A Little Disappointed

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 24, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Ship is very pretty and cabin was very comfortable. Wait staff was sometimes rude and seemed exhausted and tired at the Garden Cafe and O'Shannigans.. Cabin Steward was very helpful and did an excellent job.  Buffet food was not hot, just warm but the food at the Tropicana was awesome and so was the staff at The Taste..  Very crowded ship and lots of loud music and parties.  Not enough seating at planned activities.  Beverage packet is charged to everyone that is under your reservation so if you drink but your partner does not they get charged anyway. That is something that needs to be changed.  You had to pay extra for some of the shows, and the bowling is $5 a game. Ship is not docked long enough in St. Thomas.    I will try another cruise line next time. Since this was my first cruise, I have nothing to compare it with so these are just my thoughts.

 Had a good time, just not a great time.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
At the formal dining room and The Taste and Savor. I did not buy the dining packet for the other dining

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Ropes course was fun and the water slides were fun, pool was so crowded that I never made it in.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Activities didn't have enough seating inside the Atrium, Burn the Floor was awesome, Magic show was not as good as expected and you had to pay extra for the show.

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Cabin Streward "Richard" was awesome, but some of the Service staff at the buffet was very rude and seemed exhausted .

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable beds and the pillows are awesome

Ship Tip

There is an adult area in Aft of the ship that is very hard to find. It has two hot tubs and a misting pool. There is also bar with the outdoor movie screen. ( they do not show movies all the time, most of the time it is just pictures of places around the world) but you can get away from the crowd

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

1 out of 5
I would not go back to this island.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Not enough time in port. It is a beautiful island and would have loved been there several more hours

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Wish that there was more time here or maybe a stop at a private island. Shopping at the straw market was fun.
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