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We had never taken a cruise before and wanted a warm weather cruise of 1 week duration as a starter cruise. We selected NCL due to family and friend history with NCL and the great reviews. We were in the Haven and this boarding process was expedited and we went directly to the boarding area after a 5 minute stop to get our room keys and ids checked. We then boarded at 1145. We were greeted in the Haven and went straight to our stateroom. We then re-assembled in the Haven lounge for a briefing from our Concierge Hanno Meyer. We were directed to Margaritaville for a complimentary lunch while the rest of the passengers joined the ship. After lunch, we toured the entire ship and then retired to our balcony of the stateroom and watched as we sailed out of Miami. Our bags showed up at 1800 that evening. The specialty dining venues we sampled were the Cagney's Steakhouse and La Cucina Italian. We had great meals in both. Service was outstanding. We bought the dining and drink package for the cruise and ate the rest or our meals in the Haven restaurant. We saw the Circus and Steam, Comedian, Million Dollar Quartet and burn the floor shows. All were outstanding. The circus and steam show was a dinner and a show venue and the food was outstanding even for a mass serving of about 250-300 people. Service at all venues and contact points was fast, courteous, informed and excellent! They have the routine down and dialed in.

Jan 2019 W. Caribbean Cruise

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by JSS Texas

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
We had never taken a cruise before and wanted a warm weather cruise of 1 week duration as a starter cruise. We selected NCL due to family and friend history with NCL and the great reviews. We were in the Haven and this boarding process was expedited and we went directly to the boarding area after a 5 minute stop to get our room keys and ids checked. We then boarded at 1145. We were greeted in the Haven and went straight to our stateroom. We then re-assembled in the Haven lounge for a briefing from our Concierge Hanno Meyer. We were directed to Margaritaville for a complimentary lunch while the rest of the passengers joined the ship. After lunch, we toured the entire ship and then retired to our balcony of the stateroom and watched as we sailed out of Miami. Our bags showed up at 1800 that evening.

The specialty dining venues we sampled were the Cagney's Steakhouse and La Cucina Italian. We had great meals in both. Service was outstanding. We bought the dining and drink package for the cruise and ate the rest or our meals in the Haven restaurant. We saw the Circus and Steam, Comedian, Million Dollar Quartet and burn the floor shows. All were outstanding. The circus and steam show was a dinner and a show venue and the food was outstanding even for a mass serving of about 250-300 people.

Service at all venues and contact points was fast, courteous, informed and excellent! They have the routine down and dialed in.
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The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
Cabin H2 16100
Awesome suite, great view looking forward like the wheelhouse over the bow. Steward Emmanuel was fantastic and always quick to reset the room as we left for a meal or pool time. We did have a loud whine in the room that eventually was tracked to a faulty valve in the spa one deck below us. That took a few visits by engineering and finally our Concierge Hanno Meyer got the big guns involved and solved the issue.
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