Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by Texana1
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Ship was very loud and crowded. Long narrow hallway to room was always blocked with cleaning carts and equipment. Few shows that had to be reserved went very quickly, and they let people in after show had started, interrupting those seated near the back. Specialty dining was overall a good experience though we could not get our first choice in restaurants. Buffet had good food selection, but it was crowded and difficult finding indoor table at times.
Teenagers joined the teen club but never went there. They didn't use the pool, water slide or other amenities on top deck. Not sure what they did except go to fitness gym and out for late night ice cream and snacks.
Glad I go to visit a few cities. Only saw Copenhagen from the bus as we missed our flight connection and were last ones into airport and on last bus. Definitely would have liked them to have booked us earlier, even a day or so on advance with time for excursions.
St. Petersburg can't be seen in a day although we went on city and waterway tours, inside of cathedral.
Tallin was interesting old city but guide let her opinion be known about our president.
Helsinki was delightful modern city.
Stockholm was my favorite, a beautiful old city and good waterway/city tour guide. Only wish I could have scheduled Vasa, but excursion family wanted was sold out.
What can I say about Visby? I so wanted to see that town and family loved it. All excursions required a lot of walking and there was no easy way to get to town without fighting other passengers for a cab ride. I decided there was not way I could physically walk the 1/2 mile or so to the edge of the lovely buildings.
Overall, this trip was stressful, and I and happy to be home. Would have to think some more whether I would have gone knowing how it all unfolded. Definitely more time in Copenhagen and better flight arrangements. Even with what seemed like excess time coming home, we almost missed flight connections in Chicago and were last ones on plane.
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