Hey, hey party people! Who loves a cruise?
Ok not me, not really. I love a lot of things about the cruise and if we could figure out the whole rocking thing I’d be ecstatic with the availability of entertainment, not unpacking repeatedly and food options galore.
Enough about me what you want to know about is the ship, right?!
Thus far I’ve sailed on Princess in Alaska, Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas and now the Norwegian Getaway. Every cruise line has something different to offer and they are constantly attempting to outdo each other!SHOWS
Legally Blonde was a really cute musical performance. Perhaps not the best I’ve ever seen on a cruise, but we enjoyed ourselves and hey that’s the whole point.
Sorry in advance for limited photos on the shows, you aren’t allowed to take photos (I only snapped during curtain call)!
Burn the Floor was one of my favorite shows ever. I think this should have been in the main theater to ensure that everyone got a chance to see it. For an hour straight these dancers flew across the stage with high energy, twists, spins, moves I can’t even begin to name and costume changes that just kept coming. Another fantastic feature for me was the Illusionarium.
It’s a dinner show with a pre-set menu where you watch a magic show with 5 different performers who range from the big disappearing acts to the mentalists to the floating objects. LOVED it all…except the menu. The food was fine, but we know I’m a veggie and no dairy girl!
The ropes course and slides are the big features of the Getaway. 4 slides offer a little something for everyone, but 2 are designed for the adrenaline seekers…you step in to a small tube, they shut the door and then…the floor drops out! WHOOP!
Meanwhile the ropes course was open at sea, in port and even at night! This made for some interesting people watching as you had 10 year old girls buzzing along the balance beams followed by 60lb overweight middle aged men moving as though they were light and free as a 10 year old girl…and then you had me.
WHAT?! You know I’m a weenie. I loved the experience, but nope couldn’t let go of the rope even for a photo! Here is my hubs gliding along and I’ll have an awesome adventure video of the week to show you more in a few days!
The only downside to the ropes course/slides taking up some a massive part of the deck is that the pools felt really small. Around the main adult area there were 4 hot tubs and a small pool. They often felt so over run that I just didn’t really want to hop in…touching other people’s sweaty swimsuit clad bodies is not on my vacation to do list. OTHER FEATURES
And there there is the Ice Bar! Yup exactly what it sounds like… a room where everything is made of ice and you get to wear a little parka to enjoy that special I can’t feel my fingers feeling with those that you love.
Since we don’t drink, this was a surprise experience I did with the other conference staff members. Loved seeing the ice sculptures and watching people’s glasses literally freeze on their face.WiFi was poor, but that’s in relation to having been on the Quantum which has the best Internet at Sea! Had I not being trying to work all week, this wouldn’t really have been an issue for me.
Service was on par with every other trip we’ve taken. The porter for our room was so sweet and made us a different towel animal every single day! While the kitchen staff was always full of smiles though they had to be cooking 24/7 to keep the buffet lines open and mange the additional seated restaurants!Food is rarely an issue on board and this was no exception.
David fell in love with stir fry again, so we spent on evening at the special Noodle House restaurant for him to really get his noodle on, this was one of the Freestyle dining restaurants that is included in your cruise. Unlike our first cruise where there was only pre-planned seating and you sat with the same people in the same restaurant each night, on NCL you can select from a few different restaurants and go whenever you choose!
Upsides is more freedom with what you want to eat and flexibility to eat when you are actually hungry. Downside is that with the same nightly seating you met some wonderful people and never waited in line.
Have you ever done a ropes course?
What about an ice room?
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