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About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line pioneered the flexible dining trend more than a decade ago, and the line continues to offer numerous, creative dining choices. (Think lobster roll stands and Cuban grills.) The line’s studio cabins on newer ships are a boon for supplement-weary singles, and Haven suites — which share a private sundeck and restaurant — feel like the concierge floor of an upscale hotel. Among the many kid pleasers: breakfast with Nickelodeon® characters (such as Dora and Sponge Bob) and learning Cirque du Soleil®-inspired tricks.
Nickelodeon is a registered trademark of Viacom International Inc.
Cirque du Soleil is a registered trademark of The Dream Merchant Co.

9673 reviews from our community




lwllms
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Excellent Staff & Fun Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Dec 12, 2014

Everyone is very helpful and provides speedy service. I loved the ship itself it was so big and pretty, not to mention there were so many activities to do. The dining restaurants served five star meals and they were amazing. We rarely waited in line for anything. Me and my boyfriend had a great time.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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worthy experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

As a foreigner, I think Norwegian Sky has given me a very good memory and experience.

The waiters of freestyle are very nice. I love them.

The show is also very good. I was surprised when the crews show their talent.

One suggestion, could you offer the daily guidance in our own language? It will be helpful to us to better choose the programs. And as the tour route and programs is fixed, it may be not difficult to do so, isn't it?

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Great lets do it again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

Had a great time will be coming back soon the last day was the best on there private island. Food was ok I would suggest taking the time to eat at the restaurants instead of the buffet. The buffet food wasn't alway hot.

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lloyola1
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

3 out of 5
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first time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

overall cruise was great we had a few low points of boredom. This ship is built more for adults than for families with children.  One pool for the kids and a small arcade with mostly video games.  The food was good but repetative at times. We would recommned atlantis for all familes that was a fun day.

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Norwegian Sun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

There were a lot of concerns, such as the sheets being dirty for two of the couples in our group; after they had us to wait for them to clean the rooms. They cancelled Bingo one day because there were "not enough players for the $1,000 ADVERTISED (in writing) jackpot and then, on another day, said there were not enough for the $1,000 jackpot, AFTER we bought tickets and gave $125 as the jackpot!!!  And the list goes on!!!

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Cruise Rating

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

The entertainment on the Norwegian Dawn was fantastic.  The cruise director was so funny and all of the staff doing the entertainment was great.   The food was very good and the waiters were so nice.  The room steward really did a good job and told us that if we needed anything to let him know.   Customer Service was very accommodating. The ship did not have a machine to check our onboard charges, but we were told that they were working on this now and soon we would be able to pull this information up on our television in our room.   Also, each person was allowed one bottle of wine on the ship, but we did not know there was a corkage fee of $15.00, so our bottle of wine was held until after the cruise.  Carnival and Royal Caribbean does not charge this fee.   

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HappyTwosome
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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A Great Ship, but Beware of 6a

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

We've enjoyed eight cruises in the past 23 months and this was one of the best.  The ship was well-appointed; the food was varied and tasty; the service was attentive, friendly, and professional; the shows were entertaining; the shore excursions offered something for everyone; and the on-board activities were good enough.  What made this cruise stand out, however, was the fact that it was only 2/3 full.  When you don't have to wait for a table, scrounge for a deck chair, or hustle for a seat in the showroom, everything seems much rosier.  Unfortunately, you can't control how crowded the ship is unless you have the flexibility, as we did, to book your sailing during the slow season.  Believe me, it was terrific!  And we saved money too.

We discovered a surprising thing that I'll advise you about.  We were assigned to a cabin on Deck 6a (different from Deck 6), which can be accessed ONLY via a fight of stairs from Deck 7.  No elevator.  So to leave the deck you go up a flight and to return you go down a flight.  I'll repeat--no elevator.  We have no mobility issues, but there were passengers using canes and walkers who were assigned to this deck.  The rooms on Deck 6a are: 6010-6024, 6101-6109, and 6211-6311.

We took NCL shore excursions in Roatan and Belize, but opted to find our own tours in Costa Maya and Cozumel.  It was easy to pick up an excellent tour in Costa Maya and we chose to hire a taxi for a customized 3-hour island tour in Cozumel.  Both were very professional and reasonably priced and they were helpful and attentive to a disabled member of our party. 

We really love NCL's Freestyle Cruising model.  On dress-up night there were guests wearing gowns and tuxes mixed in with folks in shorts and sandals.  Everyone was respectful of each other's preferences and tastes.  No one felt out of place.  It was a great week.

 

 

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ReginaSp
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
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Great Vacation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

This was my first freestyle cruise and I loved being able to have dinner where and when I felt like it. I'm not into organized activities that much so it was very relaxing and unhurried. The service was great and everyone was helpful and friendly. Liked it so much that we put a deposit for a future trip.

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
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Fun on the open water

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Dawn | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

I have only been on one other cruise and it was a different cruise line.  The other ship was a bit nicer and the staff were a bit more friendly.  The staff on this cruise were nice and of course we grew to enjoy some staff more than others.  I would do this cruise again.  My husband, the other couples we went with and I did have a great time. 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Not as good as before

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Epic | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

Still like the free style cruises. The Epic was OK but the food standard went down, no more flowers in the dining room where it is now fine if not recommented to come and eat in shorts and flipflops. A big let down for the guests who still see like a little glamour. The tending in the Caymans was a mess due to heavy swells. All in all we will still sail on Norvegian but hope the company will not cut any more corners.

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