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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Baltic Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 30, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 16700

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

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.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Pretty easy. Expected a special line for the Haven, but it was long too.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Cagney's - Excellent service and food. Ocean Blue - Disappointed. Ordered king crab, got snow crab, and it was dry and fishy. Le Bistro - Excellent service and food. Haven restaurant - Excellent service, food was too repetitive, but very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Rock climbing wall - line too long (30 min) Miniature golf - Chaos Ropes course - Chaos, and line too long. Fitness center - very nice except on sea days, when there was a 30 min wait. Bingo - fun, but too expensive for the payout.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I have learned to expect little. Got my expectation.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was fabulous.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Getting a little worn.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was overall excellent. Couch was in need of replacement.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
No excursion, but rode the hop on hop off boat. Highly recommended.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany Did not visit port

Tallinn, Estonia

4 out of 5
Walked around on our own. Very nice old town area.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4 out of 5
Way too crowded. Otherwise excellent.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5

Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

5 out of 5
Rode train into Stockholm (about an hour). Visited Vasa Museum, a must see.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and well organized. Used the Norwegian bus to the airport without any issues.
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