Norwegian Getaway

3.9 out of 5
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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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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Getaway from Miami

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The best part of this ship, it's hard to say there's so many great things. The shows in the theater where excellent and I loved the food there's so much to choose from. And there's so many things to do on the ship for kids or adults no one is ever going to get bored. But even though there's so much to do and so many people aboard it never seemed to crowed and was always very clean everywhere you go from the buffet to pools to bathrooms it always seemed like someone had just been in cleaning right before you great job! I would recommend this ship and these ports to anyone younger or older. Great Job Norweigan!!

 

Thanks for a GREAT vacation!!

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5 out of 5

great time

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Everything from boarding to disembarkment  was great. The food the service and staff were excellent . Roatan was more of a tourist market than I expected. I would not recommend the restaurants that you have to pay for, not because they are not good but the free restaurants were great service and food .

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4 out of 5

Haven first time

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Overall I thought the cruise was very nice. I prefer Royal and Celebrity for now. The Haven was not as peaceful as I thought it would be because of many young children (some screaming at dinner).

 

The pros: able to get a table in the Haven dining room w/o reservations, free pay-for-view movies, food throughout the ship was good, disembarkation at every port with Haven (off in 5 minutes), slides were fun, all of the shows were very good, aft suite was excellent 9316 has a huge balcony.

 

The cons: too many children in the Haven, Haven restaurant is very loud, weak mixed drinks, poor wine selection, running track extremely wet every morning and it needs etiquette rules for the walkers, children in hot tubs everywhere, public pool area is tiny (not that I used it), gym is also too small for size of the ship, smoking everywhere (hard to escape), no luggage valet service and no custom line for suite guest.

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3 out of 5

Mediocre

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The Getaway is an ok ship.  The decor is unexciting (lots of brown).  Except for Le Bistro, the food is boring even at the specialty restaurants.  Le Bistro had good food and service.  

The staff seemed bored.  The itinerary (Honduras, Belize, Mexico) should have been interesting but you spend so little time in port you don't get a feel for the countries.  I'm not sure why you have to sail so early the the next port is so close.  Harvest Caye is a Disneyland version of Belize.

The Million Dollar Quartet show was one of the best I've seen on a cruise.

The embarkation was 1 1/2 hours standing in a hot, stinky line.  The cruise terminal disembarkation process was confusing.  The rental car shuttle was so impossible we gave up.

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5 out of 5

SAIL THE GETAWAY !!!!!!!!!!

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Excellent experience on this Norwegian liner again!!! Food Staff, beverages service ports, and entertainment were way beyond our expectations. Amazing how they keep 4000 passengers from falling all over each other, but they do, and do it well.

 

HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this ship and itinerery !!!!!!

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1 out of 5

Nickle and Dime you to death, poor service

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No I will never cruise via NCL ever again.  Service was poor, rooms not cleaned for 4 days, rooms were not available for 4 hours when boarding, waited 2.5 hours in line to exit the ship, cruise cards only worked for drinks 1 day, internet access worked for 1 minute, ship smelling of weed twice on our floor, not enough resources to assist with guest, food was terrible I got sick several times, people were treated differently because they were paying cash for tips, no one really knew what the processes were if you asked 5 people you get 5 different answers, my luggage for both pieces, handles were broken and I requested for them to fix them and they did nothing.  I am requesting a full refund for this cruise for both of my rooms.  Just a terrible experience and it was something I paid for all 6 people to take this cruise and had been looking forward to it for about 6 months for it to turn out to be so bad. 

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5 out of 5

outstanding top to bottom entire week

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The cruise experience was outstanding... from the boarding to process to disembarking it was almost flawless.   Food was above average for the most part, especially specialty restaurants... buffet was ok, I thought there may be more choices, but plenty of decent food.  Taste and Savor free restaurants were very good if you wanted to wait and be served.  Food was top notch.  Entertainment was top notch.... "burn the Floor" and "million Dollar Quartet" were phenomenal, goose-bump inducing.   The Wine show was very good as well.   Illusionarium was only weak spot I felt.   Show dragged a bit and food was not great that night for the dinner.  "howl at the Moon" and Comedy shows were very good and fun as well.. Staff was exceptional, unfailingly polite and helpful.   Cruise Director Silas outstanding, you felt as though you knew him personally by end of the week....  will recommend and will do again ourselves as well.   Ports were OK....  Loved Roatan....  Harvest Caye is a little overrated.... small, crowded, and expensive!... should have done something off the island.   Costa Maya and Cozumel were just ok.  Enjoyed being on boat more so than ports.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

1st time Norwegian cruise was a great experience

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We have been on many RCCL cruises in the past.  We decided to try something different and went with NCL.  As a result my perspective is from experience with RCCL.  

