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Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3025 reviews
8 Awards

Too large

Review for Norwegian Getaway to Transatlantic
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rantru
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

We went with several couples. This ship is too large to be organized. I sensed some of the crew was not trained in their jobs. Have only been on one other NCL cruise. This cruise was the worst of the 10 cruises we have been on. Would not recommend a large ship.

Staff was generally good although the Margaritaville restaurant experience was as bad as any restaurant experience ever. Horrible service, food was served burnt, raw, cold and incredibly slow. Server did not know the menu as well as we did after one viewing. Every table in view had the same problem. All 6 tables left and were comped. They actually charge for this restaurant. Amazing. It apparently opened for the first time in months due to weather on previous cruises. We also had 2 hour lunches two other times in their regular restaurants. All the other specialty restaurants were outstanding on service as well as food quality.

We were advised the day before arriving in Miami that we had to leave the ship for an inspection. For some of us that was a 6 hour delay. They were not prepared for all the passengers that decided to wait it out in the cruise terminal. Would have been better to be told ahead and we would have ended the cruise in Miami and headed home form there. We lost a half day. Totally unprepared for people to get back on the ship in some organized fashion.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom

Cabin was fine for the most part. Had to reach over a couch to use the closet. That was bit strange. The rest was fine. The cabin stewart was great.

Port Reviews

Rotterdam

We were able to take a buss off the port and walked around the area. We never left the town so our experience was limited

Southampton

We took a ferry to the Island of Wight on our own and toured the castle

King's Wharf

The port was in town. An easy walk. Were not in Bermuda long enough to do much.

We found a cafe to download emails and had a nice lunch at the only brewery on the island near the port

Great Stirrup Cay

We rented a cabana. That made this visit great. Unfortunately the wait to get back to the ship was over an hour.

Miami

This was crazy. We did not take a tour. Hoped to stay on the ship but it was announced the day before that we would have to get off the ship. Our required departure left us in the terminal for 6 hours. Some people had as little as two hours. It was a mad dash to get back on the ship. People were not happy. Could have been organized better. In the end, whomever rushed the door got on the ship faster.

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