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We have sailed NCL on 4 different occasions to 4 different destinations and this will likely be the last. First the good - room stewards, ship cleanliness, shows and overall entertainment. Not so good - bar staff, nickel and diming, initial boarding experience, return cruiser benefits, cruise director presence, young person behavior control and poolside attentiveness. We use to view NCL as a step above the party boat experience of Carnival. Now, they can be considered equals and off-putting. Do your homework before booking and understand what you will be signing up for in advance. Cruising is still a decent value for the money when compared to other all inclusive options, but if you have cruised this line before, don't set expectations on your last experience, you will be disappointed. Also, question the value of your "status". As Gold members, the only difference we noticed was a free bottle of wine on the bed when we checked in.

NCL has changed and not for the better.

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by Carib Floater

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We have sailed NCL on 4 different occasions to 4 different destinations and this will likely be the last. First the good - room stewards, ship cleanliness, shows and overall entertainment. Not so good - bar staff, nickel and diming, initial boarding experience, return cruiser benefits, cruise director presence, young person behavior control and poolside attentiveness.

We use to view NCL as a step above the party boat experience of Carnival. Now, they can be considered equals and off-putting.

Do your homework before booking and understand what you will be signing up for in advance.

Cruising is still a decent value for the money when compared to other all inclusive options, but if you have cruised this line before, don't set expectations on your last experience, you will be disappointed. Also, question the value of your "status". As Gold members, the only difference we noticed was a free bottle of wine on the bed when we checked in.
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Cabin Review

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Clean, well maintained and ready for residence at time of check-in. Not sure how a family of 3 or 4 could fit into this room.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins