105 Copenhagen Entertainment Cruise Reviews

Although the itinerary was a dream come true for me, the ship itself and its management had a lot to be desired! I know it’s was a repositioning longer cruise than usual, but the staff and management were so unprepared and ... Read More
Although the itinerary was a dream come true for me, the ship itself and its management had a lot to be desired! I know it’s was a repositioning longer cruise than usual, but the staff and management were so unprepared and disorganized constantly that we cannot recommend this ship! First, they ran out of a lot of staple type food items, like Iced Tea, Orange Juice, Lettuce bananas. Second, the venues were too small for the size of the ship. Every show was standing room only and that was only if you got in line AT LEAST one hour in advance of the show! Third: something happened that prevented us from being able to go to Portugal. We looked at it from our balconies but were never allowed to dock!!!! Fourth: They herded is like cattle everywhere!!!!! Line upon line for TWO plus hours each time we had to disembark or Renee the ship!!!! In Miami it was FOUR hours!!! Fifth: Shore excursions: NOT what was described in brochures or on line... drove three hours to spend two hours than given 15 minutes to shop when the brochure said 6 hours in that location! Also several times the excursion said meals included and they were NOT! Seventh: the Bahamas Private Island was a joke! It took FOUR hours to tender everyone off the ship only to have another ship there first and all the beach chairs taken before our ship arrived and again ran out of food and drink. Sixth: Dining room food was cafeteria quality and service was so slow it took three hours to dine. Apparently that was caused because immigration in Denmark did not allow several hundred crew members to renter the ship!!!!! Seventh: tithe rooms were the narrowest I’ve ever had on any cruise line ever! NOW in all fairness, the specialty restaurants were mostly good ( except Cagney served a mushy lobster in shell) Le Bistro is outstanding, Ocean Blue is also! The buffet food was unique and very good with lots of specialty options, Peking Duck, Prime Rib and A Cheese selection that was gourmet! The ship was pristine and immaculately clean in all areas! The stewards and wait staff were very friendly and professional. If I had to do it all over, I would pay the extra for The Haven as their area and service was fantastic. They had use of private pools and spa, concierge service and never had to wait in line for anything! If I had known the difference in the service on that cruise, I would have booked The Haven!!!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
First time cruising outside of the Caribbean and first time on NCL. This is NOT a one and done but a forever go-to cruise line. Exceptional food, service, cleanliness of the ship, professional staff and there is always something to do. ... Read More
First time cruising outside of the Caribbean and first time on NCL. This is NOT a one and done but a forever go-to cruise line. Exceptional food, service, cleanliness of the ship, professional staff and there is always something to do. The suites were perfect size with modern features and lighting along with the balcony being the perfect size for coffee in the morning. The food was exceptional at EVERY place we went with La Bistro being a 6 star restaurant. The shows were truly off-Broadway with the acting and variety. The excursions were very well organized, understandable in what to do and courteous staff to answer any questions one may have before embarking for the day. For night life - Bliss is a fun place to meet up with new friends and end the evening with a twist either on the dance floor or in your drink,. If you haven't cruised NCL, then you truly haven't cruised yet! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Never been on a cruise before (myself and wife) and I would NOT enjoy any type of formal dressing up; so, chose this for a beginner. The embark and disembark went well and if you are fearful of sea sickness...the ship is too big to be ... Read More
Never been on a cruise before (myself and wife) and I would NOT enjoy any type of formal dressing up; so, chose this for a beginner. The embark and disembark went well and if you are fearful of sea sickness...the ship is too big to be rocked by a few waves. The GOOD - Large ship with a few entertainment options. Initially I thought it was massive, quickly realized that it was just right. - Cabin was comfy (balcony), the room was made up every day (twice) and all was good. - Food was acceptable, although the chefs from the various restaurants (even the a La Carte) has a VERY similar menu with minor variations. The BAD - Shore Excursions. Book your excursions with OTHER companies as the Prices NCL charge are equal to Robbery! However, be warned, if for whatever reason the ship does not make it to any port (due to weather etc...) you have lost your money. The UGLY 1. The information disseminated was poor; as the ship did not make it to Gothenburg; instead made it back to initial port (Copenhagen). NCL put on free transport to the city centre HOWEVER announced NOTHING. 2. As I was not pleased, I went to Customer Services (CS) queued for 20 min and asked for a gesture of good will from the ship (like additional credit etc..) the response someone will be in touch... I am still waiting... 