Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Re-routed cruise was a fun time

Sail Date: August 22, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We were re-routed because Hurricane Danny was moving toward the Virgin Islands.  Instead we went to Jamaica and Cozumel.  The weather was excellent and the boat was beautiful and new.  The cabins were roomy for a cruise, with lots of places for storage.  The excursions were pricey, but fun.  The only issue we had was the food.  It was just average compared to the food experience we had with Royal Caribbean.  The quality and presentation of the food at Norwegian did not compare, but the trade off was the ability to dine whenever you wanted to, which gave us a lot more freedom in our schedule.  The things that cost additional money were abounding, costing us quite a bit before the week was out.  It would have been nice to have several more choices for included dining because they were just serving the same food in the different dining options.  We tried one of the restaurants with an additional fee in hopes of getting much better food, but were disappointed.  Foodies should not choose this cruise.  The amenities were fun like the ropes course and the water slides, but the adult pool was WAY too small and people were packed in like sardines on "at sea" days.  Not enough chairs in the shade, for sure and people would "save" them with their towels.  Overall, I will probably head back to Royal Caribbean next time, but thanks for the new experience!

Cabin / Stateroom Clean and roomy. No complaints here.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The early walk-off option was great and very convenient.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
More options here would have been fun.
Enjoyed the included comedy shows
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Not very good quality, but the ability to dine at your leisure was awesome

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