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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.

Love most of the changes

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by SoccerMom9195

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: 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.
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