Just got off The Getaway on the Sept 14th 9 day Btic cruise and wanted to give a quick review. I will attempt to add photos later. Going to review specific places and things rather than a day by day.
We arrived at the port by taxi and it didn't take too long to get through security and check in. Probably all within 30 minutes and then we were on board. Cabins still were not ready when we got on board so we just walked around until we could get in.
We had a Spa Mini Suite cabin 14164. We had originally booked a mini suite but I had put in bids to upgrade on just about everything. I decided I was going to cancel the Spa upgrade bid and just get a spa pass. I got lazy about it and about 3 weeks or so before our cruise I got upgraded. We loved the cabin. The bathroom is so spacious, lots of storage space, great shower. Balcony is tiny. We sailed on this ship a few years ago in a mini suite and I remember the bathroom being smaller and balcony bigger. But I could be confusing the cabin with other ships.
Noise: It was quiet most of the time. Although there were times when it sounded like a stampede above, perhaps when deck furniture was being moved around. There was also a constant sound of running water in the bathroom. Maybe for the Jacuzzis or pools upstairs. Not sure. Didn't hear much noise from the hallways except at 3:30am one night when some guy got locked out of us stateroom and was banging on doors. I went out to check what was going on and he was there in nothing but a towel…
We arrived a day early and stayed at The Square hotel which was very nice and close to everything. Just a couple of blocks from Tivoli and Central Station. We visited Tivoli (just walked around, didn’t buy the pass for the rides) and it is such a wonderful park. When we returned after the cruise, we had lunch in Nyhvn and then walked down that really long road with all of the fancy stores. I really loved Copenhagen. Everyone was friendly, it was easy to communicate and just a beautiful city.
We didn’t want to travel all the way to Berlin, so decided to just stay close to the ship. I wish I had done some sort of tour in the area. We had difficulties getting a train to Rostock ( would not take credit cards, thankfully a nice couple told us about an app we could get tic with) and it was a bit frustrating for a lot of people. When we got to Rostock, we had lunch (good food, horrible service), and then walked around. Everything was closed except for restaurants. It was Sunday. So it was a bit of a bust.
Such a charming city and very easy to get around from the ship on foot. We had a nice lunch at a restaurant called Progu, that was recommended by a friend of a friend, (Hi ML if you are reading :) ) . It was very good and great atmosphere.