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Norwegian Getaway Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Getaway
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

334

Very Good

274

Average

240

Poor

108

Terrible

68

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,026

Romantic Cruises

381

Entertainment Cruises

270

Senior Cruises

172

Repositioning Cruises

126

1,026 Norwegian Getaway Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Nykr9595 avatar

Nykr9595

1 Review Written

DO NOT EVER BOOK THROUGH EXPEDIA!!!!!!

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The NCL free promotions for dining and beverages etc is a real differentiator. I have noticed that in the last few years the cruise lines are now up charging for everything and it is very annoying. I would rather ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Liljo22 avatar

Liljo22

1 Review Written

New Cruise at the Top of My List

I had been watching cruise pricing for a Spring Break cruise out of Galveston or NOLA for sometime. When NCL added the 3rd and 4th free perk the price dropped a ton and I pulled the trigger on the Getaway cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as good as I remember

Embarkation in NOLA was fast. I estimate that we were onboard within 15 minutes from the time we got in line. They said our room would be ready around 1:30 pm and it was. The Free Dining rooms food was not as ...
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Sail Date March 2020


bays avatar

bays

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second cruise on Getaway

We booked this cruise only a couple of months in advance to get out of town at Mardi Gras. We usually do go somewhere Mardi Gras week because school is out for the week. Although we had just cruised on the Getaway ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Brprod1 avatar

Brprod1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE REVIEW ON NCL BREAKAWAY - READ MINE!

Just like so many of you, I came to cruise critic to read reviews before I booked my 9 Day Caribbean Cruise on NCL's Breakaway. After reading so many negative comments I still booked on NCL, because I've sailed on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lprose

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Got Away on the Getaway February 7-16 2020

We initially chose this cruise because a rum cake went terribly wrong! I made a rum cake using my husband’s prized rum from Grand Cayman. Learning that this was no ordinary rum and it was impossible to replace ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cessna98f

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Less Than Average Trying to Outdo the Worst?

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Jlw81

1 Review Written

Always a good time

We enjoyed this ship very much with little cons. We have sailed this one twice. The first time we went to embark it was hectic no one was directing anyone in the port of Miami the second time was great out of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


arg1126 avatar

arg1126

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No More NCL For Us

Cruised out of NOLA on the Getaway to the Western Caribbean. Disaster from the get go. We booked online...3 balcony cabins all on the same floor next to each other as we were traveling with kids and elderly ...
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Sail Date January 2020


sfly1919 avatar

sfly1919

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

This is probably our 10th total cruise and at least our 7th on NCL. Me an my Wife are in our early 40's and had a 7 year old daughter that was traveling with us as well. We had a family balcony room on the 12th deck ...
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Sail Date January 2020


esc avatar

esc

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Getaway From It

Our family group of 8 persons (ages 18-82) wanted to celebrate New Years together on a cruise. We have enjoyed NCL together before, but definitely not this time. This ship was had too many people (5000) which ...
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Sail Date December 2019


royce894 avatar

royce894

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Getaway

So before I start this is my first review I have ever done. This alone should show my dissatisfaction with this cruise line. After being on multiple cruises we decided to book a Norwegian Cruise, as we had not ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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No One gets Out Alive

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

New Year's Cruise

New Year's Eve! Itinerary was New Orleans (Louisiana); Cozumel (Mexico); Roatán, Bay Islands (Honduras); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico). Spent a couple of days exploring New Orleans before the cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Mt10 avatar

Mt10

7 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

The Norwegian Getaway quickly became our favorite ship in over 20 cruises on multiple cruiselines. This ship wasn’t too big and wasn’t too small. It never felt crowded even in buffet lines, shows, MDR, or ...
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Sail Date December 2019


rgmills avatar

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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KristiMarie_12

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise, First on NCL

Was nervous when reading some of the reviews when the Getaway arrived in New Orleans a couple months ago. If you are organized and do your research before boarding, you will have a wonderful vacation. Our family has ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Cfedd avatar

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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mraines1230

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never Cruise NCL Again

Chose this cruise mostly because of the port in Belize (will get to). *2 weeks before the cruise my mother paid NCL to credit $100 to my room and my sisters room ($100 each) Screwed my sister and I out of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


yyuwang avatar

yyuwang

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hectic and poorly run

We've done many cruises (Royal Caribbean, Disney, etc.) so this review is written based on careful and objective comparison. Too many bad experiences on Getaway, it's hard to start. Our bottom-line: we'll avoid ...
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Sail Date December 2019


IUBeth92 avatar

IUBeth92

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Getaway Holiday Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, as we had never been to Honduras or Belize. Overall, a positive experience. The positives: entertainment, embarkation, luggage delivered in a timely manner, room steward was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ThunderChief

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

It's What Cruising is All About!

This is our third cruise, first on NCL. I have cruised on both Royal Caribbean and Carnival. The first question people always ask, "which one do you like best". I can honestly say I have enjoyed all three equally. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Lady Patriot avatar

Lady Patriot

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but just too big

My husband and I took my mil on this cruise because she has always wanted to go on one. We rented a mini suite with a queen bed and a futon. Embarkation was a headache. New Orleans is still a fairly small port, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


rscheld avatar

rscheld

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship, horrible main dining rooms.

Overall, I felt like this was a great itinerary. I wish it wouldn't have started with 2 days at sea but it turned out to be good. The kids club and staff were amazing! We were so impressed with them! The service in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Drewcuzz594 avatar

Drewcuzz594

1 Review Written

Horrible service

We have now cruised over 15 cruises mainly with Royal Caribbean and carnival. We decided to take our first cruise with Norwegian out of New Orleans on the getaway. I have to say the anticipation and excitement prior ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Annap0416 avatar

Annap0416

1 Review Written

Worst Cruise Ever

The boat itself was beautiful and well kept. However, the service is one of the worst. The staff all seemed new and unfamiliar with the boat. They were not very attentive. The bartenders took forever to get drinks ...
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Sail Date November 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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