3. I had credit due so I went to Customer Services (queued for 20 min) and asked if it was possible to get the dollars due put back into the account; the response certainly sir. So, I went away. The next day message on the cabin phone to report to Customer Services; again (queued for 20 min) went to CS discussed the refund and was given the same response that it will be paid to my account. The following day cruise over went to leave got pulled to the side and was given a wad of cash... I explained to no avail... Final Assessment To me it appears that when staff do not have an answer to either a complaint or an issue the resort to saying that someone will be in touch... do notice that when they resort to this they immediately avoid eye contact... I am not alone in this assessment; I believe that NCL staff are trained to deal with things in this way as you have no way of getting anywhere. I noticed this more than once with others on the cruise as well. I won't say that I will NEVER cruise with NCL again however be VERY wary as they have your money and they REALLY DO NOT CARE!!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise as we had never been to Russia. The ship was amazing. So much entertainment in so many parts of the ship. Definitely the best entertainment that we have had in all our cruises. The cruise staff weren’t great but ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we had never been to Russia. The ship was amazing. So much entertainment in so many parts of the ship. Definitely the best entertainment that we have had in all our cruises. The cruise staff weren’t great but their cruise director, Francisco was outstanding. The food on board was excellent, better than we expected. The ports that we visited were worth seeing. Although the ship is geared to families with children with all the Amenities that they have for them it didn’t impede on the wonderful nine days that we had on the Getaway. We went to the Cirque night. Well worth it. The dualling piano show was very good as were all the shows. We really liked Sids Bar and it’s outside bar. Never seen bars and restaurants on the port and starboard sides of a ship before. Fantastic idea. Well done Norwegian Getaway. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Exceeded our expectations from embarkation to debarkation. Crews are very friendly and helpful. You don’t get hungry as lots of yummy foods on board and lots of sporting activities you can do on board to ensure you don’t get extra kg ... Read More
Exceeded our expectations from embarkation to debarkation. Crews are very friendly and helpful. You don’t get hungry as lots of yummy foods on board and lots of sporting activities you can do on board to ensure you don’t get extra kg while indulging with lots of good variety of foods. Medallion class made everything on board really easy. They have a very systematic system where everything really works very well. We have enjoyed all the activities on board, in particular, the shows daily. Our crew steward always ensure that our room is being looked after daily. Live TV updates is also very helpful for everyone as you will be informed on what’s happening on the ship, ports and shore excursions very important informations and tips. We will definitely cruise with Princess again and will recommend them to our friends and families. Keep up the good work and hope to see you again soon. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We arived one day before embarkation to Copenhagen after a week in other parts of Europa so we mostly just explored the nyhavn area which is very pretty. Embarkation itself was super smooth we maybe took 15 min to board, rooms where ready ... Read More
We arived one day before embarkation to Copenhagen after a week in other parts of Europa so we mostly just explored the nyhavn area which is very pretty. Embarkation itself was super smooth we maybe took 15 min to board, rooms where ready at 1:30p and our luggage arrived at night as expected. The ship is beautiful, we could definitely tell it was recently renovated no complains on cleaniless and the public areas are spacious. We stayed in a family room for 4 for the first time and at first we where confused as the sofa bed was clearly only meant for 1 person. Only by asking around did we realize there was a ceiling bed that could be opened. We were very happy to hear this but I think they should include some sign or paper with this information in the room already because we grew upset at the beginning. The room is tight but there was enough storage for our family of four. We mostly at at the buffet and food was varied and good to great flavors, we could always find a table in the first few minutes we came. Other than that we dined twice at savor/taste and food is very good but it is missing a bit of presentation and flavor to be great. We also had lunch once in o sheenans but were disappointed with the mini portions and the service. We actually left before he could bring us all our orders or ask for dessert with how slow service is despite not being booked. The only specialty restaurant was Moderno and definitely recommend the quality of the meat os fantastic. The entertainment crew always had something to do its a shame the don't always have enough space or material for everyone interested to participate. The atrium simply does not have enough seating and the need to bring more paper for everyone to play. We had a great time in family dictionary for example but the only had paper for 7 teams it doesn’t make sense.This ship also has so many activities such as the arcade, bowling, mini golf the rope course and we enjoyed a bit of all it had to offer. Service overall is very good besides O Shennans we had no complaints. It may not be as personal than other cruises but everyone is kind and gets the job done. Though the cruise supposedly had 4600 guest (that not the capacity they advertise) we never felt it was so full we couldn't enjoy you just have to organize yourself to be at the activities before the begin and the shore excursions where fun. Btw the Cirque show is amazing you shouldnt miss it! