Great service, great food, could use more pools.

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 10, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 9459

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Room service: Best you could ask for. Cordial, quick, efficient, and pleasant to hold a conversation with (our room service was conducted by a lovely lady named Jacyntha, from St. Lucian).


Food (and the service): Best you could ask for - literally. We found that the "unassigned" tables didn't bother us at all, but even then by the 3rd night we took a special liking to a man named Stephen from the Philippines so we requested his service for the remainder of our cruise. No one had a problem with it. We ate anywhere from 6pm-8pm and we never waited for his section to open.


Pools: I bring this up only because of previous experience with other cruise lines, but the top deck layout needs to be altered. There was only 1 adult pool, and it was very small. The other pool was for children with all kinds of hoses and jets and whatnot, so that was fine - but for four guys in their 20's, it wasn't used obviously. The rest of the deck was made up of 4 giant water slides, which are fun for like 2 or 3 runs and that's about it. There was a large ropes course up top as well, but half of our week it was shutdown because of too much wind. Other than the 4 Jacuzzis (which were SUPPOSED to be for adults only...) the times when we were at sea all day felt rather unsatisfying. Need more and or larger pools.


Other than that, our time was wonderful. The activities might need some updating too, we found ourselves alone in our age group and many of the activities are geared towards married couples and older. We made do with what was available and would cruise Norwegian again if we had to, but maybe not this ship.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Older/married people enjoyed more of these than we did.


5 out of 5
Would like to see Magicians as a part of the main entertainment, rather than a paid only entrance.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
(doesn't apply to me)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
More pools, less bars. Get rid of the slides and ropes course.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved this cabin. 4 dudes all around 6' tall slept very comfortably, moved around the room well, and enjoyed a nice shower every day.

Ship Tip

If Stephen (from the Philippines) is available in the main dining room (Tropicana) then request him EVERY night!!!

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Not really a vacation spot for an American, haha...

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Kinda dirty. Nice people, but weed and sex was all they cared about...

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
VERY Americanized. Didn't really feel like a foreign country, to our dismay...GREAT for scuba diving though!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
SO much to do. SO little time. Great place, would vacation here for a week alone!

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Not much to do, but hey - you're in the Bahamas on a beautiful beach!
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