Norwegian Getaway Is a Fine Sailing Vessel

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 13, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11154
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very good food at most of the restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too many at one time. Missed alot of things because of having to make choices.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the entertainment provied alot.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
This did not apply to us.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was wonderful for the most part but several were hard to understand and communicate with.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship and accommodations!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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!

Ship 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.

3 out of 5
Did a shore excursion to the Everglades which was really nice.
3 out of 5
Interesting island. Enjoyed our excursion and learned enough to appreciate the U.S. alot!
5 out of 5
Loved St. Thomas and am looking forward to returning to the Virgin Islands in the future.
1 out of 5
We did not care for Nassau at all. Very rundown. Horrible customer/tourist service. Atlantis was a total waste of time and money!
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