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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Getaway
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Excellent

996

Very Good

778

Average

647

Poor

352

Terrible

218

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352 Norwegian Getaway Cruise Reviews


jimroche avatar

jimroche

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

DISAPPOINTMENT

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Very disappointed in this cruise. Cabin was so so hard to get around the veranda was small. We did have a wonderful cabin boy. Found the main dining room lacking in food and its presentation was quite ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Cowracer avatar

Cowracer

1 Review Written

Pretty much just frustrating

The Getaway is a fantastic ship for 2300 people. The problem is they put 4000 on it... In no particular order: The HVAC system onboard seemed overwhelmed in the common areas and in the cabins it seemed they ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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pat24711

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Second time around

Good: Beautiful Ship. Well appointed. Very clean & nice graphics. This was our 20th cruise. Second on Norwegian. Room Steward was great. Bad: First experience was on the Dawn. was not good but, wanted to try ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Naughty0519

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sorry NCL, other cruise lines are better.

Decided to try NCL due to price and Free at Sea promotion. I’ve cruised previously with Princess and Royal Caribbean. Unfortunately, NCL paled in comparison. Food quality was good in the main dining room and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Crockettma

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Anything but "Freestyle"

Chose this ship because of a casino promotion. Had never sailed on NCL before, but wanted to try them. We quickly learned that with the free at sea promotion, you have to plan your dinner reservations out months. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Joe M avatar

Joe M

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Left something to be Desired

We originally chose this specific ship because of the affordability of the balcony rooms. Ignoring the negative reviews we went ahead and hit the button as a balcony room was a must for us. Pros: The cabin was as ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dblockco

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Missed the mark

The good. Aft balcony penthouse suite was great Haven food and service was great Butler was great room attendant was excellent The Bad Embarking from New Orleans port was a disaster. Non ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rgmills

1 Review Written

Very Frustrating Cruise

There were several reasons I chose chose NCL, from reviews they were a great cruise line, for the ADA available for a family member, us both females traveling Solo with separate Studio rooms, the advertisements of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cfedd

1 Review Written

Disappointing Experience

Although I have been on other cruise lines, this was my first experience with Norwegian. After this experience, I will not be back. The entire cruise just seemed like an attempt to nickel and dime as much cash as ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Jensykes

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Painfully Mediocre

This was my first NCL cruise and the “freestyle” method left a little to be desired. Many activities required a cover charge/entry fee so we felt like we were nickeled and dimed throughout the trip. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


alexa2092 avatar

alexa2092

1 Review Written

Thumbs Down on this Cruise

Never been on a cruise to the Caribean before and wanted something more than a 7-day vacation. Embarking from New Orleans was a nightmare. It took over 3 hours to board and it was a complete mob scene. I had ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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msunrullieone

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Getaway--nah

It had been about 6 years since we had last cruised with NCL and thought we'd go back to them for a change even though New Orleans is further away for us. We got to the pier about 11:30 am. Embarkation was ok. We ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CruiseGuy75

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overpaid / Overbooked / Under Staffed = Nightmare

First off I would like to commend all of the staff and officers for doing the very best they could with the overbooked cruise nightmare we just got off of. Clearly NCL did not have adequate staff or room for all ...
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Sail Date November 2019


ursus405 avatar

ursus405

1 Review Written

Disappointments abound...

This was only our second cruise, and had it been our first it may well have been our last. Our first was on Celebrity Summit, a significantly smaller ship...but size was not the issue here, quality was. Let me ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AmandaHardwick

1 Review Written

My first cruise ever, not so impressed

My family invited me on this cruise. They love to take cruises to get away relax and explore. This was their first on Norwegian and invited me on my first cruise ever. I was so excited after reading reviews and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


tom951 avatar

tom951

1 Review Written

NCL Getaway. Get Away!!

My wife and I have cruised several times, Caribbean, Alaska California coastal, Panama Canal etc. We have always had a wonderful time, This cruise was an unfortunate disappointment. We were booked into a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mitchbarnes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

The lack of service aboard the ship was appalling. You would for 10 plus minutes after ordering for a soda or drink from the bar. When you needed a refill you had to ask multiple times and wait. On one night we had ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CindyMcRae

1 Review Written

Overcrowded Disorganized Disappointment!!!!!

Although the itinerary was a dream come true for me, the ship itself and its management had a lot to be desired! I know it’s was a repositioning longer cruise than usual, but the staff and management were so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Wonka13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not a great first time experience with NCL

We are experienced cruisers but this was a first time with NCL. We had issues with their web site and App from the beginning, as they reversed the scheduled itinerary, the day final payment was due. Excursions ...
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Sail Date November 2019


oleputrm avatar

oleputrm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not sure we'll do this again!

We chose the November 8, 2019 9 day cruise just my wife and I. We have cruised many times before (many different cruise lines) and understand things don't always go as you expect or would like, but Norwegian should ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Fredrica Lougeay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No management

As a recommendation from close friends we were convinced that this would be the prefect way to get "out feet wet" with cruising. Our friends had been on many cruises before this and certainly knew the ropes. What ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ChitownUSA

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL could have done better!

This was our 12th NCL cruise in the past 17 years and I must say the level of customer service has dropped considerably over those years. Much of the shortfalls on this particular cruise had to do with the weather ...
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Sail Date October 2019


KD2019 avatar

KD2019

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Frustrated

We were looking for that “once in a lifetime” experience and thought this cruise might be it!! It ended up being an endless experience of trying my patience. As this is a HUGE ship and we were told the passenger ...
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Sail Date October 2019


rantru avatar

rantru

1 Review Written

Too large

We went with several couples. This ship is too large to be organized. I sensed some of the crew was not trained in their jobs. Have only been on one other NCL cruise. This cruise was the worst of the 10 cruises we ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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hillsofrome68

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very crowded, lack of attention to basic management

We selected this cruise because I was attending a watercolor workshop. I enjoyed the course thoroughly. However, the location the ship provided was in a dark club painted black with limited lighting, their staff ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Norwegian Getaway Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining5.03.8
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family5.03.8
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.5
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