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Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Oh how the mighty have fallen....No more cruises with Norwegian.

Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Family Balcony Stateroom

This was so disappointing as we have cruised Norwegian in the past, and Loved it. With the dry dock, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the ship all over again, and we were so WRONG.

We chose this cruise for the Ports of Calls. Two of our Ports were CANCELLED including Invergordon which was one of the main Ports and Haugesund. No compensation offered for the cancellation of Invergordon and we had private excursions booked that we forfeited.

Embarkation and Tenders- Talk about a cluster, we were five hours late leaving Copenhagen. The tender situation only amplified the complete incompetence of the staff coordinating guests getting on and off the boat. There was only one boat loading/ unloading 4000 guests at a time and they packed each tender to the max. There should have been multiple tenders loading/ unloading at a time. The que for getting off the ship was a nightmare and basically forced you to book an excursion so you could get off the ship at a decent time. This confusion also caused th 6, 7, 8 floors to be a mess of humans waiting, and pushing to get off the ship and significant traffic flow problem. The staff driving the tenders took multiple attempts to dock the tender (throwing ropes, smashing into the side of ships and docks.

Cabin Review

Family Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B2

This ship was coming off dry dock and should have been tip top shape. Our shower drain did not drain on the first day, although it was fixed, that is unacceptable. Carpet glue on the accent panels in the room, broken door handle to the balcony. Saw cabin steward twice on cruise of two weeks.

Port Reviews


Left late causing us to miss first port of call.


The cruise line pre-purchased all of the railway tix forcing cruisers to book excursions if they wanted the railway experience. 150% mark up. Wouldn't do railway again. Highly overrated.


Top of the mountain, and then a hike @ stop 3 to the little B&B with waffles and coffee. Such a nice experience.


Do the spa experience for a truly personal enjoyable laid back spa experience


Golden Circle was sadly overrated and underwelming with significant drive time in between locations.

Invergordon (Inverness)

Cancelled Port

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

Such a cool little town to just wander the streets and check out the castle. Make sure you have time in this town as it is away from the port.


Very informative guide. DO NOT BOOK WITH CRUISE SHIP. The independent excursions allowed us to get to points before there was a crowd and made it more interesting.

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