• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
3,123 reviews
6 Awards

Nothing special with dollar store Christmas decor

Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Caribbean
User Avatar
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Dec 2018
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

Never cruised NCL before but decided to try something different with our adult kids especially with the free beverage package and on board amenities made the price seem almost irresistible. Will never cruise NCL again- poor service, crowded ship, and very few smiles!

Ship- Actually a very nice ship but many spaces seemed very crowded for the number of people on-board. Game shows and trivia sessions take place in the atrium which is not set up for these type of activities. People with disabilities can't get through when anything is occurring there and we saw fights break out over saving seats. Meanwhile the main theater was empty for the welcome and farewell shows and required ticketed reservations for other shows there like Burn the Floor (Latin dance show which was very well done) and million dollar quartet. The other theater was called the Illusionarium and held a steam punk dinner show circus which cost around $30. Smaller venues like the jazz club and comedy club were used for karaoke, dueling pianos and even a group escape room type of activity. We really enjoyed all the comedians and also the atrium game shows when we could get in a good position to view them. Overall there were many entertainment and activity options but some could be reserved pre-cruise, others had to be reserved on board at the box office, and others at a touch screen kiosk, some had fees and others didn't and NCL's app didn't show everything you scheduled in any one place. Very difficult if you want to plan anything while on-board.

Also this was the week before Christmas so we expected decorations. There was a tree by the staircase and a few wreaths and over the week what I'd call dollar store decorations started appearing around the ship like garland and paper cutouts of Rudolph-like an afterthought. We've been on cruises the first week in December with many more decorations. A gingerbread display showed up halfway through the cruise which our family did like.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin BC

Cabin was starboard facing with average balcony with 2 chairs and a small round table but almost under the bridge so partially obstructed for views for sunset or sunrise. It was very quiet but also very far from forward elevator bank so not good for those with any type of difficulty walking.

2 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Norwegian Getaway Cruise from $479

Any Month
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent