Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Line®

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Butler Service
Casino
Children's Play room
Children's Pool
Elevators
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Formal Nights
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Showroom

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations | meals (not including specialty restaurants) | entertainment aboard ship

Not Included

  • Specialty restaurants are available with either nominal cover charges or fixed price menus and … la carte pricing in addition to the standard dining program |Items of a personal nature are not included, such as alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, spa treatments, indoor pool relaxation areas, certain specialty exercise classes, laundry, photographs, casino, ship-to-shore phone, email, Internet, fax and Shore Excursions (including all "Dive In" programs)| Government taxes and fees are also not included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2014
Tonnage
144017 Tons
Public Decks
14
Passenger Capacity
3963
Crew
1400
Registry
Information was not provided

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Mosty recommend

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Great ship design, lots of activiities for all ages, friendly crew.  Only negative was the food wasn't great, both in quality and selection.
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Loved the Getaway

By: C.A. Sissye


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

There were 8 of us traveling together and we loved being on the Getaway never any waits, love the dining choices, fun staff would go again. 
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Walt
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We would highly recommend this wonderful trip on this great ship.

By: Paula03


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

This ship was beautiful, clean, brand new, and the food and service wonderful! A true "Getaway!"
Travel Advisor:  Kyle Marney
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highly recommend

By: dohanning


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers, CTA
Not Recommended

not recomended

By: janus


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

We are not recomending this cruise to anybody. The staterooms are too small, the food is always the same , it is OK but not great. The charge for the dining rooms are too high and the entertainment is not, what we had on other cruises. No nice shampoos or soups and not even conditioners. The employees need very much additional training. Very few smiles, no good morning and no extra help.  

Terrific cruise line

By: Tana


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

Travel Advisor:  Ann Winegeart
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Easy Going

By: Mikey


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2015

This ship was perfect for what we wanted.

Getaway is a real Getaway

By: Kfamilycruise


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

Overall, we had a wonderful time. It was fun, entertaining with good food and drinks. We did the Unlimited Beverage and Dining and it was really the way to go. That way we never felt nickel and dimed. Best restaurants are Bistro & Cagney's. Kids loved the slides and the ropes course. The entertainment was awesome!
Not Recommended

NCL Let Us down

By: LidoEd


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

The ship as great. The food was ordinary, nothing to rave about. The quality of entries was not of the same quality as Celebrity or Holland America and was often served warm not hot. The line tends to nickel and dime you for many services which are free on other cruise lines, such as $7.95 for room service. The cruise was enjoyable but we probably would not cruise with them again Karen Cowden did a great job for us and really fought for us over a rate issue.

Very professional and very knowledgeable

By: Dennis


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2015

Very professional and very knowledgeable; Judy clearly knows her product and her clients, everything she said and did was what we wanted.

Sail The Getaway For A Fun Getaway

By: Rosie


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

Our travel agent booked a last minute cruise aboard NCL's ship, The Getaway. While I had mixed feelings about cruising with NCL because of a previous experience, I must say this cruise persuaded me to book again. I can't say enough about the efficient and friendly staff. My Granddaughter was busy from morning to night!! We had so much fun--A Great Getaway Aboard The Getaway!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA

Great and friendly service

By: tipper


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2015

This is my first caribean cruise and my first on a extremely large ship. I am very happy with the ship, the service and my trip. thank you to Hellen for working with me and my friend in Virginia to understand more on our first cruise..
Travel Advisor:  Hellen Hoffman

Awesome ship!

