Good but not great

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8714

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We had a great cruise on the Norwegian Epic and were looking forward to a similar experience on the Getaway.  
The ship is beautiful, clean and well-maintained.  
Mini-suite cabin was outstanding. Cabin steward (Joao) was very good.
Entertainment left a lot to be desired.  We did not like the necessity to get reservations for specific shows.
Liked the free-style dining but meals were mediocre and not very imaginative. Service in Tropicana and Taste was exceptional, not so in Savor.  Buffet was good but repetitious.
All-in-all an enjoyable cruise but when there are so many competitors, we will not likely repeat with Norwegian.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good but not great.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Somewhat disappointing. Don't like the reservation requirement / stand-by. Should be first-come / first-served for all shows. Theater seats have a hard metal bar that makes sitting for any length of time feel like torture.

Children's Programs

Did not use any but since we didn't see a lot of children running around the ship, I would assume they were popular and kept the kiddies out of the way much of the time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Uniformly good except for the wait staff in Savor.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice cabin. Large bathroom and huge balcony with two lounge chairs, three regular chairs and a large table. Situated as the first extended balcony meant a lot of wind when traveling. Very clean and well-maintained. No complaints here!

Ship tip

Avoid Savor, visit Taste and Tropicana instead. Both were enjoyable. Make your reservations early if you want to see all the shows.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Unfortunately, it rained pretty hard and we did not stay very long. There is a section with umbrellas and lounge chairs. Get off the ship as early as possible to claim an umbrella. Otherwise you are in unfiltered sun since the palm trees are sparse.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Been there before so we stayed on the ship. Enjoyed an unrushed and relaxing day.
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