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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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Nice

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We understood when we booked on Norwegian that we were not going to receive the type of service we were accustomed.   The ship was large, clean, and the food was good. Staff and officers were excellent and professional.  We enjoyed the Prime Meridian bar; the Wine tasting, and the live entertainment in main dining room was excellent. The French and Italian Specialty restaurants were very good.  The quality of the free entertainment was excellent.  The beverage package had a good quality assortment. The mini suite room had a large bathroom with double sinks and large shower; however, the balcony could barely fit two chairs and a tiny table.  The negatives were the many extra charges on ship; charge for room service; paying for entertainment; charges for lobster; steaks; certain appetizers etc. Our biggest complaint was that cigarette smoke from the casino lingered on the 6,7,8 floors including outside seating on the starboard 8th deck.  Harvest Cay was beautiful, overpriced; minimal shade, not enough lounge chairs and the food and beverage package did not apply.  We had fun the weather was 85 and no snow in sight!Happy

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Sweet

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My balcony view was awesome and room service was great, dinning was great, entertainment wonderful and the pool area great.Happy

I didn't like the long lines at customs, in and out. They need more customs officers!  Crying

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Get-A-Way

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We were disappointed with the fact that you did not serve lobster in the "free" restaurants.  We've been on many cruises and this is the first time lobster wasn't served.  We are going on a Norwegian cruise in August.   The entertainment was just mediocre except for The Million Dollar Quartet.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Getaway is a beautiful ship. Clean and modern. Only drawbacks can't get a beach chair (people save them) and the casino is claustrophobic and smoky. And the wifi is expensive. The food was great and we loved the variety of dining options. Not a bad meal all week. Freestyle dining is the best. We picked this cruise for the ports and enjoyed each of them. Only disappointment was we skipped Harvest Cay due to an "obstruction" in the port area so we got an extra day at sea.   Not a big deal but would still like to go there.  And my favorite part of this trip was the staff -every single one of them -  they were the hardest working, friendliest group of people we have encountered on a ship. From the bartenders waitstaff cleaning everyone was conscientious and friendly. Great job.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

SLOW

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our 33rd Cruise,very slow boarding and leaving the cruise.WE went on the cruise to visit NCL's new resort in Belieze,the Ship missed the port because of trouble in the harbor.The Captian didn't know why..We kept asking for a sharing table at dinner and didn't get one.All in all one of the worst weve taken.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
2 out of 5

Bigger ISN"T always better

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I love cruising and will continue to do so but never again on a MEGA ship like Getaway. 

First the PROS: Loved O'Sheehans ~ good food with friendly servers and a good view of the activities below. The Waterfront was a comfortable place to sit and people watch or read a book.  The Garden Buffet ~ good food, good variety, good servers. The photography staff ~ they took plenty of great pictures using care to put you in a good pose.  The comedy performers and the dance troop of Burn the Floor. The port of Costa Maya ~ especially the Krazy Lobster.  The fish in the hall carpet swim forward to help you distinguish forward from aft. 

CONS: embarkation and debarkation were chaos at it's best.  Staff unfriendly and didn't have the same instructions.   Many places had additional charges ~ gelato, bakery, and even certain menu offerings in the complimentary dining rooms. Same tired old games.  Lacklust entertainment and poor venues to hold it in.  Many activities were held in the Atrium where noise and a poor sound system made it less than enjoyable.  Long lines for most things. Heavy smoking in the casino and guests smoking in prohibited areas with no consequences.

I could keep going with my list of disappointments but I'm sure you are tired of my gripes.  Thanks for reading.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great ship/great time!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The Getaway is a great ship...very nice staterooms, larger bathroom than we had experienced before...good food.  We were surprised at all of the extra expenses, especially for shows.  We have never had to pay so much (and didn't) for additional shows, restaurants, etc. on board.  I would want to experience some other lines and see if they are also now charging for every little thing you might want to do.  Our day at Harvest Caye was cancelled for some reason and that was a huge disappointment.  The compensation didn't come close to making us feel better about that lost day.  We did have a great time because we were with friends.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

All children, all the time

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This the cruise ship was clean, the decor attractive and the stateroom had good storage.  The food was similar to dining at my mom's retirement home only not served as hot. Staff were not very friendly or accommodating, we saw our steward only 3 times, at embarkation, when he reported breaking some eyeglasses and when we sought him out to clean up our room that had not been done. There were more than 900 children, many running unsupervised all over the ship. Extra fees and charges were everywhere. Ports were remote from sights and made it difficult to experience local culture other than on official excursions. There were very few shows in the theater and entertainment in other venues was brief and crowded.

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2 out of 5

Ncl disappointment again

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

After our first try with NCl 2 years ago, we figured we would give it another shot. Poor food, poor service, ZERO entertainment after 7 pm. I will continue with carnival and royal Caribbean. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Absolutely wonderful

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

I loved the the whole experience.  The shows were amazing. Million dollar quartet is a must see so was burning the floor.  Game shows were awesome too.  The hosts were hilarious and really got people involved.  The art was beautiful.  They had murals on most of the elevator waiting areas so we took photos there.  They made sure there was hand sanitizer everywhere,  which I think is very important.  The staff was very friendly. The complimentary fine dining was hit and miss for my palate but that's just me.  Monderno was the only place I went to that we had to pay for,  it was really good. My group had people who ate from rare to super well done and they accommodated for that. We went to Honduras,  and got a tour for 20 per person, just go past the Norwegian offered tours and you can find them.  Belize was a disappointment only because to get off of Norwegians little private island you had to book a tour through them.  It was very pricey and not much going on. The beach was like rock salt sand... ouch.  Costa maya walk past the gates and find a taxi to the ruins 25-45 per person,  and 20 for a group of 5 for the tour. Very manageable.  The taxis wait for you. Cozumel got a taxi to sky reef for 15 and chose to do the snorkeling and all the food you can eat for 45. Amazing. Just tell them when you want to be back at Port, never a problem. Will definitely do this again,  minus Belize. 

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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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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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