Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Review of Norwegian Getaway

Sail Date: September 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Even though the Getaway is a newer ship it is very average.  The decor is pleasant but nothing spectacular.  The food was very sub par and when you pay for the specialty dining the food was very disappointing.  The service in bars, pool areas was very poor until you tipped them then they were all smiles and great service.  The entertainment was ok but only a few people were able to get into the venues which you had to prebook.  There never seemed to be crowded even though there were 4,000 cruisers on board.  Disembarking at the end of the cruise was the most disorganized I have ever experienced.  We carried off our luggage and I think at least 60% of the ship decided to do the same thing.  We all were trying to get off the ship at the same time and there was little to no direction from the staff at all.  It was very sad to think you had a week of relaxation only to be very stressed trying to get off the ship.    The one great thing about it was that the dress code was super casual.  If you had children I heard that all the programs were free which is a huge plus for families.  The rooms were very small and areas where you could bang your head if you are taller than 5'9".  The balcony could barely fit two chairs, smallest balcony I have had.  Would I book a cruise on this ship again.......probably not.

 

Embarkation and Disembarkation
horrible disembarkation.....I think more than 60% of ship carried off the luggage and all tried to get off the ship at the same time with no direction from staff. Nobody knew where to go in line etc.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
service was very poor and the staff seemed very stressed out and no smiles etc. Once you gave them a tip ($5) they were all smiles and the service couldn't be better
Food and Dining
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Take a taxi to Red Hook and take the ferry to ST John and rent a jeep and spend the day exploring the beautiful beaches. Great Snorkling
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The ship is docked near nothing and you have to take a taxi to everything. They are building a few building at the port but unless you take one of the excursions it is a wasted day.


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