Crowded, but a fun getaway

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14782

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Ports were great, but would definitely choose different ship next cruise. Vibe took up space with not much use. Pool was super small for a warm weather cruise!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick & easy. We got there early & it was much faster

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffets didn’t switch up as much as other cruises I’ve been on. La Cucina got rid of their lasagna, terrible decision. Food place up from atrium was great.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

The cook was great & entertaining. Wish we could’ve ate it all it all tasted amazing!

Syd Norman's Pour House

4 out of 5

Great events & singers, however the only downfall was very small for the crowd it brought in.

Starbucks

4 out of 5

Coffee was great, but a little spendy & you had to go to bar to add Baileys. Last ship Starbucks had some of those liquors stocked for the great one stop shop.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

Rarely had a wait, staff was friendly & food was always great!!

Moderno Churrascaria

4 out of 5

The waitress seemed absent but there was one very nice attentive server that was very helpful. Food was amazing!

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

2 out of 5

This took two hours too long & the noodles were hard stuck together. They removed the lasagna & chicken parm from the menu which were great last cruise.

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Always busy, but we’re pretty quick and mostly great attitudes.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Main pool was very overcrowded, shallow pool or kids pool was near empty and nice hideaway from the crowds. Slides were great

Pool

2 out of 5

The shallow sitting area was nice but the main pool is way too small for the size of ship. The pool between slides & kid splash area was quiet & nice.

Mandara Spa

5 out of 5

The spa area was very nice and would be worth the week admission.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedians were very good def recommend late show though much more entertaining. The stage was empty on a great sea day. Last sea day had a not so great band. Bingo was very busy.

Howl at the Moon

4 out of 5

The girl made the show as she had the personality that got the crowd going.

Headliners Comedy Club

5 out of 5

All the comedians were amazing & the bar inside was quick with getting your drinks.

Children's Programs

No kids on this cruise.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
A couple great bar tenders, couple overworked ones & it showed. Specialty dining was ok, one stand out was at Savor wish I remembered her name great lady!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The bathroom sensors didn’t always work which meant you came in on a nasty mess sometimes. The pool is way too small for the amount of people on this ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean much smaller balcony than last time.

Ship tip

Choose a different ship.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
We walked to from our hotel, took a question to find our way in but we got there and all staff were very helpful and friendly. We went through the process very quickly. No excursion.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Good port been here couple times. Dune buggy excursion this time. All was great until tide came up, but still fun the whole excursion.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Second time to this port, different beach day excursion. The excursion we took was ok the food was different so we didn’t eat much. The bathrooms were dark & small which made it difficult for some causing a mess for those coming in after. Not great!

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
The pool was amazing drinks were very spendy. The beach was great until fish started sucking on you, yep really happened. Also seen a sting ray, jelly fish & small octopus fun until it wasn’t 😁. I’d have server bring you food rather than eat in area as it took forever.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
First time to this port we took ATV excursion it was fun even with the crazy huge rocks. We did stop a lot though and not enough straight away beach to have fun on them. Not so great toilets at ATV beach afterward was much better.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was actually very quick we walked right off we must have timed it just perfect. No wait time and right off to NCL shuttle to airport.
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