A nice getaway on the Getaway

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14158

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall we enjoyed cruising with NCL and actually booked an Alaska trip on the Bliss for later this spring.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Did not enjoy standing in line for two hours and being herded through security. We saw several senior cruisers who could have used a wheelchair but there weren’t any. Not a good first impression of NCL.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Moderno was excellent for food and service. Loved the salad bar. The Garden Cafe always had good selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was clean and comfortable. We ate there a lot.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved, loved, loved the Thermal Spa! We used it most days.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Burn the Floor was very good. Great dancers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was very attentive. He popped in twice a day and kept ice in bucket and room looking great. Restaurant and buffet staff were great. Bar staff were usually not very friendly or attentive except for the two guys that staffed the bar next to the Garden Cafe entrance. They were consistently friendly and seemed happy to be there. Cruise director always seemed enthusiastic and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean and we thought the design was well planned for a large ship. There were a lot of people on the ship but we could always find a quiet place to sit and watch the great sunsets.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spa mini-suite. The room and balcony is not very spacious but the bathroom and shower is quite large. We would choose this room again. It’s close to the stairs and elevators. It’s on the port side and had great views of New Orleans when leaving and when docking in Cozumel.

Ship tip

Large ship with many people. Practice kindness and patience and you will have a great time.

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
No excursions this time. Shopping area was clean. Watched the dolphins. Would recommend to do excursions as this port is really small and secluded. Not much to do unless you get away from port.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Had to tender over. The island was very clean and spacious. There were plenty of beach chairs for lounging.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
No excursions this trip. Pier area and shops were crowded but clean.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Didn’t book excursions this time. Just walked around town. Getting off and on the ship was easy. The pier area was clean and we felt safe.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Another long line but it was faster than embarkation. We walked off with our luggage and had NCL transport to airport.
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