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Norwegian Getaway Review

Big ship......oops....

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Norwegian Getaway
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2017
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

My favorite cruises are the Trans-Atlantic repositioning trips. This one looked like a great itinery and that's why we took it. I'm not particularlly fond of the BIG ships, but we thought we'd give the Getaway a try. Ocean crossing was great - some sun & some clouds and mostly smooth sailing. Our first stop in Ponta DelGada was cancelled because of strong winds. Captain said it was too dangerous. That was okay and safety rules. Our next stop in Brest, France was extremely disappointing. The captain was negligent, by his own admission, in that he did not know the tides at the port. As a result, we had to disembark down ONE steep 'plank' to get off the ship - all 4,000 of us who wanted to get off. We stood in line for nerly 2 hours to simply get off the ship. Getting back on was the same........So, we spent 4 hous of our shore day standing in line. A lot of unhappy people......

Next, the ship developed a propulsion problem and we had to chug along slowly resulting is us missing our next port - Brussels. Not happy about that but, the ship needed a repair.

Rotterdam was a delight and the weather was nice and we had a great day - free shuttle bus!

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin was fine. Roomy enough except for accessing the closet. It is very close to the sofa making it difficult to get to your clothes. Balcony is smaller than many others (different ships) but by angling the chairs, it was just fine. The hallways are much narrower than most ships that I've been on. Passing people in the halls was often like playing Friar Tuck!

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