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The Haven makes the whole cruise experience great. As a family of six, traveling with children and grandchildren, we found the whole process wonderful. From the time of embarkation all through the entire cruise, the professionalism and helpful, courteous nature of the all the Norweigan Getaway crew impressed me. First of all, flying into Miami airport, there was a clearly identifiable area for Norweigan passengers to get their transportation to the ship, along with the fact that they then transported all of the luggage directly from the airport. The embarkation process was incredibly smooth, with a separate check in area for Haven guests, as well as a good assortment of snacks and drinks while waiting to board the ship. No hassles of waiting in line. When we got onto the ship, which was around 11:30 am, everything was ready for us, including our cabins. The Haven staff were all superb, including the room stewards, butlers, concierge, and bar, restaurant staff. They had all six of us memorized on a first name basis within a day, which always helps make you feel at home. The package we got through booking in the Haven was also superb, where we had dining, unlimited drinks for the adults, and 250 minutes of free internet, along with a $50 dollar credit towards each land tour we booked. Well worth the extra expense of the Haven. The food in the Haven for all meals was superb, as was the meal service. The Dining package also allowed us to get excellent food at Moderno, Cagneys, and Le Bistro. They even discounted the meal cost at the Illusionarium show as Haven guests, as well as giving us the best choice of seats for the show. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze, especially since Haven guests seem to be given first preference for everything. Even with the tendering process in Belize, they had a Haven representative with a sign allowing you to "cut the line" for the returning tenders to the ship. Disembarkation was also a breeze, Haven guests get a private escort off the ship. The entertainment was excellent, including the Howl at the Moon Shows, the Levity Comedy group, and the Million Dollar Quartet. My children who are in their twenties loved the bars and nightclubs. The only issue I have is that I still do not understand why they cannot open the Fitness Center earlier than 6:00 am, as I noticed every morning a line waiting for the door to open.

The Haven is well worth the extra money.

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by Dr.Mitch

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2016
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: The Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
The Haven makes the whole cruise experience great. As a family of six, traveling with children and grandchildren, we found the whole process wonderful. From the time of embarkation all through the entire cruise, the professionalism and helpful, courteous nature of the all the Norweigan Getaway crew impressed me. First of all, flying into Miami airport, there was a clearly identifiable area for Norweigan passengers to get their transportation to the ship, along with the fact that they then transported all of the luggage directly from the airport. The embarkation process was incredibly smooth, with a separate check in area for Haven guests, as well as a good assortment of snacks and drinks while waiting to board the ship. No hassles of waiting in line. When we got onto the ship, which was around 11:30 am, everything was ready for us, including our cabins.

The Haven staff were all superb, including the room stewards, butlers, concierge, and bar, restaurant staff. They had all six of us memorized on a first name basis within a day, which always helps make you feel at home. The package we got through booking in the Haven was also superb, where we had dining, unlimited drinks for the adults, and 250 minutes of free internet, along with a $50 dollar credit towards each land tour we booked. Well worth the extra expense of the Haven.

The food in the Haven for all meals was superb, as was the meal service. The Dining package also allowed us to get excellent food at Moderno, Cagneys, and Le Bistro. They even discounted the meal cost at the Illusionarium show as Haven guests, as well as giving us the best choice of seats for the show. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze, especially since Haven guests seem to be given first preference for everything. Even with the tendering process in Belize, they had a Haven representative with a sign allowing you to "cut the line" for the returning tenders to the ship. Disembarkation was also a breeze, Haven guests get a private escort off the ship.

The entertainment was excellent, including the Howl at the Moon Shows, the Levity Comedy group, and the Million Dollar Quartet. My children who are in their twenties loved the bars and nightclubs. The only issue I have is that I still do not understand why they cannot open the Fitness Center earlier than 6:00 am, as I noticed every morning a line waiting for the door to open.
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Cabin Review

The Haven Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony
Cabin H7 11706
Excellent setup, plenty of space for everyone to store their clothes. Excellent bathroom and shower facilities.
Deck 13 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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