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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 52

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 06, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5226
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship is brand new, so all the fixtures work.  Cabins on lower decks are fairly well sound-proofed (we were on deck 5) so you can sleep through engine noise.  Main dining room is split into two halves, so service is faster because each venue is smaller (Savor and Taste).  St. Maarten and St. Thomas were hot and humid, while Nassau was cool, breezy and dry--perfect weather.  Excursions were well organized.  Ship docks each time--no tendering.  Food was absolutely fantastic--best of any NCL cruise (this was my ninth).  Movies shown in Atrium.  Rock climbing wall is great.  Lots of activities for kids.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Usual emphasis on spending money--Bingo, gambling, shopping

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Slightly smaller than on previous NCL ships. The bigger the ship, the smaller the cabins.

Ship Tip

On embarkation day, go to Savor or Taste and have pleasant sit-down lunch. We had fried calamari and shrimp burgers--yummy. Book a cabin on deck 5 or 6 to avoid late night noise.

5 out of 5
Stayed in airport hotel on previous day--food and service impeccable here.
5 out of 5
See and Sea excursion--nice tour of city and semi-submersible submarine tour.
5 out of 5
Coral Gardens and butterfly farm tour. Coral Gardens is large--big aquarium and sea lion show.
5 out of 5
See and Sea tour--different fish than in St. Maarten. Saw sharks, barracuda, turtles.
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