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Norwegian Getaway Reviews

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User Rating: 3 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 63 out of 6
Date: 02 Oct 2017
Author: Mr Roy Barton
Summary:  This was our second cruise, the first being a 'taster', overnight cruise on P&O Britannia. We originally intended to sail in June to the Baltic but due to circumstances had to wait until April to start booking anything by which time our cruise line options were limited even for a September cruise. Embarkation was very painless. We boarded at 3pm, my partners luggage arrived about an hour later but my luggage still hadn't turned up by 7pm. My partner went to reception to enquire and by chance found this was due to there being a travel iron in the case (electrical and certain other items are banned but this is not made clear by NCL). The case, along with many others had been put into a back room and required one of us to open it to remove said iron; why we were not told of this when the other case was delivered I don't know. anyway, iron removed, case retrieved, cruise commenced. BTW; The iron was returned on disembarkation. The cabin and balcony (mid-ships balcony stateroom) were adequate (16 sqm & 3 sqm) although smaller than average cabins on other ships; it was a bit tight between the bed and the wardrobe. A good size bathroom had a roomy shower with instant hot water. Plenty of storage throughout both rooms but the safe was tiny; I had to put my iPad in at an angle for it to fit. Although noise from other cabins was not a problem at night, come 5am the airline style suction toilets started flushing and doors banged as people got ready for the day. The Cabin Steward was excellent (as were all the staff) and kept the cabin clean and tidy with the obligatory towel animal on the bed each evening. Ship was kept spotless at all times. I found the interior very closed in and busy,; in the evenings it was very noisy. I initially failed to recognise the atrium on our first explore, it was so underwhelming. In this area there are a couple of cafes, Guest Services and the Shore Excursion desk; unfortunately there is also a dance floor and big screen so this area is constantly noisy, something that even the staff on the Guest Services desk complained about. One thing in its favour it never felt crowded on board. If you can't afford to go "Havan" then there is no lounge for you, you'll have to fight for a (limited) seat at the (noisy) bars like the rest of us or sit in a dingy corridor. Anyone seeking quiet couldn't even escape to the library as it is situated next to the Atrium screen/dancefloor - good planning. Fortunately we had good weather and were able to sit outside but even then armchair seating was limited. As usual smoking was permitted in the overlarge and underused casino which made the air in this area a bit stale. There were plenty of activities onboard. We did not partake in any organised events but tried out the rope walk, crazy golf deck games and some arcade games inside. There were excellent shows in the theatre but get there early for a seat. Food was excellent everywhere, service good and restaurants clean. We have some of our best meals in the Garden Cafe which seemed to cope with the large number of cruisers very well and would recommend Bistro and Cagney's. Excursions were pricey; we did two; 2 day St Petersburg mainly because it was easier than arranging our own visas etc and a bus ride into Stockholm mainly because my partner would not take the train. It was very easy to do your own thing with a bit of forward planing. All the calling points were of interest and being portside so no tenders were involved, very accessible. Although we were informed of the $28/day (discretionary) gratuity when booking 18% is a bit on steep side for us Brits where 12% is more the norm but we were happy to pay it considering the excellent service we received onboard.What we did object to was the additional 18% on purchases outside our package; these included fancy coffees and bottled water at $5 /bottle. Needless to say we followed more seasoned travellers and refilled our water bottles for free in the Garden Cafe. All goods in the shop onboard and the guest photos were ridiculously overpriced. Halfway through the cruise we received a letter saying that having got us from the airport to the ship if we wanted to get back again it would cost us $60. At least this meant we weren't kicked off till 9am so had a lay-in and breakfast but had to hang around the airport for our 3pm flight. Would we choose Getaway again? No. Would we choose Norwegian again? It wouldn't be our first choice. We will be cruising again but at least we area bit more aware of the scams and pitfalls.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 18 Feb 2014
Author: Mimi
Summary:  Loved this ship. Just got back from The Getaway's very 'first' sailing (actually the first sailing after the christening). Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise from the second we stepped onto the pier. Check in and embarkation were fast and efficient. Smiles were plentiful. Opted for a VIBE (NCL's beach club) pass for some peace and quiet when we felt like it. They distribute only 60 of these so get them as soon as you get onboard. Loved our cabin. There's a real Miami vibe on board, which puts you in vacation mode right away. We loved the different restaurants and thought that the nominal additional fees were a steal (paid a lot more on some other cruise lines). Food was excellent, entertainment opportunities for everyone. Thought that both Burn the Floor and Legally Blonde were exceptional. The talent in those shows is what you'd expect on Broadway, not a cruise line. There was a little gem called Wine Lover's musical during lunch we enjoyed too. The magic at the Illusionarium blew us away. We dropped in at Headliners and enjoyed the 'sing along' casual atmosphere there. Lots of things to do onboard too, great parties in the evening with a lot of the crew involved (go Julie, the CD), an incredible ropes course with a zip line, an amazing water park, a beautiful spa and work out area. This ship really has everything! Highly recommend it. There is something for everyone!
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Date: 17 Jan 2014
Author: Ken Harrison
Summary:  Many thanks for the package you put together, the Marriot Neon Valley was excellent, as were the transfers to and from ship. The Getaway is a magnificent vessel with great decor, plenty off eating places and families in the Caribbean will love all the water entertainment. The balcony stateroom we had on deck 11, was very cramped only 12 inches from edge of bed to wardrobe and balcony not ideal for sitting comfortable. It seems they have squeezed the rooms to make way for more entertaiment to get maximum money from guests.
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Date: 15 Jan 2014
Author: Rosie
Summary:  Just been on an over-nighter on the Getaway and really wish this ship was UK based! It is truly amazing.
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