Beautiful places, disappointing extra charges

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Scandinavia Russia & Baltic (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 16, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14198

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

the itinerary was lovely the places were beautiful the two biggest issues were the extra charges not disclosed upfront and the flat rate hundred dollar five minute taxi ride .

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was rather bland, but not terrible

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Rock climbing walls, ropes course, miniature golf, we’re all quite nice.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The one show that we did attend was good, but certainly not Broadway quality, which is to be expected.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was pleasant, but not necessarily polished and professional.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was well-maintained and clean, but small details such as regular cleaning of the balcony and refreshing tissues, etc., were waning.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Suite with balcony was functional for our family of two adults and two children

Ship tip

Pick sure what all of the additional charges are prior to booking. Be aware that you may book and then they still add additional charges at a later date that we’re not part of what was agreed to upfront.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Copenhagen, Denmark, it was absolutely beautiful. Our children loved Tivoli Gardens.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
The guide was very helpful and we had such a nice time in Berlin we know we will fly back and spend for five days there.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
TallinEstonia, was a nice surprise, especially a little restaurant called farm, recommended by our guide, which was a delight.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
St. Petersburg, Russia, was the main reason we went on the Baltic cruise, and we enjoyed the palaces and the Hermitage Museum, as well as the input from our Russian guide.

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
Helsinki, Finland, was also lovely, and that Finnlandia caviar house is highly recommended.

Stockholm, Sweden

3 out of 5
Disappointing that the line of taxis waiting just outside of the port, had meters on, but they charged K1,000 flat rate, $107 for a six minute ride to the Vasa Museum. I took Uber back in the same trip was nine dollars. Definitely avoid taxis at all costs in Stockholm Sweden.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Disembarkation was smooth and efficient, but the additional $60 per day that was mandatory and build based on the change they made in April 2019, was a disappointment given that we booked in January 2019, and this charge was not disclosed to us.

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