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NCL is not for us.
"My husband and I just came back from our 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Getaway. Were cruise a few times a year but only our 4th time with NCL. Unfortunately we will not cruise this line again...."Read More
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Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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nfish

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We were the last cruise before the COVID started. This was my 6th cruise (2nd on Norwegian). First I must say the cruise line did an exceptional job of keeping the ship clear & cruisers safe. (All public restroom doors open, servers at the buffet, no salt/pepper, cream/sugar on tables, etc.) The reason for this review - The Norwegian Getaway is the most poorly designed ship I have ever been on. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

2 Helpful Votes


Not as good as I remember

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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Cruising Oma53

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 good as it was 3 years ago on NCL Jewel or last year on the Dawn. Twice we looked at the MDR menu and decided to just eat at the buffet. Great shows in the Getaway Theater, especially ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Large and busy ship

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Mexican Riviera

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maverdegem

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We didn't choose the cruise,it came as part of a visit to Tenessee.It was a very large ship and very busy as it was half term in some parts of America. There was only one small pool, far too small for the amount of passengers on board,also there's a children's play pool and water slides. This area of the ship was always packed with people, many of whom spent the day drinking alcohol. On ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom


Disappointed

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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WestTexasCruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this cruise due to NCL's private island and the stop at Costa Maya. Usually, we prefer Eastern or Southern Caribbean, but change it up sometimes. Our last NCL cruise was the same itinerary but on the Dawn, which was going INTO dry dock, and the Getaway was coming OUT of a recent dry dock, so we expected more. We were disappointed. First off, the balcony was the TINIEST I've ever ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Forever waiting

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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Arkie1966

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my first time to try NCL. Positive: The ship is beautiful and I felt very little movement. The drinks were strong and I thoroughly enjoyed trying different drinks. The entertainment was out of this world. Burn the Floor was entertaining and I really enjoyed Million Dollar Quartet. The Water Slides were so much fun. Make sure you try the drop slide. I really enjoyed the Waterfront. Get ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Nickel and diming

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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Kellilikestocruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We have cruises with Royal Caribbean, but it was 10+ years ago and more recently cruised with Princess. We wanted to try another company because the crowd on the Princess was quite a bit older and even in our mid 30’s felt very young. [Embarkation] We got an Uber and what was supposed to be a 7 min trip turned into an hour. It’s a really complicated port and doesn’t run very smooth or ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Family Balcony Stateroom


Less Than Average Trying to Outdo the Worst?

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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cessna98f

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Second time around

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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pat24711

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Pricing was very low on this Balcony cabin. We are seasoned cruisers with 20 thus far and had been on the Dawn prior to this and had not had a great experience, so decided to give Norwegian another try. Start with embarkation. We traveled with 3 other couples 2 couples had various items confiscated. Small fan, Pliers for vapor cigarette. Had these items been posted on website we would not have ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Cramped quarters, amazing entertainment

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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borz

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Overall, I'd say this was a pretty average experience. I am used to cruising on RC and I found Norwegian a little subpar on just about everything...except the price of course. You get what you pay for I guess. Pros: Great Entertainment Cons: Cramped ship Excursions were a nightmare Dining Continual nickel and diming Port - New Orleans - Getting on the boat was pretty easy. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Getaway From It

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

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esc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 meant you were in line for EVERYTHING! You had to make reservations for the free shows, but still stand in line to get entrance for a good seat. Why make reservations? We made ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


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