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  1. Does anyone have the email address for the current concierge for the Getaway?
  2. rustyroo

    Getaway Questions

    Hi everyone. Looking into the Getaway from NY on April 20-27. We've been on Breakaway, so looks like its pretty much the same. We didn't love Breakaway when our kids were 3 and 6, but now their almost 6 and 9, so hoping there will be more for them to do. And super convenient to not have to fly. Any recommendations specifically on what to do with kids on getaway? How is the pool situation? We did RCL anthem last year and I know the pools are smaller, but still hoping they can do things in the pool area. Also looking at mini suites? What is the difference between a mini suite and a regular balcony room? Is the bathroom just bigger? We will be stopping in Great Stirrup Cay, Port Canaveral and Nassau...do you still tender to great stirrup cay. IF so do you need to get a tender number early. We were haven last time and didnt have to do that stuff. Also anyone have experience staying at the comfort inn next to atlantis to get access? Also, if we want to make dinner reservations in the main dining rooms for the same time each night can we still do that? Also is there still an upsell number you can call as you get closer to the cruise. That's how we got such a good deal on the haven last time? Thanks!
  3. Who is the current cruise director on the Getaway? We are leaving on the Getaway 2/3/19. Thanks
  4. We will be leaving on the Getaway from NYC on April 20th. It says the boat departs at 3:00. What time should we actually be at the port for best ease of check in? I have not started online check in yet, but I assume it doesn't matter what time we arrive, even if we have to choose a check in time. We will probably be dropped off by a car service, if that makes a difference.
  5. Packing light. Just wondered if I should back some detergent and dryer sheets. Can I wash my own clothes on the cruise? We are on the Getaway. Thanks so much!
  6. Join the Bird for a 7-day adventure on the beautiful Norwegian Getaway to the Western Caribbean from Miami. After serving as the Bud Light Hotel for the Superbowl from January 30, 2014 to February 3, 2014, we were on the inaugural voyage of the Getaway out of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean. This will be our third voyage on the Getaway. Sun - Miami, Florida Mon - At Sea Tue - Roatan, Honduras Wed - Harvest Caye, Belize Thu - Costa Maya, Mexico Fri - Cozumel, Mexico Sat - At Sea Sun - Miami, Florida
  7. I originally booked cabin 12706. Looked like a great cabin, however, I just found out that it is not in the Haven but can use their facilities. After checking further, cabin 16116 became available which puts us inside the Haven. What are the pros and cons of the two cabins? The one inside the Haven is quite a bit more.
  8. Great Canadian

