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This is my 7th cruise, twice on NCL, twice on RC and three times on Carnival. Of the cruises, I thought the food on the Getaway was very good and the wait staff was amazing. I know some have complained of long lines to get into the main dining rooms. Although, the boat had over 4100 guest on board, there was never a wait for the dining rooms. Even the buffet was not overly crowded. I was very pleased. The rooms are the smallest I have been in. However, they are functional and had everything I needed. Just make sure you put your luggage under the bed and you will be fine. The entertainment was good and I liked that they had a stage set up in the dining room. It made me feel like I was in an old fashioned supper club. Also, unlike other ships, I didn't have much trouble finding a deck chair in which to relax. Drink prices were average for cruise lines. The Spice H2O was lots of fun and the glow party was a blast. Great cruise and will probably choose NCL again.

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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by tsw7207

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom
This is my 7th cruise, twice on NCL, twice on RC and three times on Carnival. Of the cruises, I thought the food on the Getaway was very good and the wait staff was amazing. I know some have complained of long lines to get into the main dining rooms. Although, the boat had over 4100 guest on board, there was never a wait for the dining rooms. Even the buffet was not overly crowded. I was very pleased. The rooms are the smallest I have been in. However, they are functional and had everything I needed. Just make sure you put your luggage under the bed and you will be fine. The entertainment was good and I liked that they had a stage set up in the dining room. It made me feel like I was in an old fashioned supper club. Also, unlike other ships, I didn't have much trouble finding a deck chair in which to relax. Drink prices were average for cruise lines. The Spice H2O was lots of fun and the glow party was a blast. Great cruise and will probably choose NCL again.
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Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom
Cabin ID 8700
Small yet functional. I like the shower door, instead of the crazy curtain that causes the whole room to get wet.
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