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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    2 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

    2 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

    3 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

    6 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

    5 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

    2 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

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Alex J  Norwegian Star  Mexico

    In the past, we have done Princess Cruises and this was our first time doing Norwegian. It was very disappointing compared to Princess. The food was subpar and very basic. The service was moderate... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Len  Norwegian Star  Panama Canal

    Started off in LA and the inprocessing was a complete disaster. The personnel handling the inprocessing were completely inept. Must have been all trainees, not all stations were manned. They... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Alan Snow  Norwegian Getaway  Eastern Caribbean

    My family just returned from a weeklong vacation on the Getaway. We are experienced cruisers, with each of us taking over 25 cruises over the past 15 years on Royal Caribbean, Princess and even... read more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • Angie  Norwegian Jewel  Western Caribbean

    We were booking a last-minute vacation, so even though we normally go with Carnival or Princess, we didn't have any other cruise lines to choose from, so we decided give Norwegian a shot. While... read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Kristy Ellis  Norwegian Spirit  Grand Mediteranean

    The overall cruise was great. Our family was able to see a lot of great places in Europe without doing a lot of travel. Our floating hotel room took us to each new port while we slept and we woke... read more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Gloria Shack  Norwegian Breakaway  Bahamas

    Sailed in the Breakaway out of New York to the Bahamas. Due to rain the stop at Ncl's private island was cancelled. Instead we arrived in Nassau in the early evening the night before we were due... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • E Vvvvvvv  Norwegian Spirit  Mediterrain

    The cost of this NCL cruise was a bargain. The same cruise on Princess Cruise line would cost at least $1,000+ more per person. Dining - Buffet Self-Serve Style: Sufficient,... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Patti  Norwegian Dawn  Bermuda

    After years of dreaming of going to Bermuda, my husband and I decided to take a cruise there. We chose Norwegian, because their sail date was over our anniversary and the time in port was to be 3... read more

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • Florence crandall  Norwegian Spirit  Medetrannien

    We cruised in the Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona. We were very satisfied with the cruise. My husband loved the shows and the cleanliness of the cabin. We had excellent service and enjoyed... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • graham connolly  Norwegian Epic  med

    If you like crowds and hidden charges then this is the ship for you. Prices shown on drinks menus do not include VAT and service charge. Total price for two beers nearly $16. The food was good... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Helene Mikell  Norwegian Dawn  Bermuda

    First look at the Norwegian Dawn experience: Our first impression of the Cruise line and the cruise was the baggage handlers, the people who met us at the street as we exited our taxi.... read more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Elaine aldrich  Norwegian Star  Transatlantic

    The ship was older, but nice. The specialty restaurants were very good. There were many food options. The entertainment was good.... especially in the bars and atrium. The wait staff, art staff and... read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Nir   Norwegian Epic  Mediterranean

    Overall, a pretty disappointing cruise. The entertainment was not great, the staff were not very helpful. When we went to the concierge desk, there was a long line since there were two dedicated... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Liliane Davis  Norwegian Getaway  Caribbean

    This was a fantastic cruise! My husband and I, along with our two children ages 13 and 7, had an amazing time! We have been on many cruises before, with different cruise lines; however, this was... read more

    39 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    4 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

    11 users found this review helpful.

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