It was okay

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 06, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5750

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall it was good, I liked a lot of things about the cruise including that the seas were calm. If I book another cruise I will not book to the Caribbean as it is very similar to my city in Florida. I do not know if I would book with NCL again, I think I will may try Royal Caribbean instead. I have a friend who advised me to book Royal C as they book it exclusively. I have a relative who raved about NCL cruise to Cuba so we booked with NCL because we thought we had what we wanted at the best price.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining was excellent, buffet good but could have been better

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

excellent place

Garden Café

4 out of 5

excellent place

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

excellent place

Wasabi

5 out of 5

excellent place

Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian

5 out of 5

excellent place

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
They were okay

Getaway Casino

2 out of 5

I was under the notion that the entire ship was smoke free but the casino stunk of tobacco, thus the low rating

Shore Excursion Desk

5 out of 5

excellent place

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great!!!!!!

Box Office

5 out of 5

excellent place

Getaway Theater

5 out of 5

excellent place

Headliners Comedy Club

5 out of 5

excellent place

The Atrium

5 out of 5

excellent place

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fabulous

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Excellent

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
mattress is horrible, hard as a rock, everything else was excellent. I am a side sleeper and by the end of the trip my shoulders were killing me

Ship tip

Pick your events, shore excursions and restaurant reservation as soon as you book, EARLY

Ports of call

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Loved Roatan, my wife went on the submarine and loved it, I booked a jungle walk on elavated bridges thru the jungle, it was awesome. I read that I could turn around and go back the same way if I so desired but the guide told me I was not allowed, you may want to change that in your description, I was disappointed about that but the ride around the island was awesome.

Harvest Caye, Belize

1 out of 5
The main thing I wanted to do was cancelled, which I purchased from NCL this was my first time out of the country and my first cruise. I booked a tour of the island and a village and they delivered the tickets than canceled, extremely disappointed for a variety of reasons. This is NCL's private island and they seemed to have no control over events or did not care to take care of two customers.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
As you get off typical large tourist trap, great if you like trinkets, Went to Chuchobon ruins they were awesome guides were excellent, I took a lot of pictures so I was behind a lot and the follow up man, Carlos stayed with the whole way as he did not want me to get left behind I gave him a nice tip, he was great.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Largest tourist trap I have ever seen, hope I never see another one this big! We both went to the chocolate factory "show" even though it said we were going to a factory, never saw a factory. Show was good and everyone was excellent, felt the chocolate was overpriced at $9 a bar as similar bars on Roatan were $5 and we were supposed to be at the factory. I enjoyed the ride around the island more than the show. I did not care for the small vendors at the beach stop they were a little to aggressive for my taste.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We handled our own suitcases and were in the first way off the ship and we never even slowed down thru customs.
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