Norwegian Getaway Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 26, 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.

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

Before You Book

Why Sail on 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.

You Should Know: 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.

Norwegian Getaway Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 4,028
  • Total Crew: 1,640
  • Passenger to Crew 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

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Children's Programs 4.0
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.0
  • Entertainment 4.2
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.0
  • Service and Staff 4.3
  • Ship Quality 4.4

Cabins

2011 cabins and 49 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.8
(179 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 135 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $127/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.3
(60 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 172 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $168/night
Balcony Balcony
4.3
(564 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 258 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $193/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.3
(226 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 458 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $222/night

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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)
Wasabi Wasabi
4.8
(4 Reviews)
Teppanyaki Teppanyaki
4.7
(19 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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The Whip The Whip
5.0
(1 Review)
Vibe Beach Club Vibe Beach Club
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Spa Salt Room Spa Salt Room
5.0
(1 Review)
Bliss Ultra Lounge Bliss Ultra Lounge
5.0
(1 Review)

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Excellent cruise and staff by chattpru19

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This is my second cruise with Norwegian. Very nice ship. Will recommend it and will sail with Norwegian again.

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Disappointing by dallas4406

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We had times of relaxation & fun, which is what we needed. We were just a little bit disappointed in the lack of entertainment because we were bored so much of the time.

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Meh by korriethomas

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The prices go up and the quality goes down with each passing year. Don’t care for “Freestyle” dining because you wait in line even for the main dining room. Specialty restaurants cost too much. I’d do the drink or dining package except for the exorbitant gratuities that are non-negotiable and based on maximum usage of the package.

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1222 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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