By: Cruiser2015


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2015

Everything was great! The service was wonderful. Everyone went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. Smiles on every face and a pleasant greeting from EVERYONE! Thanks
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very frindly

By: king57


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

I would tell every one to take norwegian
Travel Advisor:  Annie Rogers
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BLAST

By: Squeeze


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2016

Wonderful experience totatlly different from our first cruise but just as nice and just as relazing and just as fun!!
Travel Advisor:  Janice O'Neil

Exceed our expectation

By: hanouna45


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

This was one of our best vacation cruise. Every thing was superb. The boat was new and very clean , well organize, easy access , the food quality and presentation was great , friendly service with a smile , shows and entertainment keep you busy all time , room space with balcony with an outstanding housekeeping Thank you Sally for making this trip our second honeymoon For sure we are planing for a second cruise vacation with you "Chapeau" Norwegian well done I would prefer to have the menu posted at the front door of every restaurant The only bad news I have I lost $ 15.00 at the Casino
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA

Fantastic trip

By: paul 37


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2016

Well done. This was a wonderful cruise. The check in on the pier was fast and our room was ready. 9244 was our room and the housekeeping lady looked after us 100% The various resturants Ioved and the attention to service and food quality was great. Don,t know how you do it. The buffet was great and my hat off to the way in which it was so well run and kept clean. I enjoyed the entertainment but the cassino did not like me. Through out the ship we were meet but friendly and helpful staff. I can not say enough about my experiences from meeting the staff events to various amature shows. Well done Paul
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Great ship

By: gigi


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2016

Enjoyed our trip and the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Sasser
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Very Impressed

By: Joe and Lisa


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016

The on-board credit and HQ staff are the most rudest people in the company. I had an issue with my room credit and special requests. They did not want to honor what our booking confirmation has stated. All they told us was to come back later, knowing we were waiting in line for 1 hour. Besides that, the rest of the staff and ship were a real surprise. Food and staff were fantastic! NCL had so many activities to keep you out of the room. I would definitely return to NCL if you want to spice up your vacation.

Great vacation because Michelle suggested the Haven

By: BDAD


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

We have been on a number of cruises from Disney, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. They all have different strengths. Disney the best overal service, RC skus for older kids and more luxury for the parents, and the Getaway which was a great overall boat for all. The trip would not have been the same without being introduced to The Haven. It's more costly, but so worth it. Private restaurant, private bar, private pool, and priority everything a private elevator and on and off-boarding the ship. The water slides are the hit for the kids. A great overall ship. If I had to make one criticism, the food outside of the Haven was so-so.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Ellis

Beautiful ship

By: mtb44


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016

The crew was amazingly efficient at managing large numbers of people especially during embark/disembarkation times at shore. The restaurants never felt overly crowded and I almost always had a lounger available on deck. I was not quite as fond of the food. It was much lower quality than I expected. We did standard complimentary dining. I don't believe you should have to pay for an upgrade to get amazing high quality food, yet this is what I was told was needed to get that level of quality. The wait staff in the restaurants were great. The drink package was awesome and I would recommend it even if you only have a couple of drinks per day. The bar staff wasn't as consistent. They generally were less friendly than the restaurant staff. The housekeeping staff were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Boren
Not Recommended

Room and balcony below average.

By: John


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

Disappointed compared with previous cruises on different lines

Great Ship

By: josie27


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line was great. We would definitely go with them again. The staff were absolutely superb!! Always saying hello in the hallways or the wait staff stopping to chat just for a few minutes just to get to know their guests. And so clean!! The only thing we would say is that there is only one pool on board and that area was always so noisy. Thanks so much Norwegian We will be back!!

Service fantastic

By: MIKE1


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

never had such wonderful service on a ship before
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Nice ship, but too big for us.

By: Tropical Smoothie


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2017

After taking this cruise, we have decided that we will stick to small cruise ships and river cruises in future. With over 3900 passengers and 1600 crew, the Getaway was just too bustling for us.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Herren
Not Recommended

Nightmare

By: WonderWomen


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017

We were Lied To By Ncl My Husband Lost His Wedding Ring So We purchased A wedding Ring from The Jewelry Store They Told Us We Had to Call the phone number and They would Tell Us Where We Can Take It To be Sized Well know They Tell Me I Have To Send the Ring To Miami Flordia And They Don't Take Walk Ins It Is Free Sizeing I need To Go On The Web Site And See How We Are Going With This Mess We Are Not Happy At This Point

