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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

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Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 88

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10806

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I love the Getaway. It was my second time, and 4 friends joined us for the second time. There were 18 of us with various interests and wants for their vacation. Everyone was pleased and would do NCL again.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
We arrived early in hopes to get aboard sooner. We were in a holding area for about 30 minutes, not too bad. We all had a seat but it was warm. We worked through it - we were on vacation!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Cagney’s was ok. Serve great, steak tough. The first time I was on the Getaway in 2015, I thought the steakhouse was better. Japanese steakhouse was good. I’d do it again. Sushi bar ROCKED!!!! As well as the Raw Bar and the Seafood place. The Italian was underwhelming.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Adult pool needed more security as kids under 16 did get in the pool. Spa AMAZING!!!!!!!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Loved Sugarcanes. Only saw Burn the Floor. Enjoyable. Loved Ice Bar, piano bar and Spice H20

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Book your speciality dinners before you board - as soon as you can. Shows as well. If are already getting a balcony, consider a mini suite balcony. Extra room in the bathroom is worth the spend. Watch NCL’s deals. We got our mini suite balcony for $2800 for the two of us and that included the drink package and 4 nights of speciality dining. No limit to your daily cocktails like Carnival. We are not big drinkers in our everyday life’s but we enjoy cocktail hour before diner and after plus poolside beverages. It included bottled water and soda which is a good deal.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I’ve been there so much, so a group of us went to Carlos and Charlie’s Beach Club. $8 round trip pp to the beach by taxi. Chairs at no cost with great seat side service for lunch and beverages.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Did a Mayan spa treatment designed to cleanse your soul, mind and spirit. Loved it but I a spa kinda gal so it was totally up my ally. Did it alone, which was therapeutic in itself.

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
Harvest Cay was just ok. The beach was a disappointment as well as the large pool. It’s not the pool, just so many wild kids and parents simply not watching them. That tends to be a usual theme on most cruises.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
We just went to a private beach via a boat ride. Beach was ok but the service was super.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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