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

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Our favorite part was the entertainment.  "Burn the Floor"  dancers were excellent.  Compared to other cruises, the staff was exceptionally polite and friendly.  We did not do any specialty restaurants so our eating options were limited.  Two of our restaurants had the same menu.  This cruise is very casual if you don't like to dress up.  We found this cruise very loud with microphones and music. This is a family cruise ship with lots of children activities and lots of children.  If you go on this cruise, have your travel agent get you a good cabin selection.  Our cabin was 8102 and we heard every ship motor  and plumbing noise, not pleasant.  We were also far away from the central elevator area.  We were looking forward to seeing Belize and they eliminated that stop for some reason so we were disappointed in that.  It was a new experience in cruising for us and not as relaxing as past cruises.

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Worst of 35 Cruises

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Favorite part was the 7 Night Premium Dining Pkg. except when their supposed elite Ocean Blue restaurant that has an addl $17.95 up charge on top of premium pig told family members they were not eligible for certain meal.  I thought it was very very tacky and the crab legs were dried out and the worst I've ever been served. I'd skip that restaurant all together. The Garden Cafe buffet (Lido deck) was, for the most part Bad. It was nice that they still had scones for a late afternoon snack. The scrambled eggs and omelette were almost inedible and were not made from fresh eggs. They had no decent breakfast potatoes and if you ordered them in the dining room you got the same stuff from the buffet, literally 3 small pieces of potato with 10 pieces of pepper. The dining rooms are are not good. Took 4 tries for the photo group to get picture order correct. Took 90 minutes to get a minor billing error corrected that would have taken 10 minutes on another cruise line. They skipped our premium port in Belize because they said the new dock was damaged by a thunderstorm. Seems strange when Norwegian built the dock to withstand hurricanes. I gotta say that Norwegian seems to cancel shore stuff a lot. I think they make a lot more money on their casino and bars when we are at sea. My cabin had Old water in the ice bucket, crumbs on the dresser and my sheets smelled when we boarded. First time we ever had such issues. Never got several of daily papers in the cabin, no disembarkation info provided in room. This ship had the worst management of any company or ship we have been on. It's sad because she is a beauty and most of the entertainment was good. Not the Illusionarium!  Took over 3 hours to get off the ship. The line of people went from one end of the ship to the other, it was horrendous. They tried to blame it on Custums but they were prompt,  it was Norwegian's poor management to do that to people, many elderly. Another person in line said she had been on the same ship the year before and had the same issue, they had done nothing to correct the problem. I don't know what to say except that Norwegian couldn't pay me for the frustration we had to deal with last week. Horrible!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Had a really nice time!

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I loved the boat, but the food was just ok and the shows were just ok. Burn the Floor was a little long and it seemed like watching the same moves over and over in different costumes.The games in the atrium were done better on other cruises although they were still fun to watch. The biggest disappointment was not going to Belize because of the weather. Norwegian doesn't force sell as much as other cruise lines so that was nice.The cost of photos were a bit much though.

However the room was fabulous, the ship itself was very nice and my wife and I had a very nice time despite the things that I previously mentioned.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Norwegian Getaway

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

Traveled over Easter Break.  This is our 14th cruise, 2nd on Norwegian, the other being the Norwegian Star.  Overall, very enjoyable experience.  The food selection was first rate, the staff was very attentive, and the ports (with the exception of Harvest Caye, which we were unable to dock at, due to weather) were all outstanding.  Their two shows, Burn the Floor (sub-par) and Million Dollar Quartet (good) could have provided better options.  Overall, would recommend this cruise.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Beware Before Your Sail

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Food was excellent

Unable to access Specialty resturants as they were  all booked up on the first day of the Cruise.

Internet was totally disorganized and I needed the net for my Business. The staff were unprepared and didn't care to go out of there way to help. One person at the internet desk while Guest services and Excursions Personnel were all around the place; we know where the money to be made was located

Nickel and Dime mentality; you could go off the ship and make your own arrangements for far less then what they were charging.

