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Norwegian Getaway Review

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Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Western Caribbean
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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Studio Stateroom

For context: I traveled solo on the Getaway Dec 13-22, 2019. This was my second cruise - but first with Norwegian and first solo. I have previously sailed RCCL Allure of the Seas.

I sailed in a Studio room for most of the cruise (more on that later), and I had the drink package perk.


Cabin Review

Studio Stateroom

I was in a Studio (10523) and I felt like it was plenty of space! It had great storage, lots of outlets and was more than enough for just me. I also really liked the Studio lounge - it was a great place to grab a snack, a coffee and fill up my water bottle for the day. Definitely a nice perk.

But, if you are a light sleeper, DO NOT book this room. Room 10523 is apparently on top of and attached to a main plumbing juncture on the ship. So every 2-3 minutes, 24 hours a day, I heard a water whooshing sound. Sort of like a washing machine or a pool splashing (not the toilets flushing)...but very very loud and echo-y. I was trying really hard not to be the person who complained about everything, so I was trying to deal with it.

But, it was waking me up 2 and 3 times a night, amd I didn't come on vacation not to sleep well. So on Day 3, I went to guest services because I wasn't sure at that point what the noise was. At first, they argued with me that I was only attached to other rooms, but looking at the deck plans, that is untrue. He finally pulled up another guest report of the same issue on a previous cruise. They said they would check on it and get back to me, but it would take at least 24 hours.

I never heard back, so I went back down 2 days later - this time with a recording of it. They FINALLY took me seriously. "Oh, that is loud!" He said. He went back to talk to his supervisor, and said there was nothing they could do but maybe some poeple would be disembarking the next day and they could move me and that they would correct the situation for the first few days.

At 9:30 pm on day 7, I receive a message in my room that they can move me. I ended up getting moved about 11:30 at night. They did provide a cart to help me transport my things. The new room, an inside room, was great and no more sound issues.

Port Reviews

Harvest Caye

Harvest Caye: This was another beach day for me. I got up, ate some breakfast and exited the ship at about 9:30 am. We were promptly greeted by a downpour, so I was thankful for the covered dock to wait out the storm. At about 10, the rain stopped and I headed to the beach. I found a chair under an umbrella and a tree, so I had plenty of shade all day. Others who arrived about an hour or two later were hunting for shade for sure. But, there were plenty of chairs.

I spent the whole day on the beach, and it was really nice. My one complaint is the sand there. It is really sharp on bare feet! Very large sant particles, and not fun to walk on. I had plans to go back on the ship for lunch, but I didn't want to lose my prime spot, so I ordered lunch from one of the servers walking around. Not cheap, but it did the trick!

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