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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Getaway

9 Night Scandinavia Russia & Baltic (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a good and very busy cruise. A 9 day cruise with only 2 sea days. It was tiring to be in so many different places so quickly and with so many different currencies. But we enjoyed it. The one thing that shocked me about the ship itself is that Norwegian Getaway allows smoking in their casino which is a huge turn off for nonsmokers. The odor would sometimes carry to other venues on the same floor as the casino.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
simple embarkation process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was varied and plentiful. quality was hit or miss. O'Sheehan's was consistently good. We paid for the Cirque Dreams, which was good, but not sure I would do it again for the price.

The Tropicana Room (Main Dining Room)

4 out of 5

Ate here for dinner most of the time. There was nightly entertainment to watch while you ate your dinner

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grille

5 out of 5

Excellent pub style food. We regularly ate there for lunch and dinner, or a snack. They are open 24/7 but we did not try their breakfasts.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
a good variety of activities. Mini golf and the ropes course were fun for all ages

Entertainment

4 out of 5
A good variety of entertainment. Syd's Pour House had some talented singers and was a lot of fun. Shows were good, especially the million dollar quartet.

Children's Programs

did not travel with children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall good. Cabin was always kept clean by our friendly room steward. Waiters were good overall, some better than others. Had an issue with a shore excursion staff member and my complaint was handled professionally by management staff.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Overall, good. the buffet could improve by having circular food stations that some other ships have. Long narrow serving areas led to congestion at peak times. This ship doesn't have a poolside grill which would be nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very good. We had a mini suite and the bathroom was huge (for a cruise cabin). Large shower with different jets and 2 sinks. Balcony is very tiny, had to angle chairs to fit when we sat down.

Ship tip

Book as much of the free entertainment you can before you board. Some popular shows were "sold out"

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
This was our embark and debark port. It can be reached by public transport. City itself was nice. We booked our own free walking tour.

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5
Very easy to navigate. Bought a day pass and went to Rostock and explored there as well. We chose not to go to Berlin and we are glad. It was nice to have a relaxing, wandering kind of day.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Nice port, a bit of a walk to the old town but doable. We booked a free walking tour here as well.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Fantastic! We booked an independent 2 day tour with TJ travels, it was wonderful! Saved a lot of money over the cruise ship shore excursions.

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
We bought the ships hop on hop off bus pass for this port, which worked well. Bus picked you up right at the port. Saw all the main sights

Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

4 out of 5
This port is about 1 hour away from Stockholm. We purchased transfers to Stockholm through the cruise line. Once in Stockholm we did a free walking tour which was really good. We had plenty of time after for lunch and some wandering before returning to the ship.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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