Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Lines


Year of construction




Number of passengers



324 m


40 m


Special Features

  • Pitching stabilizers

Cruise ship review

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.

Cruise itinerary program

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).

On board

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.


Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

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.

  • Savor Restaurant (282-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary)
  • Taste Restaurant (282-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (114-seat French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Teppanyaki (96-seat Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • The Tropicana Restaurant (632-seat aft Dining Room; NYC private club design; complimentary; Freestyle dining, Dinner only)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill (285-seat sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks, desserts; complimentary)
  • Shanghai’s Noodle Bar (53-seat Asian cuisine complimentary restaurant inside O’Sheehan’s Pub area)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu).
  • Moderno Churrascaria (124-seat Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (168-seat Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Ocean Blue (seafood specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$39 per person cover charge. “Ocean Blue on the Waterfront” is the outdoor seating area)
  • Raw Bar (10-seat seafood restaurant)
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar (a la carte)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations)
  • Open-Air Garden Cafe (the outdoor extension of Garden Cafe restaurant; complimentary)
  • Flamingo Bar & Grill (complimentary casual restaurant by the Aqua Park).


Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

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.

  • Getaway Theatre (800-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Illusionarium (217-seat theatrical entertainment dining venue “Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy”, with grand-style aerial acrobatics; surcharge $30-40 PP)
  • Atrium (3-deck midship hub area - “678 Ocean Place”, with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (112-seat specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • Headliners Comedy Club & Lounge (features “The Second City” comedy show and “Howl At The Moon” piano show)
  • The Library; Card Room; Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Mixx Bar (live piano music; pre-dinner cocktails); Bar 21; Prime Meridian Bar; Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge (smoking venue); Sugar Cane Mojito Bar; Sunset Bar; Malting's; Shaker's
  • Carlo’s Bake Shop (cakes, pastries, bakeries; cupcake classes)
  • The Collection Art Gallery
  • Getaway Casino
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
  • Dolce Gelato (Italian ice cream); Cakestand (cakes, pastries)
  • Fat Cats Lounge & Club (160-seat Jazz & Blues live performances)
  • SVEDKA Ice Bar (25-seat; with sculptures, glasses and seats made of ice; room temperature is -8 degrees C/ 17 F)
  • Boutiques (tax-duty free shops); Tradewinds (watches, jewelry, perfumes, handbags, alcohol, tobacco); Tides (gifts); Click (Photo Gallery & Shop)
  • Waterfront Promenade (1320 ft/402 m long; open air dining and entertainment venues)
  • Studio Lounge (cruising solo guests-only venue)
  • Splash Academy Club area (kids' programme for 6 months to 12 yo kids)
  • Spa & Fitness complex (with 22 treatment rooms, pool, aerobics studio and relaxation lounge)
  • The Market Place (shopping alley)
  • Aqua Park (3-deck, with two pools and 5 multi-level waterslides); Kid’s Aqua Park; 9 jacuzzis
  • Spa & Fitness (Thermal Suite, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop, fitness classes)
  • Spice H2O (adults only; served by Breezeway Bar & Grill)
  • Entourage Teen Centre (jukeboxes, table football, video arcades, teen disco)
  • “The Haven” (Suite- and Villa-passengers only complex; consists of The Haven Courtyard, The Haven Restaurant, The Haven Lounge)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Jogging Track; Sports Complex (Spider Web - enclosed 24ft/7m tall kids climbing wall with spiral slide, Bungee Trampoline, 9-hole Mini Golf course, the largest at sea Ropes course, Zip Line, The Plank - 8ft/2,5m extending platform)
  • Vibe Beach Club (adults only).

For kids

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. 

Dress code

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.