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Norwegian Getaway Review

Money, Money, Money

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Norwegian Getaway
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Traveled with children

My family and I made a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line on October 2019. The ship, "Getaway" is pretty new ship, manufactured 2014. The ship is very well maintained and in great condition. The stuff is wonderful and very friendly.

But, not all is good. The main thing that we felt bad about is money. Although the cruise is not cheap, all the time we felt that the cruise staff has one goal above all, and that goal is to take the max amount of money out of the passengers pocket. The prices of each "extra" is ridiculously high and not reasonable. For example, a bottle of mineral water in the room cost 7.20$ !!!! The cost of spa, tours, and sport is just outrages. As a passenger you can choose not to take any of those, but, we were very surprised to see on our bill a compulsory pay of 15$ a day per person for tip. For us it adds up to an extra of 675$. No one told us that when we made reservation of the cruise. I think that it should be part of the cost in advance, because it's compulsory. (Yes, it is probably somewhere in the agreement small letters, but I see it as kind of cheat).

The looks like the food was the same in the 3 restaurants included with no extra cost. (Savoy, Taste, Tropicana)

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Small but nice. Very well maintained.

Port Reviews


VASA museum is very interesting.

Nobel Prise Museum is small and compact, but nice.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

very tipical tourist vilage

St. Petersburg

We took a private guide to go on the highlights.

Armitag museum is outstanding.


nice city. the rock curch and the quite curch are worth while to go.

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