Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

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2 out of 5

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

Sail Date: February 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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!

Ship Quality
Very beautiful ship, unless you count some of the passengers
Food and Dining
Main dining area was 3 restaurants with essentially the same menu, buffet was ok but nothing special
Service and Staff
Everbody seemed helpful
Entertainment
Parents would drag their kids along so entertainment suffered
Children's Programs Cruise seemed to be directed to children entertainment
Onboard Activities
nothing special
Destinations and Excursions St. Maartin and St. Thomas were worth seeing, the Bahamas just a turist trap and dirty at least downtown. Paradise Island very nice.....but VERY EXPENSIVE!
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.
Miami, Florida
Ok, but beware of Miami's traffic and the downtown area....lots of homeless.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten Nothinng special, went to Maho beach where you will have the feeling of on top of each other.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Beautiful, great walking areas, nice towntown area.
Nassau, Bahamas
Tourist trap and dirth. If you decide to go to Paradise Island.....very beautiful and VERY EXPENSIVE.

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.



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