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Norwegian Getaway

January 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

NCL Getaway

This is a beautiful ship.  We were impressed by the high efficiency the design  d technology affords.  That said, we decided that we prefer smaller ships - like NCL Star or Dawn which we have previously sailed on.  On the smaller ships, there was free entertainment in the theater every evening. On Geteaway, many of the shows cost extra or appeared in smaller venues. We thought this was probably due to having so many more passengers to entertain. It took a lot of advance planning to make sure of getting to see what you wanted to see.

As with the other NCL ships, crew and staff of the Geteaway were tremendous.  Freestyle cruising is the best way to go, especially for us retired folks who prefer a quieter time than the noise and partying that takes place in the pool and sundeck areas. We thought that the food at the Garden café was not quite as good as what we had enjoyed on Star and Dawn, but was still very good. Savor and Taste were comparable with the main dining rooms on Star and Dawn.

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Norwegian Star

November 2011 - 5 days on Norwegian Star

jemgk's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - Not interested in jewelry or liquor shopping. Enjoyed walking around downtown area.
Miami, Florida - We had previously cruised from Tampa. The terminal there is much nicer and the whole process there went more smoothly.
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - Do as much research on ship and activities before hand. Reading reviews gives many different perspectives.

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