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We went on this cruise for a family trip to get to know the Baltics. The ship has a lot of things to do, but if is going to cruise the baltic sea it should have an indoor pool and more indoor activities, the weather was good only the first ... Read More
We went on this cruise for a family trip to get to know the Baltics. The ship has a lot of things to do, but if is going to cruise the baltic sea it should have an indoor pool and more indoor activities, the weather was good only the first two days, the rest, all the outside was impossible to use The baltics are beautiful countries, but the amount of time you stay there is very low and my perception is the only reason is because Norwegian wants you to consume inside the ship vs in the city. One example was when we were in Tallinn, we had to be on the ship by 15:30, in front of us there was another ship from TUI, they were asked to be there at 23:00, the next morning when we arrived to Helsinki, the TUI ship was already in front of us, so the reason is not only to be able to travel. Another complain is that Norwegian apparently lost a lot of what a cruise is, no welcoming reception, no animal towels every night, etc. They are going to far with this free-style experience. The food was awful in almost all the restaurant, no typical food, no variety. The only one where we had a good dinner was Cagney the Steakhouse. The Seafood restaurant was fully booked since the first day, meaning that it should be bigger to allow all passengers to try it. Entertainment was nice, particularly the Cirque of Steam and Dreams. The arcade areas were also nice for the kids, but I didn't want them to spend that much time inside. The service was average, some people were very nice, some were not. Generally a disappointment from the ship and crew perspective Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Exceptionnal logistics to embark, disembark and access to excursions on shore. Very efficient, well oragnised, easy to deal with. Roomy cabins with balconies for almost everyone. Very usefull medaillon (RF ID). The cabin door ... Read More
Exceptionnal logistics to embark, disembark and access to excursions on shore. Very efficient, well oragnised, easy to deal with. Roomy cabins with balconies for almost everyone. Very usefull medaillon (RF ID). The cabin door unlocks automatically as you approach it. You can buy anything on board and even on shore (to access hop-on hop-off bus tours starting at the dock), without further identification. The boat personnel equipment allows them to confirm your ID with a picture on their tablet. Exceptionnal food variety and quality at the buffet (Bistro Horizon). Conversely, dissapointing food preparation, cooking skills, and wine serving service at standard (Symphony, Harmony, Concerto) and specialty (Crown Grill, Sabatini's) restaurants. The best bet, after the buffet is to eat at small bistros (Crab Schack, Alfredo's, International Café and the like), which are all very good with food quality and service. Efficient room service, albeit very present in the corridors. High quality shows production with a good spectrum of styles to please everyone. But humour is difficult with such varied cultural background in the audience, especially when guests ar asked to participate on stage. Both the comedian and the ventriloquist generated some uncomfortable moments. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We chose to sail for the Baltic cruise with Princess after trying other cruise lines for other cruises. Nothing beat Princess in term of services, itineraries, and values. We're group of 11 people (yes, odd numbers) and the dining ... Read More
We chose to sail for the Baltic cruise with Princess after trying other cruise lines for other cruises. Nothing beat Princess in term of services, itineraries, and values. We're group of 11 people (yes, odd numbers) and the dining room able to accomodate all of us in one table which make the dining experiences more enjoyable. Great menu on traditional Dining room (good options considering we have different people with different preferences). Get the wine packages when you board the ship (great values). Regal Princess is a great ship especially since it becomes the medallion class (very convenience tool and now we can locate the rest of our group at any given time on the ship). We love all the countries listed in the itineraries although we feel that the stop at Oslo is too short. The weather were perfect during our visits. Our kids love the destination cruise like this one because they get to visit different countries everyday without having to pack and unpack daily). Overall experience, we had an amazing time sailing with Princess. Can't wait to do another cruise with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Have been on many cruises but first time with ncl. What a rip off. Not all the shows are free for a start. 2 standard shows we're free but you still had to book as theater tiny. Public places packed at peak times. Not enough staff and ... Read More