    Getaway or Bliss

    Travelling December 2018, with family (all 6 Adults -Ages 24-55), either itinerary doesn't matter for us. Looking to book either 7 Day Western on the Getaway or 7 Day Eastern on the Bliss. Wondering which Ship would be best?? (FYI - we have done the Epic and loved it.)
  9. Can anyone recommend a quiet, non-windy place to sit on deck and get some sun on the Getaway? We are traveling out of Miami on 1/6/19. Not interested in the Vibe, as we only have two sea days. Any inside tips as to where to sit and get some sun away from the craziness of the main pool is appreciated - Steve
  10. I am booking on the Norwegian Getaway for a 2020 Greek cruise. My cabin is 13210. When I look at the deck plan it shows that the Splash Academy is right across the corridor. It is not obvious from the plans whether the academy is an open area or whether it is behind walls. I am not a curmudgeon, but I don't wish to hear little kids playing all the time. Will noise be a problem in this cabin? Thank Steven
  11. So no pics, because i am swamped catching up with work since returning. That said, it was a WONDERFUL cruise! Background....I have been on 3 previous cruises, but my last one was 25 years ago! My first ever cruise was in 1987 on the SS Norway, and 2 later cruises in the 90's on Carnival. This was the 1st cruise for my husband and our 13 year old son. Embarkation on 11/18/19 was a breeze. We flew into Miami the day before and stayed at the Hampton Inn Blue Lagoon, primarily because they had a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, a shuttle to Port Miami, and free breakfast. When your son is a 6'2" 13 year old football and basketball player who eats his weight in food everyday, that is a BIG perk, LOL! Anyways, hotel shuttle got us to the port at 11 am, and we were checked in and on the ship within an hour. And this brings me to the only real complaint I had about the trip. We went to the buffet for lunch ( I know, big mistake) and there was literally no place to sit, either inside or out. We walked around for 20 minutes trying to find a table before we jumped on one as another family was leaving. Otherwise, all was well. Rooms were ready by 1:30 and bags were to room by 3:30. The Ship: We thought the Getaway was a wonderful ship, and in great condition, considering she is scheduled for dry dock early next year. Granted, it had been 25 years since I have cruised, so not much to compare it to, but all of us were impressed. The hubby and kid spent many hours in the pool, the basketball court, and on the water slides. It was a holiday cruise, and was sold out, so there were some lines on for the slides, but nothing unbearable. We never had a problem finding a deck chair. My favorite place on the ship was the waterfront. I would often go there, sit, read, get a drink, and enjoy the ocean. It was never crowded, even though cruise was sold out. We has the SDP, and ate at Ocean Blue (fantastic food and service), Moderno (very good food and service) and Cirque Dreams and Steam (food was Meh, but show was AMAZING). Ate in the buffet most mornings for breakfast (again, the 13 year old....) and the MDR's the other nights for dinner, including Thanksgiving night. We thought the service in the MDR was excellent, as well as the food. Ate at O'Sheehan's once for lunch, and the food was fine. Not great, not bad. Found a bartender at Mixx Bar ( his name escapes me at the moment, but from Bali) who made the absolute BEST dirty martini I have ever had. We tipped him well the 1st night, and from then on, he recognized us by sight, and started our drink order without us ever needing to tell him what we wanted. This was the bar we went to most nights. Entertainment: Dueling Piano's was great fun, and we went on 2 different nights. They were incredibly talented and funny, and it was a good time. As mentioned before, Cirque Dreams and Steam was an amazing show. We also saw Million Dollar Quartet, and LOVED IT!!!! Great performances all around! Even the 13 year old liked it! We also enjoyed the shows in the atrium....Deal or no Deal, the Pyramid Game, etc. Although as I have read previously, there is not NEARLY enough seats in the atrium for the more popular events. Cabin: We were in a balcony stateroom (13886) and thought is was adequate. Balcony was not large, but was big enough. Loved having a coffee maker in the room, and every morning (I am an early riser) I would make a coffee and sit on the balcony. Some of my favorite times. Our room steward was GREAT! Always went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. We had Ice bucket refilled 2 x's a day, he left us extra creamer and coffee (without us having to ask) and really just added to the overall level of pampering we felt throughout the cruise. He was also tipped will at the end of our cruise. Ports of Call: We stopped at Harvest Caye, Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. The only shore excursion we booked through NCL was the Monkey River Tour in Harvest Caye. Getting on and off the ship in the ports of call was never a problem....except in Harvest Caye. For some reason we stood in line for 30 minutes waiting to get off the ship. We do not like artificial cruise ship ports. Rather we like getting to know a bit about the culture of the places we are in. Monkey River tour out of Harvest Caye was very good. Boat ride up the Monkey River and we saw numerous birds, turtles, iguanas, crocodiles. We heard howler monkeys on and off throughout the boat ride. We stopped at one point along the river bank, got out and literally hiked in the rainforest. Our guides "called" the howler monkeys, and we saw several in the trees. It was awesome. Roatan was far and away our favorite port. We took a private tour with Victor Bodden, played with capuchin monkeys and got to hold a sloth (the absolute best part of the entire cruise!). We they went to West Bay Beach where we went snorkeling from the shore. GREAT snorkeling! lots and lots of fish and even a stingray. Then a lunch at a local restaurant (amazing food) and did some souvenir shopping. It was an amazing day. In Costa Maya we did the Mayan Experience tour through Native Choice. Went to the Chacchoben ruins, but the highlight was the trip to a Mayan Village. The Mayan women tought us how to make corn tortillas, and we each got to make our own (not nearly as easy as you would think!). We toured their gardens, where everything they need is grown on site (fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc). It ended with the women preparing a traditional Mayan lunch for us, consisting of homemade tamales, empanadas, rice, black beans, chicken, fruit, hibiscus tea. Everything was absolutely DELICIOUS! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get our of the port and see "real" Mexico. Speaking of which, I am so glad we did this tour, because I absolutely HATED the actual port area of Costa Maya. So incredibly artificial and touristy. Ugh. Cozumel: The hubby and son wanted to do the Atlantis Submarine tour. It was fine...they enjoyed it, and it WAS cool to dive down to over 100 feet. Saw lots of fish, sting rays, and even a shipwreck. But after the great snorkeling in Roatan, the sub just didnt do anything for me. That said, my boys enjoyed it, so it was all good. Disembarkation: Was a breeze. From the time they called our group to the time we were on the shuttle to the airport was less than an hour. Overall: We LOVED the Getaway! Thought everything from the ship to the service was amazing! We definitely want to cruise again, and given our experience on the Getaway, we will strongly consider NCL. I am going on another cruise in February 2019....a 5 day girls only cruise on RCL's Independence of the Seas. I will be very curious to compare it to the Getaway. Feel free to ask questions. I will do my best to answer. Thanks for reading!
  12. This will be my first NCL cruise. Feb 24, 2019 My question is simple. When I'm on a ship I like to end my evening with a Woodford reserve bourbon and cigar. Will I be happy with the cigar lounge on Getaway?
  13. Hi all - I'm on Getaway in April and our excusions/entertainment bookings are about to open up. There is a show I've not heard of before - does anybody know what "Escape the Big Top" is? Thanks!
  14. Well. Here we sit at FLL waiting to go back home, and since I have a few hours to kill, thought I'd give a quick review. This was my husband and I's first cruise ever. We are 37. We have kids..but this was a kid free trip. Our cruise was Jan 6th-13th. Western Caribbean. Stops were roatan Honduras, harvest caye Belize, Costa maya Mexico and cozumel Mexico. We were in a balcony room near the back of the ship. Night before: We flew into FLL the day before. When we got off the plane and down into baggage, FLL was crazy. Their internet wasnt working, our baggage came out of the wrong belt. We were staying between Fll and port of Miami. I went to book an uber and in the matter of minutes it went from being a $32 ride to $98 for a normal car. So then I checked Lyft and it was still near the $32 range, so we booked them. The traffic was horrible in and out of Fll, so it took our driver over an hour just to get into fll. I would probably pre-book the ride next time to lock in a price. We stayed at the Bedy Western Bay inn. Was pretty nice. Cost about $160, but was right on the bay, had an attached restaurant snd was a safe area it seemed. Would stay here again. I pre-booked our Lyft for the next morning. Day 1: we arrived by our lyft driver at 9:30 to the port of Miami. We had a 9:30-10:30 arrival time. Once through security, getting checked in and receiving our ship cards was a breeze. Probably took less then 15 min. We then went on to the waiting area, where we stood by the big windows admiring the ship for a couple hours. At around 11:30 they started boarding. This was kinda like mass chaos. They didn't give you an idea on where to go, so people were yelling, pushing, ect.. though once through the doors and onto the gangway it went fast. They pushed everyone up to the buffet and pool decks. I heard multiple people inquire about O'shahans and the MDR's, but the staff kept saying no, they were not open. Since we were boarding group 1, once we got on, we did hit the buffer. Wasnt to busy yet. Then headed to the highest deck to take in the views. Around 1 they said our rooms were ready. We headed there to. Check it out and get in our suits. Hung out by the pool till it was time for muster drill. Our was in taste. This was also chaos. Staff kept telling people different areas, we got sent out of taste twice before they figured out that is where our station was. After muster, back up top to sail away!! Here are a few pictures.
  15. Just got off the Getaway and yes, they had Ribeye at Cagney’s and steamed or grilled cold water lobsters at Ocean Blue. Both so delicious!
  16. Are there any obstructed view balconies on the Getaway that I should be aware of when looking at cabins?
  17. Melclark1009

