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Norwegian Getaway Review

4.5 / 5.0
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3036 reviews
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Value for money for great price we paid

Review for Norwegian Getaway to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom

We got this cruise at a great price which included 4 restaurant upgrades and the drinks package plus taxes and service charges. Embarkation and disembarkation were both excellent, quick and efficient. There was no hanging about. We sailed on 2 October and it hailstoned. Bring plenty of warm clothes on this trip, we could not go outside on deck as it was so cold. We got as far as Tallinn and it was -2 C. We found the temperatures really cold. The ship is not built for this type of weather, it's better suited to the Med as there is an outdoor pool and slides which are only used by the brave hearted. There should be more entertainment indoors because it's too cold to enjoy bands by the pool. The one hour safety drill went on too long.....boring. Our inside cabin on floor 5 was fine, clean and adequate. You do not need a balcony at this time of the year as its too cold. I would have preferred drawers in the dressing table for my makeup. The studio was a good size and the bathroom was too. I always used our bathroom as the public ladies toilets left a lot to be desired. The ship library was the worst we have come across. We found all the staff very pleasant and friendly unlike a lot of the passengers. As I am plant based we used the Garden Cafe mostly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food, especially the vegetarian food was always cold. (We have travelled with NCL 6 times now and have told them over and over again about this but it's still the same). The meat was served beside salads, open for contamination and Vegan options were never labelled, staff were not always knowledgable regarding ingredients. There was not a great variety of salads available and there were 2 curries on at lunch and dinner every day, no variety whatsoever in the Vegetarian corner. The Photographers tortured people, it was like running the gauntlet trying to escape them, everywhere we went. Please NCL stop trying to make money this way. We ate in Cagney's twice and the Italian twice, the Bistro and Argentinian would not accommodate me. The food and service was excellent in both restaurants. Worth having the upgrade. We enjoyed Syd Norman's Pour House, it was always packed and the music was good, if not repetitive. The shows in the theatre were OK. We enjoyed our cruise and would sail with NCL again if we got another bargain. The tipping should not be optional, it should be built into the price.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom

Cabin was fine, would have preferred drawers in the dressing table for my makeup storage. We did not meet our steward, he kept his distance.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

We stayed here overnight. Lovely city where everyone rides bikes. Clean and safe and modern. Visited the Little mermaid.

Tallinn

Nice town, quaint. Bitter cold 5 C. Lovely old houses. It was a German holiday so shops were closed. We walked off the ship and made our own way round it.

Helsinki

Nice scenic walk into town along the coast. It's a big city, modern. Lovely market selling bits and pieces and a fish market too.

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