Norwegian Getaway

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: Jan 2014    
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Norwegian Getaway is an extra large ship, carrying 4028 passengers and 1640 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Miami, Florida.

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Larry and Debbies trip

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Great Itinerary....

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This wasn't our first w/ NCL, and it never disappoints. We always buy the food package, LOVE the specialty restaurants...and buffet.  O'Sheehan's was not up to our past ships.  Our suite....had a beautiful large bathroom, difference on this ship, NO SLEEPER SOFA.  It is a hard couch they convert, not good.  And the worst part is be warned...the balcony is SMALL compared to other ships.  We were told due to how large the ship is.  My only criticism would be that I realize the ships are used in different parts of the world, but the overall decor really should be changed w/ the ports, such as many change the pictures over from Caribbean theme to European feel.  It would be an easy fix...but I know it won't happen.  But when you are in Russia...and look in your suite & the pictures are beaches it really is silly.  Otherwise...great excursions by NCL, great value, organized, and the ports couldn't be better.  Already have the Singapore Cruise booked.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fantastic Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyed every minute of the cruise. Staff was great and friendly. Service outstanding. No problem ever finding a table at the buffet. Getting on and off on the different ports was quick and easy.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Larry and Debbies trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The people working on board were extremely pleasant to deal with...

Some of the food was a little too salty for my taste.

Ship was neat and clean all the time we were onboard...

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

NCL Getaway June 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I was a bit wary to be on such a large ship with so many passengers. I decided to put itinerary over ship size and hope for the best. I thought I would spend the cruise in endless queues throughout the trip. That did not happen. In fact, I spent less time in lines and felt less crowded in the Getaway than on other ships with half the passengers. Well done NCL. 

We arrived at 1300. Boarding was completed quickly. We went straight to our cabin without delay. Our cabin steward was in the hall and welcomed us and demonstrated where everything was and how it all operated. Thank you, Ms. Sheila. 

The cabin was spotless and kept that way throughout the trip by our cabin steward. Bathroom was spacious for a ship and well stocked with all the necessities. Our luggage was at our cabin door within less than 45 minutes. 

How the crew crew keeps the ship with so many passengers roaming around at all hours so clean and spotless is amazing. Clearly they are constantly at work yet the process is so unobtrusive that it is almost invisible. The first class NCL Getaway experience is provided by the (literally) thousands of crew members working 24 hours each day on the front lines and behind the scenes.

The ship is huge but we never felt crowded. The crew keeps everything in order and moving but we never felt rushed. Food, of course, was plentiful as well as consistently delicious. The dining rooms each have lovely views of the surroundings.. Each meal was an excellent experience. 

The shows on the ship are worth watching. I suggest making time to see them. The Freestyle dining allows for scheduling dinner and a show at your favorite time; early or later is up to you. Nice. 

The leaving and returning to the ship at each port was clearly explained and went according to schedule. Upon arrival back to the ship on a rather cold and blustery day, we were greeted by crew members offering hot tea or broth. What a nice touch that was. Every time we came back to the ship we were offered warm towels to clean our hands and then had the opportunity to use waterless hand cleaner to further remove possible germs. It was obvious that the crew was intent on keeping contact transferred microorganisms to a minimum. We appreciated their efforts.

Our cabin was located to take advantage of some of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen. The ship’s size minimizes wave movement providing smooth sailing. The ship is also very quiet. We heard nothing from the ship’s engines or our neighbors. 

Leaving the ship at our final port was organized by time and whether you chose to take your luggage off the ship yourself (independent) or preferred to have the crew take your bags to the staging area in the port. We chose independent at 0920. We walked right off the ship. No queue. This was the easiest and quickest disembarking process I have experienced. 

Be aware that the taxi line to return to Copenhagen is very long although well organized and moves quicker than you would expect. Free wifi is available so the waiting is less tedious. This, of course, is not under NCL control but something to know when choosing between the options for returning to the city or the airport. 

This ship and its crew provide a wonderful cruising experience. They live up to and go beyond expectations. Well done NCL. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Baltic Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The cruise ship was great as well as the food. The only problem was the ports of call. We did not have the time to enjoy the cities as the ship docked far away from

the towns and cruise directors were in such a hurry to get us back to the ship.  I will not be taking another cruise as we really didn't enjoy the program.  We have taken a VikingRiver Cruise and that was so much better as the boat was able to stop near towns and we really got a taste of the countries we visited.  You needed to have more entertainment and less selling of certain products....over done by my standards

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Nice overview.me

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This cruise visits a nice variety of ports but is more of an overview than I expected.

despite booking ship sponsored tours, we got less than expected for our time and investments.

The ship sponsored tour of the Peterhoff in St Petersburg was terrible. We had about 23 minutes in the palace due to long lines and a few other problems that could have been prevented. The guide was terrible, never adding any meaningful history or details. She did not make an effort to schedule bathrooms into the day (there are none on the bus) so people were left running off on their own to find a rest room on their own. It delayed the group and led to confusion and frustration. Many, many people were unhappy. When I complained at the ship tour desk he said he found it hard to believe and was not at all helpful or responsive. I told him I did not expect any refund but wanted him to understand and act to assist future tours of this site. He was totally dismissive. We heard at dinner that another guide had called the bus company to get an extra hour added to their tour due to the delays. We got zero time to shop or use toilets and zero reaction from Norwegian about our bad experience. We felt ripped off, to say the least.

Tour to Hermitage was much better. 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Good NCL cruise experience again

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After a disastrous NCL cruise on Epic in Jan 2013, I basically lost faith in NCL all together after 12 NCL cruises.  My friend found this very reasonable Baltic cruise last November on Getaway and asked us to join them.  I gave NCL another chance to see if there is an improvement in four years.  Glad I did.  Embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze instead of a nightmare on Epic four years ago.  Weather was good over all, especially at St. Petersburg; highlight of this cruise.  Service at sit down restaurants was slower than before.  Paid specialty restaurants are down to one item of each category.  Our cruise consultant, Harry, is great.  Will book our NCL Panama Canal cruise next year with him again.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

My review of Getaway

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Food and entertainment was great, very well organized.

The only part of the cruise that was not good was the music!! The average age of patrons was over 60, WHY ARE YOU PLAYING MUSIC THAT IS NOT AGE APPROPRIATE....AND THERE AS NOWHERE TO GO TO AVOID THE LOUD MUSIC!! 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

WONDERFUL CRUISE

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

BALLET IN ST PETERSBURG WAS THE BEST.  ALSO MY TOUR GUIDE WAS FULL OF KNOWLEDGE.

 

hATED THAT HELPERS ON 6 WERE ALSO COMBATING ALL THE NOISE:  COULD NEVER HEAR THEM

 

 

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Deck Six features the lower level of the Getaway Theater, the Entertainment Venue, Atlantic and Pacific Meeting Rooms, Card Room, Library, Shore Excursion...

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SuzeQ
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Try the smaller (Taste and Savor) main dining rooms for meals much more intimate and at no charge.

jeraldhester464
Contributor Level: Third Mate

on embarkation day go to one of the complimentary restaurants for lunch and avoid the crowded lido.

sue2quilt
Contributor Level: Purser

Go to dinner early so you can get a window seat in the dining room. Eating dinner, while the sun was setting, and the water flowed by was so romantic and not to be missed.

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Price

XL

Size

Jan 2014

Built

4028

Total Passengers

2.46

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

2011

Total Cabins

49

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