Have been on many cruises but first time with ncl. What a rip off. Not all the shows are free for a start. 2 standard shows we're free but you still had to book as theater tiny. Public places packed at peak times. Not enough staff and the ships design has not given that nice open attriam feeling that other ships have. Casino too expensive. Minimum bets etc. Didn't see our cabin boy for almost all the week just say 1 and 9. Food is quite good esp the buffet but it's a real fight. Too many people. Drinks god. A diet coke and a cocktail was 23 dollars. I drank water most of the week. Oh and you can't bring drink on board not even water cos they want to sell you it. Worst ship and company we have ever been with, and we won't be going back again Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We flew from Sydney, Australia, to visit the Baltic region for the first time. We have cruised once before on NCL (Rome to Spain round-trip). We choose NCL usually because it offers a variety of entertainment and similar standard of ... Read More
We flew from Sydney, Australia, to visit the Baltic region for the first time. We have cruised once before on NCL (Rome to Spain round-trip). We choose NCL usually because it offers a variety of entertainment and similar standard of service that we like. We would be happy to travel again on this ship. Here are some observations. DINING Good: Variety of dining options. O'sheehans is often a favourite. We had 4 additional choices as part of our package. Le Bistro, Cagneys and Moderno are always winners (usually an add on). Needs tweaking: The garden cafe is good for all but close table seating made it difficult to move around when necessary. This can be managed by choosing to dine in Savor or Taste restaurants. Sometimes in the garden cafe, there were dishes that were cold by the time you sat down to eat at the table. For example, scrambled eggs, meat dishes that are meant to be hot, and Indian dishes. I imagine that could cause food to be wasted. I prefer hot food to be eaten at that same temperature. Specialty restaurants did not have this problem. Service: All good during our stay and in all areas of the ship. Entertainment: We love listening to live music. The Syd Norman Pour House had a band with a variety of vocalists that really worked hard to sing and engage the crowd. Definitely a winner for me to sing along with 70,80,90's music. The venue was often crowded. Burn the floor was a good show too. Any longer would have been repetitive. Their energy is amazing. Ancora was an opera/classical group of 4 that were simply fantastic. The range and quality of their voices was breathtaking. I didn't go to see the Cirque show. The additional cost was not the issue. I'm just not into the circus theme. There were other entertainment options too. I liked the interactive games on level 6 that engaged the audience. Nothing complicated, but amusing Room: We had a mini suite on deck 9 forward. While close to level 8 entertainment venue, we slept soundly. Fixtures and fittings are beginning to show some signs of age but, this did not impact on our comfort. Recommendations: Based on personal preference. More ping pong tables so that adults can play, not just the kids. Maybe more area in the gym for stretching, cooling etc in peak time. Also, a big thank you to Mario who was helpful in meeting the needs of the Cruise critic team when docking in Russia. Thanks to Tammy and Patrick (friendly cruise critic cruisers) too. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
I would like to comment on the excellent experience we had with my wife at Viking Sky. Before leaving, we had apprehensions regarding entertainment on board and the age of the passengers. We are not young (58 and 46 years old) but we ... Read More
I would like to comment on the excellent experience we had with my wife at Viking Sky. Before leaving, we had apprehensions regarding entertainment on board and the age of the passengers. We are not young (58 and 46 years old) but we knew that the average age was higher. The truth is that although the average age is higher, it was very nice for us to be on the boat without children or teenagers, without a casino, without photographers, without sellers of trinkets. the shows were of quality, the conferences very interesting, the first level gym, the extraordinary spa, the fantastic living rooms to read, the swimming pools with sun loungers available, the exceptional food both in the buffet and in the restaurant, always, and I insist, always with tables available for dinner, breakfast and dinners. This is our 15th cruise and we have used MCS, Costa, Royal, Azamara, Princess and Celebrity, and from all of the above we can say that Viking has been our best experience and best quality price ratio. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Excellent experience. Ship was fully staffed. Never had to wait for a drink at the bars. Public areas kept tidy and clean. Made reservations in advance for the shows and select dining. Found we did not need reservations in two of the ... Read More
