Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

NCL Getaway

Sail Date: May 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Somewhat disappointing. NCL was very aggressive about trying to charge for everything they could. Only a few meal venues were included in the price. Some entertainment was charged. Their shore excursions were very expensive. And, they had a mandatory service charge policy. Tips are for services rendered. NCL should pay their employees, not the customer. As a result, service for the most part was mediocre. My $1400 trip (for two) came out to be $3500. That's with no shore excursions and no extra dining charges. 

Cabin / Stateroom
It was fine and it was clean. However, not enough electrical outlets.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
embarkation was long. apparently most people did not adhere to the embarkation time they were assigned.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were fine. But, we did our own excursions and saved a LOT of money. Again, NCL seemed like they tried to get as much money out of the passengers as they could.
Onboard Activities
Some was excellent like the dueling pianos. But the main theater entertainment was weak. The Acapella group wasn't really acapella as they were accompanied by background music.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
I like that we were't required to dress up. However, I did not appreciate that many of their venues were for extra pay. Cruises should be all inclusive.


Don't waste your money on the internet package. It was ridiculously slow. If NCL wants to offer this service, they should make sure it works reasonably well. This is a new ship too.
I HATED their tip policy. They charged each person regardless of service received. Tips should not be mandatory!

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