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Bucket list check-off by DaninKansasCity

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Star / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Went to see Northern Lights. - Success! Met new friends and had an excellent time.

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Northern Lights Cruise by smarkow314

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Ship: Viking Star / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Based on our other cruise experiences, we would not consider Viking again unless they had an itinerary that we could not get on another cruise line.

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Not really for younger people ( aka 60 down) by JPGM

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Star / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Very boring. Good for 70’s and up. You should buy the equipment to see the lights beforehand, otherwise you won’t see anything.

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Nice trip to see the Northern Lights by lindamarietrapp

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Star / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

We loved visiting a Norway, truly a wonderful experience. Our third Viking trip in 12 months- love the line, but not quite up to our experience on the Sun. That was a tad disappointing for us.

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See the must beautiful Nothen light by shigemilafon

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Sapphire Princess / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

This cruise was to see Northern light and we all got to see it. I feel very privileged. We are from Texas so not much chance to see them. One of the best cruises.

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Interesting Norway Cruise by jeanr23

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Sapphire Princess / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Interesting cities were visited. Saw the Northern Lights from the ship. Snowy weather.

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Enjoyable by debraearhart

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

They need to improve the communication to passengers. I’ve been on a lot of cruises so we figured things out, but this boat could do a lot to make the trip more fun. It was freezing cold and the only smoking room was outside. My impression is that the staffs job is to sell you stuff you don’t need. Felt really pressured to spend which wasn’t much fun

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We were in a Haven suite which was outstanding. The excursions were crowded and the food in the rest of the ship underwhelming to poor. by daphnergrosh

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The Haven was amazing. The staff made EVERY aspect of the cruise more enjoyable and stress free. So I think we would have had a different experience if we were in not in a suite.

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Value for money by hasch476

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

As first time NCL passenger I was surprised by the overall value for money.

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Baltic Trip by kiwanis1916

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Copenhagen to St. Petersburg and Baltic capitals was outstanding trip. Each port provided interesting experience. English was spoken every where and VISA credit card avoided need to get Kroners, Euros, Rubbles, etc. People friendly. Recommend this trip to everyone.

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Let down by NCL by WaterWorld11

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

This was our 5th NCL cruise. We will not be taking another. No towels on the bed, no Captains dinner, Everything was an upcharge.(drinks, specialty, coffee after dinner.) Activities were lame.

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SCANDINAVIAN RETREAT by placidourbano

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

FOOD WAS TERRIBLE ALL OVER EXCEPT O'SHEENAN'S . FOOD ON 15TH FLOOR SAME ALL THE TIME. FOOD AT THE TROPICANA IS THE SAME STORY. SHANGHAI RESTAURANT YOU SHOULD CLOSE. FOOD TRUCKS COOKS BETTER THAN YOUR FOOD. WE WERE AT THE NCL EPIC LAST YEAR AND NO COMPLAIN. EVEN THE FOOD AT CARNIVAL AND ROYAL CARRIBEAN ARE BETTER. NCL GETAWAY IS A DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Worse Cruise Ever!!! by oooldbuyer

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Ship: Norwegian Spirit / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Worse cruise ever. Captain Teo Radun made decisions way in advance to cancel ports of Iceland which was the whole featured destination of this cruise. In addition weather reports did not support his reason for cancelling these ports. Everyone we talked to on ship was very disappointed and agreed that Iceland destination was the only reason they were on this cruise. Iceland cruises are also higher cost than other cruises because of this destination and passengers were given a 'discount' of a whole $60 for missing these two ports. Also they gave us a promise of 25% off a future cruise which is ridiculous. We should not have to cruise with them again to get this discount. It should be refunded on the amount we paid for this cruise. Actually a rating of 3.9 is higher than I would ever give to this cruise. This is Captains fault not the crew though.

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Sensational photographic journey! I love this excursion to the Norwegian fjords filled with such scenic, stunning beauty. Moreover, I am extremely grateful to the captain and crew who made an important decision to skip some of our stops due to high winds. by rose95gant

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Ship: Norwegian Spirit / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

I cannot emphasize how much I appreciated Captain Teo's decision to cancel certain stops and made every effort to add different ports to our itinerary due to nature's challenges--high winds--that we encountered for several days. He is to be commended for his caring thoughts/actions and concern for our safety. I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise because every Norwegian city was absolutely stunning, and the fjords are spectacular. What a lovely way to view nature's beauty! I look forward to more Norwegian cruises in the future.

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Disappointing by robertpiersonco

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Ship: Norwegian Spirit / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The ship that we sailed on obviously wasn’t equipped to handle the seas that they were navigating on they had skipped three different ports due to weather and seem completely content to keep us on board spending money with the cruise line overall experience was very poor. Look up NCL spirit riot .

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Cruise from Hell by Marlasarkozi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Spirit / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The Captain put us into harms way. When we arrived at the dock we were informed about a change of port and were going to France instead. We set sail out into very rough water and when we got close to France we were told it was also cancelled. We spent 2 days at sea going to Bergen. After our 3 ports in Norway the ship went around in circles and we went to other port towns , which are suburbs of the other ports. Unfortunately at these ports they were shut down for the Season. Most of trip when we were in very extremely rough water because of the Atlantic Gale Storms. After Flam we were informed we were not going to Iceland because of Hurricane Lorenzo. Hurricane Lorenzo was going to Ireland and nothing to do with Iceland. It arrived as a Tropical storm and only cause some rain in Ireland with no damage. This was a Lie!!!! After Norway the Captain informed us we were going to Greenock. Everyone was dressed and waiting to arrive at the port . The Captain informed us they had to cancel Greenock because of a broken down navy ship . We were informed by out outside tour company that the Navy ship was not broken down but it didn't want to out in the rough water. We were also told that we were not coming, however the ship did not inform us for over an hour. I called guest services after the tour company gave me this information and again we were lied to and told we were still going. Then we spent more time at Sea in Gale winds again. The ship is going into dry dock in January for much needed repairs. One of biggest problems on our tour was the lack of communication and honesty .

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DON'T SAIL ON NCL by mmbuttrill

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Spirit / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

CRUISE WAS TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY & A NIGHTMARE! WE WILL NEVER SAIL ON NCL AGAIN.

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good trip by moprart13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

good experience, just the very sonsa food and the very bad and expensive shopping

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Great price for an OK cruise by 2croozers

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Good (OK) cruise at a great price. Drink package was great to have.

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As described. by phowe1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Getaway / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Enjoyed the sports of call. My room was good and I got a great price. However, they do nickle and dime you for everything. The drink gratuity is a joke!

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