Norwegian Cruise Lines The GetAway #UltimateGetaway

Today our family was invited aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship to set sail The Getaway, as guests of Norwegian Cruise Lines and The Moms. where we experienced the #ultimategetaway.  Once we cleared security we were welcomed aboard by the crew and escorted into the Illusionarium . Once seated we dined on a gourmet three course lunch and were able to see a preview of the onboard entertainment.  Our cruise director Julie, YES her name was Julie started off with a warm welcome sharing some of the exciting things we would soon be seeing on The Getaway. 

Prociutto, Mozzarella & Tomato followed by Surf and Turf Topped off with a Trilogy of Sweets

Prociutto, Mozzarella & Tomato followed by Surf and Turf Topped off with a Trilogy of Sweets

The  sizzling entertainment of Burn the Floor, a non-stop display of movement and style based on the world-renowned Broadway show started our afternoon entertainment. Next up was the magic of Lysander the magician, which had everyone intrigued wondering how did he do that? Our family loves broadway plays so we were excited to be able to see a sneak peak of Legally Blonde The Musical. Exclusively on Norwegian Getaway, this seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical proves once and for all that blondes do have more fun. Main Man’s favorite part of the entertainment was the finale. A dance party by everyones favorite Nickelodeon characters.  Sponge Bob, Patrick Star, Dora and even Diego joined in the fun. The look on the children’s faces as their favorite Nick friends entered the room was priceless.

 

After viewing the onboard entertainment the children where able to visit the Splash Academy . Where Kids ages 3-12 can do what they do best – be kids! With complimentary youth programs this  is where they can enjoy age-appropriate creative play, sports and more. 

Clips from on board entertainment

Clips from on board entertainment

While the kids were having fun we were then given a tour of this #ultimategetaway experience. There is certainly something for everyones palate with 15 different dining options. With everything from Carlos Bakery Cafe to  Wasabi Noodle Bar and everything in-between. For  If it’s nightlife your looking for or an after dinner drink there are 9 bars and lounges where you can unwind , enjoy a cocktail or dance the night away. Personally I look forward tot visiting the Svedka Ice Bar  located on deck eight, the SVEDKA Ice Bar will accommodate approximately 25 guests at a time. Guests who will don hooded coats and gloves to keep warm, since the artic-like room’s temperature will not rise above 17 degrees Fahrenheit. My husband has not stopped talking about The Grammy Experience a venue featuring artifacts chosen and curated by the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE.

Cafes, Restaurants and Ice Bars!

Cafes, Restaurants and Ice Bars!

Beautiful Decor

Beautiful Decor

If your feeling LUCKY visit the Casino

If your feeling LUCKY visit the Casino

With 2,014 staterooms with  7  different options to choose from all staterooms are energy efficient, ultilizing key card access to control lighting.All the staterooms have modern generous in size bathrooms and can sleep anywhere from 4-6 persons depending on room size and location.  If we were not traveling with a small child our room pick would be The Haven where guests are pampered with privacy, personalized service, a private restaurant , cocktail bar and a concierge desk all exclusive. Another benefit of The Haven is priority disembarkation and embarkation as well as priority boarding for tenders to shore. 

Haven Private Pool

Haven Private Pool

Haven Suite Private WhirlPool

Haven Suite Private WhirlPool

SPA

SPA

While every cruise has at least 2 days at sea don’t fret there is ALWAYS something to do.  The Aqua Park where guests can twist and shout with five watersides, two swimming pools and four hot tubs. The Sports Complex features mini golf, basketball court, rock climbing wall , a bungee trampoline and a web climbing cage featuring the largest ropes course at sea.  If your family is full of thrill seekers then you must confront The Plank , a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. Looking for some MOM time be sure to visit the Getaway spa for the #ultimategetaway spa experience in 23,000 square feet. I must admit the casino on board all 18,000 square feet of it, had me itching to try my luck at a black jack table sometime soon.

The Norwegian Getaway also offers Entourage where teens can be themselves , hang out and meet new friends designed like an adult lounge minus the adults. Since the big kids will be busy between Splash Academy and Entourage don’t worry if your onboard with a child over 6 months to 2 years because Norwegian Cruise Lines has a dedicated nursery.

Although the ships port of call will be Miami, New York City should be honored to house the ship for a few days.

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama has received no compensation for this post. Our family participated in a family fun day to experience the #ultimategetaway courtesy of The Moms and Norwegian Cruise Lines. All opinions are that of my own and our family has decided a cruise is where our next vacation will be! 

ready for vacation and #ultimategetaway

ready for vacation and #ultimategetaway

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic

This Wednesday January 15th Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic takes to the Ice in East Rutherford NJ at the Prudential Center, with 8 audience captivating shows that will have children from 8 to 80 singing and dancing in their seats.

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More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more!

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories. Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

Check out show times below and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a 100 Years of Magic and if you are unable to make it to one of the NJ shows Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic will be in skate over to the Barclay Center  in Brooklyn for another chance to catch the magic.

 

Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014: 7:00PM
Thursday, January 16th, 2014: 7:00PM
Friday, January 17th, 2014: 7:00PM
Saturday, January 18th, 2014: 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Sunday, January 19th, 2014: 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Monday, January 20th, 2014: 1:00PM

Barclays Center in Brooklyn:
Wednesday, January 22 2014         7:30PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014           4:00PM      &     7:30PM
Saturday, January 25th, 2014         7:30PM
Sunday, January 26th, 2014             11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM

 

Tickets for Disney On Ice are available at Nassau Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com .

Discover more from Disney on Ice visit them on the web Disney on Ice.com

 

**Disclosure ** Main Street Mama was provided complementary tickets for this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are that of Main Street Mama and we can’t wait to catch some Magic.