Norwegian Getaway

3.9 out of 5

Overview

Norwegian Getaway is an extra large ship, carrying 4028 passengers and 1640 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Miami, Florida.

Sails from: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany, Miami, Florida, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Eastern, Europe - Northern Europe

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
better than 8 yrs ago, on different line. lucked out with weather. beautiful ship. the onboard internet access very nice for keeping in contact with family and projects at home. looking fwd to her return to FL base for winter Carib sailings. can't beat the marriott points either.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Family Cruise to the Baltic

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
We chose this cruise for the Baltic region cities - Copenhagen, Berlin, Tallinn, Saint Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. We had two adults and two teens in a balcony cabin - full size bed and then bunk beds for the kids (couch and pull down from the wall). We did not use room service or require any services from the room steward. We would give this ship 2.5 to 3.0 stars and we had arranged tours with other tour companies and did not use NCL. Getaway positives: - very efficient embark/disembark processes - food in al a carte (i.e free) restaurants was above average (as compared to our other cruise experiences - were able to leave the ship as soon as it cleared port. Other cruises the ship would only let the ship excursion groups go first and then everyone else. - Freestyle dining (i.e. no early / late seating) which allowed us to eat when it was convenient for us and there was food available 24x7 at selected locations. Getaway improvements: - buffet food quality consistency while above average as a whole there were some times where it was poor. - staff service very poor in the Freestyle dining restaurants. The exception being O'Sheehans which had outstanding service. - having to pay (which we did not see) for the main show. Also charging people $9.00 for a CD on how to make towel animals. OK, I can understand the need to make money but that is ridiculous. Overall, I felt like flying on a plane where they nickel and dime you to death. On other cruises, everything was free except for drinks and excursions and some activities (e.g. bingo). Summary, while a big ship the common spaces seemed undersized and poorly laid out.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
Staying in the Haven made this cruise great. Otherwise, would have been horrible fighting the lines for meals and entertainment options. Gratuity policy needs work. We prepaid the gratuities which are higher in the Haven, thinking it was done, but then there are add on gratuities for specialty restaurants, wine, and some service staff that are not included in the prepaid gratuities. This is wrong. Gratuities should not be mandatory, and when they are, there should not be more on top of it.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Cruise

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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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4 out of 5

Baltic cruise

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Overall - very good, with major reservations about the ship itself (very small public areas, limited seating available). Also, number of shows for a general public in a theater somewhat limited.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: XL

  • Total Passengers: 4028

  • Total Crew: 1640

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.46

  • Built: Jan 2014

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 2011

  • Cabin Categories: 49

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SuzeQ
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jan 27, 2015

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

jeraldhester464
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 14, 2014

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

sue2quilt
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 11, 2014

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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