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Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3025 reviews
8 Awards

Jamaica/Cayman Islands/Cozumel 6 day cruise

Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Western Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2015
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

Normally this is a 7 day cruise that goes to Bahamas. We opted for the 6 day so we could take a couple days pre-departure and check out Key West. If I had to rate the cruise I would give it a B-

We hired a private tour for Jamaica which was not bad - $100 for 2 plus tip and we got a great overview of the island, plus lunch. Cayman Islands we did a public tour - when you get off the ship there were plenty of group tours available. If you get a chance, do a water activity. Stingray City was raved about. Cozumel, we hired a taxi for the day- $40 pp and we went to the other side of the island, which is beautiful. Our favorite spot. Shopping- Jamaica- you can barter at the duty free shops, our driver told us this and was he correct. In Cozumel, barter for the silver. $120 soon became $20 US cash.

As for the cruise itself, we did not have the drink package, it was not included in our fare. We are not big drinkers, but do enjoy a few adult beverages. Buying wine or blended drinks was around $10 a drink. I had learned from an avid cruiser that you can call NCL and ask for a bar to be set up in your room. We bought a bottle for the room and you get 3 mixes for the room. Our steward kept our ice bucket filled. The cost was $100, but considering we didn't have the soda / booze package, this worked well for us and we ordered frozen drinks a la carte. We also brought a case of water and diet coke and put a room tag on them and they were delivered to our room. Sound cheap- look up the price of bottled water for your room LOL.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

Cabin BA

The cabin was great, very space efficient. As others have commented the balcony is very small. 2 chairs and a table, not a balcony for 2 to lounge on. The room we had was a little different than the picture- the bed was not next to the sliding patio doors. Walking in the room, bathroom, bed then couch- no issues with it, just different than the stock photos.

The lights/air require you to place your key card in the slot- the first couple of days, I kept looking for my key card before I left the room, then would remember it's the "light switch". When you pull it out, everything goes off. I did figure out that if my card was in there and my husband was hanging back in the room, I could put his card in the slot at the same time as mine, pull mine out and not shut everything off. When you open the patio door, the air goes off. The bed was comfortable. The room steward, Walter was great.

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