12th Norwegian Cruise

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 10, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 11573
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I have to say this is my 4th cruise on NCL's newest ships, EPIC, BREAKAWAY, GETAWAY, because Iam now traveling solo and these ships have studio facilities, which aren't the best in the west, but are more reasonable for the solo traveler.  I have been a great fan of Norwegian since my first sailing with them in 1997 but will have to admit that with the mega ships, they are lacking in the true cruising experience.  Staff and crew are not as accommodating as on the smaller ships.  They are spread much too thin.  Meal time has become mundane with little variety.  Small children should not be allowed in the Main Dining areas after certain times.  I had several meals absolutely ruined with small children running wild and misbehaving.  I have traveled with grandchildren on cruises and enjoyed every aspect of seeing the cruise thru their eyes, but they knew how to behave, and if they didn't, they were removed from the venue.

I have traveled on small ships to mega ships and really prefer the smaller ships, but they are not available any more except on river cruises.

I guess times are achanging and I will have t change with them or find another way to vacation.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
if you have a studio room, take extra hangars, they never have enough.

Ship Tip

Even though it is a large ship, it is easy to find your way around. Eating is aft and entertainment is forward

3 out of 5
Do not use Shore Excursions, Inc. The overview of the island was the pits
3 out of 5
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