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Let's start with the check in process. CRAZY!!! Arrive for early boarding between 10-1030. Wait. Then get moved into a Large waiting room to sit for another hour. HMM. At least they provide you coffee and Juice while you wait. Once they call your group to board, Chaos begins as everybody tries to board out of turn. Sea Days.. Get up before the sun and get you deck chairs!!!! Most are taken before 0830.. Parents. There are only 25 chairs directly in front of the kids play area. Usually taken by 6am. Meaning Somebody wakes up, towels the chairs and goes back to sleep until noon. -- Adult pool is a standing pool on Sea Days. No swimming or relaxing, Just drinking, belly flops and Cannonballs. Bars- Order 2 drinks if you can, Lines are terrible. Poorly organized. Food. Book all you reservations as early as possible or enjoy the buffet. everyday the app would say "sold Out" but sometimes you can walk to them and get a seat. HMM Ship is fairly clean. They must do it while your sleeping because during the day, you hardly see anybody wiping railings down Not sure why they host indoor games ect in the atrium. You can hardly see them they get so packed and people stay to watch several at a time. Maybe they should open other larger venues. Expect only about 1/2 the time on the shore excursion. We never stayed at a beach longer then 2 hours. This was r/t delays on the pier, large crowds, taxis. Maybe best to get a cab to the beach and back and not book a beach excursion. You save lots of money!!! We were told the cruise line get 50-60% of the cost of the excursion. The small guy doing everything gets the rest. Our Cabin Attendant was exceptional. Really the friendliest and hardest working person for sure!!! People are Slobs. Walk past a few open cabins when they are cleaning them and you will see. I have been on several other cruises, Paid slightly more and the services were exceptional. This is more of a overcrowded party ship. I thought Carnival was a party ship.

You get what you pay for

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by paramedic_jim

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
Let's start with the check in process. CRAZY!!! Arrive for early boarding between 10-1030. Wait. Then get moved into a Large waiting room to sit for another hour. HMM. At least they provide you coffee and Juice while you wait. Once they call your group to board, Chaos begins as everybody tries to board out of turn.

Sea Days.. Get up before the sun and get you deck chairs!!!! Most are taken before 0830.. Parents. There are only 25 chairs directly in front of the kids play area. Usually taken by 6am. Meaning Somebody wakes up, towels the chairs and goes back to sleep until noon.

-- Adult pool is a standing pool on Sea Days. No swimming or relaxing, Just drinking, belly flops and Cannonballs.

Bars- Order 2 drinks if you can, Lines are terrible. Poorly organized.

Food. Book all you reservations as early as possible or enjoy the buffet. everyday the app would say "sold Out" but sometimes you can walk to them and get a seat. HMM

Ship is fairly clean. They must do it while your sleeping because during the day, you hardly see anybody wiping railings down

Not sure why they host indoor games ect in the atrium. You can hardly see them they get so packed and people stay to watch several at a time. Maybe they should open other larger venues.

Expect only about 1/2 the time on the shore excursion. We never stayed at a beach longer then 2 hours. This was r/t delays on the pier, large crowds, taxis. Maybe best to get a cab to the beach and back and not book a beach excursion. You save lots of money!!! We were told the cruise line get 50-60% of the cost of the excursion. The small guy doing everything gets the rest.

Our Cabin Attendant was exceptional. Really the friendliest and hardest working person for sure!!! People are Slobs. Walk past a few open cabins when they are cleaning them and you will see.

I have been on several other cruises, Paid slightly more and the services were exceptional. This is more of a overcrowded party ship. I thought Carnival was a party ship.
paramedic_jim’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Ages 7 to 9
Service
Onboard Experience

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD
We had 2 room. The Forward room was loud. You could hear the toilets flushing and the Anchor cables banging
The Balcony cabin was much more quiet.
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