Getaway occurred in
Miami early in February.
Now sailing year-round to
the Caribbean from
Miami, the new 3,969-
passenger ship boasts
brightly colored mermaid
What's New With the Ship
Norwegian Getaway is the largest cruise ship ever home ported at Port Miami. The ship will sail seven-night cruises to the Caribbean, visiting St. Maarten, St. Thomas, USVI and Nassau in the Bahamas, with three days at sea.
What's New Onboard for Cruisers?
One differentiator is the new 275-seat Illusionarium, a dinner theater experience where magic is the star.
Illusions are created by a half dozen talented magicians. Without giving away the tale, let’s just say this orangish-red and gold venue resembles an illusionist's parlor from the 1880s. It looks the part with props, staging and lighting along with fog rising from the floor. The illusions are mind-boggling. Guests receive a three-course meal during the show.
Also, new on this ship is “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” as well as a multi-story ropes course and the largest water park at sea with five full-size, colorful slides. The Kids' Aqua Park with Nickelodeon characters is
similar to that on Norwegian Breakaway, but a new twist is the pirate theming.
Another new venue is the first Grammy Experience at Sea, which boasts top quality acts at
night including some headliners from time to time – like Nestor Torres who sails and performs this week.
On display throughout the ship are colorful costumes from such entertainers as the Jackson Five, Whitney Houston, L. L. Cool J, Edgar Winter and others.
The spa and fitness areas are out of this world. Saunas have huge windows so you can watch the Miami skyline or enjoy the waves as you cruise. You will find state of the art equipment in both the gym and spa. The whirlpools are fabulous.
I've focused on what's new, but there is plenty more to see and do. You won't go wrong on this ship.
First Look - Norwegian Breakaway