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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

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Reviews: 6
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10308

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a small group of 26 people, not all hung at together all the time...that was okay. This by far, and as of now, was my favorite ship and cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Was a breeze in Miami. Had to wait a little bit for security to open...they were late, but maybe 1/2 an hour. Was still onboard by noon.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All food in all venues was superb on this cruise.

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

Don't be like us!!! Save room for & remember to stay for the pineapple!!! The various meats were tremendously tasty. Don't fill up on the salad bar!

Garden Café

3 out of 5

Garden cafe lately for "me" has been losing its luster. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, maybe because I just get there later in the mealtime. I don't know

Waves Pool Bar

2 out of 5

Was happy with this venue on embarkation day only! You could sit at the bar, and they'd serve you. Once day 2 came around? NOPE, ya had to get on a line a wait. Drink runners were useless as well.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

1st stop my son made when embarking. Had wings, burgers, and beers!Works perfectly for that late night drinking snack time!

Sunset Bar

5 out of 5

The BEST bar onboard on my cruise. Was always popping, service was great, drinks were cold. Sunsets over the sea were spectacular!

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Best food & entertainment venue on this ship, hands down!!!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Hanging out the pool and socializing was great. Casino was decent, walking the ship was fun and low impact excercise.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Headliners Comedy Club

4 out of 5

Drink service was slow, but the comedians were hilarious. Early (family friendly), and late ("blue") shows. Get reservations, fills up quickly.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
95% of staff were great!!! Bartenders and drink runners were less than up to par. Especially drink runners. Even while waving a $10 bill for their tip they ignored people. UNTIL the last day...their hand picked regulars weren't around...so THEN they asked us if we wanted anything. We told them "no, should've be around from day 1 when we were all but shouting for your service. You'd be a lot richer now." They lost out on a $100 each week easily.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
First breakaway class ship I was on, took a day or 2 to adapt and "know" my way around. Very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin could've been a bit larger, it was my son and I only in there, so it worked. Bed, bedding, and pillows extremely comfortable. Our cabin steward was excellent and helpful.

Ship tip

TIP: As always, go and have fun. This is a big ship, and crowded if full. Reserve EARLY as in before boarding. That that needs reserving onboard? GET IT DONE AS SOON AS YOU BOARD, don't eat 1st...GO RESERVE!!!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Nice city, we just went out to eat and hung out at our hotel.

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5
My only complaint here is they call it a "private island," it's not. It's shared with Belize, therefore you will pay for food & drink, even with drink pkg.'s place has tremendous potential. There is a little animal sanctuary here, we missed it.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Self disembarkation, and was off the ship and in the car driving home within 1hr of getting on line.
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