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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 17, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9804

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

My husband and I are so impressed with Norwegian that we haven't even been home 2 weeks, and we've booked two more cruises. I think Norwegian really goes out of their way to give the guest the most amazing experience.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
I have to admit, it was really disorganized. No real lines. New arrivals walking up and blending in line in front of us after we'd stood in line for an hour. Kinda frustrating.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was absolutely delicious! I've been thinking about it since we came home! Cagney's, Ocean Blue, and the main dining rooms. Even the buffet was pretty great for a buffet. The only restaurant we didn't really care for was Moderno.

Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian

5 out of 5

OMGOSH.... Absolutely incredible! I couldn't stop eating.

Garden Café

5 out of 5

5 stars as far as buffets go. I even seen them making a women a specially pizza with goat cheese. They try to accommodate and please everyone. I think it's pretty incredible that the bus boys/ girls immediately jump to clean any empty / dirty tables.

Waves Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Charles, the best server ever worked at this bar. After a couple days he knew our routine. He'd see us coming on to the floor and he'd hold up his hand giving a signal asking if we wanted one or two drinks. He was amazing! We hope we get to bump into him again someday!

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

We loved this place! It was always great for a quick, delicious bite to eat! My husband is still dreaming about the jerk chicken wings. The wait staff is always so upbeat and friendly. Just an all around great place!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Fabulous experience

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Always so much going on! Never a dull moment. The cruise director, Mandy and her team do a great job!

Guest Services

5 out of 5

They were great any time we had any interaction with them!

Ropes Course

5 out of 5

So much fun! Unfortunately the camera at the end of the plank was not working, so we have no proof that we were brave enough to walk it.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
It seems as if Norwegian only hires the highest caliber of talent!

Burn the Floor

5 out of 5

We were amazed at their talent

Cirque Dreams & Steam

5 out of 5

Great show, delicious 4 course meal!

Getaway Theater

3 out of 5

Volume is too high!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We're amazed at the kindness and friendliness of the crew! And they work so hard! We seen some crew cleaning. I pointed to my husband and said " look how fast they're moving" . We'd never see that at home. Lol. I was so surprised at how they go there extra mile for you! At dinner I asked if their bar made a particular drink. She said that their bar didn't have it, but they'd be happy to go to the bar downstairs to get my drink. I said no way.. it's no biggie. I'll be more than happy with ice water. She insisted. I said no, I don't want you to go through the trouble. She insisted until I let them get my drink. Talk about customer service! Wow! I was also surprised about the excellent job the cleaning staff does! How do you keep a ship with over 4000 passengers on it immaculate? I seen them cleaning and scrubbing decks all through the nighttime hours. Seeing our smiling room steward, Josephes. was always a great way to start our morning!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean and cozy.

Ship tip

Treat the crew with the respect and kindness they deserve, and you'll receive it in return! Appreciate the hard work these people do!

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
This was the only port that I didn't feel safe.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Even though it rained, we enjoyed this day the most! We did the zipline, monkey/ sloth, beach/ snorkel break. We chose to skip the beach due to the rain, but we still snorkeled. All of our guides were great that day!

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It wasn't how I wanted to end our vacation... but everything can't be perfect, right? I think the problem was that we had a airport transfer through Norwegian. I think we'll go a different route next time.

Traveler Photos

Hardest working employee I've ever seen. Fabulous tour
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