Cruise Gulf of Mexico

By: JPHUF


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2017

Great, wonderful ship & crew. Smooth sailing, good food, plenty of activities & shows. Will sail on this ship and line again.
Travel Advisor:  Gary Cossin
Not Recommended

Breakaway - 9 Apr to 16 Apr 2017

By: Booboo


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

1. Dismemberment – nearly an hour standing in line, people breaking into line, another line merging just prior to the card readers that appeared to be line breakers. The crew assigned did the best job they could, but there were way too many people for the number of crew assigned to control. Look at the video of this debacle. We got in line almost as far forward as possible, and you know where the gangway was for American and Canadian citizens. I do not think the few staff members assigned are in anyway responsible for this; I think it is totally a management problem. 2. Lobster being removed from the specialty restaurant menus – During the other 28 days aboard, I had become used to lobster being available in places like Cagney’s. I did have the UDP but I would still have paid for lobster if I had the chance. Others were complaining about this too, and someone stated that The Waterfront had lobster, but that restaurant was booked for the last few days of the cruise TOO FEW CHARACTERS!

Baltic Cruise

By: Marjorie


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Had a wonderful time. Due to being in a different country each and every day, we mainly were on the ship during the evenings and on sea days. Embarking and disembarking were very easy and well coordinated. I thought the people were very knowledgeable and helpful to work with. It is a very large boat with good amount of people. That being said, you should make reservations for your meals that are included as well as the specialty restaurants. Please schedule the concerts and shows. The talent is Broadway bound for sure. The food is exceptional in my opinion. We have cruised on different cruise lines and thought this food was far and away the best we have had both in the "included" restaurants and the specialty restaurants. We recommend buying the unlimited alcohol package as we were told drinks were very expensive when bought separately.
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Perun

Nice ship

By: Big Daddy


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

The ship is very nice. Fairly new. We were in the Haven in a 2 bedroom, which was very nice. There were a few hiccups due to not being able to get to port due to weather. Maybe they should consider another port. Also, due to that, had to stand in line to re board for over an hour. They should have handled this better as they had a over a day to prepare for this. The food at the specialty restaurants was very good and there were lots of places to get a cocktail. All in all the ship and its people were very nice. I would recommend this itinerary to anyone that wants to tour several areas without having to pack and un pack.

FUN FIRST CRUISE

By: cindy lee


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

this was a huge cruise ship that provided many things to do. we had economy cabin and it was much bigger than I expected it to be. Ship personnel were always helpful and friendly. Food was wonderful (and we did not use specialty restaurants). We really enjoyed our cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Baltic cruis

By: Brenda


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

We really enjoyed our Baltic cruise. It was a great way to see ports that would be difficult however see on your own. The staff and food were awesome.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

getaway review

By: birthdayboy


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2017

Just great, felt we were completely pampered.
Travel Advisor:  Roz Gibel

2018 New Year's Cruise

By: Clare


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

All in all, we were very pleased. The specialty restaurants were excellent, and we enjoyed the drink package. The cabin was sufficient. Although, we were disappointed that there was no sofa or chair.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Salk
Not Recommended

Budget Cruise

By: JK


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Registration reasonable. Ship had plain appearance. Guest services area dull. Personnel very helpful. OMAR particularly stands out. Outdoor balcony room small but clean. Toilet got blocked periodically. Balcony not clean. Hallways narrow. Only one person could walk. Scary __what about an emergency. Plenty of elevators. Buffet lines busy. Plenty of variety of foods. Unlimited drink package was good. entertainment only one dance group which performed every night. Other 6 evenings ?? Comedian not at all funny. Constantly sweating. Introducer was better. Food quality mediocre. Out of the menu requested Indian food neither well presented nor delicious. All phone calls to the housekeeping NOT answered. Room service extremely difficult to connect. Excursions expensive. Much better to arrange your own, one takes chance in strange land. Shopping expensive. You get what you pay for. Included promotions is only good thing. OK for those on tight budget.

Relaxing journey

By: katm


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2018

Great staff Pleasant passengers Staff attentive to details
Travel Advisor:  Marisa L. Cole
Not Recommended

Not again

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

NCL nickels and dimes you to death. And they add up quick!

