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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 51

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 26, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This review was for a cruise that returned on Christmas 2017. The itenerary that is posted is not the correct one. I was not able to change it. I hope you all find it interesting. :)

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth. As usual.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Unlimited Drink Package. Tappanyaki, So Good!! O'Sheehan's, always good.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Food was amazing! Staff was so nice.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

The best all the time. Worm, friendly place to grab a bite to eat and have a drink and watch the fun going all around you. And let's not forget bowling.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

My wife loves this place so much, she bought me a pair of lightsaber chopsticks. She is the Best!!

Ice Bar

5 out of 5

So very cold. I loved it! What a fun and unique place to have a drink.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Ropes course was great. We got on board early so we could get the Vibe Beach Club tickets. This was the absolute best thing ever. As you can see from my other reviews we have travel as a couple and sometimes we travel with friends. It is difficult to find sun loungers on the pool deck and sometimes it can take a little bit of time to get a drink. After all this is a big ship. Well, if you want a place that is kind of exclusive, 18 years and older, semi private sun loungers, semi private hot tub, full bar, bath/changing room, bar tender and server. Now by semi private I mean only 30 or so passes are sold for each sailing, first come first serve. This is the closes thing I will ever get to staying in the Heaven. Worth every penny!

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

So easy to find you photos. NCL has got this on lock.

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

Fun for all that dare. Remember to wear closed toed shoes and shirt with sleeves and no jewelry ( that includes watches). And walk the plank... it's awesome!!

Vibe Beach Club

5 out of 5

5 Stars is not enough. We found ourselves spending a lot of time relaxing in the hot tub and lounging around with our friends. our own bar and bar tender and No crowds. what a great way to relax.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Spice H2O

5 out of 5

The place to go for all the fun. GLOW and all of the other parties.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff is always very good on NCL. That being said, this was the first time we had ever seen a few crew members having a tough time. It was a bit heart breaking to think that cruise ship staff work so hard Everyday away from family and friends. It has got to be difficult to be away from family during the holidays. This staff, No All of the staff on All of the cruise lines deserve our thanks for everything they do to make sure We all have fun on our vacations.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This class of ship is set up nicely. Having most of the common areas restaurants, bars, shops, casino, art gallery and theater on three decks makes The 678 feel like you are going to a entertainment district. It's brilliant!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice and dark. Not far from the elevators. The blanket was a bit wornout and the hair dryer started to burnup the first time my wife turned it on. But fortunatly, I had a damp towle and covered it quickly so the smoke detector didn't activate. The room stuwart and safety staff were very greatful that I covered it so quickly. An alarm would have been a very big deal as it should be. My friend that was sailing with us in the next cabin said " typical firemen, always trying to be a hero" he's such a goofball. So yeah Great cabin, and the new hair dryer worked very well. LOL

Ship tip

Be sure to thank the staff at every oprotunity. If you haven't tryed the Vibe Beach Club your missing out.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Got to the port early so we could get on as fast as posible so we could get tickets to the Vibe beach club.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

This cruise was goning to the western Carribean so our first port was Roatan. It was our second time in this port and we had a blast.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

This cruise was goning to the western Carribean so our second port was NCL's Harvest Caye. It was our frist time in this port and it was amazing. The pool, the beach, the butterfly garden. What a Great place!

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

This cruise was goning to the western Carribean our third port was Costa Maya. This was our first time in this port so we just explored the port area and did some shopping. It was nice.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Ahh, Cozumel. Our second time in port and again a wonderful time. We did the Discover Mexico tour. We booked this excursion for the chocolate making and the tequila tasting, I was so much more than that. We met our guide (Carlos "Bou" Bouza) and started a jurney in to a beautiful world. A quick 5 minute film then a museum. Next Chocolate making the oldfation way, by hand. So much fun. The we had our first drink of the day, a chocolate martini. Then next was the outdoor Dioramic Garden. Scaled down modles of early life in Mexico. Then it was lunch time. A Mexican Taco Buffet!! Oh my did I eat. We did a little shopping and then we had the privilege of watching the Papantla Flyers. Amazing and very brave men performing an ancient aerial display. Then it was time for Tequila. Now I'm not a big tequila drinker, however I did learn that I had been doing it wrong. After the class we all received a Tequila Aficionado certificate from Discover Mexico Park and Jose Cuervo. What an epic time. I can not wait for my next trip to Cozumel.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth.

Traveler Photos

NCL USB Flash Drive that you can get with you cruise photos. This was so cool. Good bye Miami. See you in 7 days. Door decorating. Good Night Roatan. We will see you again. Amazing! DIscover Mexico Park. This is done in colored sand. Incredible! Discover Mexico Park. Time to GLOW Christmas GLOW Ropes course. So much fun. Vibe Beach Club
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