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The 145,655-ton, 4,028-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Getaway was finished and delivered to her owner, Norwegian Cruise Line, on January 10, 2014. The vessel was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and is located most of the time in Miami (where was the ceremony of naming the Norwegian Getaway on February 7, 2014). The name of Getaway was chosen after a competition. While the ship was under construction, on 5 March 2013 a fire broke out. Luckily, no one was injured and the accident did not stop the construction works.
Norwegian Getaway itinerary program is based on 7-day Eastern Caribbean voyages from Miami FL, with feature port destinations Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten and Nassau Bahamas.
Norwegian Getaway has a total of 2014 cabins (of which 1343 outside, 530 Inside, 127 single cabins) in 42 grades. Most Norwegian Getaway staterooms are 170-sq.foot Balcony rooms. 42 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Norwegian Getaway are the Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites (740 ft2).
The program of events for everyday, is published in a special mini brochure, which is delivered to the cabin on the evening before the next day. Entertainment programs on the ship are varied depending on the route of the ship and seasonality: karaoke, dance classes with coaches, special lectures on various educational topics, sales of jewelry and goods, and much more.
When it comes to dining on Norwegian Getaway, Freestyle is the norm. It means guests can eat virtually when they want, where they want. This applies to the extra-fee dining, as well as included or free dining. Traditionalists enjoy the three "main dining rooms": The Tropicana and more-intimate Taste and Savor. Thanks to Norwegian's drive to improve all dining options in 2014, quality is generally good. Guests had complained about declining quality, and NCL invested in improving on standards and new menu options. Healthy and vegetarian options are always available. One of Norwegian's greatest strengths is the vast range of dining venues. Passengers can try a French bistro, Italian trattoria, Asian Teppanyaki, Brazilian churrascaria, steakhouse, seafood restaurant, a raw bar and a noodle bar. All specialty dining carries an 18% auto-gratuity.
Follows the complete list of Norwegian Getaway restaurants and food bars.
Passengers can enjoy the The Waterfront, new unique feature which represents an open-air promenade constructed to be the connection between guests and the ocean. There is no cruise line offering such an innovative and unique feature to its passengers. At the end of each cruise, a fireworks show is taking place. The Getaway Theater hosts ship's most elaborate extravaganzas. It's where guests will find the Broadway "Legally Blonde" musical and the popular "Burn the Floor" dance revue show.
The ship's 3-deck Atrium is Getaway's activity center throughout the day with morning trivia, Nintendo U Dance 4 competition, cooking demonstrations, towel animal folding, dance classes, games. Elsewhere, other activities include seminars for detoxing, art auctions, wine tastings, bingo, international crew talent show and solo travelers' meet and greets.
Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).
Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hr Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Getaway tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp pd.
Follows the complete list of Norwegian Getaway lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
On the ship there are organized children's clubs (participation in which is free) with special programs for children and teenagers in accordance with age:
Guppies (6 months - 3 years) - children's room for children only when accompanied by adults.
Turtles (3 - 5 years) - educational games, drawing, thematic game "Treasure Hunters".
Seals (6 - 9 years old) - thematic game "Treasure Hunters", pizza cooking lessons, games and activities, drawing, movies.
Dolfins (10 - 12 years old) - sports events, arts and crafts lessons, parties, team competitions and games.
Entourage (13 - 17 years old) - video games, sports events, cinema, parties, dinner with a peer, team competitions and games, aero hockey.
On the ship you can order a group babysitting service for children aged 3 to 12 years for a small additional fee. Working hours from 22:30 to 01:30 every evening. Unfortunately, there is no individual babysitter service.
The cruise company recommends to have three types of clothing during the trip:
for recreation and sports (casual);
clothes and shoes for excursions, depending on the season and route features (sport and casual);
elegant clothes for evening visits to restaurants and evening events: shows, casinos, clubs, bars (smart casual "more strict" and formal "strict").
During the evening events, the cruise company does not welcome a beach clothes.