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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
3,026 Reviews

Less Than Average Trying to Outdo the Worst?

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by cessna98f

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

First the ship,is typical of trying to add more decks and rooms without any more elevators, dining or show room.With 4000 people it could be elbow-to-elbow. Folks were not rude, just TOO MANY! Ship was too long. We walked from the extreme front to anywhere we wenrt. NO washers and dryers. Poor form. Shows were poor except for Burn the Floor. Only ship I have ever sailed which required show reservations. Milion Dollar Quartet was POORLY scripted. Musicians were excellent but had nothing to work with. Poor show? Crank up the volume! One excedption was the comedians.Very good. Larry Omaha was excellent.

Food in the dining room was BAD! No prime rib, shrimp, steak or lobster.Chef needs to go back to school and learn flavor. Tough strip steak was available.Perhaps you could spent the dough for the pay-to eat places, but one expects to eat better on another brand ship.We sailed because of the itinerary and price.Disembarkation was good. We felt nickeled and dimed at every turn. Would only go again if there were no other cruises available for the itenerary. Paulo on deck 9 was our only hope for slow times aboard. Top pianist.

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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Clean cabin with excellent steward. No mints on the pillows, folded towels or robes. Steward got a robe from somewhere. Beds OK. Daily paper was not very helpful. Perhaps the editor is not paid well? Balcony is small and has two cheap chairs. Lounge would never fit this small steel balcony. Phone did not work as advertised ad steward could not repair it.

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