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Haven Embarkation - NCL put you in a tiny room and then took us upstairs to a holding area similar to an airline gate area. The small room is tiny and the new terminal will take care of that lame first impression. Disembarkation - Very unfair to NCL to complain because this cruise was the one where the crew member went over and could not be found at sea when we went back to look for him. We were late getting back to Miami and it was everyone leaving at once and not staggered so NCL did the best they could. Food - NCL won big here. The Haven restaurant is not good it is excellent. The people who work there are great and the ladies who seat you and Gabriel a server are exceptional. Ask for him if you go in the Haven for a great server. The Ship - Getaway is very unique and seems to have something for everyone. Let me tell you about Deck 16 and seeing four ships from one deck. Ship 1....The Haven which was mostly peaceful except for a few times some parents decided to let their kids scream at the Haven pool. I dont ever blame the kids because they do what the parents allow them to do. As you walk down deck 16 you look down to deck 15 at Ship 2 and see what looks like Spring Break or Animal House with hundreds of people packed in and around the small pool. Walk a bit further and you see Ship 3 where all the kids are playing in the water park and then a bit further is Ship 4 where H20 spice is and people can lay out in the sun and cool off with the waterfall area. To me this was amazing that all styles of getting some sunshine cruising were happening at once and could be seen with a walk down Deck 16 front to back. The atrium seating area size wise is inadequate and the chairs in the comedy place will give you a nice back ache. Elevators are enclosed and stop pretty much at every floor. Million Dollar Quartet and Burn the Floor were good shows but we did not care for scheduling the show times ahead of time. Conclusion - Not sure i could do any other class but Haven. Not just because Haven is so great but because the rest of the ship is just not our style. Outside the Haven It is a party ship for the most part. Tropicana is very unique with the dinner and dancing. Ropes course is cool. That is all that we saw outside the Haven that we thought was worth mentioning. If you are a couple looking for a quiet cruise and you dont want to pay Haven price I couldnt recomend the Getaway. I gave overall cruise a 3 which is average but if it were just the Haven it would be a 4 meaning very good.

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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by Nymich

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
Haven Embarkation - NCL put you in a tiny room and then took us upstairs to a holding area similar to an airline gate area. The small room is tiny and the new terminal will take care of that lame first impression.

Disembarkation - Very unfair to NCL to complain because this cruise was the one where the crew member went over and could not be found at sea when we went back to look for him. We were late getting back to Miami and it was everyone leaving at once and not staggered so NCL did the best they could.

Food - NCL won big here. The Haven restaurant is not good it is excellent. The people who work there are great and the ladies who seat you and Gabriel a server are exceptional. Ask for him if you go in the Haven for a great server.

The Ship - Getaway is very unique and seems to have something for everyone. Let me tell you about Deck 16 and seeing four ships from one deck. Ship 1....The Haven which was mostly peaceful except for a few times some parents decided to let their kids scream at the Haven pool. I dont ever blame the kids because they do what the parents allow them to do. As you walk down deck 16 you look down to deck 15 at Ship 2 and see what looks like Spring Break or Animal House with hundreds of people packed in and around the small pool. Walk a bit further and you see Ship 3 where all the kids are playing in the water park and then a bit further is Ship 4 where H20 spice is and people can lay out in the sun and cool off with the waterfall area. To me this was amazing that all styles of getting some sunshine cruising were happening at once and could be seen with a walk down Deck 16 front to back.

The atrium seating area size wise is inadequate and the chairs in the comedy place will give you a nice back ache. Elevators are enclosed and stop pretty much at every floor. Million Dollar Quartet and Burn the Floor were good shows but we did not care for scheduling the show times ahead of time.

Conclusion - Not sure i could do any other class but Haven. Not just because Haven is so great but because the rest of the ship is just not our style. Outside the Haven It is a party ship for the most part. Tropicana is very unique with the dinner and dancing. Ropes course is cool. That is all that we saw outside the Haven that we thought was worth mentioning. If you are a couple looking for a quiet cruise and you dont want to pay Haven price I couldnt recomend the Getaway. I gave overall cruise a 3 which is average but if it were just the Haven it would be a 4 meaning very good.
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The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
Cabin H5 16124
Very nice room. The AC Handler is loud in this room and takes a few days to get used to. The lounge chairs are stacked right above this room area so you could hear them. Lastly you could hear a toilet from another room flush. That being said I would book this room again because the location is excellent!
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