Great Cruise, love Norwegian but this ship was disappointing compared to last year

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 29, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14226
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My favorite part of the cruise was definitely the ports and shore excursions; Monkey Park, Underwater Scooter, Water Park, Private Beach, Ocean Kayaking, Xplor Park with cave rafting, driving through the jungle, Ziplining...all great.


Went on the same ship last year and the entertainment has gone downhill, but the boat still has plenty of things to do and the food is great and the service was awesome!Happy

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No more pizza at La Cucina (disappointing) but Taste and Savor were very good and the buffet always had a good selection.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Ropes course is great! Best water slides on a ship!


3 out of 5
Last year on the same ship was much more enjoyable. The finale show was a big disappointment, nothing special like in the past. No little dance with the audience, no employee skit, more like a crappy 4 song concert with some boring dancing and nothing special about being the last show! Jose was always great though! He should take over as Cruise Director cause the other guy was boring and so fake and blah

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was always pleasant and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It's a room on a ship, yes it's going to be small. BUT, it is well laid out with plenty of storage. It was me, my wife, and our 14yo son with 2 large and 2 small luggage. All of our clothes, luggage, and everything were able to be put away and not be seen with room left over. I think that is pretty good.

Ship Tip

Watch the celebrity dance off and take advantage of the ropes course, water slides, and Illusionarium!

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Roatan was great, went to the Monkey park to waste some time and it ended up being just as good as our planned Boss Underwater scooter excursion.
3 out of 5
We were supposed to stop at their private island which we were really looking forward to but instead had to go to Belize City. We ended up taking an excursion to a private island and it was fine. Did some kayaking on the ocean and saw some cool starfish out there in the ocean while kayaking.
5 out of 5
I'm sure there are plenty of great excursions, we chose the new water park. Not crowded at all and we walked on everything with nobody there!!! It was great and the employees couldn't be nicer. They need to work on their picture program though.
5 out of 5
Went to the Xplor Park excursion. Awesome ziplining! Awesome caves! I wasn't even thinking about getting food there but the buffet was better than the ship!
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