Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Baltic Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 25, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 14609

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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. 


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Well organized and laid out. Comfortable beds. Bathroom larger than aa few in past.

Ship tip

We did not know that there was a Russian folk group scheduled on the ship on the night we paid to go out to one in St. Petersburg. They were similar, we later found out, but we got to see the city at night.... Consider that when deciding if you want to book the add-on.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
Loved the tour of Swerrin (sp?) castle. Time to wander and enjoy old and lovely town.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Peterhoff tour was not even close to worth it. Spilled Blood Tour was terrific. Highly recommend.

Helsinki, Finland

3 out of 5
Market was cute and Hop on Hop off informative.

Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden

3 out of 5
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