January 2017 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western
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.