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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

  • Michael Rizzi  Norwegian Epic  Mediteranean

    Crowds, crowds and more crowds. Absolutely ridiculous how many people were on that ship. You can't get a table to eat breakfast, heck, you can't even get into the line to get the breakfast. Kids... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Genus  Norwegian Breakaway  NY to Bahamas

    Over the years, my husband has been a little hesitant on cruising, saying that the "first big boat ride" didn't turn out too well for our ancestors (LOL!) so this was our Family's first. Wow! and... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda  Norwegian Epic  Eastern Mediterranean

    This is a self service, buffet style, canned cruise. Anything you want you will need to be prepared to get yourself. freestyle cruising means you can eat at the buffet, or pay extra to eat... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • kathy k  Jade  Europe

    This was our first cruise with Norwegian cruise line and it was our least favorite. We were a party of six and we all talked about how this was our least favorite. We felt like we were being... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Den  Norwegian Getaway  Caribbean

    Food quality in the buffet is excellent with great variety. Service is great every where. La Cucina was average. Cagnes Steakhouse was excellent.... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Cruise Girl  Norwegian Star  Mexico

    We just got back from our 7 day cruise on the NCL Star. We had a wonderful time with friends and family – we were a large group. We had so much fun it was the best cruise ever but the... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Gothencruiser  Norwegian Epic  Miami roundtrip

    A great cruise ship and a good cruise that could improve. Eastern Caribbean Christmas cruise From Miami 21/12/13 Like many other reviews of cruises with Norwegian Epic this one... read more

  • John  Norwegian Dawn  Western Caribbean

    Worst cruise ever. Missed one port, service staff was terrible. Suite stateroom was in state of deferred maintenance. Worst cruise director we have ever seen. Dining staff couldn't get orders... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Maura Roxby  Pearl  Key West Cozumel

    I have been on quite a few cruises and this one was my least favorite. The ship is showing wear and tear. Moldy carpets outside the bathroom. TV in room had about 5 channels and was about 13 inches... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • GD Bird  Norwegian Star  Mexican

    Ship is in average condition for its age. Food in restaurants is average with small menu choices. Wait times for seating are typically 5-20 minutes. Service in the non-premium restaurants is by far... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • JoAnn  Norwegian Breakaway  port canaveral nassau bahamas

    There could not possibly be a better staff anywhere in the world than what is on there until July 3 2014. I cannot put into words how absolutely amazing the entire experience was. We were first... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • JoAnn  Norwegian Breakaway  port canaveral nassau bahamas

    There could not possibly be a better staff anywhere in the world than what is on there until July 3 2014. I cannot put into words how absolutely amazing the entire experience was. We were first... read more

  • Pamela cable  Norwegian Epic  Eastern Caribean

    Thought the ship was awesome. Not a lot to do in the evenings. Same thing every night. Went to Karoke every night because lack of anything else to do. Enjoyed the Blue Man Group. The... read more

  • Gothencruiser  Norwegian Epic  Eastern Caribbean

    Eastern Caribbean Christmas cruise From Miami 21/12/13 Like many other reviews of cruises with Norwegian Epic this one is a mix of positive and negative experiences. The ship The... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kirk  Norwegian Getaway  Caribbean

    Inaugural Norwegian Getaway Cruise = ONE OF THE BEST CRUISES EVER = with a few exceptions What we have learned from our many cruises is that the food in the buffet the first day will tell... read more

    30 users found this review helpful.
  • ignored  Norwegian Dawn  carribean

    On Sunday 1/12/2014 we arrived early and boarded the Dawn after regular procedures. Everyone promptly received their bags and lounged around the pool all day. We did not receive our bags. I entered... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Sea Dawg  Norwegian Star  Panama Canal Trasit

    Flew into Ft. Lauderdale - made reservations on SAS shuttle to Miami ($15 search SAS Transport) - at NCL terminal handed a boarding group number and a letter from the Norwegian Star... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Cortney Casey  Norwegian Breakaway  Bahamas

    I've been writing this review in my head since the moment I stepped on to Norwegian Breakaway on Feb. 2, and, over the last week, I've realized there's no way I can make this review sound like I... read more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Jennifer Zerwas  Norwegian Dawn  Western Carribean

    It was a nice break from the sub zero temperatures of Minnesota in January. I would never take this cruise again. I doubt I will cruise NCL ever again. The service was poor, the food was poor,... read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Jeff Bormaster  Norwegian Epic  Carribean

    This was the first supersize ship we went on. It was supersize great even with the weird bathroom setup. Excellent food. great cabin except the weird bathroom set up. I like the... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Jeffrey Bormaster  Norwegian Breakaway  Bermuda

    This was the second week of this ship in service - it was an awesome experience. Great food, great shows, great ship. Great food - enjoyed 3 specialty restaurants too. excellent... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Bea   Jade  Mediterranean

    The ship itself was fine. Most staff were very good; some severs were very bad. Overall food was ok. Have had better. Very tiring for old folks. Could have been better. Pretty much... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • pookeysmom  Norwegian Epic  Transatlantic

    This was our first transatlantic cruise, and we didn't know what to expect as far as the seas or our ability to relax for 14 days, but everything ended up fantastic & we had the cruise experience... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Sue Sibbald  Norwegian Epic  Eastern Carribean

    This was our 8th cruise, but our first with NCL. I want to first say, THANK GOD WE UPGRADED TO THE HAVEN! If you book the in the Haven suites, note that there is a VIP check in for Haven only... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Sonia Barinas  Norwegian Epic  Transatlantic

    I've been on numerous cruises with several cruise lines, including a 16-day transatlantic on the Norwegian Star and Caribbean cruises on the Norwegian Star and the Norwegian Spirit, which I enjoyed... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
 

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