Norwegian Getaway

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Jan 2014    
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Norwegian Getaway is an extra large ship, carrying 4028 passengers and 1640 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Miami, Florida.

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4 out of 5

Norwegian Getaway

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The food was fantastic.  The activities like the ropes course, bungee jump and water slides were great.  The games shows and comedy shows were hysterical.  Cupcake making was so much fun and the kids had a great time, as did the adults, at this activity.  Rooms were clean and spacious (for a cruise ship).

 

The Assistant Cruise Director was super.  The Cruise Director was new to the ship and very soft spoken and hard to understand.  However, it seemed like the assistant took more of the lead for all ship activities.

 

There was always a line at guest services and we had a problem with our promotional offers.  They still haven't been able to resolve these issues (which may have been related to the travel agent and not NCL) and we spent a few hours during the cruise trying to make the corrections. 

 

If you want a good spot on the pool deck, you MUST get up super early to reserve a chair or you will not get a lounge chair for the entire day.

 

We have been on many cruises and are very happy with NCL!

 

 

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4 out of 5

After Christmas Present - LOVELY!

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My favorite part was the different dining options.  We had a different place to dine each night and that was great.  The many choices we had to party for New Year's Eve was a refreshing departure from the usual "I'm stuck."  We partied in the Tropicana to Salsa - such a treat!

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5 out of 5

Freestyle cruising is the best!

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we loved our experience on the Norwegian Getaway.  The ship is beautiful and has so many amenities that we didn't have time to try them all.  The food was great, especially at the specialty dining restaurants. And NCL's freestyle cruising is perfect for the way we like to travel - on our own time and with lots of choice. The shows were top quality, and the service on board was attentive, but not overbearing. We will definitely do another NCL cruise in the future!

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4 out of 5

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The ship was great and the entertainment was top notch. Just the big shows were a bit boring. all the ship staff were professional, friendly and great.

 

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5 out of 5

!st cruise ever

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We had a wonderful time ALL staff were very attentive, helpful and friendly.Big Smile It was our first cruise and we can not wait to do it again.We are not even going to LOOK at any other cruiseline  We are officially hooked to Norwegian. Tysm for an awesome vacation

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3 out of 5

Cattle transportation with almost everything for an additional fee

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It begins with an enormous wait time (2 hours in our case) despite of arriving at the defined check-in time.

Ship is new (built in 2014 by Meyer Warf, Germany), and has nice amenities like water slides, wall climbing. Sunbeds are available everywhere  (unless you _require_ one in a specific place, e.g. by the pool).

Food is very good, service is excellent. Lots of specialty restaurants for every taste.

Nice gym but now showers there, so you would need to go back to your stateroom.

Shows have to be booked well in advance and all of them are for a fee.

SPA area is ridiculously expensive ($70 per day or $250 for the whole cruise).

Be sure to get free packages before the cruise (e.g. 250 minutes of Internet,  $50 of shore excursion payback, free open bar, etc.

Dispute the "service charge" if you fell like it.

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5 out of 5

My Christmas Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

My favorite part of the cruise was actually sailing on a Norwegian ship for Christmas.  I was really impressed with the smooth boarding on and off the ship. 

 

The dining was off the chain, and I have never seen such pleasant and helpful staff.  Needless, to say I was overjoyed with my Christmas Cruise.

 

If I could get you to improve upon anything it would be the registration for most activities  on ship

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2 out of 5

BAD EXPERIENCE

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I had a very bad experience with the "Tulum Mayan Ruins"...the bus company (Sun & Fun) that Norwegian has contracted to take us to the ruins....is stealing $5.00 (CASH) from EVERYONE on the bus.  The guide (SAUL) is telling everyone that if they want to take pictures at the ruins they must pay him $5.00, it's the law he tells everyone on the bus.....what a lie and scam.  I did bring this information to the Norwegian Shore Excursion staff....spoke to two staff members.....Marcus Taylor and Clinton Peterson. Marcus Taylor said he would email me with what has been done to fix the problem....he NEVER got back to me....very disappointed...and now I'm NOT planning on using Norwegian again....this was my fourth trip with the Norwegian line...and I'm spreading the word!!!!!

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4 out of 5

The Getaway was Great

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We very much enjoyed our recent Christmas cruise on the Norwegian Getaway!  Once we were aboard the ship, everything went smoothly.  The food and service were great in the complimentary restaurants, and 2 of the shows were spectacular!  The "Burn the Floor" dancers were amazing, and the Broadway show, "Million Dollar Quartet" was excellent.  Our only complaint was that each show was repeated a 2nd night (perhaps because this was a large ship & they wanted everyone to be able to attend?), so that limited the variety of entertainment in the theater.  The musicians/bands on the ship were also great, however we were disappointed that the "jazz & blues club", Fat Cats, never had any jazz or blues, and the Bliss Lounge had a DJ rather than live entertainment.  The comedy club was fun, as well as the dueling pianos. 

 

The shore excursions were also good overall, however we booked them through Norwegian and there were large numbers of people on most of them.  The "Underwater Sculpture Garden" was a huge disappointment (Great Stirrup Cay), as there is NO underwater sculpture garden, and it isn't expected to open until sometime in 2017, so this was falsely advertised.  Also, although we had very good snorkeling during the "Wreck & Reef" snorkel tour on Grand Cayman, it was supposed to be 45 min. of snorkeling at each site but was actually only about 30 min.  The same was true of the bamboo river raft tour in Ocho Rios, which was supposed to be 90 minutes, but was actually only an hour.  Nonetheless, both were enjoyable.  We were less satisfied with the 3 snorkel site tour in Cozumel.  There were about 40 people on the tour & the guides wanted everyone to stay together & follow them, which meant that everyone was in one large group & kept bumping into and kicking each other, which was very frustrating.  It would have been much more enjoyable if the guides had told everyone the general area to snorkel & let everyone explore on their own, as we did in Grand Cayman.  Also, one had to go through a shopping mall from the pier to get to the street area, which was annoying.

 

The major complaint we had about this overall excellent cruise was the boarding process.  It took us over 2 hours to get on board the ship.  The lines were VERY long & slow, and once we got inside the terminal, there were no health forms available in English, so we had to wait 15 min. for them to print more, then wait in additional huge lines.  The whole boarding process was extremely slow & there were not enough staff to accommodate the large number of passengers trying to get on the ship.  Also, we were able to disembark by 9 a.m., but had been told not to book a flight home until after 4 pm, so we had to sit at the airport from 9:30 am until 6 pm, which was a lot of wasted time, as we could have actually been on a noon flight, had we not followed the cruise line recommendations.

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3 out of 5

my average cruise

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The specialty restaurants did not have particularly good food. The buffett was very mundane and simple. First time i've been on a norwegian ship and lox was not available. I thought all Norwegians loved lox! Other lines offer leg of lamb, lobster tail etc. without having to pay for upgraded dining. Take a page out of Celebrity's menus along with Princess.

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SuzeQ
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Try the smaller (Taste and Savor) main dining rooms for meals much more intimate and at no charge.

jeraldhester464
Contributor Level: Third Mate

on embarkation day go to one of the complimentary restaurants for lunch and avoid the crowded lido.

sue2quilt
Contributor Level: Purser

Go to dinner early so you can get a window seat in the dining room. Eating dinner, while the sun was setting, and the water flowed by was so romantic and not to be missed.

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Price

XL

Size

Jan 2014

Built

4028

Total Passengers

2.46

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

2011

Total Cabins

49

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