Note to Readers: This is a really long review of my husband and I’s first cruise. We traveled on the Norwegian Getaway from Manhattan to Bermuda from April 17th to April 24th, 2022. I decided to write as inclusive a review as I could to pay it forward to future readers. Prior to this cruise I devoured all the reviews, NCL forums, Facebook groups, and YouTube videos I could. This is my small way to say thank you to everyone that provided information to me.
Pre-Cruise: On a whim my husband and I decided to book a cruise back in February after a couple of snowstorms hit the Rochester area. At first I was looking at Royal Caribbean and found a great deal to the Caribbean, but decided to check out what Norwegian was offering.
Before going further, a little background. In 2009 I took a cruise with my grandmother and a few friends on Carnival. The food was gross, I was sea sick from rough North Atlantic seas, and it was so foggy we could hardly see. I decided then that it would be a long time, if ever, that I took a cruise again. My husband had never been on a cruise before, so this was his first cruise.
We were in a Haven Penthouse with Balcony Suite. These used to be the Haven Spa Balcony Suites which is why we booked the room. Unfortunately, some websites show this as a Spa Balcony still which would provide a free thermal spa pass. This is not the case, so we did purchase the thermal spa pass.
The room itself was very comfortable and spacious for two! We are bigger gentlemen and could easily fit on the balcony, in the bathroom, and could walk around the room with no problems. The jetted whirlpool tub is not designed for two 6-foot tall guys, so beware if you're both trying to fit in the tub.
Everything was spotless and worked well. I would book this room again if traveling on the Getaway!