1st Norwegian Cruise, we weren’t impressed. I felt the communication was vague on port days and disembark. The beds were SO stiff, I slept horribly for 7 nights, never felt this miserable on my previous cruises. Took me a while to figure out the lighting

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 08, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10447

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Never trying Norwegian again, paid over 2k for a 7 night cruise and it was way overpriced! Food was boring and limited, entertainment overbooked and small pool hardly happening at late afternoon, kids over run the main pool and hot tubs!


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Complimentary food was average if that. Buffet was lacking for 7 nights. Compared to Royal Caribbean I was disappointed. Drink package was fine, NO personality with bar or dining staff!!!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too crowded unable to get into onboard shows, booked early. The popular music venues where put in small rooms like the comedy club instead of theaters or Atruim to allow more guests to see! Very upset for what we paid!


3 out of 5
Musicians were great if you can get into see them! Needs to be in Atruim for the 80s music was so popular no one could get into the small room they played.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Mohammed our room steward was great. The dining and bar staff very unfriendly! Never a smile and service was HORRIBLE in the Tropicana room, 3 hrs for dinner!! No bar staff to come to table.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
With Covid-19 surprised no sanitizer at elevator!! Only restaurant

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small, of course. I don’t like the room key to have to provide power and lighting, tv etc. if my husband left it cut the pier and tv in room. SUCKS and dangerous trying to find the key in the pitch dark. Giant pole outside cabin door adds to danger. Very loud in room when Captain hit the air horn for two hours in the middle of the night returning to New Orleans for fog. Coupled with the hard bed I wanted off that ship!!’

Ship tip


Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Docks and you stay on a private beach property, drinks are NOT included with keycard or food! Very expensive

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Vague directions compared to other cruise lines, you had to go get your own luggage tags! Not relaxing at all! Oasis of the Seas was amazingly relaxing, Norwegian made you responsible for lots of your own information
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