Getaway vs. Breakaway - What are the differences? in Norwegian Cruise Line Posted October 12 14 hours ago, BirdTravels said: NCL requires you to test prior to leaving home and at the port at check-in. So, with a negative test at home, there would be a very, very, tiny chance of testing positive a day or two later at the pier. (Full disclosure, it has happened at least once). To answer you question, the ships are nearly identical. The Getaway is one year younger, but that really doesn't matter. Personally, the itinerary out of NOLA is far superior and I would go there. We have sailed on both ships 4-5 times each. And we have sailed 3 times since restart. I agree that NOLA is a superior itinerary, but for us, it's more about the cruise than the ports at this point. We just want to get away. And there's not ZERO chance as you point out that we won't have a positive test, even a false positive. Throw in the hassle of flying these days, having to wear a mask on our flights (not that I'm against wearing masks, I'm not, but it's certainly not as pleasant as it could be) and we are having these second thoughts.