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 Norwegian Cruise Line

One of the oldest of the modern cruise lines that had not been in the ocean liner business, Norwegian Cruise Line was established - originally under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line - by Norwegian entrepreneur Knut Kloster and Ted Arison, who later started his own company, Carnival Cruise Lines, in 1966 with a single ship, the Sunward. Kloster added four new ships until 1971, and in 1979 his decision to purchase the former pride of the Grande Nation, the S/S France, made the public sit up and take world-wide notice of his company. The former liner was skillfully converted into cruising's very first superliner, S/S Norway, by Germany's Lloyd Werft shipyard in 1980. She became the prototype of the huge cruise ships of the 1990s and the new millennium. Norwegian Cruise Line now operates the newest fleet in cruising, led by the innovative Norwegian Epic which debuted in 2010 and offers perhaps the finest entertainment choices at sea. Project Breakaway promises even more innovation as it's two ships, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway are introduced in April 2013 and April 2014, respectively.

 Recent Norwegian Reviews

  • Ian Hughes  Gem  Caribbean

    On Saturday, 12th March, my wife and I set sail on our first (and probably last) cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line departing New York for the Caribbean. Regrettably, this cruise in no way lived up... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Kimberly A Bower  Pride of America  hawaii

    This is a good way to visit Hawaii as you go to three islands after departing Honolulu and you are in port overnight giving you time to experience the islands. The ship is nice, our room was an... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Chas  Norwegian Getaway  Carribean

    I have cruised with Crystal, Carnival, Princess and Disney. This was our first Norwegian Cruise. I selected the Getaway during Spring Break for my kids aged 14, 12 and 10. We really enjoyed... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Leonard Miron  Norwegian Epic  Canary Island

    “Olympus has fallen”, “London has fallen” and now “Haven has fallen”. No, it is not another blockbuster for the movie series. Is what I sense recently in our 11 days Canary Island... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Mark Backof  Norwegian Breakaway  Bahamas

    This was our second NCL cruise ( 7 overall ) and will be our last. We enjoyed the staff and the food, which were both outstanding, but didn't enjoy common areas that were way to small given 4,600... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Norma Hawley  Norwegian Jewel  Panama Canal

    Be careful if you win anything from the spa. I won the big $150 credit worth $132 on a port day. The $18% tip is $27 on $150. I had a massage on port day and was charged the 18% as if it was a sea... read more

  • Sneha  Jade  Caribbean

    Norwegian Jade (7 day cruise) . At the guest services counter of the Jade, I was surprised to see your proclamation that NCL provides the finest dining on the seas. This is because, as... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Dave  Norwegian Dawn  Caribbean

    We were well taken care of. Our cabin was always clean and made up. We had a plumbing concern and it was fixed when we returned, also had a call to confirm that everything was working. I had... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Harry Rutherford  Norwegian Escape  St Thomas - Tortola - Bahamas

    Brand new ship - awesome, however, ship is designed for young families with children. Not designed for seniors - way too many children on the cruise out of control. Been on other cruise lines... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Harry Rutherford  Norwegian Escape  St Thomas - Tortola - Bahamas

    Brand new ship - awesome, however, ship is designed for young families with children. Not designed for seniors - way too many children on the cruise out of control. Been on other cruise lines... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Donna Doyle  Norwegian Getaway  Caribbean

    What a horrific cruise experience!!! Arrived to a dirty, filthy cabin with no wash cloths - not even vacuumed. Room Steward nasty and mean. Had to beg almost every day of the cruise for more... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Tim  Norwegian Dawn  Western Caribbean

    Overall, just fair. Embarkation was worst I have ever experienced. Food quality and dining room service both somewhat below standard for modern cruises. One disastrous shore excursion... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • vinnie  Norwegian Escape  western carib

    The ship - beautiful, crew and service - great. We had a group of 24 adults. Our 10th NCL cruise. 13 smokers. 2 outside bar areas at which to smoke, one was closed for several nights for private... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Amy  Norwegian Jewel  Mexican Riviera

    So good things first: A.) This was our first cruise and the embarkation / disembarkation at all the ports (including LA) was fast. We were particularly worried about the disembarkation... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Dorr Tymon  Jade  caribean

    I would not go on this ship again if they gave it for free Every up-charge restaurant made mistakes on orders, with cold food too often to count. Very very below Norwegian's standards... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Carol Lipsit  Norwegian Escape  Eastern Caribbean

    We found the common areas very crowded on days at sea. Had to wait in line for everything. Could not get in to Margaritaville Restaurant as they had already passed out 50 pagers and to... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Crystal  Norwegian Sky  Bahamas

    When I boarded the Norwegian Sky ship and found my room (inside 10th floor, room #0134) we passed a fan drying the smelly carpet that smelled like dirty dish water most likely from the dishwasher... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Lynn  Pride of America  Honolulu

    Have been in 10 cruises so far, Norwegian Cruise Line customer service is the worst of all. Booked Cruise with Travel Agent, everything works fine. After cruise, I found there were a few wrong... read more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Dawna Scheich  Norwegian Breakaway  Bermuda

    First of all it was a beautiful ship. I, however, would recommend sailing without children. On the positive side, Ina in excursions and Leo who serviced our floor were excellent. In fact, I... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Diana  Norwegian Getaway  Caribbean

    This cruise line nickel and dimes you for everything, no where were we told that there will be a 26.00 a day charge for room steward - didn't know that until we looked at our bill. If you want... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Sara Hanna  Norwegian Sun  Alaska

    I will NEVER cruise with Norwegian again!!!! Food was not as expected. We opted for the upgraded dining and were not able to even make reservations to some of the restaurants. One evening it took... read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Terry  Norwegian Sun  Alaska

    Just finished trip on SUN roundtrip to Alaska from Vancouver. (Returned Memorial day) We Liked 6A deck. Outside window. You Enter from 7th floor, down side stairs. Quiet in halls. Not... read more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Dave  Norwegian Star  Cabo San Lucas

    This was easily the worst cruise I've been on. Compared to Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, this cruise line is a joke. Mediocre food, terrible comedians, and quite possibly the worst disc jockey... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Cornelia  Pearl  Eastern Caribbean

    This was our second cruise, first time with Norwegian. All in all, we had a great time. The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful ship. It is elegant, colorful, and comfortable. We... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Celeste Balderas  Norwegian Dawn  Western Carribean

    The cruise was enjoyable, but we encountered 2 issues with NCL that could have been easily remedied that were not. It made me worry about if a larger issue arose. The first was that 2 of our... read more

    21 users found this review helpful.
 

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