Amazing!!

By: First time Haven


Reviewed on: 27 May 2018

This ship was amazing. Beautiful, well maintained. We took one of the lower end staterooms in The Haven, but lower end first class was still awesome. The Haven was a great way to go and worth the extra cost. We wanted to sail on one of the smaller ships of any of the nicer cruise lines. We didn’t know what cruise lines were good since this was our first cruise. We were sailing out of season so small ships weren’t available for us, but our agent recommended Norwegian’s The Haven as an alternative. We definitely don’t regret the choice of a bigger ship. We had the smaller feel and exclusivity of The Haven with the broader dining and entertainment options of a large ship. Had a great time.
Travel Advisor:  Brooke Ross

Ship was perfect

By: Lou


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

What a wonderful time we had on the Getaway. We enjoyed everything on the ship. Definitely cruising with Norwegian again!
Travel Advisor:  Tony Holloway

Family cruise vacation done right

By: Jakeline Lumucso


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

This is our second time cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line with our families. We had done other cruises in the past and we asked friends what they recommended and this cruise was always on the top list. This was my mother's first cruise ever and she had the time of her life thanks to all the friendly crew members who showed her a good time and all the activities that kept her entertained throughout the cruise. We will definitely consider this cruise again and will recommend to all our families and friends.
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Great Family Cruise

By: Debsharem


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

Helen was very enthusiastic and very easy to work with. She had great suggestions that we took advantage of. As well as being very prompt with responses to any of my questions or concerns. We are looking forward to working with her again when we go on a river cruise for next year.
Travel Advisor:  Helen Papa

Straws please

By: MariaS


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

I have always loved Norwegian, having gone on 8 cruises in my life- being 25, all Norwegian of course! I have always had amazing vacations, the crew and the food is fabulous. The only thing I had an issue with this time is we weren’t allowed to have straws. And I know it seems silly but it really bothered me the whole time. Destinations and boat activities are amazing though :)
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Mahar

Vacation Cruise

By: Marty


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

It was the most memorable experience me and my wife have ever had and we plan to take a cruise with them every year from now on.
Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden

Great Family Ship

By: Schwen


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Wonderful ship when traveling with multi generations. We love the free style cruising.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Burcksen

Cruise Line Review

By: Nickname


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

There must be some confusion, because we cruised on Royal Caribbean our last 2 cruises, and will be cruising on NCL in Sept. 2019.
Travel Advisor:  Theresa Tyo

Family vacation

By: carmorr1


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2018

We were a family of 14 with various interests and needs. The ship had a variety of excursions; however, some of the dates and times were changed by NCL and our travel agent had to straighten this out for us. We loved the shows especially the Cirque Dreams and the Million Dollar Quartet. We also had fun at Howl at the Moon with the singers and comedians. For all our meals we had to divide in to two tables. The specialty restaurants were pretty good, but we didn't feel the dining room was fabulous. We especially enjoyed Cagney's Tepanyaki's and Ocean Blue. In all, I would recommend this cruise if you want to leave from Miami.
Travel Advisor:  Corinne Levine

Great 1st cruise!

By: Gabrielle


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

This was my 1st cruise and I’m very happy I chose this cruise line/ship. Everyone was very welcoming and the entire ship was spotless. The activities on board were great too. We enjoyed the night time game shows every night in the atrium! The activities director and staff were hilarious and high energy. There was always so much to do too. The only issue we had was the miscommunication with guest services and guest relations. It took 5 days to have our on board credit applied, even though we had provided a confirmation email. Apart from this extremely frustrating situation, everything else was great! I would not hestitste to take Norweign Getaway again!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Freese

Happily Married

By: Happily Married


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

NCL Getaway is an awesome ship with 27 restaurants and endless entertainment. Our room as spacious and we loved our balcony. The crew were all extremely helpful and fun to be around. The only negative was the size of the only pool was very small for the size of ship.
Travel Advisor:  Doug Caviness