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We chose a “large balcony” (deck 9) cabin and really enjoyed that. Cabin had ample storage. Very clean and comfortable. Disappointed that NCL charges for room service. Staff seems harried, especially the bar staff. Many common areas were crowded. Food was good, but not great. The “freestyle” cruising is kind of a myth, as reservations were needed for main dining rooms.... as well as for evening shows. That said, the two shows— “burn the floor” and “million $ quartet”— were excellent. We also paid extra to see two other shows, a wine-themed musical and a cirque de soliel type show.... both were well done. If you go to any shows, get there at least 20-25 minutes early to ensure good seats. The smoking lounge on deck 15 needs better ventilation, as the smoke odor ruined everything in the vicinity and beyond. I liked the itinerary and the opportunity to see Mayan ruins on excursions from several ports.

Crowded ship, harried staff

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by CuffyMcGee

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Balcony Stateroom
We chose a “large balcony” (deck 9) cabin and really enjoyed that. Cabin had ample storage. Very clean and comfortable.

Disappointed that NCL charges for room service.

Staff seems harried, especially the bar staff.

Many common areas were crowded.

Food was good, but not great.

The “freestyle” cruising is kind of a myth, as reservations were needed for main dining rooms.... as well as for evening shows. That said, the two shows— “burn the floor” and “million $ quartet”— were excellent. We also paid extra to see two other shows, a wine-themed musical and a cirque de soliel type show.... both were well done. If you go to any shows, get there at least 20-25 minutes early to ensure good seats.

The smoking lounge on deck 15 needs better ventilation, as the smoke odor ruined everything in the vicinity and beyond.

I liked the itinerary and the opportunity to see Mayan ruins on excursions from several ports.
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Cabin Review

Large Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B6 9724
Good storage. Quiet. Very comfortable.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins