Getaway to Nowhere: Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by boingboingbaggy

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Getaway to Nowhere

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Cruise to Nowhere
Embarkation: Southampton
This was a last minute booking two weeks ago but we are so glad we did. We got to Southampton at 10.45 am but security didn't happen until after 11.30am. Boarding was onto deck 5 which isn't spectacular but once you go up a deck the ambiance changes.

We chose to go up to the Garden buffet for lunch and had a very nice soup, salad (and pudding). The staff were very helpful and in plentiful supply.

We then set off to find our cabin which was by far the best we have had as I will explain below.

We had a drink in O'Sheenan's bar but my wife was not impressed with her Irish Coffee as it was made with squirty cream and not proper cream which was available elsewhere.

We toured the ship from top to bottom and we both had a taster message to music which was very nice. The gym equipment is brilliant with all the latest machines.

We eventually chose Savor for dinner at approx 7.30pm but this turned out to be a drawn out affair lasting over 2 hours More apparently as the same kitchen supplies both Savor and Tropicana (main dining room) so we had quite a wait for starters of Chicken Mulligatawny Soup and Shrimp with ginger but well worth the wait. Our main course we both had the Striploin steak which was succulent and plentiful. I had Mint and Strawberry profiteroles and my wife had the cheese selection, again very delicious.

We then moved onto the casino before the late showing of Legally Blond. Very good cast but not quite London or Broadway standard. I guess trying to fit a show onto a small stage has its drawbacks. My wife felt the Theatre was 'tacky' with noen striplights but 10/10 for effort.

Back to the casino and the smokey atmosphere. Why they can't ban smoking full stop to he outside I do not know. We sat near to Bliss which was going full blast and quite full. A few idiots had a few too many but security were present and not over fussy.

Breakfast was back in the Garden buffet and minor point, no English bacon but there again its going Stateside.

As we only took a carry on we disembarked very quickly at 9.00am but on the way off, a few people were annoyed at being disembarked for 24 hours to let the TA's on, surely NCL could have let them stay pre TA crossing. All told a very nice ship and if it sailed from the UK we go on her again. Less

Published 01/19/14

Cabin review: 12886

We had the most wonderful Accessible Cabin (by choice) on Deck 12. The cabin was huge with plenty of space and loads of storage space which disabled people could actually use. The balcony was quite small and a wheelchair user with legs might struggle to turn around and get back into the cabin. The bathroom was brilliant with toilet seat at 18 inches and a proper pull down bench and not a tiny seat that normally only accommodates one cheek. Only minor point was lack of shelf space in the bathroom but shampoo and shower gel are provided. This was the best we have been in to date, well done NCL.

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