charlie1030

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Norwegian Getaway

May 2014 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Eastern

Norweigan Getaway Cruise

We took this cruise just to get away as we have been to the ports before.  We enjoyed the three days at sea and only left the ship to check out the shopping "bargains".  The shops are not near the dock and you need to take a water taxi to get to the shopping area.  We enjoyed our time in St. Maarten but were not impressed with St. Thomas.  It was a holiday in Nassau so all of the shops there were closed. 

 

We had a forward balcony room and the service and friendliness of the room staff was excellent, which has been the case on most of our criuses.  This was our second NCL cruise this year, the first being in Hawaii.  We took advantage of the dine around specialty option for our dinner each night.  We found the service at the buffet to be pleasant but were not impressed with the water vapor droplets that fell on the tables and benches.  The service at the main dining rooms for breakfast and lunch was fair at best and we were not impressed with the service in the specialty restaurants. 

 

The time estimates for the specialty restaurants is estimated at 1 1/2 hours so we allocated two hours before our show times.  Unfortunately the dining time took longer than expected at some of the restaurants so we had to skip coffee and desert to rush to our shows so that we would not miss our reservations and miss the shows.

 

The ship itself is clean and beautiful and the room accomodations were great as the temparature control kept our room the way we like (on the cooler side).  We could have used a bit more water pressure in the shower but the water temparature controls were good.  We could have used a bit more storage/ hanging space but we managed.   We will be sailing later this year on additional NCL cruises.

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Punta Arenas, Chile - Trip to see majestic penguins was cancelled. Not too much else to see here other than the cemetery and the center of town for 11 hours
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Sun - We ate in specialty restaurants every night. People who ate at Moderno said it was terrible. Tepanyaki was not as good as on other NCL ships. Le Bistro was good and so was Cagney's on most nights. La Cuchina was hit and miss. The ship itself had a nice layout.
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - Have breakfast and lunch early if you plan on using the buffet as the tables fill up fast and the area gets crowded. Plan dinner and show reservations way before you get on board. Get to the illusionarium early if you want to get a good floor seat. Paying premium does not guarantee good seats.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Sun cruise review - Don't expect to see penguins or anything else you expected to see

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Sun"We ate in specialty restaurants every night. People who ate at Moderno said it was terrible. Tepanyaki was not as good as on other NCL ships. Le Bistro was good and so was Cagney's on most nights. La Cuchina was hit and miss. The ship itself had a nice layout."

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Norweigan Getaway Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Norweigan Getaway Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Norweigan Getaway Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Getaway cruise review - Norweigan Getaway Cruise

reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Norwegian Getaway and gave it 3 stars!

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Getaway"Have breakfast and lunch early if you plan on using the buffet as the tables fill up fast and the area gets crowded. Plan dinner and show reservations way before you get on board. Get to the illusionarium early if you want to get a good floor seat. Paying premium does not guarantee good seats."

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