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Fantastic cruise in the Mediterranean! by drtlamb

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

This was out first big ship cruise, having only done a river cruise in the past. The river cruise was awesome, but this cruise was, too. I did not expect my husband to care for the experience and he loved it! We took over 2,000 pictures during the cruise, cannot wait for the prints to arrive next week.

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4.5

Happy days are here again! by diannholtgarges

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Glad to finally be cruising again. NCL took all precautions due to COVID. We felt very safe.

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A very unpleasant Mediterranean Cruise by alfredodavila

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

I will never, ever take a cruise again with norwegian and you can on it.

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Fantastic cruise by Dansteph

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Overall a fantastic cruise. Dealing port changes and Covid changes is overwhelming. I'd suggest adding yourself to several cruise sites to stay up on changes as it's easy to miss things relying on email notifiactions. We lost the port in Turkey due to issues with customs and they added another Greek port. Vorso. It wasn't a great port but it wasn't NCL fault. I would have rather had them make that a sea day but I stayed on the ship so it kind of was. lol Except for the scrap metal unloading going on in the next pier. (LOUD)

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5.0

Awesome experience!! by p121494

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Great cruise experience. Wonderful staff. Great dining options and food.

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Christmas Holiday cruise by alicekarow

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

I gave myself the gift of a Christmas cruise on the Caribbean and I'm very happy with it. Being on the sea with the warm breezes was beautiful and onboard there was always something to do if you wanted an activity. Although, in the future, I think I'd prefer a luxury cruise line. There are lots of upsells and extra fees for things not included - I think (I hope) the luxury cruise lines are truly all-inclusive so even though you pay more up front, the cruise experience is seamless and there's no feeling like you're depriving yourself (of a cappuccino, or access to an exclusive spa section, for instance, or a premium glass of wine) or that you're being sold something else everywhere you go.

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4.6

In Spite of Covid, Still Worth it! by earlydawn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Considering the effect covid has had on the world, it was a JOY to be on a cruise again. Some complained about having to wear a mask all the time but overall, I'd do it all again in a heartbeat (our next planned cruise is 3/2022).

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Haven not exactly as advertised by Cherieb22

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

I have cruised for 40 years and always felt that you have to be somewhat patient for a number of reasons. However, staff was not quite up to par and many had a horrible attitude.

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Smooth & Easy by adverb23

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

We purchased the Vibe to make sure we didn't have to fight for a lounge chair everyday. The Vibe is a private area where only a select number of people are allowed access for lounge chairs and the bartenders know you by name. It was nice, but after paying nearly an additional $500 for this they should have a separate pool for Vibe members. Also, they don't provide food. You can pay additional for food which is kinda crazy since we already paid close to $500 to be up there or you can walk down to the buffet and bring it back up for free. Drinks were great and bar staff very friendly. It didn't make sense you weren't allowed to sit at the bar, but in other places you were. They also had cabanas at the Vibe which seemed to be a waste cause I never saw anyone go in one probably because it was another additional fee. Overall the Vibe is a good thing if you want a little privacy and a little quieter, but it would be way better with it's own pool and it's own food service The ship was only at about 60% because of Covid so with less people that made it nice. The Buffet was staffed with lots of people to serve you which was different, but worked out okay. One complaint was you had to book excursions on the ship and weren't allowed to go off on your own which to me just seemed like an additional money maker for the cruise line. They charged more than booking on your own even with the excursion "discounts" they gave. You had to be with a guide off the ship supposedly for Covid although I don't see how they would make a difference. All in all I will definitely be cruising again before too long. It was a great time so get out there and do it!!!

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4.7

Fabulous Happy Crew by hooligan2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Great staff, OK itinerary. Food very good especially Ocean Blue and le Bistro.

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Wonderful Greece by flakeyscruiser

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

The cruise was terrific from start to finish even with Covid protocols before getting onboard. The after cruise hotel in Rome was a very big disappointment and an unpleasant experience. First of all was the inability of the staff to check in guests from the ship. Mass confusion and no available rooms made everyone unhappy. I feel since they knew exactly when the ship passengers were arriving a bit of planning would have alleviated a lot of issues. The location of the hotel is a block away from many street sleeping homeless people. My wife and I came across a man defecating on the side walk less than a block from the front door. The staff were inattentive to guests requests. The morning we left , at 615 am, there was no NCL person to make sure the connection was smooth. No attempt by staff to deal with many requests for a simple cup of coffee. The Piram Hotel should be avoided. NCL should do a better job of securing hotels for their cruise guests.

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great time and excellent crew. by shd

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

great time and ship, very clean, shows, excellent crew and service, free covid testing as required, calm ride, cool ports and tours, lots of fun, we met many happy sweet people and tried to stay clear of the negative spoiled crowds

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3.2

Great Cruise but…… by Phillyfann

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Definitely not a good time to cruise. Covid forced our ship to 45% of capacity which definitely dampened the fun and entertainment. Shows were awful and several were cancelled. Service seemed almost as good as we are used to with Norwegian but I would drop them a star because our Cruise Director was the worst ever. I never saw him until day 5 , I think. Normally a good cruise director is everywhere you look. The staff of this cruise seemed tired and I was definitely disappointed in the entertainment more than anything else. The pool side music was horrible and I heard several people complaining about it. Leon Novembre, was outstanding in Howl at the Moon. He was perhaps the best HaTM performer I’ve ever seen. The rest of the entertainment was just ok. Norwegian needs to pull it together. I’m sure they have more customers that felt similar to me.

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Wonderful cruise to Greece by jlalkire

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Having difficulty with 200 onboard credit that was in our package. We will see how that works out.

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4.8

Great Itenerary by KiloTangoLima

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Great experience and thankful to see these amazing places.

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5.0

Great Getaway on the Getaway by PandCcruisers

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Pre COVID testing to boarding ship about 1 hr. No waiting for tables in Garden Cafe, elevators or chairs in Atrium. Only disappointment was no Roster in Garden Cafe to meet and entertain guests. For those who have cruised the Getaway before he is the Wakey Wakey Eggs snd Bakey gentleman. Great asset to the NCL brand, disappointing

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Europe and a lot of sea days by jeneanb

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

TOO many sea days due to Bermuda and Azores cancelled. 8 sea days in a row.

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As always, Norwegian staff is excellent, ship was spotless, and we enjoyed the food and entertainment. by cvozar

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

It was great having the ship at a lower capacity. We loved the cruise, so much that we purchased deposits to return on Norwegian again soon.

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Great post covid cruise by jennvick

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Great overall cruise, ports could make a little more friendly with restrooms availability

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Nice cruise by theoeniphile

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Love trivia but their schedule times on this ship were very inconvenient.

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