Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Second Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Floating Hotel

Sail Date: October 04, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have cruised with Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, and many times with Norwegian.  Of the many cruises we've taken, this was by far the best cruise we've taken yet.  The ship was very new and large.  It held over 5,000 guests, but didn't seem like that many.  The ship was very functional and laid out perfectly, so that you never felt like you were going to get run over by people.  We especially liked the lay out of the buffet.  There were so many food stations and they were labeled quite nicely.  There were so many different ones to choose from, therefore, the lines of people were not that long.  They also had a grandiose of foods and this was the best tasting food ever. They had a different variety of foods to be chosen every day.  Also, they had an ice-cream station where they hand dipped it for you and a large variety of flavors to choose from as well as condiments for it.  The workers were extremely kind and caring.  Even the top personnel came out every day to greet us to make sure we were well served by all. Their way of getting us on board and off when we left was easier than others we had done in the past.  Everything went so smooth.


Ship Quality
By far the best ship we have been on.
Food and Dining
We ate in the dining room and the buffet every day. The food was excellent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Of course by the ship being new, the rooms were very nice and beds were comfortable. The deck on our room was a little too small.
Service and Staff
Very accommodating.
We really didn't like the shows nor the way they handled reservations to see them. They were always booked up because the people could sign up for them before they even took the cruise. I didn't understand why they just didn't let the first come first served
Children's Programs Didn't use.
Onboard Activities
Had such a wide variety of choices for all ages.
Destinations and Excursions We have done so many cruises in the past, that we didn't use any of the excursions.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
A very beautiful island. It is so clean and the people there are very nice.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Many things to do here, especially jewelry shopping.
Nassau, Bahamas
We didn't feel very safe here.


Be prepared to walk a long ways from one end of the ship to the other. We had a room on the 13th floor 4 doors from the bridge and another couple was on the 11th floor at the back end of the ship.

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