Not our preference

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Verified Review
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 13, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11880

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We got the specialty dining plan through . La Bistro was quite good, Cagney's was excellent, when we went to Ocean Blue, we were told there was an additional $16/person service charge even with the dining plan. We went to one of the included restaurants instead. Overall, we didn't think there were adequate facilities for the number of passengers. "Express Disembarkation" involved standing in a line to get off for close to 2 hours.


3 out of 5
As a past Norwegian customer, we expected preferred embarkation but wound up in the cattle line with everyone else. They also had several computer problems which further slowed up the process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The meals were excellent, even in the complementary dining venues. Cagney's Steakhouse was one our best meals ever.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

One of the best meals we've ever had on a cruise ship. The staff was friendly and efficient. They treated us like you used to be routinely treated on a cruise. Top shelf!

Ocean Blue on the Waterfront

1 out of 5

Warning--if you have the Specialty Dining plan, there is an additional $16/person up charge at Ocean Blue. Definitely not worth it. Go somewhere else.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We felt that the dining room staff were generally above average.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Poorly designed ship. Inadequate facilities for over 4,000 guests. There was one tiny pool with acres of deck chairs--but there were still not enough. A lot of the entertainment was in "The Atrium" which was too small and generally so noisy that you couldn't always tell what was going on--if you managed to squeeze in.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Make all your dining and entertainment reservations ASAP--or, better yet, book a smaller ship.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


1 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 5

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing