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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

19 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Copenhagen To New Orleans)

Sail date: October 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5194

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

One of the most disappointing cruises I’ve been on & for 19 days no less. I missed having the same waiter & table. The auditorium was smaller then I’ve seen on any other ship creating long lines and missed shows. I think it was as small as some of the movie cinemas back home.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Over crowed with very long waits even with a reservation especially in the main dining rooms! The beef I ordered was always tough & I couldn’t chew it without placing the grizzle on my plate. Except for the hamburger. I Just stopped ordering beef dishes. Also peeling back those little packets of cream... lots of them because the coffeewas very strong.... reminded me of the coffee in gas stations & all those annoying packets. I expect that at fast food chains & gas stations it on a cruise... really? Not to mention the environmental litter !!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
Good if you could get in to see them! 40 minutes in a long line & still had to stand in the back! The three shows I did see were top rate!

Children's Programs

No kids. duh!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wait staff inconsistent! Waited 30 minutes for our breakfast & we were the second couple seated. Several times we never received our appetizers Until after our main dish!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Awful design .. everything crowded together on Atrium.... so loud I could barely hear the staff in customer service when they spoke.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Everything good with the cabin. Cabin staff was friendly & helpful with our needs.

Ship tip

Be prepared for long waits in lines.

Ports of call

Rotterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Excellent excursion with knowledgeable tour guide. Also not rushed.

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Again a very good excursion with great tour guide. Gave us time to eat & shop a little. Not rushed.

Le Havre (Paris), France

3 out of 5
Excursion was rushed with comments of being left behind if we were not back at bus in 20 minutes . Problem with that.... 4 tour buses letting off full budloads of people all lined up at the toilets at the same time. Perhaps they should coordinate their schedules better! Also no little map for passengers when we were let off the bus to walk around by ourselves. Paris a little confusing & we had to locate someone who spoke English to point us back to the area where the buses were parked. Frustrating... a little map sure would have been helpful.

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

5 out of 5
Excursion great... tour guide friendly & knowledgeable.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
Great tour & tour guide. Not rushed & had adequate time for looking around & to shop.

Ponta Delgada, Azores Did not visit port

Ship couldn’t dock so it was bypassed

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Great excursion & informative tour guide. Had fun... guide was friendly & pointed out birds & plants along the way. Had time to look around & shop also .

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
Wait wait wait water was rough for the tenders. Nothing of interest in the island. By the time we got off the tender all the reserved chairs were given away, the taco place closed & the shopping was just a bunch is expensive junk from China for the most part!! Waste of time. I should have stayed on the ship & enjoyed the quiet.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Excursion was very good. Enjoyed the information shared & not rushed.

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the tour.... knowledgeable guide.


4 out of 5
Had a hard time finding my luggage... not together & no organization.
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