Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

If only we could find some peace and quiet

Sail Date: September 18, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I am physically challenged and have used a mobility scooter for over 20 years on cruises.  This ship was the best fitted ship we have come across in about 30 cruises.  Every door was easy to open, even our stateroom door.  Congratulations to Norwegian.  The corridors were a bit narrow, especially with the stewards carts in the hallways almost all day long, but we were able to manage.

The food was excellent all all of restaurants that we went to along with the buffet. No bad meals.  Pastry was not great, but was good.  Service was excellent.

Our only complaint was the constant loud noise level, pounding music coming up through the Atrium even into our room on the 10th deck all day and late into the night.  the Library was foolishly located right behind the Atrium stage area where much of the entertainment took place.  There was some quiet on the Promenade deck if you got there early enough to get one of the few available seats.  There was quiet on deck 16 but intense sun all day long.  With a little luck you could get a little shade up there late in the day.  We like to veg out and read, even take a nap during a cruise.  We couldn't nap due to the noise in the room.  Finding a place to read was a challenge.  Sometimes we got a place outside the Savour Restaurant.  By the way, the Waterfront restaurants are fun if you can tolerate the smokers.

Also, with the Casino located in an Atrium, an open area of the ship, the smoke just floats throughout a large area of this beautifully designed ship.  We are avid non-smokers and could only walk through the 8th floor Promenade on the non-smoking side to traverse the ship to avoid heavy smoke.

Cabin / Stateroom
Spacious, well designed as a handicap room. Only drawback is that it is not near an elevator...it is a long haul to the nearest elevators. The bathroom needs some shelves for toiletries just like all handicap bathrooms. It was spacious with a very good roll-in shower. You need a night light.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
This was among the smoothest and speediest we have experienced. The only faster was on Azamara, a much smaller ship.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Out of 4 ports they only had two excursions suitable for someone on a mobility scooter and the first one was so bad they gave us our money back without our even asking. We cancelled the rest.
Onboard Activities They did not interest us. However, there were plenty of them and they seemed to be quite loud.
Children's Programs Not applicable
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

Tip

The outlet nearest the door works when you remove your key card. Otherwise no other outlets or lights work when you remove your key card. There is no outlet in the bathroom for a night light so we used that one and left the bathroom door wide open to diminish the amount of light in the room.



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