    Getaway GTY Mini Suite

    I booked a gty mini suite on the Getaway in April and 2 weeks ago was assigned a mini Suite category MB. Today I noticed they changed the category to OX but it’s still the same room #. I assume this a mistake and I was going to wait a few days to see if it corrected itself but I’m curious. OX is obstructed ocean view which is well below what I paid for. Anyone have this happen? Thank you!!
  18. what changes can be expected on the Getaway when it goes in for dry dock refurbishment?
  19. CIRQUE DREAMS AND STEAM Can anyone who has done this, give me a little more info on what the show is. NCL doesn't provide much info. I've done the Illitionarium and loved it. Thank You In Advance.
  20. Thinking of upgrading to a Haven room for my upcoming cruise w/ my 6 month old and 3 year old (don't worry - i won't be letting them run rampant around the pool area!), and wanted to know what the extent of the in room dining is? Is it limited to the normal room service menu? Or could we get items from the Haven restaurant? Or beyond....? Appreciate any info!
  21. Hi, Please let me know about available internet plans on NCL Getaway with speed of internet. We are not buying premium package which includes drinks or internet, as don't drink & happy to stick with buffet, MDR & O'sheen. Thanks
  22. My husband has mobility issues due to a spinal cord injury at the cervical level. We will be on the Getaway in February and this will be his first trip/cruise since his accident in April 2017. Will he have many obstacles while using a scooter on this ship? I’m really praying that he will enjoy himself. He has worked so hard at rehab since his accident. I did reserve a handicapped accessible balcony room. I don’t know what to expect. If you could give your thoughts, I would really appreciate it. Thank you
  23. I’m sailing next year on the Getaway once it moves to New Orleans with one of my besties. We’re currently booked in a mid ship balcony. For about double the price:p we can get one of the 2 aft mini suites with the huge balcony! I’ve always wanted an aft balcony; I’d cover the cost of the increase in this situation. I can’t get a good idea of the floor plan and layout - although it’s all about the balcony really. I guess I could get us a regular aft balcony, not mini suite but really do love the larger bathroom. So, those of you who’ve had one of these rare aft mini suites on the away class ships, convince me it’s worth it! I looked at the Aft Haven penthouse — it’s 3 times our current booking price. Can’t do that.
  24. We will be on Getaway in August and we would love to have drinks and share appetizers (group of 6). Is it a charge per person for food or is it per menu item?
  25. Looking at mini suites on Decks 12 or 13 midship on the Getaway. Is there a lot of noise due to Splash Academy, particularly at night. We have young kids of our own, but we want them to be able to sleep at night? Is noise a factor on either of those floors. I like 12 because there are connecting mini suites still available (we will be traveling with family), but is 13 quieter ( i believe the actual entrance to Splash academy is on 12)?