CWD

CWD
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Joined: 01/20/2016
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Westerdam

November 2016 - Westerdam to Mexico

Norwegian Getaway

January 2016 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

Nice, new ship but an awful lot of people makes for lots of standing in line

We had a decent balcony cabin with larger than expected shower and bathroom. Overall quality of food and service was not spectacular but about what was expected. Did several specialty restaurant dinners which were good. The Ultimate Beverage Package worked for us but we really think specialty coffees should be included as they are on other cruise lines.

On sea days, finding a deck chair after breakfast was impossible. They go very fast (and early). Even finding a chair or couch to lounge in elsewhere was difficult, and the bars were overflowing with people.

The lines to embark/disembark were excessive as were the ones for port calls. The worst was the tenders to Great Stirrup Cay. Terribly long waits to get to a small island that was too windy to enjoy any of it. We just went back to the ship.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - We love PV and have spent considerable time there, so we caught a local bus just outside the port (across from Wal Mart) that took us downtown. We walked along Los Muertos Beach to one of our favorite hidden gems of a restaurant called Swell. Tiny, with tables and loungers in the sand but great service, food and reasonable prices. It's at the end of the wooden walkway on the beach that starts at the small pier heading south. We cabbed back and it was $5.00 per person which was fine.
Westerdam Westerdam - The signage has not been updated but there IS a library hidden on the 9th deck, forward. That is also where the coffee bar is located. All the signage showed it on deck 3, midship.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - We've been to Cabo many times so did not fight the crowds to go on the tenders. We just hung out on the much emptier ship.
Mazatlan, Mexico - If you like to walk, there is a blue line leading from the port to old town. The main square in old town is surrounded by sidewalk cafes and is a very pleasant place to hang out. Walking the malecon is also very nice.
Cozumel, Mexico - A nice surprise compared to other Mexican tourist destinations. Other that the mandatory LONG hallway-like port exit buildings full of vendors, most of the town was pleasantly low pressure. We ate at the oldest restaurant in town, Cafe Denis. Funky small sidewalk cafe with GREAT margaritas, guac and salsa all at reasonable prices.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Beware. Jamaica has the most in-your-face hawkers and hustlers of just about anywhere. It makes the Mexican tourist towns seem low key by comparison. We found a very honest, older cab driver that gave us a reasonable tour. We would not go back.
George Town, Grand Cayman - Walking the 7 mile beach is quite a scenic treat! Very few vendors and little pressure anywhere. Clean and modern.
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - The Ultimate Drink Package includes some very nice, high end liquor and mostly acceptable although limited selection of wines. We discovered early on that they have no problem whatsoever serving us doubles of both wine and liquor that reduced our visits back to the bar.

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shared a quick tip for Westerdam"The signage has not been updated but there IS a library hidden on the 9th deck, forward. That is also where the coffee bar is located. All the signage showed it on deck 3, midship. "

added Nov 26, 2016 cruise on Westerdam to their profile.

reviewed their Mexico cruise on Westerdam and gave it 4 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Nice, new ship but an awful lot of people makes for lots of standing in line

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Nice, new ship but an awful lot of people makes for lots of standing in line

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Nice, new ship but an awful lot of people makes for lots of standing in line

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Nice, new ship but an awful lot of people makes for lots of standing in line

uploaded a photo album from their Norwegian Getaway cruise on 2016-01-10

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Getaway"The Ultimate Drink Package includes some very nice, high end liquor and mostly acceptable although limited selection of wines. We discovered early on that they have no problem whatsoever serving us doubles of both wine and liquor that reduced our visits back to the bar."

added Jan 10, 2016 cruise on Norwegian Getaway to their profile.