Wished we would have opted for a smaller ship

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5621
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Ship too crowded, not enough outdoor areas, we are in our 50's and felt as if we were treated as children- don't eat there, don't smoke there- too many rules and not enough areas to just relax without huge crowds esp on sea days.  Some of the workers tended to be rude to an extent.  Norweigan does not apply the do it your way, do it when you like at all.  I have cruised twice before and never felt this way and the last cruise was on Norweigan and that is why I chose again, but it sure was a different scenario this time around, makes me never want to cruise again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Was disappointed in the lack of choices for dinner on menus however the quality of the food was usually very good, don't think they should have up charge foods on menus- I thought that was what the specialty restaurants were for.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
too crowded

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Areas for entertainment/parties at night were way too crowded as well as the ship not having enough pool area.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Manny and Alex in the Bar on Deck 8- great and funny- nice relaxing place to be- too bad the bar wasnt bigger because they were always busy, not enough places to sit, esp for a smoker. Also our cabin steward Jess- he did an outstanding job to always make sure we had whatever we needed, ie: ice x2 daily and room was always spotless.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
was clean however not enough deck space for 4000 people during sea days

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Was awful- I will NEVER cruise again in an inside room, it made me feel claustrophobic and was very dry, woke up with a bloody nose and coughing so bad I had to go out of room to an outside area to get air and catch my breath. The only good thing about our cabin was our cabin steward and how nice he always made it for us.

Ship Tip

Do not book an interior room unless you absolutely have to, I figured we wouldn't be spending much time in so it wouldn't matter but it does.

5 out of 5
very pretty mountainous areas, had a zipline excursion booked but had to cancel
5 out of 5
Goff Beach was beautiful for snorkeling in clear waters and cooling off on a hot day
3 out of 5
only went to shopping areas in port which was not very much of an area
5 out of 5
Beautiful beaches and lots of nice shopping, however the locals are always trying to pull you in their shops and beware of those trying to sell you something at their Pharmacies.
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