February 2017 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western
NCL is our cruise line of choice (This was our 15th NCL cruise), but we hate the new ships (This is our 4th and last cruise on one of these ships). The pool space is a joke. NCL uses the atrium to house their game shows (i.e., Newlywed which is VERY popular) which holds maybe 100 people including the 25-50 that are left standing...for a ship that has 4000 passengers! We also hate the fact that it appears NCL has outfitted this ship exclusively to attract the latino crowd of Miami at everyone else's expense (i.e., If you think you will be listening to a steel drum band playing bad renditions of Jimmy Buffett, think again. You get a latino band playing music in spanish!). And one of their main theater productions...a latino dance production called Burn the Floor. Our disembarkation for this cruise was the worst we've ever seen. NCL did a terrible job putting people in place to disseminate information. On the flip side, NCL's staff is the best. The production show Million Dollar Quartet is FANTASTIC. The buffet & specialty restaurants are great. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze (except disembarkation). NCL's new island looks better on paper. The beach is on the windward side and had a fair amount of sea grass washing up....and the food selection sucks (hamburgers and hot dogs, mainly).