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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13812

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed our time on Norwegian Getaway. January was a good time to get away from Chicago and bask in mid-80's sunshine.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Pretty efficient process. Our luggage was at our room a couple hours after we boarded.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and restaurant service were excellent. Specialty restaurants really felt like a special occasion night out. Lots of options for breakfast and lunch buffets.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Excellent fitness center. Always able to get on a treadmill. If you prefer to run outdoors, the track is nice but must do it early morning.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We were very impressed with Burn the Floor dancers and especially the Million Dollar Quartet musicians. Both exceeded expectations.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Five stars for restaurant waiters and room stewards. Bar service, especially at pools, was slower than expected.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overall good layout and design. Everything was very clean. Note to management: Casino area reeked of cigarette smoke. We don't gamble so not a problem for us. Is smoking allowed there?

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room to sleep, change clothing, shower, etc. We also enjoyed reading on our private balcony.

Ship tip

Bring or buy at embarkation area a lanyard to keep your room key/ID on your person at all times. Also, get a luggage tag for each checked bag so you can insert your print-out tag. Otherwise the paper is stapled around luggage handle and could fall off. Cheap insurance for about $4 on Amazon.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
We did the tour of neighborhoods and graveyard with a stop at Cafe du Monde for beignets.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
No excursions for us this time. We just walked around town a bit and found a rocky beach to dip our feet in the Caribbean.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

We decided to just stay on ship and lounge at the pool all day.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Again this moved faster than deplaning from a commercial jet.
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