Overall it was a fun cruise. We really enjoyed the amenities that Haven guests get. The theater shows were very good. The cirque show was outstanding with fantastic costumes and great circus acts. Frank Townsted gave a very good family friendly act. Rodney (the other comedian) was a bit off color for a family friendly act. Howl at the Moon made it very clear that if you wanted to hear a song you had better tip them well. Food ranged from OK to excellent. Service was very good.
I always cruise on celebrity, but there was not a cruise that worked out with our honeymoon. I had heard good things about Norwegian, but was a little disappointed by the lack of customer service, friendliness, and disparity between the specialty and main restaurants.
Although we got rest and saw some sites; This was not the Epic trip we had planned on. We, also, persuaded friends to go on the trip and felt bad because we had several issues. The food at the restaurants were not up to Par like the Norwegian Epic boat that we cruised on in March. I would not take this ship again. We are actually looking at booking a cruise with Royal Caribbean for March of this year. Things I loved was the entertainment, Bartenders and Housekeeping. Things that need work are Servers and the food.
Norweigan getaway cruise is very nice, food is an excellent specially buffet and fine dining, they served the premium alcohol if you buy the alcohol package. shows are very nice. overall experience is good.
Despite large number of passengers, one never felt crowded or need to stand in any line, pleasantly surprised on how well the large number of passengers were handled. Everything was efficiently done. Several of the specialty restaurants were very good.
Nice clean big ship. Drink package with required gratuities makes it less desirable deal, but worth it for us. Bar lines were usually not bad and therer were servers to take drink orders during many events.
It was okay. I wasn’t impressed and won’t use Norwegian again. They nickel and dime you as much as possible. The laundry towels,sheets,pillow cases didn’t smell fresh. I was not impressed. WiFi sucked.
So much to say! The Getaway has the Headliners Comedy Club and also the Art Auction! We attended both - fun and interesting, respectively! All of the entertainment was spectacular! Great cruise! Highly recommend!*****
This cruise was a bit of a disappointment after a really positive experience on our first Norwegian Cruise. Love the Ultimate Beverage Package. But it was hard to get service. Some staff were really friendly. Others seemed to be going through the motions. The boat is crowded and there are lots of added on charges for things like room service, specialty dining, coffee, etc. Carpet and cushioned furniture is starting to show wear. Going on another cruise in February to break up the winter. But I think I’ll try another line
While my family had a good time overall on the cruise, I was disappointed with our experience in comparison to other cruise lines I have enjoyed. Because of that, I doubt I will cruise with Norwegian again.
I really enjoyed the cruise because I love cruising, but would have rather paid a little more and not had all the little gratuitie charges, I'm a Diamond member on Royal and when I buy a alcohol package, gratuities are included, I think Norwegian needs to do this as well, because of these fees I probably won't do another Norwegian cruise. I also can go to the Diamond club house and get free drinks. It doesn't matter weither you get a free drink package include gratuities and more people like me would choose Norwegian.
We had a great time. The food and shows were excellent especially the Million dollar Quartet show. The ships staff were very friendly whether they met you on deck, in the eating areas or in the hallways. Our cabin steward kept our room clean and neat and we enjoyed the towel animals every evening. We enjoyed bingo as the announcers kept it lively and moving. The casino staff were very helpful. Norweign trained their staff very well.
NCL has issues as they all do. We had a great time but our next cruise will probably be with RCL or Celebrity. Loved how at the port we had cold drinks, scented wet cloths and beach towel exchange. Prefer a set time and same waiter in MDR.
This was my 8 cruise, third with Norwegian and second with Norwegian Getaway. The Food, entertainment and Music were outstanding. Very professional staff, make sure you spend the time to know each one of your attendant, they are very friendly and will appreciate your interest in knowing then.
Enjoyed the cruise. Loved the stage shows and the specialty dining. Was unhappy that just because my friend and I were sharing a cabin, we did not receive all of the complimentary specialty dining vouchers we were entitled to if we had been in individual cabins. We are both Platinum members and feel one of us was being penalized for being loyal to Norwegian. Had business decision!!!
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