Wonderfully frustrating

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11242

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were very conflicted about our experience. The staff felt like they were being held against their will. I don’t recall having a positive staff interaction. The shows were absolutely amazing. The food was on par with cruise food. Salty but tasty. The buffet seemed to only fill a third or half of the trays. This caused some waiting for more food.


1 out of 5
We had an appointment set. It took a total of 2 hours to get through. There wasn’t anywhere to sit or anything remotely comfortable about the experience. Just long lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
To be expected. One annoying thing was the lack of utensils at the buffet. A couple of times I attempted to find a fork and knife and simply couldn’t.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Seemed like there were too many people for the activities. Lots of things were packed most of the day.


5 out of 5
The shows were amazing. Cirque steam was fantastic

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Every encounter we had with staff was not pleasant. It felt as if we were being bothersome and inconveniencing them by asking a simple question

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nothing negative but nothing over the top

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Everything we expected, quite Nice

Ship tip

Don’t bother

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5
Embarkation point

Port Canaveral, Florida

2 out of 5
We arrived 3 hours late. This cut into our expensive excursion. We were offered to cancel. No sort of partial refund for us having less than half the time

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
It took hours to tender. The lines were immense. Returning from the island we were greeted with a 90+ minute line

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We didn’t do any excursions and just explores the city. We did not involve Norwegian in these plans at all.


4 out of 5
Easy to get off. Only minimal confusion on where to do so
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