Excellent experience. Ship was fully staffed. Never had to wait for a drink at the bars. Public areas kept tidy and clean. Made reservations in advance for the shows and select dining. Found we did not need reservations in two of the main rooms. Taste and Savor, we were walk right up and get a table with little wait. Heard it can be hard to find quiet spots on board. The sunset lounge was our favorite bar, located in the middle of the ship on the inside. Never too crowded or boisterous. Take the time and spend the money to see the cirque dreams steam punk dinner show. Very good production for a ship. The best shipboard entertainment I have ever seen. Burn the floor is good too. Just make your reservations before setting sail! Syd Norman’s Pour House had excellent rock cover band. Very entertaining there. For shot excursions, be sure to explore non ship options. We booked privately with Alla Tours for both St. Petersburg and Stockholm. We saved a ton of money compared to the excursions (relatively identitcal itineraries) by booking with Alla. Do it about 3 months in advance, They take care of your Visas for Russia, no worries! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Having sailed on sister ship Riviera in 2018 we were confident in what to expect on Marina. Excellent service, wonderful ports and great food and spirits. Marina did not disappoint. The ship is small enough that you can easily move ... Read More
Having sailed on sister ship Riviera in 2018 we were confident in what to expect on Marina. Excellent service, wonderful ports and great food and spirits. Marina did not disappoint. The ship is small enough that you can easily move around, yet large enough to have multiple entertainment and dining options. My wife likes the shows, I enjoy making an evening contribution to the casino. It is nice that they still have a craps table. Many ships have done away with them. We enjoyed the specialty restaurants and Le Reserve. The main dining room is beautiful, we really enjoyed a peaceful breakfast in the MDR. The buffet option can be crowded. We embarked in Denmark visiting; Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and disembarked in Sweden. St. Petersburg was fantastic. We hired a private guide and driver through TJ travel. Excellent choice. Slatvana Andrusheko, was encyclopedic in her knowledge of Russia. In another life she was a Russian History professor. It really made the trip extraordinary. We had her and the driver for 2 full days. It is a big plus having a driver ready to pick you up to take you on to the next site. Plus they have already acquired all entry passes to the venues you must see. She took us to local restaurants and markets. We got a real feel for St. Petersburg. Our first port, Warnemunde, Germany was a real surprise. Very nice summer vacation spot with a real small town appeal. Take the train to Rostock if you are inclined, very easy trip. We rented a car on the Island of Bornholm, Denmark. A very nice day drive. In many of the ports, we just jumped on the Hop-On - Hop Off bus for a great city tour. Helsinki was really a highlight too. Our cabin was spacious and very accommodating. No complaints about the food or drinks. We do purchase a drink package and find it to be a good value. We didn't book any of our tours with the ship, we found better value doing it privately. We are also a bit more adventurous and enjoy hunting out different sights. The only "negative" we found on the ship was my wife wanted to participate in the on-board art class, but this ship had more children on then usual and they were crowding the art class. Not a big deal. We do enjoy Oceania because it is primarily all adults. We love children, but we don't miss the screaming, crying and running. The literature and website is quite clear in this is primarily adults. No climbing walls, no slides, no big screen TV, no Mickey and Minnie. As a grandparent, we have taken our grandchildren on cruises, but more age appropriate lines. All in all, Oceania met our expectations. We put a deposit down on another cruise in 2020. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was my first cruise in 30 years so I qualify as a newbie. My experience is colored by my conclusion huge ships are not my style. That said - the good and bad. Good - entertainment was very good. Enjoyed all the shows. Ship is pretty ... Read More
This was my first cruise in 30 years so I qualify as a newbie. My experience is colored by my conclusion huge ships are not my style. That said - the good and bad. Good - entertainment was very good. Enjoyed all the shows. Ship is pretty and public areas were clean and glitzy. Staff was friendly and helpful. Neutral - food was good but I never had a meal where I said WOW. Our room was OK but could use an update. Table was worn, mattress saggy, pillows not fluffy. Bathroom was small but storage there was good and workable. Good closet space. Negative - disappointed in Princess excursions - so so and overpriced. We were much more pleased with the excursions we did through independent tour company Alla. Princess will say things to scare you away from other tour companies but ours with Alla were much superior to Princess and better price too. As a newbie cruiser who thought the original price of the cruise sounded good, I was amazed how the add ons added up and how expensive excursions were. We probably won’t do another big ship cruise. Maybe Viking 900 person cruise ships or another river cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Crusing the Baltic area. Visiting Russia, Estonia ... Have never been to these locations before. Cabin is fine. Balcony with no obstructed view. Staff were courteous, nice and friendly. Cafeteria food was fine, various menu ... Read More
