Norwegian Cruise Line launched the Norwegian Getaway in February 2014, and the cruise ship was the company's newest ship until the Norwegian Escape was launched in 2015. The Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway are very much alike, and the Norwegian Escape is similar but has an expanded outdoor deck space with Ropes Course and a larger Aqua Park.
Although some of the Norwegian's ships are similar, they all have distinctive hull art. The Norwegian Getaway features a huge mermaid along with palm trees, a pelican, and even some ocean waves. The colors are warm and inviting, just like the Caribbean.
The Norwegian Getaway sails seven-day cruises of the Caribbean from the home port of Miami, Florida. The cruise ship alternates between eastern and western Caribbean itineraries, so guests can stay on the ship for two weeks and enjoy different islands and ports of call.
The Norwegian Getaway has many great venues on its outdoor decks. This focus is particularly appropriate since the ship sails warm weather cruises year-round to the Caribbean. The large ship also has many great dining venues, lounges, indoor common areas, and cabins. Those who appreciate luxury and extra pampering will need to check out The Haven.
Let's take a look at some of the outdoor deck areas on the Norwegian Getaway. One nice feature is that some of the areas, like Spice H2O and the Vibe Beach Club, are for adults only. Families shouldn't worry—there are plenty of fun outdoor areas for kids and families, such as the Aqua Park and Sports Complex.
Spice H2O is an adults-only lounge area on the Norwegian Getaway that is open day and night. Guests will feel like they are at a Caribbean beach party. As seen in the photo, it has a large video screen, hot tubs, a soothing waterfall, seating for 67, and great views of the sea from its location on deck 16 aft. Guests can sun and sit in the hot tubs during the day and party under the stars at night.
Vibe Beach Club
The Vibe Beach Club is an adults-only outdoor beach club on deck 17 forward of the Norwegian Getaway. This exclusive area has an extra surcharge, and the number of passes available for purchase is limited. Those who love a quieter outdoor area, an extra-large hot tub, a no-kids experience, and a full-service bar with water spritzers, chilled towels, and fruit skewers may think the extra fee is worth the cost.
The Norwegian Getaway Aqua Park on deck 15 features five multi-story water slides, two swimming pools, and four hot tubs. The Whip is two side-by-side twister slides, and Free Fall is one of two exhilarating drop slides that send you down at 4Gs. For some reason, kids love these slides, but many adults are a little chicken!
Sun and water lovers will find plenty of places to relax and catch some rays on the Norwegian Getaway.
The three-story outdoor Sports Complex on deck 17 aft of the Norwegian Getaway features a nine-hole miniature golf course, rock-climbing wall, basketball court, bungee trampoline, spider web climbing cage, and a large ropes course. This ropes course has 40 different elements, including a zip track. That ought to keep the kids occupied for a while! Guests looking for a thrill need to walk out on The Plank, which extends 8 feet over the side of the ship.
The Waterfront—Outdoor Drinking
Several of the bars and restaurants on deck 8 of the Norwegian Getaway include indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor area is appropriately called The Waterfront, and this innovative feature allows guests to stroll along the deck, stopping at one of the watering holes or dining venues that strikes their fancy.
The Waterfront—Outdoor Dining
In addition to The Waterfront bars discussed on the previous slide, the Norwegian Getaway has five specialty restaurants with outdoor seating.
- Ocean Blue
- Moderno Churrascaria
- Dolce Gelato
- La Cucina Italian Restaurant
- Cagney's Restaurant