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You get to visit numerous ports on this cruise--Berlin (2.5 hr drive to the city), Talin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm, plus Copenhagen if you want to arrive early or stay after the cruise. Depending on the excursion you choose, you get to see palaces, churches, museums, statues and more. Not sure if it's climate change, but the weather (Sept 2017) was terrible--mostly 50s, rain almost every day and dreary on the other days. Worst experience was customs at St Petersburg. Every other port, you simply get off the ship. In St Petersburg, we waited about 90 minutes the first day in wind and rain for non-English speaking bureaucrats to look at our passports and excursion receipts (needed to avoid having to pay for a visa). The second day wasn't much better. Try to be the first one off the ship in St Petersburg. Many activities listed in the ship's newsletter each day. You find yourself eating at the buffet so you can get lunch/dinner out of the way quickly so you have time to fit things in. Entertainment was OUTSTANDING, with Burn the Floor (dance show), Million Dollar Quartet (same as the show on Broadway), and a Cirque du Soleil type show (extra charge, includes dinner) among others. Finally, unless you want to walk with your luggage, sign up for the transfer to the Copenhagen airport. Did not see one taxi at the port when we docked.

Busy Baltic Cruise - St Petersburg customs HORRIBLE!!!

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by jobby

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
You get to visit numerous ports on this cruise--Berlin (2.5 hr drive to the city), Talin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm, plus Copenhagen if you want to arrive early or stay after the cruise. Depending on the excursion you choose, you get to see palaces, churches, museums, statues and more. Not sure if it's climate change, but the weather (Sept 2017) was terrible--mostly 50s, rain almost every day and dreary on the other days. Worst experience was customs at St Petersburg. Every other port, you simply get off the ship. In St Petersburg, we waited about 90 minutes the first day in wind and rain for non-English speaking bureaucrats to look at our passports and excursion receipts (needed to avoid having to pay for a visa). The second day wasn't much better. Try to be the first one off the ship in St Petersburg.

Many activities listed in the ship's newsletter each day. You find yourself eating at the buffet so you can get lunch/dinner out of the way quickly so you have time to fit things in. Entertainment was OUTSTANDING, with Burn the Floor (dance show), Million Dollar Quartet (same as the show on Broadway), and a Cirque du Soleil type show (extra charge, includes dinner) among others.

Finally, unless you want to walk with your luggage, sign up for the transfer to the Copenhagen airport. Did not see one taxi at the port when we docked.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MX
Not that impressive. Would hate to see the size of a standard/regular room. Nice amount of shelf and closet space. Dual faucets a nice feature, but how often do you brush your teeth with your spouse? Balcony about the size of a postage stamp. It was too cold/rainy to use it much except each morning to gauge the weather.
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