Crusing the Baltic area. Visiting Russia, Estonia ... Have never been to these locations before. Cabin is fine. Balcony with no obstructed view. Staff were courteous, nice and friendly. Cafeteria food was fine, various menu items and relaxing atmosphere, staff serving drinks as needed. Dining was average, nothing to crow about. Entertainment could be better, limited choice, and not much variety. Princess wants extra money for sauna usage, where it should be included, for a long cruise. Port-calls were nice, enough with the variety of places and cultures; and different peoples. Highlight was the Princess excursion, 2 days in St Petersburg. Nice and enjoyed it very much. If nothing else, this excursion is a must; especially the visits to Catherine's Palace and Hemitage Museum. We would do Princess cruise again, but more selective with sauna availability at no extra cost, better entertainment, better shows, and better variety of bands music. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
This was the cruise for us!! Four stops in a transatlantic package!! Ideal! It was our first experience on a larger ship and it was a worthwhile experience. The facilities were luxurious and the ropes course was sprine tingling! Our ... Read More
This was the cruise for us!! Four stops in a transatlantic package!! Ideal! It was our first experience on a larger ship and it was a worthwhile experience. The facilities were luxurious and the ropes course was sprine tingling! Our cabin was perfect for us, not fancy but it had everything we needed including a surprising amount of storage space and the entertainment was outstanding! Totally top shelf! Cirque, Burn the Floor, Rock of Ages, Helen Ward-Jackson, Justino Zuppo all fantastic! The food was very good with lots of variety and the service was courteous, friendly and prompt. A new addition was a lecturer who briefed us on each of the destinations and tied the trip into a theme of American Immigration. Finally!! He was wonderfully informative. That said, I don’t believe we will choose a large ship again. The theater was too small to seat even half of the guests so that not everyone could see the shows. There were long queues for nearly everything, The fitness center had lots of machines and they were adequate.The trainers were knowledgeable, professional and friendly but the workout room was entirely too small to accommodate the number of people who wanted to attend morning stretch and abs classes. Many people were turned away. We had to be sure to arrive 15 minutes early for class to claim a slice of the floor and a mat. We did like the fact that a fitness pass was offered which allowed us to attend as many classes as we chose to attend for one price but there was an overwhelming sense that additional charges were a theme. There was no longer a shower or sauna in the gym. The only saunas or steam rooms were available at an additional cost in the spa which was beautiful but expensive and not our vibe. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
I am active, active, active onboard transAtlantic cruises and NCL keeps me busy with dance classes, cardio, origami, trivia games, mystery games, lectures, speakers, movies, NFL football games shown on the big screens (YIPPEE!!), audience ... Read More
I am active, active, active onboard transAtlantic cruises and NCL keeps me busy with dance classes, cardio, origami, trivia games, mystery games, lectures, speakers, movies, NFL football games shown on the big screens (YIPPEE!!), audience participation events, the reading room's daily puzzles, art classes, the 24 hour freestyle food buffet, the rock climbing wall, the ropes course, bowling, the golf course, ping pong, basketball, the walking track, the gym. So much to do, I get worn OUT!! I do everything and wear myself out. And in doing all the activities, I accomplish my cruising goal of meeting folks from all over. The customer service desk and box office staff are always so helpful and friendly to me on NCL ships, I can't even begin to describe how they follow up on every little detail if I need them or make a call. One example is Renata printing out the NFL complete satellite TV schedule and having it sent to my room, knowing I love football. I have cruised NCL forever and have been a platinum member forever now and get all kinds of special gifts onboard. Stick with one cruise lines, folks, and build up your status. Pick one and stick with it, the one you like, there are many out there. Most of all, cut loose and have fun and don't be all stodgy and stiff. Loosen up. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This is not a Baltic Sea cruise like everyone expected. Missed 3 ports (Berlin, Germany, Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden) out of 5, only get $44 credit from $483.64 Port & Tax charges. The Shore Excursions Credit totally ... Read More
