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Norwegian Getaway Overview

By Cruiseline.com

Norwegian Getaway is designed for travelers looking for an action-packed vacation with fun-filled days riding waterslides and thrilling nights on the dance floor. Launched in 2013, Getaway offers a huge selection of activities, amenities, and dining venues that cruisers have come to expect out of modern ships. For kids, teens, and active adults, the main attraction is the three-story Sports Complex & Aqua Park, which features five multistory waterslides, including the super-fast Free Fall and the spiraling Whip. There's also a gigantic ropes course, a climbing wall, and a mini golf area. When it's time to refuel, passengers can choose from loads of complimentary and premium options ranging from the elegant Ocean Blue seafood restaurant to the family-friendly Garden Cafe buffet.

After dark, travelers can head to the Bliss Ultra Lounge for a night of dancing or stop by Jimmy Buffett's Chill Bar at Margaritaville for a slower paced evening before catching one of the ship's world-class shows. Make sure to catch Cirque Dreams and Steam and the rock musical Million Dollar Quartet, which centers around Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and rockabilly guitar slinger Carl Perkins. Burn the Floor is another popular choice with its exotic Latin and ballroom dancing and snappy choreography.

To top it all off, Norwegian Getaway sails to exotic destinations extending from Russia and Iceland to Norwegian’s private Harvest Caye resort in Belize. Between now and the first quarter of 2022, Getaway will be globetrotting between Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. Most Norwegian Getaway itineraries in the Caribbean depart from Miami or New Orleans, while European sailings depart from Copenhagen and visit ports of call across Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the British Isles.

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Best For

Norwegian Getaway is ideal for families with younger or older children, high-energy groups, and singles who are cruising to relax or dance into the wee hours.

Things to Consider

Venues can be crowded and noisy at peak times, and early reservations are needed for most shows. Although the line's trademark freestyle cruise experience is popular with many travelers, some cruisers find that it leads to sudden crowds and a disorganized feel at times.

Ship Highlights

  • Aqua Park water park with five multistory waterslides
  • Sports Complex with ropes, climbing wall, and mini-golf
  • Guppies Nursery for children under 3
  • Splash Academy for kids 3 to 12
  • Entourage for teens 13 to 17
  • Twenty-six complimentary and specialty dining venues
  • Broadway shows, including Escape the Big Top and Million Dollar Quartet
  • Twenty-two bars, including Bliss and the Skyy Vodka Ice Bar
  • Adult tranquility spaces, including Spice H20
  • Spacious Mandara Spa and Thermal Suite
  • Poolside dance parties and events
  • The Waterfront open-air promenade
  • Flywheel spin classes
  • Pulse fitness center

Norwegian Getaway Cabins

2011 cabins and 49 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.8
(170 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 135 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $135 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.3
(56 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 172 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $172 per night
Balcony Balcony
4.3
(533 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 258 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $196 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.3
(213 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 458 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $222 per night

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Norwegian Getaway Dining

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Dolce Gelato Dolce Gelato
5.0
(1 Review)
Carlo''s Bake Shop Carlo''s Bake Shop
5.0
(1 Review)
Café at the Atrium Café at the Atrium
5.0
(1 Review)

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Norwegian Getaway Onboard Activities

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Vibe Beach Club Vibe Beach Club
5.0
(4 Reviews)
The Whip The Whip
5.0
(1 Review)
Box Office Box Office
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Dance Floor Dance Floor
5.0
(1 Review)

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2012 Norwegian Getaway Reviews

Bermuda, NOT by cludwin315

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

In general, I was not pleased with this cruise. The server for the computer system was down a full day and very slow throughout. Food was not nearly up to any par, shops did not have anything worth buying, etc.

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Amazing by manurse007

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I had the best time ever. Cant wait to do it again.

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Norwegian is my new favorite cruiseline! by toyamyers

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We had a great time on this cruise and enjoyed everything it had to offer. Our time in Bermuda was short due to the rain but the boat and all of its amenities made up for that. We we definitely be booking with Norwegian again.

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1103 Norwegian Getaway Tips

jeraldhester464
Sep 14, 2014

on embarkation day go to one of the complimentary restaurants for lunch and avoid the crowded lido.

SuzeQ
Jan 27, 2015

Try the smaller (Taste and Savor) main dining rooms for meals much more intimate and at no charge.

sue2quilt
Oct 11, 2014

Go to dinner early so you can get a window seat in the dining room. Eating dinner, while the sun was setting, and the water flowed by was so romantic and not to be missed.

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