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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 11, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13204

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise so we really have nothing to compare it to, but we are hooked. We really enjoyed the Norwegian Cruiseline overall and we will be back to cruise with you again.


4 out of 5
The lines moved quickly and smoothly. It was nice that we waited inside where there was air conditioning.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of the dining was amazing. All areas were clean and the waite staff were friendly. There was a tremendous variety of food at the buffet. We especially enjoyed the omelet bar. We really enjoyed main dining as well. They had a nice selection of food and fabulous desserts. The only place we felt rushed to eat was at the Cirque Dreams and Steam show. It seemed that they were understaffed.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The pool area seemed very crowded. It would have been nice to have one more adult pool area. We liked Spice H2O very much.

Mandara Spa

5 out of 5

I really enjoyed my hot stone massage. It was a perfect start to our cruise. The woman who gave me my massage was especially thoughtful and kind.


5 out of 5
All the entertainment on the ship was amazing. We attended a variety of shows - comedians, Burn the Floor - and activities in the main lobby - dance instruction, fruit cutting & decorating, bingo and Deal or No Deal.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We enjoyed sunning on the deck and the waterfall cooling area. We also enjoyed watching movies at night.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room was spotless and it was cleaned twice per day. We received ice twice per day also.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was easily accessible and the common areas were very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
I was surprised at how much storage was in our room. I was able to completely unpack and get to all my items easily. The bathroom was more specious than I expected. Our cabin was kept spotless. Unfortunately I found the bed extremely uncomfortable.

Ship tip

Definitely get the onboard texting/calling service. It is only $14.99 and well worth the money. Such an easy was to keep in touch with the people you are cruising with.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
No excursion, but we enjoyed music and dancing on the dock in the afternoon. The food court had a good variety of food to choose from.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
No excursion. We had fun looking around at all the shops and watching people swim with the dolphins.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
We loved having both the beach and pool available. The view from the beach was outstanding. The pool was amazing. It was nice to swim in a pool that was not salt water.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
The snorkeling at Tabyana Bay was indescribable. It was an unforgettable experience. The instructors were patient and fun. The lunch was delicious. We were happy that we could get food more than once because we worked up an appetite while snorkeling.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We were so excited to to go to Chichen Itza. It was an excellent excursion. We were guided to and from the various types of transportation by the cruise staff so we felt safe and secure.


4 out of 5
There was a lot of walking when disembarking. We had to wined around the entire ship in order to leave. We found our luggage easily and had help from the porters getting it off the ship. It was a smooth process.
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