This is not a Baltic Sea cruise like everyone expected. Missed 3 ports (Berlin, Germany, Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden) out of 5, only get $44 credit from $483.64 Port & Tax charges. The Shore Excursions Credit totally lost ($0.00) for all 3 ports. The Service Staff are pretty nice. The Mini Suite Room with walk-in shower & double-sink is good. The room is tight to walk around for tiny people like 2 of us. The Entertainment activities are so-so. Special Dining package has reasonable price. The French Restaurant was always crowded you better reserve earlier. The Manhattan Dining room provided nice choices of decent food with music & excellent service. The 15th Floor Buffet has 6-8 wash hand sink, but most of time they ran out of soap & paper. Food area are not so well designed so the jam pack are always happen all the time. The mini suite with small balcony is good if yu don't have a smoking neighbor. The 7th Floor Casino are always full of smokes on the sea. I will think about it if I will come back to this ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
The worst experience I ever had. They canceled three countries of 5 included in the itinerary, bad service, when we were anchored for 3 days in Denmark waiting for the bad weather to stop, we did not have good entertainment, I was bored, ... Read More
The worst experience I ever had. They canceled three countries of 5 included in the itinerary, bad service, when we were anchored for 3 days in Denmark waiting for the bad weather to stop, we did not have good entertainment, I was bored, couldn't have my diet without salt as I asked at the reservation moment because they were not prepared for it, the Rock shows were terrible as well, too much rock for seniors persons (60%) a pested, problems with the charges, with the shore excursions, with the door key three times wrong, problems with my cabin, in the Service Desk, in the Shore Excursions Desk, in the Reservations Desk, the Credit on Board Desk, an horror everything. Long line in the service and shore excursions Desks because too many complaints. I had problems with my suitcase, arrived at 11.00 PM at my cabin because I went for it. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I chose this cruise because a few friends who have been in the cruises before decided to go again with a group of other people so my friend and I decided to go along. Also its route was interesting for me as I have not been any of these ... Read More
I chose this cruise because a few friends who have been in the cruises before decided to go again with a group of other people so my friend and I decided to go along. Also its route was interesting for me as I have not been any of these places. Very unlucky, the three ports out of 5 were cancelled. As a result, everyone was forced to be in the cruise with limited entertainment offered but food and food. In this day and age, the forecast of the weather conditions should be easily obtained and alternative plans should have been scheduled in case. On top of that communication between the crew officials and the people on board was poor. Lessons to learn: never travel in a big cruise as such. There were too many people crowed around and often we needed to look for places to sit. There was no flexibility to do what was not planned if any "bad" weather condition occurred. No plan B or C so to speak! People in our group of over 60 people have all expressed unsatisfactory over the whole experience. And almost all said that would never take this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This is mostly about the ship and the people services. We had a small studio to start on the 14th floor with balcony. The bathroom was great with abundant hot water and the bathroom was spacious. The bed very comfortable , view ... Read More
This is mostly about the ship and the people services. We had a small studio to start on the 14th floor with balcony. The bathroom was great with abundant hot water and the bathroom was spacious. The bed very comfortable , view from the balcony great ! The staff throughout the boat was excellent , very helpful and helped with any service you needed. It was a bit remarkable that every one of them seemed to be well trained... The barmen were great. The open style restaurants were great ... as well as the main cafeteria. Get the meal package as well as the beverage package and you're all set ! We got the 3 supper package which was fine. We paid extra for one other. Make sure you double check which ones are payable and not. The embarkation and debarkation was smooth. They're very well organized all around ! They're obviously been practicing .. It's actually hard to find something negative about this cruise and staff. The off-shore tours were lengthy but great except for one tourist trap setting but overall very good and instructive ! I'm not a big cruise fan but I found this one exceptional ! I highly recommend it and thanks to all the staff for making everything pleasant ! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We chose this cruise to see the Baltic States and we were pleased with all the ports. However, the NCL Breakaway was a big disappointment. Embarkation in Copenhagen was easy and we were on board by 12.30 but our mini-suite (12824) was no ... Read More