Beverage package were unreasonable.

I rated it (3)Stars but it should have been less.Nervous

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

All that I expected and MORE!

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I traveled with my 9 year old daughter, my sister, and my mother of 60+ and must say there was something for ALL of us to do on and off the ship.  My mom never took a cruise before and was skeptical at first but can't stop talking about it now. She had an amazing time. We even took advantage of a deal and placed deposits on another future cruise.

 

Favorite port was Cozumel lots of good shopping deals. 2nd favorite was Harvest Caye, Belize.  Least favorite was Roatan, Honduras mainly due to a bad experience with the local taxi/tour operators hounding my family and I while we were trying to decide on what to do. 

 

Overall the Getaway was fantastic and I can't wait to take another cruise hopefully to explore another ship.  As a return Norwegian cruiser, I knew I would get exceptional service, activities, shows, food, etc.....all was ON POINT!!

 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Best experience ever

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I love the haven with its personal touch and tranquility despite going on a busy time such as spring break. Only complaint I have is just the slow internet but what do you expect from being in a ship with at full capacity.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Spring Break Cruise

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Excellent ship. Large, new and comfortable. Good trip with ports that are more unusual than most cruises. Roatan very interesting and underdeveloped. Harvest Caye a beautiful NCL resort. Cozumel as gateway to Tulum but a long trip. Ferry ride from Cozumel to Carmen 45 minutes and rough seas. At Majahual, ignore the purpose built NCL cruise resort at the dock and take the 4$ taxi ride into the village. Much better, but still touristy. A lot of kids on this trip due to the timing. They loved it due to the multitude of climbs, slides, games and activities on the top deck.

 

Biggest upside: The crew were extremely friendly and patient.

Biggest downside: The top decks were very crowded with no free space for adult areas, due to NCL's 'Haven' and other 'you must pay more to enter' areas. Kids kept going into the adult pool, which was relatively small for the ship size. Other cruise lines have gratis adult only areas. In connection with this the buffet was also always crowded with narrow aisles and lots of bustle. Food quality in the main dining rooms was only average, as is the case with most cruise lines nowadays. If you want to eat well you will need to pay extra in the 'specialty restaurants'. Used to be cruise lines were famous for quality food, but now the marketing geniuses get you to pay once for the main rooms and then again for the specialties. Who says, those marketing guys don't earn their money?  Between paying for food and for the 'Haven', etc. one must ask oneself if one could get better cruise value elsewhere.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great cruise

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The staff were amazing and the food was awesome. The only thing I didn't like about the cruise was the casino was in opened areas and I could smell the cigarette smoke. In the morning you could still smell the odor. I wish there was NO smoking on the ship. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

A good place to start

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

Being a first time cruiser, I had some information ahead of time, but naturally didn't know what to expect.  We did really enjoy seeing different parts of the world.  That was a highlight for me and my family.  The stateroom was just as had been described by our agent.  The food was excellent over all and the variety was unbelievable!  The cleanliness was impressive no the majority of the staff had smiles and a seeming desire to help and serve.  There were right at 4000 people and 1500 staff on board so it was a bit crowded n certain areas.  Some of the parents were letting their children run wild whic wasn't the cruise lines fault.  There were activities for the children if the parents wanted them to participate.  My 11 year old went a few times but wasn't completely engaged.  I think there were alot of kids and it was a bit overwhelming.  My 16 year old took full advantage of the Entourage for teens.  It was really secure and they had fun. Just a note however, parents shouldn't send their teens thinking they can definitely get in.  At night if you don't get there early it may fill up.  The teens end up standing in a line and hanging in the hallways hoping for a spot to open so they can get in.  A slight disappointment was that the term "all inclusive" no longer applies to cruising.  Of course I didn't expect specialty restaurants (don't see why you would need them), casino, excursions, and alcoholic drinks to be included.  But I think All of the shows and activities should be at no additional charge.  Guests shouldn't have to pay to play bingo or other games outside of the casino either.  Over all we had a good time and felt blessed by the experience.

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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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