This is my Norwegian Getaway Ship Tour Video, with my commentary and thoughts about the ship:
The Norwegian Getaway is an impressive ship. Launched in 2014, carrying 4,000 passengers it is based in Miami Florida sailing the Caribbean year round.
Out on the top decks is a feast of outdoor activities to enjoy. You can cool off in the generous sized pool – or ride the many thrilling water slides while the younger kids splash around in their own pool full of cartoon characters.
The energetic can take on the challenge of the rope climbing and zip lining course, or perhaps the fearsome rock-climbing wall – while the more leisurely could challenge friends and family to a round of crazy golf.
When all the activity gets too much, the adults can retreat to Spice H20. A kid and activity free zone.
A stunning chandelier and sweeping glass staircase dominate a three-storey hub across decks six, seven and eight. Radiating from here on all three levels are the many restaurants and bars.
Another hub on the ship is the atrium bar and café with a large video screen showing promotions and major events, guest and excursions services are also located here.
There are 28 dining options on the Norwegian Getaway. Many are included in your fare like the Tropicana Room Restaurant, the sister dining rooms of Savor and Taste as well as the extremely popular Garden Café Buffet up on Deck 15. Room service is also included in your standard fare.
Then you can chose from the many and varied surcharge dining options including the always busy O’Sheehan’s Bar & Grill, Cagney’s New York style steak house, the Argentinean Moderno Churrascaria or the seafood based restaurants like The Raw Bar, Wasabi sushi and sashimi or Geoffrey Zakarian’s up-market Ocean Blue. If those do not appeal you also have the Italian La Cucina, Japanese Teppanyaki, French le Bistro and the Flamingo Bard & Grill open air dining.
There are a multitude of bars throughout the ships of all types and styles. An innovative addition on the Getaway is The Waterfront where a number of bars spill out onto the promenade deck on deck eight.
Entertainment is a major feature on board. The Grammy Experience hosts performances by actual Grammy nominees and winners and has a collection of costumes from famous artists like The Jacksons and Witney Houston. There is a Headliners Comedy Club and a theatre that hosts “Legally Blond” and “Burn the Floor” shows. The Illusionarium has magic shows over dinner.
You will also find the expected art auctions and a large casino with a wide range of gambling machines and all the popular gaming tables. However more unexpected is the nostalgic and old-fashioned amusement arcade with a two lane bowling alley. If that does not appeal, there is a massive video arcade packed full of the latest hi-tech interactive machines.
The fitness centre is expansive and filled with a wide range of cardio and weights equipment. It even includes a Day-Glo spinning class facility.
Next to the fitness centre is the Mandara Spa. This offers the usual beauty treatments, massages and hairdressing services.
Facilities also include a quiet and restful library, cyber café and very spacious kids and teens clubs. These are bright and airy and packed with plenty of attractions to keep younger passengers occupied and entertained.
Shopping is possible on board ranging from Getaway merchandise through to TV Cake Boss’s Carlos Bake shop.
Long and stylish corridors lead to the comfortable and well-designed cabins. This is a veranda stateroom on deck eleven which is well equipped and an elegant space.
Norwegian Getaway. Stylish, full of choice and sailing the Caribbean out of Miami all year round
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