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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 08, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5159

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

ncl delivers a quality experience. cruise staff and results managed very well. I  have sailed on the epic and the getaway. good, clean ship with quality entertainment and food.  a thirsty traveler should be prepared to take advantage of the drink programs.  Honduras and Bahamas ports raggedy, and very short on local amenities.  Belize and most Caribbean ports are isolated amusement parks, not connected to the mainland. Very nice value for a vacation, but consider the svc chg/gratuity in your overall pricing.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
overpriced bar drinks. sodas and bottled water seriously overpriced. take advantage of the drink programs. food in the main dining room is usually quite excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
consistently excellent entertainment

Children's Programs

don't cruise with your kids. this can be very annoying to other guests. the adult entertainment venues are just not appropriate for kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
workers usually make the cruise very enjoyable....but special requests on the last day of the cruise not recommended. staff is usually too busy for that

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
the epic and the getaway are nice size, quality ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

more tv options needed. workers have to pay more attention to the bathroom odors.

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Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
rental car needed. sprawling area...very spread out

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

1 out of 5
raggedy port. not much to do there. 'hole' is an accurate description, though the local, independent tour guides can be folksy.....

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
an amusement park or ncl private island. not part of the country. no opportunity to see the town or people

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
few, if any options to get out into the town, away from the cruise port.....the ship has the best food options

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
mexico is well.....mexico. there is a public park with open market area and restaurants near the port. mingle there and try to enjoy the local experience.
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