Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
4

4 out of 5

NCL Getaway

Sail Date: January 10, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This is a beautiful ship.  We were impressed by the high efficiency the design  d technology affords.  That said, we decided that we prefer smaller ships - like NCL Star or Dawn which we have previously sailed on.  On the smaller ships, there was free entertainment in the theater every evening. On Geteaway, many of the shows cost extra or appeared in smaller venues. We thought this was probably due to having so many more passengers to entertain. It took a lot of advance planning to make sure of getting to see what you wanted to see.

As with the other NCL ships, crew and staff of the Geteaway were tremendous.  Freestyle cruising is the best way to go, especially for us retired folks who prefer a quieter time than the noise and partying that takes place in the pool and sundeck areas. We thought that the food at the Garden café was not quite as good as what we had enjoyed on Star and Dawn, but was still very good. Savor and Taste were comparable with the main dining rooms on Star and Dawn.

Ship Quality
Great ship, but we prefer smaller ships
Food and Dining
We had most of our meals at Garden cafe and enjoyed it there.
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Again we preferred entertainment on the smaller ships where all shows were free.
Children's Programs
Had no children with us.
Onboard Activities
Good variety of activities although we mainly chose movies, discussions and such rather than sports and pool.
Destinations and Excursions
This trip we did not go on any excursions but walked around each port on our own. Enjoyed eastern caribbean more than western caribbean.
Miami, Florida
We had previously cruised from Tampa. The terminal there is much nicer and the whole process there went more smoothly.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Not interested in shopping for jewelry or liquor. Enjoyed walking around the city.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Not interested in jewelry or liquor shopping. Enjoyed walking around city area.
Nassau, Bahamas
Not interested in jewelry or liquor shopping. Enjoyed walking around downtown area.

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