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We are a couple in our mid-20s and we chose the Norwegian Getaway to be our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! Norwegian certainly did not disappoint. We were looking for a fun but relaxing environment with lots of activities and opportunities for new experiences and this ship delivered! We had the best vacation of our lives on this ship, and I certainly think that people make their trips fun - I can't understand why anyone would give this ship less than 5 stars! It was so impressive that we booked another NCL cruise while on board, and booked a 3rd NCL cruise since. Ship Information The crew and amenities on this ship made the entire experience near perfection! We were so impressed with the cleanliness of the ship and the decor. The ship FEELS expensive, and the crew is very attentive and they put on lots of great activities to keep everyone happy. It was our first cruise, and we were nervous about seasickness but neither of us experienced anything. We went in September (hurricane season) and we didn't have any issues aside from a little rain when we were leaving Miami. Activities Bring a highlighter! There are so many activities to do throughout the day you will need a vacation after your vacation. We woke up every day at 6 am to watch the sunrise and run outside on the track, and found activities to do all day long (trivia, demonstrations, etc.). We would take a nap from 3-5 pm when it was the quietest, then wake up and stay up till 12 am! We loved the art crew (this is a great way to get involved and get some free booze if you don't have a package) and we spent a lot of time with them. Legally Blonde is not to be missed, and neither is Burn the Floor. The Illusionarium was our favorite. Next time we would try to get a closer seat. It was extremely impressive. The shows were among some of the best we've ever seen. We also loved the running track outside, it was best to use it early in the morning because it gets quite hot around 9-10 am. I also loved the treadmills that looked out onto the ocean. No music or TV needed - it was surreal! Dining We loved the food on the ship, it was fantastic! We particularly enjoyed the asian restaurant and O'Sheehan's, We were EXTREMELY disappointed with Ocean Blue and would not suggest going there ever. It was a huge waste of money, and it was truly our only complaint. We did complain to Guest Services after feeling sick from eating there, and nothing was done. Oh well, water under the bridge. Le Bistro, on the other hand, was incredible, as were all of the included restaurants. We loved going to Taste for breakfast - it was a much more relaxing environment. Ports We went to the beach at the USVI and BVI ports. It was a great price (about $8 USD each, each way) and they had cheap drinks on the shore. Megan's Bay was the most incredible beach I've ever been to, I would go again. The beach in BVI was VERY crowded, but it was better further down the shore. We did a snorkeling tour with NCL for Nassau since we had heard some negative things about the port and it's safety for visitors, and after being there we could tell why. The tour was great though, we loved it and the guides were fantastic! Disembarkation We had a flight back to Toronto, Canada at 12:00 PM which is a little tight, so we did the "easy walk-off" which was not well coordinated at all. We got off in time, but it was tough. There was no clear line, people were pushing and shoving and cutting in line everywhere. Cabin We had an inside room on the 10th floor and we loved it. No noise issues, no sea sickness, more than enough space for two people. Do be sure to bring conditioner as there is no conditioner in the bathroom. Other than that, it was great! Summary We loved this ship. We saw it again at one of the ports on our second cruise and were really nostalgic about it! We would go on it again for sure. Next time, we'd get the UBP though because it really does add up buying drinks. Also, we wished that the casino would have a non-smoking area, since all of our clothes smelled terrible after visiting there. I just kept using the same dress to go back night after night!

This Ship Got Us Addicted to Cruising! 5*

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by getaway_goddess

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2015
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom
We are a couple in our mid-20s and we chose the Norwegian Getaway to be our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! Norwegian certainly did not disappoint. We were looking for a fun but relaxing environment with lots of activities and opportunities for new experiences and this ship delivered! We had the best vacation of our lives on this ship, and I certainly think that people make their trips fun - I can't understand why anyone would give this ship less than 5 stars! It was so impressive that we booked another NCL cruise while on board, and booked a 3rd NCL cruise since.

Ship Information

The crew and amenities on this ship made the entire experience near perfection! We were so impressed with the cleanliness of the ship and the decor. The ship FEELS expensive, and the crew is very attentive and they put on lots of great activities to keep everyone happy. It was our first cruise, and we were nervous about seasickness but neither of us experienced anything. We went in September (hurricane season) and we didn't have any issues aside from a little rain when we were leaving Miami.

Activities

Bring a highlighter! There are so many activities to do throughout the day you will need a vacation after your vacation. We woke up every day at 6 am to watch the sunrise and run outside on the track, and found activities to do all day long (trivia, demonstrations, etc.). We would take a nap from 3-5 pm when it was the quietest, then wake up and stay up till 12 am! We loved the art crew (this is a great way to get involved and get some free booze if you don't have a package) and we spent a lot of time with them. Legally Blonde is not to be missed, and neither is Burn the Floor. The Illusionarium was our favorite. Next time we would try to get a closer seat. It was extremely impressive. The shows were among some of the best we've ever seen. We also loved the running track outside, it was best to use it early in the morning because it gets quite hot around 9-10 am. I also loved the treadmills that looked out onto the ocean. No music or TV needed - it was surreal!

Dining

We loved the food on the ship, it was fantastic! We particularly enjoyed the asian restaurant and O'Sheehan's, We were EXTREMELY disappointed with Ocean Blue and would not suggest going there ever. It was a huge waste of money, and it was truly our only complaint. We did complain to Guest Services after feeling sick from eating there, and nothing was done. Oh well, water under the bridge. Le Bistro, on the other hand, was incredible, as were all of the included restaurants. We loved going to Taste for breakfast - it was a much more relaxing environment.

Ports

We went to the beach at the USVI and BVI ports. It was a great price (about $8 USD each, each way) and they had cheap drinks on the shore. Megan's Bay was the most incredible beach I've ever been to, I would go again. The beach in BVI was VERY crowded, but it was better further down the shore. We did a snorkeling tour with NCL for Nassau since we had heard some negative things about the port and it's safety for visitors, and after being there we could tell why. The tour was great though, we loved it and the guides were fantastic!

Disembarkation

We had a flight back to Toronto, Canada at 12:00 PM which is a little tight, so we did the "easy walk-off" which was not well coordinated at all. We got off in time, but it was tough. There was no clear line, people were pushing and shoving and cutting in line everywhere.

Cabin

We had an inside room on the 10th floor and we loved it. No noise issues, no sea sickness, more than enough space for two people. Do be sure to bring conditioner as there is no conditioner in the bathroom. Other than that, it was great!

Summary

We loved this ship. We saw it again at one of the ports on our second cruise and were really nostalgic about it! We would go on it again for sure. Next time, we'd get the UBP though because it really does add up buying drinks. Also, we wished that the casino would have a non-smoking area, since all of our clothes smelled terrible after visiting there. I just kept using the same dress to go back night after night!
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Cabin was small, but it was enough! We organized our stuff on the first day and never had an issue with space. Hair dryers were amazing! We got a room that had only one neighbour so that made for a very quiet stay!
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