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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.4 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: 13266

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

If it was not for the food poisoning that I endured, then I think I could write an even more positive review. My girlfriend enjoyed every aspect of the cruise (this was her 3rd cruise with me). The Medical Center and staff were perfect in every way with the exception of the final results given to me. They put it down as a peptic ulcer. I went for an endoscope when I returned to make sure. Absolutely nothing there, so, it was definately food poisoning, but of course the ship I guess did not want that broadcasting everywhere. NCL were kind enough to refund 90% of my pre-booked shore excursion but I for sure lost out on being able to eat and drink for over 50% of the cruise. Would I sail with them again? Yes. I think that it also helps that I worked on the cruise ships in my younger years, 13 cruise liners over the course of 6 years so I can understand and relate to almost all aspects.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Absolutely A1. Am a previous cruiser with NCL and latitudes program. Instantly onboard

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Overall, everything was probably better than OK with 1 exception. After my evening meal at Cagneys all was fine until 4am. I then started a 48 hour nightmare of sickness, diahrea, IV drugs and over a 2000USD medical bill (I was insured so should get some or all of the money back)

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We took main advantage of the empty hot tubs (around 38C / 104F) and then jumping to cool down in the pool. Also used the fitness center most mornings

Entertainment

Only went to see the opening show so cannot rate any of the others

Children's Programs

NO KIDS :-)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We received excellent service absolutely everywhere, especially at the pool bar and O´sheehans. The team at O´sheehans went equal, over and well above for us

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I cannot say that I found one dirty area at all, maybe sometimes some of the tables at the buffet were not cleaned up to well, but that was far and few between

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A small balcony, but, taking into consideration the weather (at best around 10 - 12C) we did not really utilise it. Other than that the cabin was absolutely fine for the two of us.

Ship tip

If you are a bit of a drinker, then hopefully have a drinks package because the prices without are extortionate and unnecessarily so in my opinion

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
We stayed there for 3 nights prior to the cruise. Beautifull city with absolutely loads to see and do. We purchased a 48hr pass for the Trains, Metro and Subway. Really easy to get around

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany Did not visit port

We did not fancy the long trip to Berlin, appx 3hrs there and 3hrs back. I can get to Berlin from my home in Opava in almost the same time

Tallinn, Estonia Did not visit port

My girlfriend went there on her own. I could not as I was in the Medical Centre with probable food poisoning.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4 out of 5
On the 1st day we were there I had to cancel my tours that were planned due to my ailment. My girlfriend took 2 tours on her own. The second day we took the Cathedral of spilled blood and River cruise which, although interesting, once again not enough time to take in all the information and sights. For the prices that one has to pay, maybe they should supply you with a memory stick filled with information and photographs to take home as a souvenir. Its impossible to manage it all oneself.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
No excursions, just a walk around town

Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

4 out of 5
We stayed close to the port and walked around Nynashamn. A cute little town within easy walking distance.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Also absolutely A1,

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