Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About bigreckster

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Interests
    travel and woodworking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
  1. We were on the Getaway Haven in Jan. and the pool/deck area was never crowded...in fact there were very few people there giving you an almost"private" area to enjoy! The Haven dining room was excellent and the bar staff very accommodating. Everything about the Haven experience was positive and after 40+ cruises on Celebrity and other lines, we're booked again in Jan. on the Escape for another cruise! Enjoy!
  2. We were loyal Celebrity cruisers for many years but really got tired of the lack of quality entertainment at night and the lackluster quality of the cruises overall. We tried The NCL Haven on Getaway and loved the experience! Food in the Haven dining room was equal or better than luminae on Celebrity and the entertainment choices in the evening were incredible in comparison! We're senior citizens who cruised in top suites on Celebrity and are not sorry we made the change...already booked on the Escape Haven next Jan. Never was bothered by kids or the number of people on the ship...loved the Haven pool and sundeck area! Try something new and enjoy!
  3. We were loyal Celebrity cruisers for years but really wanted to try something different. We did the Haven on the Getaway and loved the change! The dining in the Haven was excellent and the entertainment choices in the evening put Celebrity's old, un-inspiring shows to shame! There were lots of people, yes...but we never felt overwhelmed or crowded, especially with the Haven's upper sundeck area and dedicated bar. We're already booked for the Escape for next Jan. and don't intend to return to Celebrity. Happy cruising!
  4. We're former Celebrity cruisers who tired of the lack of entertainment and the "bland" offerings so we tried the Haven on the Getaway last month (had been in a Royal Suite on Celebrity) and loved the experience!!! Dining in the Haven restaurant was equal to Luminae on Celebrity and the aft cabin w/ large balcony and butler service was great. Entertainment was a huge improvement...Million Dollar Quartet was so good we went back to see it again! It's a much larger ship but with many more activities and venues...the Haven pool/sundeck area is superb! Try it...you'll like it! (we've already booked for next Jan!)
  5. Sailing on Getaway in the Haven...first Norwegian cruise in probably 20 years! Rec'd a note saying we could request dining and show reservations prior to the cruise...is this really advantageous or should we just wait until boarding and speak to the concierge re: our specific requests. We're "new" to the Haven and the scheduling system after many years of Celebrity sailings (got boring and dull!)...thanks in advance for your info.
  6. We're veteran cruisers who are venturing on Getaway for our first NCL cruise in Jan. and wondered what time the Haven and other specialty dining venues started serving dinner in the evening? We know the evening shows start at 7:30 PM and wondered whether there was sufficient time to have a nice dinner and make it to that first evening show. Thanks in advance and looking forward to some new adventures on Getaway...our days on Celebrity ships really got boring and the entertainment was the pits!
  7. We have been on over 40 cruises,,,most recent years on Celebrity out of PR to southern Carib. and are now looking forward to the Getaway in the Haven in Jan. Thanks so much for your fantastic review with all its detailed info. concerning dining menus and ship amenities, etc. We were hesitant about booking on a ship this size but look forward to a "new" experience" and esp ecially the entertainment shows on this ship... we're not as concerned about the ports of call as the escape from our cold NJ weather in January! Great job and thanks for all the time and effort you put into this review!!!:D
  • Create New...