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Norwegian Getaway was built in 2014. It has a length of 1,070 feet and a gross tonnage of 146,600. It is the second of two Breakaway-class vessels from the fleet owned by Norwegian Cruise Line and is recommended for families with children and groups of friends. There are 28 dining options on board, plus five water slides and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. Norwegian Getaway carries 3,963 passengers and 1,645 crew.

Accommodation

There are 2,014 staterooms on board Norwegian Getaway in 42 different categories. At the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodation with 24-hour butler service, concierge service and a private sundeck. The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite is the largest accommodation on board at 740 square feet. All cabins have ample luggage space, mini-fridge, salon-style hairdryer, mirrored vanity table, writing table, telephone and flat-screen television. Bathroom toiletries by Elemis are  replenished every day.

Food

Norwegian Getaway offers Freedom Dining which means guest can eat at any of the 28 dining venue on board with no assigned table or meal times. Complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a buffet and a variety of casual cafes. The menu at the main dining rooms changes daily and includes chef’s signature dishes. There are also a number of specialty restaurants including Ocean Blue for seafood, Moderno Churrascaria for Brazilian grills and Teppanyaki for Japanese.

Activities

There is a wide variety of day and night activities and entertainment. Daytime activities include wellness lectures, bingo games, seminars and arts/crafts lessons. The Getaway Theatre has a seating capacity for 800 guests to enjoy Broadway-like musical performances and productions. The Illusionarium features theatrical entertainment. Guests can chill out at the various lounges and bars on board including Headliners Comedy Club & Lounge, Mixx Bar (live piano performances), Prime Meridian Bar, Bar 21, Sunset Bar, Sugar Cane Mojito Bar, Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge (with smoking areas), Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub and Studio Lounge. There is a library, card room and Gateway Casino as well as a The Collection Art Gallery. The Spice H20 is an adults-only venue. Norwegian Getaway also offers various ways for guests to relax and stay healthy. The spa and fitness complex has relaxation lounges, treatment rooms, aerobic studio and swimming pools. There are fitness classes, a beauty salon and barber shop, salt room, thermal suit and a Medi Spa. The sports complex includes an aqua park, ropes course, rock-climbing wall, bungee trampoline and a none-hole mini golf course.

Families

Norwegian Getaway has plenty to keep young cruisers amused. The Splash Academy Program offers age-appropriate activities for different groups: Guppies (6 months to 3 years with a parent/guardian); Turtles (3 – 5 year olds); Seals (6 – 9 year olds); and Dolphins (10 – 12 year olds). Teens (13 – 17) have Entourage,  an area all for themselves with amenities like air hockey, video games, jukebox and fooseball. During the night, it is a teen disco with non-alcoholic drinks.

Verdict

– Cruise Passenger 

“My husband and I were first time cruisers. The ship was beautiful. The service was amazing. All the staff were friendly. Everything was so clean. It never felt crowded. The food was great. So many different options for entertainment. We were never bored. We did three excursions. The boss in Honduras, the dolphin adventure in costa maya and the secret river in Cozumel. All were fantastic. Well organized. What we loved, is that you don’t have to worry about anything, Norwegian has it all taken care of. My husband is 6’6″ and I am 5″10 and we had a balcony cabin. It never felt too small or cramped. The bed was great to sleep on. You can’t hear anything. It was better then most hotel rooms. I took advantage of the spa and got a facial, color and cut. The rates were competitive to any market. The service was great. We thought the whole process for embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. No hassles. I would definitely travel on Norwegian again. I highly recommend it.  “-Carmenjacobson

– Cruise Critic 

– Berlitz

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