NORWEGIAN GETAWAY NAMED BEST NEW SHIP
To Celebrate, Line Offers Getaway Bonus Day on August 19
MIAMI – August 18, 2014 — Miami’s Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway, has been named “Best New Ship” in the first Editor’s Choice Awards by Bon Voyage, an online digital magazine published by Cruiseline.com. To celebrate this honor, Norwegian Cruise Line has designated August 19, 2014 as Norwegian Getaway Bonus Day and is offering a $100 on-board credit per stateroom for new reservations for all 2014 Norwegian Getaway sailings, plus free balcony upgrades.
“Whenever Norwegian has chosen to celebrate a home port, the results have been fun. We loved the Miami influence on Norwegian Getaway, from being able to start our day with Cuban coffee to ending it with a Latin dance performance or a mojito at an outdoor bar,” said Sherri Eisenberg, editor-in-chief of Bon Voyage.
The ship is the largest to homeport year-round in Miami and sails seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises departing weekly from PortMiami. Norwegian Getaway has received rave reviews from travel partners and from the more than 100,000 guests who have sailed on her thus far who say Norwegian Getaway is “the best cruise I’ve ever taken” and “an awesome cruise on an awesome ship.” To read more comments from her guests, click here.
Featuring groundbreaking entertainment, the ship offers performances of the seven-time Tony Award nominated musical LEGALLY BLONDE and sizzling Latin-inspired dance productions by Broadway sensation, Burn the Floor. The ship is the first to feature the GRAMMY® Experience at Sea, which include artifacts chosen and curated by the GRAMMY Museum® along with live performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, among others.
Another first of its kind at sea, The Illusionarium is an all-new dining and entertainment experience that envelops guests in the fascinating world of magic, inviting them to experience the astonishing illusions of world-class magicians and supernatural special effects. In addition, there are hilarious comedy headliners produced by Levity Entertainment Group and the sing-along fun of the dueling pianos from Howl at the Moon. Every sailing features a dazzling fireworks show at sea, set to music, as part of a dance party in the ship’s outdoor club, Spice H20. In addition, the ship is now offering complimentary 3-D movies twice per cruise, such as “Frozen*” and “Thor Dark World.*”
Similar to sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway dazzles guests with the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more, and enhances guests’ connection with the ocean. Norwegian Getaway also features Miami’s coolest place to chill out – the ship’s SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar, featuring Art Deco-style décor, reminiscent of Miami Beach’s famous Ocean Drive.
Foodies setting sail from Miami on Norwegian Getaway can feast on their choice of 28 incredible dining options, including Celebrity Chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian’s three dining concepts: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian; Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar. Buddy Valastro, star of the popular TLC series “Cake Boss,” also has an outpost of his famous Carlo’s Bakery onboard, serving up delicious treats like cannolis, lobster tails and specialty cakes.
For families, Nickelodeon®, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is on board and includes a variety of exciting interactive experiences, along with the opportunity to meet SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favorites. Norwegian Getaway also includes a pirate-themed Nickelodeon Kids’ Aqua Park where children can cool off with colorful, whimsical and larger than life Nickelodeon characters from Bikini Bottom.
The three-story Sports Complex features the Aqua Park with five thrilling water slides, two swimming pools and one of the largest multi-level elevated ropes course that challenge guests to more than 40 different elements, including a zip track. For a thrill like no other, guests can confront The Plank, a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. A nine-hole miniature golf course is located beneath the ropes course, offering family fun with friendly competition. A rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and spider web, a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage complete with a spiral slide, round out the activities.
Norwegian Getaway offers a variety of flexible accommodations ranging from Studio staterooms specially designed for solo travelers, to balcony and family staterooms and opulent suites in The Haven, the ultimate in luxury accommodations.
Departing every Saturday, the ship visits tropical ports of call including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. Fares for 2014 cruises are from $419 per person, double occupancy.
To book a cruise during Norwegian Getaway Bonus Day, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visitwww.ncl.com.