Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Fantastic cruise!!!!

Sail Date: July 19, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

My husband and I, along with our two children ages 13 and 7, just took this cruise and are dying to talk about it! It was simply phenomenal! The food was excellent, there was an enourmous list of activities to choose from, the excursions were a blast, the shows were entertaining, but most of all, the service was superb!

 

We have taken many cruises in the past, with many different cruise lines. However, this one was by far, our favorite! Our family is a very sporty and adventurous family; however, we each have our particular tastes and priorities. This cruise offered amazing options that suited each of our various wants and needs.

 

A note to parents with younger children...the Legally Blonde and the dance show were more PG-13 than PG rated, in our opinion. This actually may have been listed on the itinerary; however, we incorrectly assumed that all shows are like Disney ones. Great shows, but if you are a conservative parent, you may want to leave the little guy in the kids' area while you enjoy the shows. This is the only thing, about this entire cruise, that I would have done differently. No big deal, though. My seven year old did not exactly pick up on the language and gestures; we just happen to be conservative parents.

 

The service was, by far, the best we have ever experienced on a cruise. The staff was attentive, efficient, and extremely polite. Everyone was always smiling and helpful! Amazingly engaged staff with contagious smiles and enthusiasm!

 

We highly recommend this cruise, regardless of your age or preferences. There is something here for everyone! We will certainly return.

Ship Quality
Beautifully decorated, spacious and steady
Food and Dining
Wasabi had some of the best sushi we have ever had! Other restaurants were also fantastic!
Cabin / Stateroom
We ended up with an upgraded cabin designed for handicap use. It was huge for a cruise cabin! We highly enjoyed it.
Service and Staff
Highly engaged group of amazing people. Everyone was helfpul, efficient, and caring. Our cabin steward, Joao, went above and beyond to assist it. Lawrence, one of the waiters at the Savor restaurant, was extremely attentive. Best service we have ever experienced on a cruise; and we have taken many!
Entertainment
The Illusionarium show was mind blowing.
Children's Programs
Many activities geared towards children of all ages.
Onboard Activities
Too many to mention. We enjoyed an enourmous amount of activities. Perfect for all age groups, tastes, and interest.
Destinations and Excursions
Loved each one. We usually end up regretting at least one choice, but not this time!
Miami, Florida
This is an amazing city with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Great shopping in the port after the excursion. Dolphin excursion was awesome!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. John beach and snorkel excursion was fantastic! We still had time to do some shopping at the port before heading back to the ship. Great shops!
Nassau, Bahamas
Booked a half day excursion to the Atlantis Beach resort. Loved every minute of it! Beach and lagoon offer many activities:boating, para sailing, snorkling, jet skiing, and banana boating. The beach is beautiful! The aquariums at the resort are dirty but cool for the children to see. The excursion comes with air conditioned bus tours that leave every half hour from 3-6, leaving plenty of time to either enjoy the resort or head back into town and do some shopping.

Tip

Read the daily itinerary that is placed in your cabin nightly. It lists all activities for the next day, as well as an hour by hour choice of activity.
Leave all jewelry behind when going on the blue or green slide. Otherwise, they will ask you to take them off.
Some shows have PG-13 content. Ask.



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