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Second NCL cruise. First cruise out of Miami. Flew in day before to FLL, used GO Airport Shuttle to transfer to Holiday Inn POM. Will definitely use both again for next cruise out of POM. Boarding was super easy. Left hotel at 11 am, and we were on board by 11:45. Room: Upgraded from our original balcony to a B6 about 1 month prior to sail. SO WORTH IT. Loved being able to sit out there and just relax. More than enough room for a family of four. Would be happy in the same room again. Only bad part was the idiots above us throwing things while in and around ports. Had glass on balcony on day. Got drinks spilled on us. Pelted with bread (people feeding birds). Had some minor issues with the smoke from the balcony right below us but with the upcoming ban that won't be an issue going forward. Kids Activities: Our girls (DD6 and DD10) didn't enjoy the kids club and only hit them a couple of times, but that is one area where they have been spoiled by the clubs on DCL (and we have a hard time getting them out of the clubs). That said both girls loved the top deck. Slides were used a lot by DD10. She also did the ropes course a couple of times (kid has no fear) and the Getaway bounce. DD 6 loved the SB kids pool. Both of them asked when we can go back on the ship again. Entertainment: Overall not bad. Because the girls didn't want to spend time in the clubs we never got to do some of the activities we wanted but we were happy with Burn the Floor and LB. Did the Nick Jr. Dora PJ breakfast. Kids had fun. Food was HORRIBLE. I get that they are trying to appeal to the kids but even our DD didn't like the food. When you have to go to the buffet after breakfast, there is a problem. Food: Definitely an improvement over the Dawn a few years ago. Quality of the steaks has improved significantly. Pasta and Chicken were good. Miss the bread pudding however. Nothing really stands out however as being "oh my god I have to eat more of this".  

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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by darwinsrule

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2014
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Balcony Stateroom
Second NCL cruise. First cruise out of Miami. Flew in day before to FLL, used GO Airport Shuttle to transfer to Holiday Inn POM. Will definitely use both again for next cruise out of POM. Boarding was super easy. Left hotel at 11 am, and we were on board by 11:45.
Room:
Upgraded from our original balcony to a B6 about 1 month prior to sail. SO WORTH IT. Loved being able to sit out there and just relax. More than enough room for a family of four. Would be happy in the same room again.
Only bad part was the idiots above us throwing things while in and around ports. Had glass on balcony on day. Got drinks spilled on us. Pelted with bread (people feeding birds). Had some minor issues with the smoke from the balcony right below us but with the upcoming ban that won't be an issue going forward.
Kids Activities:
Our girls (DD6 and DD10) didn't enjoy the kids club and only hit them a couple of times, but that is one area where they have been spoiled by the clubs on DCL (and we have a hard time getting them out of the clubs). That said both girls loved the top deck. Slides were used a lot by DD10. She also did the ropes course a couple of times (kid has no fear) and the Getaway bounce. DD 6 loved the SB kids pool. Both of them asked when we can go back on the ship again.
Entertainment:
Overall not bad. Because the girls didn't want to spend time in the clubs we never got to do some of the activities we wanted but we were happy with Burn the Floor and LB. Did the Nick Jr. Dora PJ breakfast. Kids had fun. Food was HORRIBLE. I get that they are trying to appeal to the kids but even our DD didn't like the food. When you have to go to the buffet after breakfast, there is a problem.
Food:
Definitely an improvement over the Dawn a few years ago. Quality of the steaks has improved significantly. Pasta and Chicken were good. Miss the bread pudding however. Nothing really stands out however as being "oh my god I have to eat more of this".
 
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Cabin Review

Large Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B6 9134
Love the room. Great location. Loved the size of the balcony. Upgraded from our original balcony to a B6 about 1 month prior to sail. SO WORTH IT. Loved being able to sit out there and just relax. More than enough room for a family of four. Would be happy in the same room again. Only bad part was the idiots above us throwing things while in and around ports. Had glass on balcony on day. Got drinks spilled on us during sail away from Miami. Pelted with bread (people feeding birds) in St. Thomas. Had some minor issues with the smoke from the balcony right below us but with the upcoming ban that won't be an issue going forward.
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