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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13214

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

I really enjoy this size ship and found it to be clean and updated- the shows are amazing - especially the million dollar quartet and the comedians- even though the daily sheet says reservations required you can get into every show we were at by waiting until 15 min before show so the daily sheet makes it sound like you can’t get it - but you can - specialty restaurants keep some outdoor seating open each night for walk ups as well - balcony was extremely small and couldn’t really enjoy it

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fairly easy and quick process - getting in the right door was somewhat confusing and very congested - we walked through the river walk mall and exited there to the port

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Tried several specialty restaurants and one dinner club, all the specialty restaurants were good - with la cucina, modernos, and Cagneys being the best. Food at the dinner show (cirque) portion size was inconsistent and steak was cooked well done. Food at the main dining room was good but service inconsistent as well

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Public Sundeck

2 out of 5

Very crowded and lots of chair hogs. I don’t like the new rule of not provided beach towels in the room 1 you have to pick them up at one location on the pool deck - they take your room number and tell you if you don’t return them you will be charged $24.95 per towel

Mandara Spa

4 out of 5

Enjoyed both acupuncture and a massage - watch your bill carefully if you book with a discount we had to get ours redone after they left off the lattitudes discount

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Spice H2O

3 out of 5

Like this area but it gets very crowded quick

Cirque Dreams & Steam

4 out of 5

Show was good they have a limited space to perform and costumes are great - food was just ok

Burn the Floor

5 out of 5

Didn’t think I would like this show but it was very good - be aware you can make reservations before cruising but if you don’t you can still get into the show you just have to wait until 15 min before- the freestyle daily is somewhat misleading as it states reservations required

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Thought all of the staff were great and very helpful - if you can take the behind the scenes tour for platinum latitude members - do it ! It was great and they supervisors in each area are very proud of their jobs

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Probably the smallest balcony room and smallest balcony I’ve ever had in 10’cruises - but the bathroom and storage were good size and very useful

Ship tip

Elevators are slow and stop at each floor , book entertainment and specialty restaurants early - awe Million dollar quartet it is the best NCL show I’ve ever seen and I have seen a lot including jersey boys which was my favorite until this show - all singers ply the only music you hear they are so talented

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
This port was a real surprise - lots to do right at the port - you can relax, eat, swim in pools, have a massage, dolphin experience- all right at the port

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Been here several times woukd prefer to go anywhere else

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Nice private island - we booked a pool cabana and had great service - not cheap but very relaxing- it was hot there 90 degrees plus but the pool is great

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Not much at the port unless you have a tour booked - we had been there before so we just went to local shops

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
We live in Louisiana but enjoy coming to New Orleans as the food is incredible

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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