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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

14 Night Norway Iceland & Uk (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 24, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11543

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

Never again on this ship that was overcrowded and missed 2 ports; would rather have done it on my own on the ferry through the fjords and flights to Iceland & Scotland.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Efficiently run

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pretty good food, especially in Savor & Taste restaurants; food not so good in huge, crowded Garden Cafe; unpleasant dining experience there, but good service in Savor restaurant

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Too cold for most outdoor activities; ship designed for warm weather cruising; especially bad was the library, which contained a poor selection of books in a space that was shared but completely dominated by the card room.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
I found the entertainment too commercial, boring and game showy; I hated the canned music, mostly disco & hiphop that was constantly pumped out over the speakers

Children's Programs

Almost no kids on board

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Good service in restaurants, courteous & professional wait staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not so well laid out for cold weather cruising, but very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very comfortable & clean minimalist space was good refuge from the crowds

Ship tip

Be prepared to be herded like cattle

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

3 out of 5
Wonderful city; ship tours nothing special

Haugesund Did not visit port

Ship was late leaving Copenhagen, so they cancelled the stop

Flaam, Norway

3 out of 5
Flam railroad was great and scenic

Bergen, Norway

3 out of 5
Beautiful city to take off & explore on your own; tour to top of funicular railway was good, but super crowded

Geiranger, Norway

3 out of 5
Beautiful fjords; took mountain bike excursion but we got caught in a blizzard and it was too scary to be fin

Akureyri, Iceland

3 out of 5
Lovely scenery and enjoyed visit to the old farm

Reykjavik, Iceland

3 out of 5
Beautiful city; tours okay but herded like cattle

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland Did not visit port

Too windy to allow stopping at this port

NEWHAVEN HARBOUR (EDINBURGH), SCOTLAND

2 out of 5
Great city; I paid $39 USD for NCL’s very poorly organized 10 minute bus ride into the city that cost twice as much as a taxi would have cost; ripoff!!!

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Poorly organized 3 hour ordeal
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