What do you think about norwegian cruiseline?

I am interesting, what is your opinion about this line?

I read few articles like

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2016/06/17/norwegian-dawn-cruise-ship-makeover/86046640/

http://www.seascanner.com/ship-norwegian-dawn

 

and other, but whats opinion of passengers of this line

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Norwegian Pearl was my first cruise and I loved it.  I enjoyed it so much I went on the Pearl a second time.  The two things I enjoy most are the relaxed atmosphere and the large selection of specialty dining. 

 

Also the staff was great.

 

I will also say I read a lot of reviews before my first cruise.  There were many negative but I found them to be all rubbish.  I loved being on an NCL ship and I would not hesitate to go again. 

Sailed Norwegian Star two months ago - my second cruise ever and my first Norwegian one. I LOVED it. I had read some things about Norwegian that made me a bit hesitant, but they did not prove true for us. The food was great, service was excellent, I hardly had any complaints. I've said this to others before about it: there's something special about NCL. I can't quite put my finger on what it is, but I'd sail them again in a heartbeat. 

We loved the Dawn. Sailed on her 2 years ago just before her makeover. Did a 14 night repo from Boston to NOLA. Overall we are very pleased with Norwegian. So pleased in fact that we have looked at other lines but always end up booking with Norwegian. We will be going on one of the large ones for the first time in 6 weeks (Breakaway) but all previous cruises have been on the smaller ones (2100 - 2800 passengers) which we absolutely love. The Jewel class are nice especially with The Great Outdoors dining area aft on deck 12. Also the Spirit is a wonderful ship. One of the smallest in the Norwegian fleet but we love it. 

In April we will be taking our 11th cruise on Norwegian.   In October we will be taking our 12th, 6th on the Gem.   

Nuff said.

A friend of ours has cruised a lot, and he prefers NCL over other cruiselines. I haven't cruised on anything but Carnival ships yet.

I have cruised on NCL a few times not really me favorite

When we first started with NCL, not including the Norway, we were very hesitant about Freestyle.  We were used to traditional cruising.  Someone I worked with tried to sell me on the idea of Freestyle, but we resisted.  Once we finally tried it, we loved it.    Time on board is your time.   Food is always available in a variety of ways.  There are plenty of activities, you just have to read the daily paper you get in your cabin each evening.  

The only downside, is, even though it can be inexpensive to get on board, they tend to nickel and dime you ( but all ships seem to do that now ).   There  can be a lot of pressure to buy photos, eat in the upcharge restaurants, buy shirts, etc.  But you don’t have to buy these things. Just resist.  However, I do recommend Cagney’s Steakhouse and Le Bistro ( French cuisine ).   For some fun, eat at Teppanyaki ( hibachi style dining ).  

Another reason we love Norwegian, is they sail year round from NY, and even though we could sail with Royal Caribbean out of New Jersey, they tend to be a higher price point, with huge ships that don’t appeal to us.  We may book with them in the future, if that’s the way our friends want to do it, but we receive Platinum perks with NCL, so we really don’t see the need to switch.

We have sailed 19 times on NCL. They are pretty casual. The freestyle dining is a good thing in my opinion. My suggestion is to watch and see when everyone decides to have dinner. There is always a slow down when you can just walk in. 

 I agree with Bak the nickel and dime stuff that goes on. however, it is easy to just walk away. Depending on the ship if Moderno Brazilian restaurant in onboard it is worth every penny in my book. 

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