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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

17 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Rome To Miami)

Sail date: December 05, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10730

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

Transatlantic with 8 port and 6 countries (with excursions). Seven days at sea. Fabulous trip.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth as sink.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So impressed with the buffet variety. Main dining was good. Specialty was exceptional.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

4 out of 5

Best bread on the ship. Beautiful atmosphere.

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

Really enjoyed the French menu. Delicious!

The Tropicana Room (Main Dining Room)

5 out of 5

Tropicana was my favorite. Love the atmosphere and dinner music. Great service. Great food!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Wonderful!!!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We are not athletic nor do we party, so didn’t participate in many activities. Also traveled in December, so didn’t use the pool.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
A couple of shows stink: Broadway Blitz-don’t waste your time. Broadway Unplugged- same folks that did a great job in Million Dollar quarter just didn’t measure up to Broadway standards.

Getaway Theater

5 out of 5

Million Dollar Quartet was a great show with a lot of talent. Scottish singer Elaine Grey was fabulous.

Burn the Floor

5 out of 5

Best show on board. Truly professional dancers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Staff worked diligently to keep the ship sanitized. I saw them constantly switching out the serving spoons for clean ones.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
There is a single-cup coffee maker in the room and the cabin steward will supply daily coffee, creamer and sugar upon request. The beds could stand to be replaced. We requested a foam mattress topper which our steward provided. Great service!

Ship tip

Not a lot of glitz and glamor on this ship, but comfortable. Plenty of outside seating but not much inside unless you are sitting in a bar. Get to events early as seating can be limited. Reservations for specialty restaurants need to be made as soon as you board.

Ports of call

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Love Cadiz. Beautiful, easy walkable, ocean front city.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Loved Florence. Very walkable city. Beautiful fountains and sculptures.

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5
Disappointed in the excursion.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
We opted to take the Gibraltar excursion.

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Cold and windy in December. Stop in for a coffee.

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Cannes was beautiful. We took the Monaco excursion. Great!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Add on a few extra days here as there is so much to do and see in Rome.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Docked a day early in Miami because one stop was canceled. They cleared the ship for customs. The problem is that they didn’t tell us it could take as long as 4 hours to get clearance to reboard. Sitting on wooden seats in the terminal was not fun for us older types.
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