October 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway
This cruise got 3 stars only because of the itinerary. The ship itself is very nice and has lots of options for eating, drinking, entertainment, etc. However, the stateroom balcony was tiny and there were just way too many people on board. Everything was crowded. The dining room staff was always overwhelmed and not very attentive. On the first 2 nights, our meals were served before our drinks (one cocktail and one soda). After that, we would get drinks from the bar and take them into the dining room with us. On the third night at the Tropicana, we sat for 20 minutes with empty plates in front of us before someone came to clear the table. Our water glasses were not refilled until dessert was served. That meal lasted 2 hours because the staff took forever with everything. Needless to say, we did not go back there. We got a great deal for this cruise, but I would rather spend a little more and have better service on a smaller ship. Though we did not take our kids on this cruise, we did hear wonderful and very positive comments from several families about the various programs for kids.