 

I would have to give RCCL the advantage on entertainment.  While NCL wasn't bad, we had gotten used to Mamma Mia, Hairspray, etc.  It also seemed like there were fewer bar bands on NCL.  

 

Dining was a good experience.  We had the dining package so could go to specialty restaurants.  We did Moderno (Brazilian), La Cacina (Italian), Teppanyaki, and Cagneys.  We found the food very good, and the wait staff was better in those restaurants.  We also did each of the main dining rooms.  Tropicana was our favorite with the band during dinner.  The wait staff was a little more hit or miss.  Our Savor waiter was slow and frustrating.  The drawback of flexible dining is you don't have the ability to meet people like we did with traditional dining on RCCL.  We've met new friends on RCCL when we meet with the same people each night.  Kind of miss that.  

 

The activities like pool, mini-golf, etc were on par with our RCCL experiences.  The only real issue is deck chairs.  They were usually always taken but nobody ever seemed to sit in them.  There needs to be an answer there.  

 

Getting on the ship was consistent with our expectation.  We always do walk off on departure with our bags.  NCL had long lines, but they moved reasonably fast.  While it was simple on RCCL, it was tolerable on NCL.  

 

We liked experiencing some new ports with NCL.  Honduras we did the eco-walk (booked outside of NCL).  We did Kohunlich Mayan ruins at Costa Maya and a jeep tour (booked outside of NCL) in Cozumel.  That is an observation, NCL charges about 50% higher than street price for excursions.  RCCL doesn't seem to do that.  We've always booked excursions with RCCL, but with NCL we feel forced to book externally.  

 

Our statemoom (large balcony) was nice.  The balcony had 2 chaise lounges, a bistro table and 2 chairs.  It was nice having that room, especially since the pool chairs were always taken.  The shower was bigger than we've had on RCCL.  We never met our stateroom attendant, but he did a good job.  I'm not sure if that's a NCL difference or just this person, but we're so used to RCCL where our stateroom attendant made an effort to get to know us.  

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5 out of 5

Great time

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This was my first cruise so I didn't know what to expect.   Really large boat & really smooth.   We were putting stuff away in our cabin & didn't realize the boat had left Miami.   Went to the buffet & Miami was 10 miles off in the distance.   Now we had great weather for the entire cruise so I don't know how it is when a storm rolls in.   Food, entertainment, night life, & the numerous bars were all really good.   Prepare for crowds, if you don't like crowded places this might not be for you.   4000 guests & 1500 crew, that's a lot of people even for a big boat like this.   And if you drink alcohol, for gods sake get the ultimate beverage package unless you don't mind spending $8.50 and up for a domestic beer and who knows what for a mixed drink.   All said, we had a great time and will do it again.

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4 out of 5

NCL Getaway

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Good overall cruise. But disembarkation took 2 hours 15 minutes! Outrageous!

Not sure I will take NCL again! They need to improve check in and check out process. This was the worst experience of any cruise I have taken.

Holland America is so much smoother.

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Deck Eight

Deck Eight features staterooms in categories M6, MX, BB, BD, BX, and ID, as well as La Cucina Italian Restaurant/La Cucina on the Waterfront, Entertainment...

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Deck Six

Deck Six features the lower level of the Getaway Theater, the Entertainment Venue, Atlantic and Pacific Meeting Rooms, Card Room, Library, Shore Excursion...

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Deck Fifteen

Deck Fifteen features staterooms in categories S4 and S5, as well as a pool, Pool Casino, Waves Pool Bar, Sun Deck, The Market Place, the Aqua Park, Kids'...

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Deck Seventeen

Deck Seventeen features The Haven Private Sundeck, Vibe Beach Club, the Public Sundeck, and a bar.

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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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