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Overall a good cruise. Food good, entertainment good, itinerary excellent. Main complaints had to do with poor internet service. After paying for the premium package I expected excellent service, instead I got internet that did not work for at least two of the nine days. Many complaints from guests but no refunds offered. Ship was quite nice. Recently refurbished. Ports were great. St. Petersburg was a great surprise. We booked independantly for all tours and used TJ travel in St. Petersburg. Highly recommend. Copenhagen was nice, recommend CPH food tours and Hey Captain boat tours. Visby was added to our itinerary and it was a real treat. We were lucky to dock at the actual Stockholm port instead of the more distant port where the Getaway usually docks. Beware of the cabs in Stockholm, some will try to rip you off. Confirm your price before travel. Tallinn was quite nice. Wonderful old town. Our 16 and 13 year old children complained that the waterslides, mini golf and other activities geared toward them had strange operating hours. Weather was great. Temps high enough to for folks to use the outdoor amenities avoiding the indoor crowding that others had complained about on earlier cruises. Jogging track was short and crowded with people oblivious to joggers. Casino was great. Any casino that has Pai Got Poker is a good casino in my book. Craps table was hopping and casino overall had a good vibe. Couple of other insider tips: 1. Leave plenty of time to get to the port. Lots of construction right now, traffic was at a standstill going into the port. Plan for 45 minutes to one hour from city center. 2. At CPH look out for the passport control. It can take you 40 minutes or more to get through this. If you are in the main part of the airport (where all the shopping and restaurants are) leave plenty of time to get to your gate. Recommend 1 hour before boarding. Overall good cruise. Kids prefer Royal Caribbean for next one though.

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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by dartngnon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
Overall a good cruise. Food good, entertainment good, itinerary excellent. Main complaints had to do with poor internet service. After paying for the premium package I expected excellent service, instead I got internet that did not work for at least two of the nine days. Many complaints from guests but no refunds offered.

Ship was quite nice. Recently refurbished.

Ports were great. St. Petersburg was a great surprise. We booked independantly for all tours and used TJ travel in St. Petersburg. Highly recommend.

Copenhagen was nice, recommend CPH food tours and Hey Captain boat tours.

Visby was added to our itinerary and it was a real treat.

We were lucky to dock at the actual Stockholm port instead of the more distant port where the Getaway usually docks. Beware of the cabs in Stockholm, some will try to rip you off. Confirm your price before travel.

Tallinn was quite nice. Wonderful old town.

Our 16 and 13 year old children complained that the waterslides, mini golf and other activities geared toward them had strange operating hours.

Weather was great. Temps high enough to for folks to use the outdoor amenities avoiding the indoor crowding that others had complained about on earlier cruises.

Jogging track was short and crowded with people oblivious to joggers.

Casino was great. Any casino that has Pai Got Poker is a good casino in my book. Craps table was hopping and casino overall had a good vibe.

Couple of other insider tips:

1. Leave plenty of time to get to the port. Lots of construction right now, traffic was at a standstill going into the port. Plan for 45 minutes to one hour from city center.

2. At CPH look out for the passport control. It can take you 40 minutes or more to get through this. If you are in the main part of the airport (where all the shopping and restaurants are) leave plenty of time to get to your gate. Recommend 1 hour before boarding.

Overall good cruise. Kids prefer Royal Caribbean for next one though.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD 12708
Quite nice. Plenty of room. Love having a coffee maker in the room.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins