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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12154

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great family trip with seven people, it may or may not have been a good idea to get the NCL communication app but all of us were trying to escape from our phones so we use the old fashion leave a note in the room or call one room to the next and leave a message


5 out of 5
Lineups appeared to be long however we got in quite quickly, about 15 minutes or so We were cruising into the shuttle bus

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Generally quite clean easy to make smart choices.

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

5 out of 5

Too many yummy things just be careful here they go down way too easy

Taste Restaurant

4 out of 5

Deliciously delivered and always asking for a window seat


5 out of 5

Probably the best generous portions of food considering the base is rice, no shortage of small scallops & shrimp & beef The theatrical performance of the chefs are amazing great family fun. Ours was a complete sing-along

The Havana Club Cigar Lounge

2 out of 5

Super smoky even on the outside

The Tropicana Room (Main Dining Room)

4 out of 5

Very lovely like the art deco feel. Food again was similar to Garden Café but like saver and taste just a little bit better because I didn’t have to go get it myself. The staff were phenomenal and the entertainment was lovely I got to see a duo and some Christmas tunes

Waves Pool Bar

3 out of 5

Don’t bother with the paper straws, skip it. It’s fun to stand around the bar but sometimes I think it might be better to have a lineup. Unfortunately the bar is way too close to the cigarette aquarium.... I found myself avoiding the side of the ship with the smokers the whole deck was terrible as was the kids area. Well I’m on the top because of the smoke the whole area in the middle where the casino is this terrible our ship was smoke a Sauris Rex

Savor Restaurant

4 out of 5

Always good amazing staff what time is the food just seem like the Garden Café only delivered. I never had dessert there

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

2 out of 5

What’s the time the service was good except for the last day it was not good the waiter keep apologizing because my French toast was not showing up. Lots of people like the wings I did not like them at all

Le Bistro French Restaurant

3 out of 5

Good flavours very small portions dessert was amazing

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

1 out of 5

The pizza was OK, unfortunately the service was not up to NCL standard. I did not bring it to anyone’s attention except for the waiter, letting him know that He forgot the risotto that my husband and I both ordered. My salad was very average and I ordered a latte, was not told that it was not part of my meal plan. Where at the Cagney steakhouse the Starbucks coffee double shot of espresso was included after my husbands meal I ended up paying nine dollars for two coffees which were totally worth it because the rest the coffee on the ship sucks. Natalie we made this reservation for our last meal on the ship as a family and it was like definitely the worst

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea

2 out of 5

I did not $ to get the food for this place, I was sadly disappointed as there was not much as far as music & vibe of Jimmy. I did eat at the buffet in the morning here it was OK a little less busy than the main garden café

Ice Bar

3 out of 5

My husband said it was fun however it’s hard to stay in there for too long & $25/pp NCL is banking you are only having 1 drink. My husband was in there with shorts and flip-flops and a parka! He laughed because the guy that worked inside was from Brazil and the guy that worked outside was from Serbia

Garden Café

3 out of 5

It is what it is I wish people would roll up their sleeves, Watch where they are walking & oh my god so crazy for chicken strips

Cagney's Steakhouse

3 out of 5

Okay, fillet mignon was a bit charred but they were the best potatoes au gratin I’ve ever had! Way too much food I would only order one side or order the sides and share them for the table

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

The Whip

5 out of 5

Super fun no lineup

Tides Boutique

2 out of 5

I think they need to do more flash sales or give people coupons that participate around the ship in cruise director activities

Tradewinds Tax & Duty-Free

3 out of 5

Process could be better


5 out of 5

Almost to the eight hour shift here but only on the last day. The first day I went in from 11 till 12 midnight and that was relaxing home and that I didn’t bother

The Market Place

5 out of 5

Just put stuff in the sun and it sells

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

Super fun love this great little adrenaline rush when we’re pulling out of the Port

Public Sundeck

4 out of 5

Staff is on it as far as cleanliness, Frustrating that people reserve their chairs and don’t come back

Mini Golf

5 out of 5

Not enough balls though I don’t know what people do with them

Getaway Casino

1 out of 5

Too smoky for me to play

Free Fall

5 out of 5

I only did one of the two slides super fun keep your head back cross your ankles

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Very clean and some interesting machines I’ve never tried before I only hit it once though

Basketball Court

5 out of 5

Soccer basketball and good times super fun


5 out of 5

The Atrium

3 out of 5

Pretty but too smoky to really hang out, customer service can be a noisy place to get help as it’s beside the stage where they are constantly playing games and yelling into the microphone

Spice H2O

5 out of 5

To smoky unfortunately by the bar

Dance Floor

5 out of 5

Super fun engaging stuff and I should’ve hit this more often I love the big screen

Cirque Dreams & Steam

5 out of 5

Very good however we did not purchase the additional dinner package but received it anyways weird we had to rebook our reservation for le bistro (I know such a tough problem) Many reviews said the food was average I thought it was delicious and the steak was cooked quite nice dessert was a bit much I think they might waste a lot of food here but our family is not super gigantic eaters

Burn the Floor

4 out of 5

Maybe a few minutes too long and more of a story like the million Dollar Quartet:)

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Entourage Teen Lounge

5 out of 5

My daughter loved it Staff was great I wish that I could have a reverse pager so that I could tag her or leave a message and let her know where were meeting her instead of troops in around trying to capture the kid. I think it’s important that kids get away from the devices in these types of situations so her caring around a cell phone wasn’t what I was looking for. And she survived quite nicely but it would be nice to have a little bit more efficient communication

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone is so kind and accommodating helpful with the exception of the customer service when my son was missing. He was 12 years old and was wandering around yes it’s completely my fault however I was went to the side to ask for help and was told to go lineup.... Long story. As a person who works with children my priority is always making sure that kids are ok

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Generally good flow and stairs were great. I have a great suggestion for making the stairs or appealing 👍

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Not sure if I trust the air conditioning cleanness, there’s a lot of smoking going on the ship in the casino and a lot of people have a similar cough, many were young children so I know that they are not smokers. I tried to sleep with the window open however the humidity and the carpet in the room were too much for me as well. I wish somehow there could be no carpet in the state rooms, or just generally on the ship but I did watch a lot of people wipe out on the outside decks so I understand why there is carpet maybe Astroturf would be better suited

Ship tip

I think when you don’t receive room service you received a three dollar per person:/room credit however I never confirmed this it just kept showing up on my bill as I kept forgetting to flip the switch for room service that I really didn’t need everyday anyway:) if you’re going to bring a small power bar ensure it only plugs into one outlet as they do not have tandem outlets they are turned side-by-side if you understand what I mean!

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
, I love Mexico I love to practice speaking Spanish. I felt safe walking around beyond the cruise ship port shops. We took a taxi to the far left by the ocean and cruise through the little town walked back

New Orleans, Louisiana

4 out of 5
Great fun city really liked my location of hotel very walkable city

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5
So pretty so lush I felt very safe there was tourism is a very serious business, just do not fall into the trap of the hustle if there’s something specific you want know when advance what the prices you’re going to pay and don’t give in, don’t let people put things in your hand as a gift

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Not as beautiful I was hoping it seemed the most rustic although it wasn’t as impoverished looking as Honduras, It was just finished raining so things were the puddles in the streets

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Simply an amazing little place love it

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Very pretty very clean, NCL prices very owned, however very nice, Watch out for those iguanas they put on a porn show in the swimming pool on the swim up island


5 out of 5
Very easy follow the directions that are on their speaker we were off the ship on the continuous walking motion and a fairly reasonable pace. We did not check any luggage so we were able to carry everything on and off quite simply

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