December 2014 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Eastern
Ship was too large, too many children, for the most part unfriendly staff, and sub par food. All shows and restaurants were booked. For a ship this size we thought there would be more to do, instead we found less to do and what was available was fully booked or was overrun by children. We thought that Norwegian cruise line was more for adults and would cater to the adult crowd, instead we found it overrun children with no suprevision or respect for other around them. I understand that it is not staff's responsiblity to watch over children, however there was no where that an adult could go to find piece and quiet. Even when we went to things where they suggested adults only, people brought along small children who took all the seats and seemed to feel the need to participate and be heard. I was truely dissappointed in this cruise. If this had been my first cruise, I would probaly never go again. At this point I will say that I will NEVER sail on a large ship and if for some reason I have the same poor service on a future cruise, I will probably never take another one. On prior cruises there were less passengers, far less children, and the staff all over the ship was friendly and remembered who you were. The dining options were outstanding as was the food. On Norwegian Getaway you had the buffet and other free restaurant. The buffet was terrible and the restaurant had a very limited selection of food.