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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by southerncruiser934

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Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway
Member Name: southerncruiser934
Cruise Date: April 2014
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 14166
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Getaway - A bucket list cruise for everyone

We just returned yesterday from THE MOST FABULOUS cruise ever! We are frequent cruisers ( 4 or 5 a year),but we have mostly sail on Carnival for the convenience and price. However, after reading a review of the Getaway we decided to spend our anniversary on this ship. I can't say enough about how Norwegian has provided a truly amazing experience with this new ship. Even though there were 4000+ guests, the ship never looked or felt crowded because of the ingenious layout and crowd logistics implemented by NCL.

We stayed in cabin 14166, a spa balcony. The cabin was extremely tight on storage space and balcony size, but we managed. The bathroom shower was very large and entire bathroom very roomy with good storage.

We purchased the Ultimate Dining Package and here are our impressions of the venues we chose:

1) Teppanyaki - A must do! Great food and entertainment.

2) Le Bistro - Classy with wonderful menu. Food was excellent.

3) Moderno - Excellent food but too many choices to be able to try everything.

4) Cagney's - Excellent food.

5) La Cucino - Excellent food and a special treat sitting outside while sailing away from Nassau.

6) Ocean Blue - probably THE WORST food we have ever eaten in any restaurant. The horrible taste of charred broccoli will remain with me forever.

We also did the Illusionarium - lots of fun and food was good. Get there early.

Legally Blonde was very well done. Also - get there early.

Burn the Floor was fabulous.

We did not go to the Haven but did have unlimited access to the spa amenities. I didn't find the spa areas relaxing because of the noise from the whirlpool. You had to shout to talk to the person next to you, which meant everyone else was as well.

Casino - one of the best we've encountered on a cruise ship. The points we built up gave us free drinks by the 3rd day, and $194 credits toward onboard charges. I won $1700 in the slots and husband won over $1500 at the 3-card poker table. We definitely came home with more than we took!

Service was always with a smile. Crew very helpful. Impressed with the huge line of crew members lined up to wave goodbye when we disembarked. Didn't get the feeling we were being thrown off the ship like with Carnival.

We have already booked the same cruise for next year.

Publication Date: 04/20/14
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