We chose this cruise to see the Baltic States and we were pleased with all the ports. However, the NCL Breakaway was a big disappointment. Embarkation in Copenhagen was easy and we were on board by 12.30 but our mini-suite (12824) was no bigger than our normal verandah cabin on RCI or Celebrity and so don’t imagine suite means spacious! Our cabin steward was delightful and gave us every assistance we asked for. So, to the problems. The layout of the ship means that there is no central stairwell/lifts and only a set forward or aft. Our cabin was midway! The ship’s company when designing had obviously tried to jam as many cabins in as possible at the expense of open lounge areas that were quiet or bars that were quiet. There simply wasn’t a quiet place to sit anywhere on the ship except in the library or card room. Usually these rooms on ships never see a soul from one week to another but on this ship, the library offered a quieter (not quiet, it was right next to the atrium where all the public games were held) place and so was constantly full when we were at sea. The general noise level of music no matter where you were on the ship became increasingly annoying and I’m glad we only had two sea days. The quietest location was our cabin, as has been said before. The other annoyance was the fact that we’d prepaid our gratuities (this is obligatory for Australians taking cruises). That in itself wasn’t the problem, but the issue came with the ship’s crew, particularly in the dining room. The second night we went to the main dining room and were shown to a four-person table (only 2 of us) and about five minutes later another couple were shown to the adjacent 4-seater table. They removed the cutlery and then proceeded to serve the other couple first in all things. A minor issue you, the reader might say, but it was pointedly obvious that the second couple had not prepaid gratuities and so the grovelling that went on meant we were ignored, food was served cold and we were disgruntled. The receptionist at the dining room can see who’s prepaid and who hasn’t so all staff are made aware of who they have to butter up and who they don’t. Needless to say we chose the buffet for all future meals. And finally, we carefully read the ships rules before we embarked, declaring our two bottles of spirits which we were immediately told would be tipped out because the seals were broken (we’d been travelling for three weeks by this stage and had duty free from another country). As there was no opportunity for us to get our hands on the bottles whilst they were below decks, we didn’t see the problem. However, the ship did and on our last night we asked for our bottles to be returned only to be told that they had been ‘tipped out’ and we were not offered any explanation or refund. So, my husband told the purser that we would remove the prepaid gratuities to get some compensation for our loss, to the tune of about $AU360. The ship’s crew missed out and I don’t apologise. The ship’s rules clearly state alcohol must be handed in, which we did, but it didn’t state that bottles must be unopened, one of the bottles was 98% full. Anyway we won’t cruise with NCL again, too noisy and too crushed Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Princess had some great pricing on this one as it was in the storm season. Food was exceptional and the Captain was an outstanding communicator with a very strong customer orientation Weather was not great but we avoided the big storms ... Read More
Princess had some great pricing on this one as it was in the storm season. Food was exceptional and the Captain was an outstanding communicator with a very strong customer orientation Weather was not great but we avoided the big storms and didn't ,miss any ports. Excellent onboard entertainment and the ship was in great condition. The pizza at Alfredo's on the sixth floor was the best we ever had. They will customize your pizza, have a great menu and, best of all, there is no extra charge. Open 11:00 to 11:00. Ports were nice and we took several excursions. The production shows were outstanding (Fiera, Bravo and Story of Dance). Princess offers great itineraries and opportunities to chill out, relax and reconnect. While there are lots of things to do onboard with a packed list of activity choices, it is not an adventure cruise line where you do rock-climbing, water-sliding and zip-lining. The Regal Princess is a beautiful relatively new ship and accommodates over 3500 passengers. Great for seniors, couples, viewing the world, gourmet dining and just plain relaxing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This was my very first cruise!! I absolutely loved it. I went on the Breakaway for a 9 day Scandinavian cruise. From start to finish it was fantastic. The food, entertainment, activities and my cabin was everything I expected it would ... Read More
This was my very first cruise!! I absolutely loved it. I went on the Breakaway for a 9 day Scandinavian cruise. From start to finish it was fantastic. The food, entertainment, activities and my cabin was everything I expected it would be. The shore excursions were excellent. They were very well organized. I was a solo traveler on this trip and I couldnt have been happier. Every night in the solo traveler lounge, I met up with other solo's and went out to dinner, and then went out afterwards to listen to live music. The entertainment staff was outstanding. I ended up going to 2 of the shows, Rock of Ages and Cirque Dreans. Both of these shows were fantastic. The food was above and beyond what I was expecting. I ended up going to a couple of the specialty restaurants as well. OUTSTANDING!!! I would highly recommend Norwegian to anyone. I can't wait for my next trip Read Less
Sail Date September 2018

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