If you have never cruised on a big ship, you are literally missing the boat! It’s amazing to experience what truly feels like a floating city.
We cruised over the week of Christmas with our two teenage boys and had a great trip. The accommodations, food, service, and ports of call were all top notch. We couldn’t find fault with anything about the cruise. Here is the break down of our cruise and all that the Getaway offers
Embarkation was a breeze! We opted to board the ship at 12:30pm, and it only took about 15 minutes from the minute we arrived until we were on board. Hint: if you get there early to board at 11am, there will definitely be a wait, but if you want VIBE access, you’d better be there first!
We went to the dining room for lunch and to wait for them to announce that our cabin was ready. Perfect timing. As soon as we finished our lovely lunch, we headed to our cabin to change into our suits. Everyone that was on the pool deck, left to go to their cabins and we took over their seats on the pool deck. We positioned ourselves perfectly to watch as we set sail from Miami.
One of my favorite things about cruising is the FOOD! The food on the Getaway absolutely exceeded my expectations. There are three main dining rooms, a complimentary noodle restaurant, a 24 hour pub, and 6 specially restaurants. So many choices! Take a look at the menus below to see just some of the choices you will have:
As with the restaurants, there is a huge selection of bars. Our favorite was the Mojito bar, Sugarcane, on deck 8. Truly great drinks and fantastic bartenders. If that’s not your style, there are literally a dozen or more other choices. We also enjoyed the Irish pub on deck 7. It’s a really cool bar with darts and pool! Each bar has a different vibe which is crazy considering they are all on the same ship!
People often ask what you do all day on a cruise ship. It really depends on you, but no matter what, you won’t have a problem filling your days at sea! The pool deck has great music, water slides, and a ropes course. When you want to get out of the sun, the spa, gym, casino are all great. Do keep in mind that these are just a few of the things you can do. There are always activities, games, and shows going on. Rather than not knowing what to do, it’s more like not knowing what to leave out as there are so many enticing things to do!
Check out the link below for our RED PIN IT Podcast which features a full podcast on the Norwegian Getaway.