Norwegian Getaway Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 6, 2019

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.

Things to Consider Before Sailing Norwegian Getaway

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.

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 Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 4,028
  • Total Crew: 1,640
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.46
  • Built: Jan 2007
  • Refurbished: Jan 2015
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 2,011
  • Cabin Categories: 49
  • Gross Tonnage: 146,600
  • Length: 965
  • Beam: 125

Norwegian Getaway Cabins

2011 cabins and 49 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.8
(176 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 135 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $123/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.3
(57 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 172 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $151/night
Balcony Balcony
4.3
(548 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 258 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $176/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.3
(219 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 458 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $203/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)
Moderno Churrascaria Moderno Churrascaria
4.8
(9 Reviews)

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Norwegian Getaway Onboard Activities

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Bliss Ultra Lounge Bliss Ultra Lounge
5.0
(1 Review)
Vibe Beach Club Vibe Beach Club
5.0
(4 Reviews)
The Whip The Whip
5.0
(1 Review)
Dance Floor Dance Floor
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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2102 Norwegian Getaway Reviews

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Baltic Cruise by Rajan

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had very bad experience from the tie time we booked the cruise. The waiting time for call to be answered was minimum 40 minutes, and even when some one pick up, you cannot be sure that the agent will be there to complete your request. We were two families, We called the shore excursion agent to book the excursion. We booked the same excursions for us and our brother-in-law. Traditional History and City Highlights fo Helsinki. They booked the wrong one for our brother-in-law, and goofed by booked them for Helsinki by land & sea. Then even that ticket was not in the cabin. We had to go back to the shore excursion desk and have it changed. The clerk was kind enough to get us accommodated on a nearly full bus

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Great sense of community by marybethowen513

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

It was my first cruise and I was pleasantly surprised. I felt a sense of community and the energy/vibe was so positive. The amount of activities offered made it easy for anyone to find things they enjoy and there was enough space on the boat for people to find spots of solitude. The food, company, activities, and organization exceeded my expectations. I will cruise again:).

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Baltic Cruise by jstaryak

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Great ports. Million Dollar Quartet was excellent. The beverage package is good if included. If not, it is outrageously expensive. Pay by the drink if you are not on it unless you drink all day and all night.

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1157 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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