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Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Frequent NCL cruiser (very disappointed)

Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Caribbean
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Marco Man
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
Cabin: Family Mini-Suite with Balcony

Okay, so we all understand this new Covid world we live in and make adjustments accordingly but I think NCL tried to push its luck one to many times with this cruise out of Miami on 12/27. My other Covid era reference was on the NCL Encore out of Seattle on 10/9, which was extremely well done.

So what was different here? For my wife and I we noticed immediately at check in at the Port of Miami a more chaotic process for pre-screening passengers (compared to our Seattle experience). Staffing levels seemed to be way off and this turned into a 3 hour ordeal, just to get pre-screened and onto the ship. The reservation time approach, where you selected a 30 min block to check-in was a joke as it was a free for all at best.

Next up, several of the entertainment acts onboard within hours of boarding where scratched and it was reported that Covid was a factor, so clearly there were some crew/staff infections that were known before we even pulled away from the pier.

Cabin Review

Family Mini-Suite with Balcony

Club balcony cabin. Typical for its class, nothing to write home about. Bed was bad as it left me with chronic back aches each morning.

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