Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Cruise, Great Ship, Great People!! (Mostly)

Sail Date: February 07, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I have been on one other cruise prior to this, and that was with Royal Caribbean. My first thought when walking onto the ship was that it was beautiful, clean, and well taken care of.  We explored the ship at first to familiarize ourselves with where things were, and were greeted by employees throughout this time.  When we got to the pool deck, we were greeted by a game (Rudi) who asked if we'd like a drink, to which we said definitely.  He was super nice and personable, and remembered us for the rest of the cruise (by name)!!! All in all a great time.  Below are a few 'concise' pros and cons of this, as compared to my experience with RC.


Pros:  Big, new ship; Plenty of dining options (without extra cost); Dinner restaurants were excellent; Many chairs on pool deck; Plenty of various entertainment onboard at all times (ranging from people playing piano, to game shows that involved audience members, to karaoke,  to the casino, to music or games at the pool deck, and more!); Fair drink prices; Friendly people (with the exception of our cabin steward; GO RUDI!!); Great stops (St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Nassau); They have a special area for young kids and another special area for teens - they had a lot of activities for children so even though a lot of families were on the ship, the kids were never really in the adult areas (which was REALLY nice).  

Cons:  Buffet food didn't seem to be as good as what I experienced with RC; Our cabin steward was NEVER around and NEVER introduced herself to us (this was part of the fun and enjoyment on my RC cruise!!!!); A lot of the extra shows (Legally Blonde, Illusionarium, Comedians, and others) cost extra money, and a decent amount at that (I don't recall paying extra on RC)

All-in-all a great cruise and ship, with (mostly) great people.  If you can't tell, I'm still a little bitter about our cabin steward.  All other people were great.  Definitely recommend, whether you're traveling with or without kids!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
All food was good, but buffet food was a little sub-par
Service and Staff
Rudi on the pool deck was great! Our cabin steward was not (Room 5228)
Good entertainment, but wasn't a fan of the extra cost
Children's Programs
Barely saw kids, which was wonderful
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Didn't like Nassau, personally
Cabin / Stateroom
Miami, Florida
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Nassau, Bahamas
Wasn't terrible, but definitely not my favorite Caribbean destination


They have many specialty dining restaurants on the ship which you have to pay extra for, or they have complimentary restaurants (like Taste and Savor and Tropicana Room) which do not cost anything additional; and food was GREAT! I even got two desserts one night! :)

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