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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 02, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 16714

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We had a 2 bedroom family suite in the Haven on the Getaway.  The Haven is amazing and I will personally find it difficult to want to cruise any other way again!  I give the Haven and its staff 5 Stars!  The Spa was wonderful if a bit expensive and the Thermal spa was wonderful as well.  I am only giving 4 stars because the food in the cafe was less than satisfactory.  When I was on Carnival the food was amazing!  We only ate in specialty restaurant once.  On Norwegian the buffet was horrible and we ended up eating in either the Haven or Specialty restaurants every night.  My children loved the waterpark but lines were looooong.  Casino was great and I hit $16500 in jackpots!  Paid for our cruise!  Like I said everything is awesome but the cafe.  Fix that and you'd get 5 stars

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The cafe/buffet food was horrible. Food in the Haven was great but limited menu. only 2 ice cream machines and they were manned by a service member so you could not get your own. The italian restaurant was really really bad.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
loved the illusionarium

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
we could not use the tween/teen program as your age requirements are off. We have children aged 12 years 10 months and 14. They could not stay together so did not want to use the clubs. Need a middle age group of 12-15 for tweens . This was a big issue for me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely wonderful - could not have been any better

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Amazing accommodation and cabin crew members. I could actually live in the Haven!

Ship tip

If you are cruising on Norwegian you should get the meal package because the food is not very good at all

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

2 out of 5
It was all a bit grubby. Nothing like the photos online. Snorkeling was great. Too many people on the beach flocking to sell you things

Harvest Caye, Belize

2 out of 5
There is absolutely no marine life around the island? Is this from construction? We loved the Private cabana however lines for the zip line were an all day event.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

2 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
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