Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Fun for the kids, not as much for Adults with Kids

Sail Date: May 30, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

The boat activities for the kids were the best I've seen with the 5 water slides, rock wall, rope course, bungie thing etc,  The pools are terribly small and dangerously over crowded.  If you have kids you are banished to the "kid side." The Adult side is so smokey and packed. The deck of the pool was so slippery, we saw 12 people slip and fall on the first day.  The poolside seating is tight and if you don't get up early, good luck getting a good seat.  The smoke was thick throughout the boat.  Condensed in the casino then dispersed throughout the halls, but always there.  The entertainment was ok but hard to secure.  The  magic show was for an additional cost, seating was very limited and we were left with only banquet seating that cost more than floor seating and the view is far worse.  The comedy shows might have been good, but we were unable to attend ANY due to small venue and the seating was not available.  Definitely reserve anything you wish to do far in advance. Service was good.  There were a few indignate bartenders, but nothing severe.  Royal Caribean definitely does a better job with entertainment, and food.  And of course Disney does a better job of everything.  NCL Getaway is a very US, Them kind of ship.  Adult activities don't connect with kid activities outside of the sports deck.

Ship Quality
Best ship Ever
Food and Dining
Nothing Fabulous, but at least I didn't have to cook it.
Service and Staff
A couple rotten eggs, but most very good.
we only were able to see magic show since I booked it before we left home
Children's Programs We did not send kids to the day camp
Onboard Activities
The sports floor was the best. Ropes, plank, rock wall.
Destinations and Excursions
Lots of construction on ports, the most transportation we ever had to take to get anywhere.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was nice and roomier than others we have had. Storage and organization is always a challenge.
Miami, Florida
Plenty of close covered parking at a reasonable fee. $20\day
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The excursions were short 3-4.5 hours. The cab rides were dangerous and scary.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The journet to Devils Den to snorkle was insane. 45 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car, and 10 minute walk down a steep hill. Nice place to see, but barely worth the trip on such a tight schedule.
Nassau, Bahamas
Atlantis is the thing to do, but for $675, no food, no drink and no transportation, we passed on it.


Plan ahead, book or reserve everything before you leave home.

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