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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Love most of the changes

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by SoccerMom9195

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom

Priority embarkation went smoothly.

Once onboard we went to a main dining room for lunch before muster. Luggage arrived shortly after. Unpacked and ready to enjoy the week.

We felt NCL is listening to reviews and making some changes that we really appreciated: no pushy photographers every where you go, no constant pushing of Bingo, no pushing of ‘crack it cards’, smoking ‘room’ on the pool deck versus walking through it to get into the Garden Buffet, drinks and food were EXCELLENT (huge improvement from the previous).

Couple of changes we didn’t appreciate: lack of nightly shows in the theater (only 2 shows that each ran 2 nights and you needed reservations, the rest of the nights it sat dark), difficulty figuring out which shows needed reservations and seeing the long lines to get into the small Headliners kept us walking versus waiting, Atrium hosted a lot of different events but is too small based on the amount of people showing up, lack of deck bar service (went from hounding to non-existent).

Lots of chatter about the private island in Belize taking away from the mainland activities and the high cost of food and drinks. Most guests we talked with enjoyed a little time on the island, spending no money, and going back to the ship to enjoy their already paid for meals and drinks. Our party of 7 included.

Our weather was perfect and no rough seas, so overall the vacation was AMAZING.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom
Cabin IA 11657

Cabin is good size, bathroom is great with a nice size shower. Could use a little more storage though, just one closet with 4 shelves.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


8 cruise ships in port the same day as us! We decided to enjoy the ship and stay onboard.

Given the problems in Mexico and the ridiculous amount of people with all the ships, we didn’t feel comfortable signing up for an excursion that we would have needed to go to Cancun for.

Excellent day with private tour.

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Harvest Caye

Too costly to eat and drink when already paid for food and drinks not the ship. Feel bad for the tourism business taken away from the main island of Belize. According to ship documents, need to plan 90 minutes each way to get back and forth to the main island. Too risky when only in port 8 hours.

Costa Maya

Nice area to walk around and do a little shopping right at the pier.

Given the problems in Mexico, our group didn’t feel comfortable venturing too far or signing up for an excursion.

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