NCL Getaway

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9256
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had most of our meals at Garden cafe and enjoyed it there.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Good variety of activities although we mainly chose movies, discussions and such rather than sports and pool.


5 out of 5
Again we preferred entertainment on the smaller ships where all shows were free.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Had no children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship, but we prefer smaller ships

Ship Tip

Do as much research on ship and activities before hand. Reading reviews gives many different perspectives.

3 out of 5
We had previously cruised from Tampa. The terminal there is much nicer and the whole process there went more smoothly.
3 out of 5
Not interested in shopping for jewelry or liquor. Enjoyed walking around the city.
3 out of 5
Not interested in jewelry or liquor shopping. Enjoyed walking around city area.
3 out of 5
Not interested in jewelry or liquor shopping. Enjoyed walking around downtown area.
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