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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 27, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 13762
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The weather was great, the ports were great, but the boat was too big for my taste.  It was a great getaway but too many people congregating in one spot.  They need to spread the activities over a broader area so more people can participate.  The food was not so good.  If you wanted to pay extra and eat in the fancy dining rooms you get a good menu.  We sailed NCL in April and had fantastic meals but they have changed their menu and it is not for the better. Over all it was a good cruise for the young family type, but not aimed at the senior cruisers.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
NCL changed their menu and the pay for meals are excellant but the regular ding is bad.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
but should have been spread out more as area on top decks were so cangested you couldn't even walk around

Entertainment

3 out of 5
again if you want to pay extra it is great but you have to make reservations in advance to see anything as the theatre is too small

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
didn't use this service but kids looked like they were having a good time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the staff and crew were extremely great for the most part.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
to congested, not laid out very well.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
room was adequate but balcony was the smallest I have ever seen. Even a the small ships you get a bigger balcony. It was about 3 feet wide. There was two chairs and a small table but you couldn't get around them is someone was sitting in one. Just barely big enough for two people at one time.

Ship Tip

O'Sheehans Bar is a great place for a quick and excellent meal. Beats the main dining room for menu and is usually not crowded. Excellent chicken wings.

3 out of 5
A city in itself worth seeing

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

Local transport ($4.) each takes you anywhere you want to see and is well worth it.
5 out of 5
A local bus ride from Dutch side to French side and back is a very in-expensive was to see the culture and have an enjoyable experience
5 out of 5
Great tour of the fort and also the Atlanis is an experience everyone should see.
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