegian. a quick trip to get away from the Candian winter. The ship is big. VERY big... almost too big. I found the ship easy to move around in... easy to find things.. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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