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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Scandinavia Russia & Baltic (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10768

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The trip of a lifetime! We thoroughly enjoyed it. With so many varied ports we found it somewhat tiring but are very happy we did the cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Perfect! Had lunch and got into our rooms right after lunch.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

5 out of 5

Had a good Mojito here.

The Manhattan Room Restaurant

4 out of 5

Excellent main dining room. Great service!

The Tropicana Room (Main Dining Room)

5 out of 5

Excellent!

Taste Restaurant

4 out of 5

Ate here a few times. Good.

Syd Norman's Pour House

4 out of 5

Did music trivia here. Fun

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

Had a quick good breakfast here and a late night excellent hamburger.

Shanghai's Noodle Bar

5 out of 5

Quick good meal here before a show. Gets crowded later in the cruise so go early.

Savor Restaurant

5 out of 5

Ate breakfast lunch and dinner as often as time allowed.

Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian

5 out of 5

Excellent! I had surf and turf and my husband had a full lobster. Bothe were incredible! Great service!

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

Both meals were excellent and the service was excellent.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

5 out of 5

Husband had fish mussels, clams and shrimp medley and liked it. I had sea bass which I didn’t care for. My mushroom risotto side was wonderful and my husband got the brussel sprouts which we both thought were spectacular. Asked for the recipe. We’re told the chef would send it to our stateroom. It never arrived though.

Garden Café

5 out of 5

Wonderful selection! Great when you want a quick meal. Food is buffet style and plentiful. Love the breads and ice cream. My husband liked their breakfasts and the overall variety and quality

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Excellent meal and service! I had a wonderful petite filet and my husband had surf and turf which he loved.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Loved the thermal spa. Played miniature golf though it was cold.

Spa Salt Room

5 out of 5

Loved it! Used it daily.

Spa Thermal Suite

5 out of 5

My husband absolutely loves the thermal spa. We both got the pass for the cruise. Nice place to go to read on sea days when masses of people are everywhere. Very relaxing.

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Stopped a few times and they were always helpful.

Mini Golf

4 out of 5

Fun. My husband and I played twice by ourselves due to cool weather.

Shore Excursion Desk

5 out of 5

Helped get out diver discount on our shore excursions.

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

Found the photos too expensive. $25 per photo.

Pool

3 out of 5

Cooler weather on this trip. Saw two girls in the pool all week.

Mandara Spa

4 out of 5

I had a nice facial with a $50 off coupon.

Internet Café

4 out of 5

Man there was very helpful with setting up our WiFi. Lots of people had problems. Probably because we were in a different country almost every day.

Getaway Casino

3 out of 5

My husband left a winner so he was happy. Good service and variety of machines. Smoking is allowed so I had trouble with my allergies when at the casino.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Well done! We liked the Magic show, Ashley Ambers show and Vox S????? group very much.

Dance Floor

3 out of 5

Too small. During line dance classes you too squeezed together.

Getaway Theater

4 out of 5

Nice venue

The Library

2 out of 5

Too small! Very small room that also houses the card room. Two small bookcases.

Howl at the Moon

3 out of 5

Husband liked it. Too loud for me.

Card Room

3 out of 5

Unbelievably small and it shares the the library in a tiny room.

Burn the Floor

3 out of 5

Very good dancers but it got repetitive after a while. Not our favorite.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wonderful personnel all around.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Balcony was small but lots of storage space inside cabin.

Ship tip

Book your excursions, specialty meals and shows early. We booked before sailing and got all we wanted.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Canal tour was excellent. Loved this city!

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

4 out of 5
Walking tour was nice. Love the stop for cherry kir streusel with Danish coffee or tea.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Walking tour. Loved the candy store in the main square.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Did Imperial St Petersburg tour on day 1 to Peterhof where we toured Catherine’s summer palace and gardens. Both were spectacular. Returned to St Petersburg by Hydrofoil boat 30 minutes across the Gulf of Finland. Had a nice lunch in Prince Vladimers Palace in the city then toured St Petersburg. Excellent tour but a long day. Day 2 we did the Pushkin & the Hermatage Museum another great tour. Both days were great but very tiring back to back.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
Walking Tour. Enjoyed the Rock Church and a stop for a cinnamon bun and coffee or tea. Felt a little rushed because a woman wondered off before we started the tour and the guide spent 10 minutes trying to find her.

Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

4 out of 5
Beautiful Sweden and Vasa Saw old town and the Vasa Museum which was excellent. It was a rainy day so a bus tour was perfect.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went smoothly.
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