Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
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Helpful Votes
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4 out of 5

Norwegian Getaway Is a Fine Sailing Vessel

Sail Date: September 13, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Norwegian Getaway was a beautiful sailing vessel.  There were some items that definitely could be improved upon but we have no regrets with spending 7 days on the Getaway.  This was our first cruise but likely not our last.  Our biggest shock was that even though we got the Ultimate Dining Package and Ultimate Beverage Packages there were still many, many, many small charges for restaurants not included and beverages not included that really added up.  Our initial booking was a very reasonable price but at the end of the trip we had spent far more than what it was truly worth and could have taken several vacations for the price of this one.  Now that we are no longer novice cruisers and know to read the fine print we will do better budget wise in the future.

Ship Quality
Beautiful ship and accommodations!
Food and Dining
Very good food at most of the restaurants.
Service and Staff
Staff was wonderful for the most part but several were hard to understand and communicate with.
Entertainment
Enjoyed the entertainment provied alot.
Children's Programs
This did not apply to us.
Onboard Activities
Too many at one time. Missed alot of things because of having to make choices.
Destinations and Excursions
The Atlantis/Bahamas was a major disappointment.
Cabin / Stateroom
Loved the balacony cabine immensely! Plenty of room, lots of storage and sitting on the balcony simply enjoying the trip and the quiet provided was delightful!
Miami, Florida
Did a shore excursion to the Everglades which was really nice.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Interesting island. Enjoyed our excursion and learned enough to appreciate the U.S. alot!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Loved St. Thomas and am looking forward to returning to the Virgin Islands in the future.
Nassau, Bahamas
We did not care for Nassau at all. Very rundown. Horrible customer/tourist service. Atlantis was a total waste of time and money!

Tip

Cagney's Steakhouse has the best food with La Cucina following as a close second. Make sure to read/take along your Freestyle Daily so you know what is going on, what is open/closed, etc.



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