Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5


Sail Date: April 03, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Good Things about ship: 1. Water Slides (although 2 not open at times) 2. Casino is large 3. Decor of ship is updated nicely 4. Nice bathrooms


BAD THINGS: 1. Horrible layout 2. Horrible director 3. Zip line (never open) 4. Rope course, rock climb wall, bungee trampoline are only opened during a couple hours with mile long lines and the mini golf course was designed poorly. 5. Atrium hosted shows that should have been in theater, no room what so ever to see and enjoy. 6. Pool - not enough room, no chairs, too crowded/cramped 7. Splash (kids camp) reached full capacity, we were turned down multiple times for not having enough staff vs # of kids 8. Rooms - smallest room I have been in yet on a ship with no storage 9. Entertainment (singers, shows hosted by director were terrible) Deal or No Deal game show is a RIP OFF! 10. Food was mediocre 11. Plan 2 hrs to eat at restaurants 12. 3 out of 4 of us got really sick and saw many more on board with same symptoms


My room was 12461, April 3 - 10 2016. Disappointed Family here. Norwegian and the Getaway will be at the bottom of our list for sure. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Too small even for an inside room. Stayed on others many times. Not enough storage. Ended up using suitcase as drawers under the bed
Embarkation and Disembarkation
seemed to go smoothly
Ship Quality
Decor is nice and clean but the LAYOUT SUCKS - no elevator/stairs in middle, same in pool area, you have to go to front and rear of ship to go up or down
Destinations and Excursions
Great Stirrup Cay - Fancy snorkle trail is a joke and falsely represented on video, beach shared with everyone on ship
Onboard Activities
main attractions - rope course, climbing wall, bungee were opened only at certain times with mile long lines, zip line never opened
Children's Programs
We were turned down multiple time because they were full capacity. Early hours too. Not enough staff vs children??
Atrium hosted shows (newly weds game show, dance offs, live music) NOT enough room, too cramped
Service and Staff
Most casino dealers not friendly
Our room steward was awesome!
Alot of staff flaunted their homosexuality too much.
Food and Dining
seemed like same food every night at buffet. Expect to wait 2 hrs for dining in restaurants
Miami, Florida
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Fate of the Fancy is a joke, don't be fooled by video. All share the same beach from the ship, it has snorkel gear building
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunn's falls was great
George Town, Grand Cayman
swimming with sting rays was fun but the nature trail was a joke (a path between 2 parking lots with some chickens and parrots)
Cozumel, Mexico
Passion Island is a must!


Upgrade to larger room, Find out times of outdoor attractions and get there first to avoid 2 hr waits, don't see any shows in the atrium (horrible location, packed liked sardines). Dont play mini golf (the course is flawed in so many ways and damaged), Try the Prime Rib.Bring magnets / hooks to hang

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