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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Getaway

10 Night Greek Isles (Rome To Athens)

Sail date: November 04, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14114

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

Overall a fantastic cruise. Dealing port changes and Covid changes is overwhelming. I'd suggest adding yourself to several cruise sites to stay up on changes as it's easy to miss things relying on email notifiactions. We lost the port in Turkey due to issues with customs and they added another Greek port. Vorso. It wasn't a great port but it wasn't NCL fault. I would have rather had them make that a sea day but I stayed on the ship so it kind of was. lol Except for the scrap metal unloading going on in the next pier. (LOUD)

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No issues at all. Slight wait for Covid testing and vaccination verification but who could complain about then making the trip safe?

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was delicious and fresh

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Too cold for pools and too many drinks for fitness center but they all looked great.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The show's were fun! No issues getting seats and no problem with the entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing service and the staff was fantastic. Loved them all!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Second NCL ship for me. The other being the Bliss. I liked the Getaway and liked the layout. I'd absolutely sail her again.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was well appointed, clean and roomy. Club suite room so it had a double sink and a walk in shower. Double sink was great so we could use the sink/mirror together and save time getting ready. Only issue I had was the pillows. I thought one was too soft/thin and two was too many. Wife didn't have an issue though. Different sleep styles.

Ship tip

There are several venues that you can miss by making your routes routine. EXPLORE!!

Ports of call

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
Cannes was beautiful. We went to Nice and Eze as well. Loved it all. Did the Nice/Eze excursion.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

3 out of 5
A bit of a drive to Florence so I wouldn't call this port Florence. It's like and hour and half away. Loved it and enjoyed the city but pretty far from port. We did the Pisa/Florence selfie tour. You only get a half hour in Pisa and like and hour in Florence. Over 3 1/3 hours on bus added in to make it a full day. Too much bus time but I get it since it's a distance to the town. Wished I'd known that first.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Loved it. We went to Pompeii. Very cool..

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Loved it. Did the excursion to Mt. Etna. The volcano is awesome and humbling.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Fantastic. One of my favorite ports. Loved the people and the food. Scenery was outstanding.

Corfu, Greece

3 out of 5
It was cool. Everything to see is a taxi ride away so plan for that.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Amazing place. Hilltop town with views of a volcano (dormant but alive).

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Loved it. Loved the town and all the cool alleyways. Little Venice was beautiful and the water splashing onto the sidewalks and coming right up to the buildings was cool. Old windmills to see as well. CATS. Cats everywhere.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and painless. No complaints
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