Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Clappin' along and happy with NCL's Getaway

Sail Date: April 18, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

What a ship! The Getaway exceeded our expectations. Even though this was our 8th cruise and had the largest passenger capacity we never felt crowded and the service was as fantastic as ever. The ship had incredible water slides, a rock climbing wall, and challenging ropes course. The activity schedule was full and varied - the best we've seen. We've noticed with all the cruise lines that the food selections are showing the effect of the economy and shrimp, lobster, and filet mignon are not standards on the menu but the food was still delicious. A bonus for us was soft serve and hard serve ice cream available all day and made-to-order crepes every evening. We have sailed everything but Carnival (and don't ever intend to) and this boat was the BEST. Also, we had never booked through but the service was really great and the price beat booking directly through the cruise line. We can't wait to book our next cruise with Jan from .

Ship Quality
The biggest, best, cleanest, newest we've ever been on
Food and Dining
Not as much of the more expensive food items as in the past but still great.
Service and Staff
The cruise director and assistant were FANTASTIC! (Joel and Tyler)
Entertainment
Shows were good but not anything too amazing
Onboard Activities
Best selection of activities we've ever seen. So much to do, lots of choices for lots of interests.
Destinations and Excursions
St Thomas, St Maarten, Nassau - all good but avoid the St Maarten beach where the planes are landing. People were blasted by the sand when the planes landed and their towels and clothes were blown into the ocean.
Cabin / Stateroom
Lay out great. Cleanliness great. Personal service not as good as cruises in the past. The housekeeping staff appeared so overworked they didn't have time to be too friendly.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Avoid the beach where they planes land. Crazy loud and scary with sand pelting the unsuspecting visitors.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
What a beautiful and quiet beach. Almost as nice as the cruise lines' private islands.
Nassau, Bahamas
It's so commercialized with many vendors and lots of folks wanting to braid your hair, paint you a picture, etc.

Tip

Definitely try the water slides and rope course even if you're really grown up (50+). They were so much fun. Bring socks if you want to do the rock climbing wall.



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