My review of the 9 day inaugural NCL Getaway cruise out of New Orleans:
This adventure had a rough start from the beginning. The traffic going into the port terminal was the worst I have ever experienced in New Orleans. I have cruised several previous times out of New Orleans, and reside in the metro area, and there was literally gridlock. It took nearly 3 hours to drop off the luggage, get through security, and to check in with NCL. In my opinion this process took way to long to complete and unacceptable.
Our cabin was a mini suite located on the starboard side, mid-ship. We were totally satisfied with the cabin, except for the very NARROW balcony. (See cabin 9836 review)
I would have given the cabin an excellent rating if it were not for the EXTREMELY NARROW balcony. The balconies aboard the Getaway would be better described as a SEAGULL PERCH!!! The room steward "V" was excellent!!! There is plenty of storage available in the cabin, and the bathroom is very large and "comfortable" for two people to be in at once. The best thing about this cabin is that it is centrally located and is in a very quiet location. The only short coming, besides the balcony, is the view from the balcony. The view is partially obscured by the lifeboats and the Waterfront cover below. The view was still very good overall.