Our stateroom was the equivalent of a haunted hotel room that everyone that works on the ship is aware of, yet they continue to sell the room.
The room is beside a septic pipeline, such that every time someone on the upper floors flushes their toilet or uses the shower, you would hear the vacuum pressurized and the loud noise of water whooshing through the room. This is an inherent design flaw of the ship and it occurs as frequently as every 30 seconds!
This noise will keep you up, you will not be able to sleep. People regardless of tolerance level would find buying this category to be unacceptable.
Sadly, the room itself is remarkable with a beautiful ocean view at the front of the ship. Norwegian did the bare minimum to appease us, they swapped our rooms after 3 nights of sailing and only gave us 1 Specialty Dining dinner as compensation. Read entire member review >>
The Getaway is quite beautiful. I had an Ocean View cabin on Deck 10, Cabin 10100. I loved and hated this cabin. My explanation is I loved it because it is one of the largest cabins I have ever had on a cruise ship. I have taken over 30 cruises and this stateroom was well over 250 sq. ft. Because it was at the very front of the ship was the reason it was so large. An amazing amount of storage space, a large bathroom, lots of closet room. The reason I hated this cabin was because it was all the way at the front of the ship. From the forward elevator it took over 10 minutes to walk to this room. A neighbor in the next cabin and I figured out why it was such a long walk. On Deck 10 and 11 is where the Studio cabins are, (the single cabins, 100 sq. ft.). In order to put these cabins in NCL removed the farthest forward elevator, so it is truly a long walk to these cabins. My cabin had a funny noise in it because there was a closet right next door with plumbing lines and it sounded like water running and toilets flushing 24 hours a day. The noise didn't bother me but the walk to the cabin did. I love the room, storage space and view but don't like the walk to get to the cabin. Read entire member review >>
We booked an ocean view room, which had a view of a canopy and a steel bulkhead. When we asked to be switched we were told 'Ocean View doesn't necessarily mean that there will be a view of the Ocean'. You can't make this stuff up.
The blind that covered the window was broken for 3 of the 7 days, so no sunlight either. Ug.. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was starboard on the very forward/front of the ship. It was alittle larger than the other Oceanview cabins and the layout was awesome. There was a long window seat to sit and lookout directly over the bow of the ship! Very quiet in this area, you are at the very end of the hallway son no one running up and down the halls! Also you are below the bridge area of the ship so no loud noises from bars and restaurants. Read entire member review >>
We had never had a forward-facing porthole, but on the Getaway this was an amazing view! Every morning, day, we loved it. They make you close the curtain at night because of the captain's deck above, but we simply went out. Also, quite a bit roomier restroom and bed area than we had expected. Bathroom and shower bigger than NCL's competitors' ships. Bed was comfortable, not quite as nice as some we have enjoyed on past cruises (RCCL's Oasis), but we didn't cruise to try out beds. Read entire member review >>
We were in 9104 and 9102 facing the front of the ship. These rooms are small but we were comfy. My husband wished he had more drawers. If you get 2 rooms, be sure to ask for a guest key so you can get into each others. Read entire member review >>
This time we tried an oceanview and we liked it, the room is spacious you have enough place for everything, there is a place to sit right in front of the window and you have a very lovely view of the Sunrise or Sunset we were very please with this room. Read entire member review >>
This cabi is right below the captain navigation deck. You are not allowed to open the shade at night because of the glare it may cause to the captain. That said, it's a nice cabin and you get to see what the captain sees so it's great when arriving at a port. It is all the way to the front so you will be walking a lot. Look at the little fish design on the carpet in the hallways to the rooms. They are "swimming" to the front of the ship so you don't get lost. Shampoo and liquid soap provided but no conditioner. Plenty of space. I would book this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
The room was large, efficient , nice entryway, bathroom on the right, and then a closet, only shelves for clothes, no drawers, on the left was a desk area, and mini fridge. Only 2 outlets on the desk. Two small shelves on side of desk, a flatscreen TV on the right, and a large picture window with a great view. Very roomy cabin. Fifth deck is quiet, cabin near elevator so not much walking, near the aft, no motion noted with rough seas, Long walk to the gangway for ports, but very wide corridor, much wider than other decks. Read entire member review >>