Great Ship - Crappy Ports!

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I can't say enough about how clean and well laid out the ship was.  It was a tough transition from a Royal Caribbean ship (no Promenade) but we got used to it.  Love the Freestyle concept but it took some time to get used to booking all of your stuff (Shows or events) so that you get a "ticket" for them.  We had to sneak into the comedy show after they left the door unattended as we had been turned away due to "capacity".  Food was a 7 out of 10 but it is what it is when you are feeding 4500 people.  Drinks package was a nice touch as those really add up at 10-12 bucks a pop.  Gambling (Bingo and Deal - No Deal) was rigged with very puny prizes (ship credit - no cash!).  Activities were awesome (Ropes course / free fall slides, etc).  Main pool sucked as it was WAY too small for a ship with 4500 people on it.  Typical attempts at sucking more money from your wallets with upcharges everywhere but again - know what you are getting into and you can walk away pretty unscathed.  Dance parties at night rocked (80's and 90's night) under the stars...The only things that put a damper on the trip was the ports.  ST.USVI was crazy expensive for taxis just to go a few miles.  Tortola was a wasteland - horrible port.  Nassau was awesome.  Taxi driver took us to Paradise Island Beach Club for $4 each way.  Beach was amazing - I mean amazing.  Upon arrival back on ship they (NCL) were having party on the pier which put the Carnival ship next to us to shame!!!!!   Overall a decent trip on a great ship. 



Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but doable. Very well thought out design and modern. Only spent time sleeping there and changing clothes so not a big deal. Cabin steward (Ramal) was awesome. He bonded well with my young daughter and made sure she was well stocked with towel animals to include giving her one at the farewell show!
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