Great Cruise, despite a few minor issues

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5756

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

All and all a good cruise. Food was great. No kids tripping you or splashing you because they had their own area. The drinks were delicious and didn't have to wait a long time to get them. Very Clean just needs a little more maintenance. The ship is due for a refresh in April of the coming year.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Long line although we got there in our allotted time slot. Also wanted you to fill something out but had no pens to do so. Carnival did a much better Embarkation by having you fill out the questionnaire before you got there and taking the picture off your passport.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
NO LINES!!! It was amazing! Only minor complaint was that Margaritaville was only open from 12-5 every day.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The pools and hot tubs were great! Used the fitness center a few times, often was packed.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedians and Dueling Pianos were amazing!

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The toilets had an issue. At one point there was not a men's room that was working on the entire 15th floor which is the main cabin. Lay out was good and they were always cleaning though.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Had issues with the tv working, they had to come 3 times and fix the toilet. Also there was very little room to get around the bed to the window side of the room.

Ship tip

Make sure to try out the Margritaville Bar (Chill Bar) while you are there, they have a different drink menu and amazing nachos

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Lots of traffic

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Did the BOSS excursion! It was absolutely amazing!

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
The beach was kind of messy but the water was nice.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Did a snorkeling excursion. Brought us to the other side of the island where everyone was very nice. (I would recommend doing your excursions through Norwegian not a separate site. We went through the Crusies.com site for the excursion and it was very difficult to find the meeting place for the excursion. No one on the excursion staff spoke English and they told us we could look around for a bit and just come back to their stand to get a ride back to port, we waited at the stand for 20 mins and no was ever came back to the stand staff wise. We ended up having to take a taxi back to port) The pool back at port was great and had everyone dancing and having fun though!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did the Amazing Secret River Tour!!! It was amazing. Very well organized and worth the time to get there.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Took over an hour to disembark the ship. The line went from one end of the ship to the other and looped back. Then did the same in the customs line.
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