Too many people

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 03, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9312
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This cruise got 3 stars only because of the itinerary. The ship itself is very nice and has lots of options for eating, drinking, entertainment, etc. However, the stateroom balcony was tiny and there were just way too many people on board. Everything was crowded. The dining room staff was always overwhelmed and not very attentive. On the first 2 nights, our meals were served before our drinks (one cocktail and one soda). After that, we would get drinks from the bar and take them into the dining room with us. On the third night at the Tropicana, we sat for 20 minutes with empty plates in front of us before someone came to clear the table. Our water glasses were not refilled until dessert was served. That meal lasted 2 hours because the staff took forever with everything. Needless to say, we did not go back there. We got a great deal for this cruise, but I would rather spend a little more and have better service on a smaller ship. Though we did not take our kids on this cruise, we did hear wonderful and very positive comments from several families about the various programs for kids.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The balcony is TINY! Although this is not a low deck, we still felt and heard the engines at night, so we did not get a good night's rest all week :(
5 out of 5
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