good cruise but lots of extra costs

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 13288
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Even with the free ultimate meals package extra fees added up to much more than other cruise lines have cost us.  There is a non stop barrage of selling extras on board.  The extra restaurants are great and after going to a couple of the base restaurants this is needed to enjoy the cruise.  The buffet and is just average at best and service in the standard restaurants is basic, but the food is good.  Then the show were very good but some are extra fees also.  You really!my need to plan exactly what you want to do.  It does not let you just show up for much.  Wonderful ship design.  Some issues with the staff but overall very good.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
great in specialty restaurants, good in standard, and fair in the buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
did try to have some at sea activites

Entertainment

3 out of 5
couple of great show and a couple of lower quality shows

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
seem good

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
minor issues with some

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
exceptional ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
nicest shower I have had onboard ship

Ship Tip

The specialty restaurants are worth it but pressure to pay additional tips is wrong if you prepay the gratuities.

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