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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 17, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14146

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Wouldn’t mind another cruise to these destinations in better weather.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Long time to get through security. Actual check in was quick and then came the worst, open boarding by the time we went into the holding area and up the escalator. No NCL reps anywhere to be found and the line came to a halt at the top with more people still coming up. Which means we began to get smashed into other people. Will think twice about taking a cruise out of NOLA again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Never had any robes in our room for the first two days. After 4 phone calls and still no results, we strategically relocated two from the spa into our room. Didn’t see the room steward as often as we have on other ships, but he did have it clean for us for the first 7 days. Day 8 & 9 started to slack a little, but still clean. We did the upgrade for this room from a regular balcony to the spa balcony. Although the spa was nice to relax in, I don’t believe I will do it again.

Ship tip

Get the dining package and bring a hotel room key from the hotel you stay in the night before. Makes it easy to not use your ship key card to power the lights in your room.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Bamboo beach VIP excursion was relaxing. Little bit of time between each meal course, but it was delicious and plenty of rum punch to go around.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Only downside to this one was the weather. High winds forced us to tender from Spots Bay which then made the trip to George Town an extra 15-20 minutes. And was informed that traffic is heavier in the afternoon so it was advisable to head back early. Cutting our time short and not allowing us to get a couple things in that we wanted to.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Rained during this day, but the excursion to the park was still worth it. The port itself is under construction, with not much to do there. Very small area to move around in.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Zip line was a blast. Little pricey at $89, but well worth it to me. And they allow you to use your ship account for it.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Did the Mayan ruins excursion through NCL. Was a great trip with a little bit of time left at the end to shop through the straw markets at the port on the way back.

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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