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Norwegian Getaway

June 2017 - Norwegian Getaway to Europe - Northern Europe

Great Cruise

I really loved this cruise and this ship. I would have preferred to not have the "at sea" day, as this just seemed to be an excuse to get you to spend money, as nothing in this area is really very far away from anything else - could have easily added another stop instead..... We also had to miss the Helsinki port and go to Poland instead - this was awesome, but I probably would have preferred the Helsinki itinerary (not sure why our cruise did this). The food was good on this ship, but the buffet gets really tiresome quickly and it is frequently very, very crowded. The dining rooms need to have some variety - same thing over and over and over in each dining room. Definitely spring for the upgraded dining package so you have some variety. The focus of this cruise is your port stops - these are really awesome and we had a great time visiting so many places!

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Navigator of the Seas

June 2013 - Navigator of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Oasis of the Seas

November 2012 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean

newportmom's Tips

Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland - We were the largest cruise ship to every dock there, so the whole town came out to watch! Very inexpensive port with a great "old town" very close by - no need for excursions at this port!
Tallinn, Estonia - Great old town to explore. No need for any ship or other excursions here - it's fun just to poke around the old town.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Awesome port - wished we had one extra day there - so MUCH to do. Hire a private tour guide rather than go on a ship or other large excursion - you get more done in a shorter time.
Stockholm, Sweden - As everyone else says - there is a huge need to extend the time in this port - so much to do and so little time to do it. Great port - we used the hop on/ hop off boat to get around and did not need to use any ship excursions. Definitely needed more time here though.

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