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restaurants: buffet........average specialty dining.............very good casual dining rooms.........good facilities : pool and pool area...........grossly inadequate poolside drink service.......grossly inadequate theaters.........inadequate other facilities....inadequate staterooms.....very good service.......very good shore excursions..........good (visit to bailize cancelled) special note: cost of bottled water onboard was disgraceful ! water is not included in any drink packages, and cost of a half liter is $4, with a 1 liter bottle is $7 !!!!!!!~ absolutely outrageous price gouging. casino.................worst I have seen in my life....ANYWHERE. onboard shopping consisted of relatively cheap merchandise. Mostly overpriced legacy brands that are now made in Taiwan. Disembarking was nothing short of chaos. one and a half hours to 2 hours late due to incompetence. absolute chaos. no acceptable excuses.. this trip had an extra day at sea due to our inability to dock in Belize. this caused 4000 ++ people to congregate in the pool areas and upper decks outside. three total days of this was way more than any passenger should be required to tolerate. COMPLETELY inadequate facilities and staffing when at sea. These areas can only accommodate about one quarter of the passengers. Obtaining a drink took 20 minutes, minimum at the bars, or a half hour or more from deck area waiters (of which there was only ONE on duty on each side of the deck at any given time). The ship's passenger capacity is grossly excessive for the available facilities. boat is just too damn big to enjoy. it often felt uncomfortably overcrowded. I think I will go back to other cruise lines and choose smaller watercraft in the future.

Overpopulated

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by mustangjimmy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
restaurants:

buffet........average

specialty dining.............very good

casual dining rooms.........good

facilities :

pool and pool area...........grossly inadequate

poolside drink service.......grossly inadequate

theaters.........inadequate

other facilities....inadequate

staterooms.....very good

service.......very good

shore excursions..........good (visit to bailize cancelled)

special note: cost of bottled water onboard was disgraceful !

water is not included in any drink packages, and cost of a half liter is $4, with a 1 liter bottle is $7 !!!!!!!~ absolutely outrageous price gouging.

casino.................worst I have seen in my life....ANYWHERE.

onboard shopping consisted of relatively cheap merchandise. Mostly overpriced legacy brands that are now made in Taiwan.

Disembarking was nothing short of chaos. one and a half hours to 2 hours late due to incompetence. absolute chaos. no acceptable excuses..

this trip had an extra day at sea due to our inability to dock in Belize.

this caused 4000 ++ people to congregate in the pool areas and upper decks outside.

three total days of this was way more than any passenger should be required to tolerate.

COMPLETELY inadequate facilities and staffing when at sea.

These areas can only accommodate about one quarter of the passengers.

Obtaining a drink took 20 minutes, minimum at the bars, or a half hour or more from deck area waiters (of which there was only ONE on duty on each side of the deck at any given time).

The ship's passenger capacity is grossly excessive for the available facilities.

boat is just too damn big to enjoy. it often felt uncomfortably overcrowded.

I think I will go back to other cruise lines and choose smaller watercraft in the future.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 13748
nice...........
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins