November 2019 - 9 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway
Above average, some below what once was...
February 2019 - 10 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Well run ship, better than average cruise
November 2018 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Breakaway
Sail Date: November 11, 2018
Sail Date: November 08, 2019
Another port we didnt bother to get off the ship for this trip. Now if you've never been, by all means.
Any island that has 11,217 banks on it must have something going for it. excellent place for a vackay especially NOT on a cruise. Might spend a week there, still negotiating. Touk a tour just to see as much of the island as possible.
Been there dont know how many trimes, didnt bother to get off...whole bunch of others didnt either. Ship is an amazing place when 3/4+ of the passengers get off.
Clean, seemed safe, walked around, for an hour, bought some junk.. theres still a few sq inches of space on our frig.
The whole place is designed by NCL to get more of your tourist $$. And no, your drink package does NOT work there.
No, the "downtown" area is seedy, complete with homeless living under the highway. N o one I know goes wandering anywhere, unless its from bar to bar, and the only place to do that is the FRENCH QUARTER itself. Been there, done that. Its like St Paddy's Day every day.mostly amateur hour, and expensive.
This was #22, our first on GETAWAY, two previous on BREAKAWAY, her sister and a virtual twin. You may be sailing with 4k+ of your newestr friends, competing, shall we say, for whatever entertainment and resorces are available. Do your homework, and book as early as you can manage..make reservations wherever you can.
Tender port. fortunately they use local tenders, way bigger than the old lifeboats they used to use. We got off just to stretch, back in an hour.
Been here before too. Just a great way for NCL to separate you from your money. Read the fine print if you wander off the ship. Its THEIR port, they built almost everything in it, but your key card is next to useless.
I think I could live here in another life.
The usual junque shops and hawkers. Been here at least a dozen times, didnt get off the ship. Amazing how pleasant the ship is on port days when you stay onboard.
Been here too...nothing special. Ive seen jungle. They paid me once upon a time to wander aound in it. Get of the beaten path and it becomes a 3rd world country.
Emarnked and disembarked here. Old, raggedy, too small. Parking at the pier is inconvenient, and you have to walk thru traffic and across RR tracks to get to the terminal. We stay downtownwith "park n cruise rates" at the HI, and cab over.
Do your homeowrk online. Theres so much to do on board that even if you use a TA (we don"t) if enhances the experience if you know whats available.
Make all your dinner, theatre, excursion reservation in advance, from home. Some dinner packages require additional reservations be made on board. We immediately headed to guest services to do that. or magically, the times you want may not be available.
Didn't think much of it right after it opened. We back again this trip just to stretch. Yes they've improved it. All kinds of new expanded ways to separate you from your $$..Came back after an hour or so. And we weren't hardly alone.