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Going Back To The Future On The Norwegian Getaway


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I don't know about everyone else but I am Jonsing for a cruise! With the way 2020 has been with Covid and the lock downs I though I might go back a few years and review a cruise we did in November 2017. I have lots of pictures and a pretty good memmory. So if you are interested come along for the ride.

  We are from Phoenix, AZ and  had another couple join us on this cruise.I decided to write this like a live review.so if you are interested please read along. We are sailing out of Miami so we booked the first flight out of Phoenix at 600am.We will have a short layover in Nashville,Tennesse the on down to Fort Lauderdale.

 Leaving at 6am meant we had to wake up at 230am the morning of our flight.We always fly in a day early to check out the city we are sailing out of. It was early get up but it who cares because we are flying to Florida to go cruise.

 We were at the airport in plenty of time so now there is no stress. We checked our bags went through security with no problems. We are the first plane out and plane was there waiting for us.2017-11-04_09-54-50_889.thumb.jpg.f120d662ad3554ff336c7d2c97e54109.jpg

 

We had time to hang for bit.

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We had about an hour and a half before we we boarded our flight to Fort Lauderdale so went to the Gibson Cafe for some food and drinks. Miss Zen and I both had an Ice cold Bud Light.B0F089A1-A24B-4C42-8FA7-16E219B8DE02.thumb.jpeg.6d0ad2cd39c2f087d132cf2381737552.jpeg

 

I had kept daily drink log on this cruise I will check to see if I can find it. The Gibson Cafe had live entertainment with Brianna Alomar. She is is granddaughter of Sandy Alomar Jr who played for the Cleveland Indians. We talked to her and her mother between sets and they were very friendly and nice.

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11 hours ago, Moonglo said:

Ah...I'm onboard and looking forward to your review..........it's just what I needed while daydreaming of my next cruise. 

Thank you for following along. Our next cruise is scheduled for April 2021. Been doing some daydreaming too.Writing this this will help. 😀

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Before we new it it was time to board the plane to Fort Lauderdale.

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The flight to Fort Lauderdale was uneventful which in my eyes is a good thing. We arrived at the airport grabbed our luggage and Uber’d on our way to Miami. We stayed at the Holiday at the Port of Miami. Sorry but I didn’t get any pics of the hotel or room. We went to our room and where we dropped our luggage off and we went across the street to Bayside Marketplace. There are plenty of places to eat here. We arrived just in time for a short fireworks display. FEAF274D-C141-4527-8A3C-B7090AA7C985.thumb.jpeg.d4f2cfcc0dc2d2eed359a01659112445.jpeg2A51D744-3679-4F14-AF2A-D2CFAF2D2B39.thumb.jpeg.8fa3425636498a249312cf58271ac621.jpeg22584F0B-5D41-4C7C-8CB5-51F800082E7E.thumb.jpeg.080234b089efc35157266512e00a9ccb.jpegF8B211A1-A820-46B5-B909-853584ABF42D.thumb.jpeg.15770a69adad05ffaf2867645a8949e0.jpeg

 

We decided on some ceviche and drinks. I ordered the my first of many Painkillers of the trip. Miss Zen went with a Miami Vice.

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We had a second round of drinks and called it a night.

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I woke up early as usual and it  is cruise day! I never sleep good the night before a cruise. Too much excitement for the coming day. My friend Mark and I decided to go walk to the harbor while the wives slept in. On our way we ran across our first rooster of trip.19E0E41E-17D1-4C70-8A65-3D2CB3ADCF77.thumb.jpeg.fff2c66e349863c027009d5a030096ef.jpegD1BDBC82-C7DD-44EA-9184-DE5AB55670A3.thumb.jpeg.6fdfc578c3a9b1c10fcc177938368957.jpeg

 

It was beautiful day in Miami.

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We also saw the first of many jelly fish.9B4046E7-009C-4F6C-A15A-83FA7F3FB379.thumb.jpeg.4636b72edbd6a43f0433ececd47303f7.jpeg

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I thought this this a was cool looking tree.2017-11-05_08-12-15_382.thumb.jpg.c06e304d040e6dace2e725988f29c322.jpg

Back at the hotel and reading to head to the terminal.2017-11-05_07-49-29_356.thumb.jpg.4eb35b75c9d7c7695f7f9564b63f89da.jpg

We had a little trouble getting an Uber so we got a taxi. The taxi worked out fine and I think I cost about 12 bucks.

Our first glimpse of what would be our home for the next 7 days.

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it took abot5 mins to I thought this this a was cool looking tree.2017-11-05_08-12-15_382.thumb.jpg.c06e304d040e6dace2e725988f29c322.jpg

Back at the hotel and reading to head to the terminal.2017-11-05_07-49-29_356.thumb.jpg.4eb35b75c9d7c7695f7f9564b63f89da.jpg

We had a little trouble getting an Uber so we got a taxi. The taxi worked out fine and I think I cost about 12 bucks.

Our first glimpse of what would be our home for the next 7 days.

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very happy to have this review! I've missed these!! And we are sailing on the Getaway (hopefully ) next summer- it will be our first trip on one of the newer ships, and our first Mediterranean cruise.

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21 hours ago, zencruisers said:

Thank you for following along!

We've been on the Getaway twice now - first was a b2b - first week with family and second on our own and then just before Christmas 2019, we jumped on a great deal out of New Orleans.   So glad we did, our last cruise before pandemic.  We're also from Arizona - Mesa!  Maybe we'll cross paths some time.  🙂

 

Very much enjoying your review and pics.

 

deb 🙂

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