Typical NCL...same company different day

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12310

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

NCL is the same tired trip; one ship is like another. Shore excursions were unorganized and we had to tender twice which was horrible experience; most passengers were left cursing. Service is still good and Carney’s is excellent. Overall too crowded

Embarkation

1 out of 5
I would give it a zero but not allowed. 2.5 hours to board and that was with a priority pass

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet is a grazing trough. Carney’s was excellent, Savory, Taste & Tropicana we’re average with not much variety. La Cucina was not worth the money. Cirque Dreams & Steam was ver good. Service at all was very good.

Syd Norman's Pour House

1 out of 5

Couldn’t ever find a seat until 2nd from last day and then they played only one old 70’s song and then jumped to late 80’s & 90’s regardless of the age of the crowd

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

3 out of 5

It was often open in a pinch. Service however was lacking...

Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian

3 out of 5

Food was average at best. Last day on ship and they were out of three types of fish really??? They only have one thing to do. It’s not like their being asked to make shoes.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

2 out of 5

Average Pizza Hut/Dominos meal. Service was so so.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Excellent service & food.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Everything was way to crowded to find a seat; including the pool area. Lounges were 100% occupied at almost every point.

Tradewinds Tax & Duty-Free

3 out of 5

Limited supplies. Should be bigger.

Public Sundeck

1 out of 5

Nowhere to sit

Pool

1 out of 5

Too small, too crowded! All chairs reserved with no one there most of day.

Internet Café

1 out of 5

Manager was rude and not helpful. Acted like he didn’t want to be bothered.

Getaway Casino

1 out of 5

Too big. Takes up too much valuable space. Cannot escape smoke.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Million Dollar Quartet - Excellent Wine the Musical - Very very good. Cirque Dreams & Steam - Very good

Cirque Dreams & Steam

4 out of 5

I was not fond of the food but everyone in party gushed. Show was very entertaining.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Waiters & hosts - very good Room Steward - Expected service & prompt

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Design - too much casino and not enough passenger lounge area Maintenance - Ship is in excellent shape & clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
BA - Aft Balcony

Ship tip

Pay extra for the Priority Pass but make sure you use it and ask questions.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Fun City. Great food.

Falmouth, Jamaica

1 out of 5
Dunn River Falls & Bamboo Beach Ex was horrible. Ran out of drinks. Beach okay but crowded. Wait at Dunn River Falls was excessive and Falls very crowded. They cut it short because they were running late. Falmouth is too far from anything!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Just not enough time. Must do Stingray Tour and see 7-mile beach.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Go to Tabyana Beach. Excellent water and amenities. Staff is super helpful & friendly. Water was unusually strong so no snorkeling but still give it 5 stars

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Did the cabana but not necessary. Lots of places to lounge. Get off boat early.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Beach/Water is okay. Went to Crazy Lobster and enjoyed very much. Inexpensive food & drink. Went by Maya Chan which would have been second choice

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Priority pass and we were off in 5-10 minutes. Make sure you don’t wait with herd but ask a crew member to take you off.
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