Not your cruise if you don't have kids and don't smoke

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8409
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The boat was beautiful, the crew was wonderful, the food was good but not great, rooms where comfortable, the itinerary was ok. So what was the problem? Way too many kids that I considered the cruise "Disney Lite!" Parents brought their children into "adult only" entertainment, very seldom watched them believing others would babysit, and let them overtake even the hot tubs. The adult pool was the size of a two car garage and unless you grab a spot poolside by 7AM you were out of luck. The kiddie pool was just around the corner from both the adult pool and the buffet...a real zoo at times. Smokers were just plain rude and the crew never bothered to enforce the non-smoking areas including the decks, cocktail areas and the casino. Your clothes smelled like smoke no matter where you went. Not a very good cruising experience to say the least!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining area was 3 restaurants with essentially the same menu, buffet was ok but nothing special

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
nothing special

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Parents would drag their kids along so entertainment suffered

Children's Programs

Cruise seemed to be directed to children entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everbody seemed helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very beautiful ship, unless you count some of the passengers

Cabin / Stateroom

If one of your party has motion sickness problems, the interior lower deck rooms are for you. Wife has big problem, but the room was great for her and very comfortable for a cabin room. No regrets for choosing this room.

Ship Tip

If you don't smoke, don't have kids, or have kids but don't cruise with them, this cruise boat isn't for you.

3 out of 5
Ok, but beware of Miami's traffic and the downtown area....lots of homeless.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

Nothinng special, went to Maho beach where you will have the feeling of on top of each other.
5 out of 5
Beautiful, great walking areas, nice towntown area.
3 out of 5
Tourist trap and dirth. If you decide to go to Paradise Island.....very beautiful and VERY EXPENSIVE.
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