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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

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

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 05, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10521

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Great staff, clean ship. Crowded at times, but could find quiet places in the off hours.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I was dreading this, but it was very organized and went much quicker than I expected. Hassle free and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Typical cruise food and that can be monotonous and one note, but there was a lot of it. I was impressed with the cocktails and found them to be really fresh, creative, and high quality. Bartenders knew what they were doing and gave great recommendations and service. Wait staff in general was exceptional.

Waves Pool Bar

4 out of 5

Busy, but good drinks.

Taste Restaurant

4 out of 5

Typical cruise food, exceptional service. I noticed that both main dining rooms always offered the best table available. I felt very welcome and taken care of.

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

5 out of 5

By far my favorite. Amazing drinks, fresh, creative, absolutely delicious. Wonderful service and great location.

Savor Restaurant

4 out of 5

Typical cruise food, exceptional service. I noticed that both main dining rooms always offered the best table available. I felt very welcome and taken care of.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

Ate here often and tried their breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all great. I liked the atmosphere and it was easy to get a table.

Mixx Bar

5 out of 5

Nice place to have a drink before a meal. Fast service and delicious drinks.

Garden Café

4 out of 5

Typical cruise buffet. Food was fresh and buffet was clean. Almost always crowded, but not unexpected. The did have coconut ice cream, which is my favorite...so that was a nice surprise.

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Enjoyed morning drinks here...fun to sit at the bar and watch the entertainment.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I liked the trivia a lot. Cruise director staff was personable and funny. The atrium could get crowded, but always a good time.

The Collection Art Gallery

5 out of 5

As an artist myself, I didn’t expect much...actually thought I’d see above-the-sofa art, and while there was some, there was so much more. Very interesting and high quality pieces from extremely talented artists. I loved walking through the gallery and how they changed the art at least once a day. A highlight of the ship, to be sure.

Getaway Casino

1 out of 5

Only walked through, but the smoke smell made the whole area seem dirty and uninviting.

Public Sundeck

2 out of 5

Clean, but ended up not staying long because chairs were facing in so the view was behind me. Would have enjoyed spending time there watching the ocean, but not possible.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I didn’t go to the shows, but the events in the atrium were fun.

The Atrium

5 out of 5

Fun place to hang out and a variety of events. I do think the seating could be improved to accommodate more people and be less congested though. Did like the seating bar above...nice way to watch what was going on.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My cabin was always immaculate and waitstaff and bartenders were five star all around.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean, but even on the last day, I could get turned around easily. There were places I never got to, I’m sure.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had a solo cabin that was small (expected), but cute and clean...the use of space was inventive. Very comfortable.

Ship tip

Get up early and sit out on the waterfront. Comfortable seating and very peaceful and serene.

Ports of call

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
I give it five stars because my goal was enjoying the waters and view and I did so from the ship. Sat on the waterfront and soaked in the views and sun. Very peaceful day.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the typical port restaurants. Took a horse carriage tour that was informative and fun. Nice to see a bit of Cozumel that the locals enjoy.

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
One of my favorite places and a fun place to meet a cruise ship.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
The easiest I’ve ever experienced. Fast and smooth.
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