First time cruising

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 12471
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was my first cruise, first vacation without my departed husband so it was bittersweet.  My grandson shared a room with me, inside room, which was fine. I wish I had a balcony room as I was alone much of the time and would have enjoyed sitting outside my room.  Food was fair, 5 or 6 specialty restaurants were $20-$40 more/person.  Pools were much too small and not enough lounge chairs for sea days - we wanted the shade and often chairs had towels on them all day and no people.  Needs to be monitored better.  Entertainment was fantastic, Grammy Experience with Sugar Blue was the best.  Comedians were funny and dueling pianos were great.  Band that played around, Cool Expressions I think, was also great.  Just seemed like there were too many people, but maybe that's just how it is.  Excursion we took was not as we were told, but they comped us after we complained.  Guest Services left a lot to be desired.  I had some on board credit that was not on my account.  I went to them 3 times with basically no answer.  I had a meltdown (missing my husband) and my daughter had to get loud before we were taken into an office and it was finally "taken care of".  Overall, it was a good experience.  Since I never cruised before, I don't really have anything to compare it to.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Too many specialty restaurants for extra $

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo was bad, $39 for 3 games


5 out of 5
Really enjoyed all the entertainment except Bingo

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Never met or saw room steward. Wet towels on floor were folded and put back on shelf

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not enough lounge chairs on sea days

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I had an inside double room, upgraded from a studio when prices dropped drastically from what I paid

Ship Tip

Savor, Taste and the Tropicana were great for dinner

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
St. Maarten has become overcrowded and run down since I was there 20 years ago
5 out of 5
Port was very nice
3 out of 5
Did not get off the ship, too hot and too far to walk
Was this review helpful? 9

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top