10. June 2013 · Comments Off on NORWEGIAN GETAWAY TO FEATURE NEW NICKELODEON FAMILY EXPERIENCES · Categories: ENGLISH CRUISE RELEASES, GENERAL, NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE · Tags: , , , ,

Norwegian Getaway to feature new Nickelodeon experiences that will offer families the “slime of their life”

Line unveils details about the ship’s Nickelodeon® pirate-themed Aqua Park and expansive two-storey Splash Academy complex

Line unveils details about the ship’s Nickelodeon® pirate-themed Aqua Park and expansive two-storey Splash Academy complex / Photo © Norwegian Cruise Line

Line unveils details about the ship’s Nickelodeon® pirate-themed Aqua Park and expansive two-storey Splash Academy complex / Photo © Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Getaway will offer families the ultimate holiday experience as the line announced that Nickelodeon®, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, will have a presence on its newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, when it sets sail from Miami from February 2014. Guests sailing on Norwegian Getaway will have the opportunity to cruise with SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favourite Nickelodeon characters; as well as participate in a variety of exciting interactive Nickelodeon experiences.

Norwegian Getaway will be the fifth Norwegian ship to offer Nickelodeon experiences, and will feature the latest in Nickelodeon activities and events that kids of all ages will enjoy. Following its premier on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway will offer families the opportunity to experience the all-new “Name that Game”, an exciting combination of trivia, speed, skill and slime, where participants will hit the buzzer, and race the clock as they experience the best of Nickelodeon’s famous game shows live on stage.

Norwegian Getaway will also feature the popular Nickelodeon Pajama Jam, where kids have the opportunity to enjoy an action-packed breakfast experience with their favourite Nickelodeon Characters; Dora’s Dance Party, where kids will have the chance to sing and dance to their favourite songs with Dora the Explorer and Team Nick; Nickelodeon Character Meet and Greets; Story Time with Dora; and Nickelodeon Arts and Crafts.

The line has also announced that the ship will feature an all new pirate-themed Nickelodeon Kids’ Aqua Park where children can cool off with colourful, whimsical and larger than life Nickelodeon characters from Bikini Bottom, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward and more. The area will include a kid-sized pool and slide, along with multiple water features that squirt and shower guests.

Nickelodeon characters and themed activities will also be featured in Splash Academy, the ship’s youth area offering merriment for kids aged three to 12. Like her sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway features a centrally-located Splash Academy complex that spans two decks, 12 and 13. It is also adjacent and easily accessible to the ship’s family-friendly staterooms. The reception area, located on deck 12, is in close proximity to the forward elevators. As parents enter, they will utilise Norwegian’s e-Youth tablet-based electronic registration which allows them to swipe their key card and input a password to sign in their children. Just past the brightly-coloured and welcoming reception area, the three to five year olds will have their own space decorated with vibrant, engaging colours along with child-sized furniture. Wall mounted activities will keep little hands busy in between organised programming. In a separate area decorated with fun graphics to captivate children’s imaginations, the six to nine year olds will enjoy building block activity centres. An interactive dance mat with corresponding large video screen will encourage lots of activity. In addition, a dedicated space houses popular video game stations, along with a relaxing movie viewing lounge.

On Norwegian Getaway, children 10 to 12 years old will have their own space on deck 13. It will include a multipurpose visual dance space with a touch screen jukebox, plenty of moveable tables for activities and comfortable bean bags for lounging. An activity zone will include everything needed for arts and crafts and more. There is also a “hang out” area with dedicated gaming stations that will feature the latest video games. Rounding out the space will be a cool and comfortable lounge area with sofas and chairs in vibrant colours creating the perfect atmosphere to chill out.

Entourage, located on Deck 16, is Norwegian Getaway’s high energy, exclusive teen zone for ages 13 through 17. This hip, sophisticated area was designed to give teens their own funky space that includes air hockey; foosball; and an arcade centre with five separate areas featuring large screens to play the latest video games while lounging on comfy sofas. In the evening, Entourage transitions into a teens-only nightclub with a dance floor, large screen television and music, including a video jukebox. Entourage has the advantage of being located next to the video arcade and a step away from an outdoor eatery and refreshment area to round out the teens’ experience.

Currently being built at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Getaway will be 146.600 gross tonnes and offer a wide range of accommodation. The ship represents an opportunity for the Norwegian guest to “get away” from the routine of work, school, and daily stress, and find a true respite at sea that reflects the energy and culture that Miami is known for worldwide.

To date, the company has revealed the ship’s ground-breaking design, including The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place; a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that will create a whole new complex at sea that enhances guests’ connection with the ocean. Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will also debut three dining concepts on Norwegian Getaway: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian; Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar. Norwegian Getaway will also be the first to have the Grammy® Experience at sea which will feature artefacts chosen and curated by the Grammy Museum® along with live performances by past Grammy winners and nominees, among others. The ship will also feature an all-new dining and entertainment experience, The Illusionarium. A first of its kind at sea, The Illusionarium will envelop guests in the fascinating world of magic, inviting them to experience the astonishing illusions of world-class magicians and supernatural special effects. In addition, every Norwegian Getaway sailing will feature a dazzling fireworks show.

The 4.000-passenger ship will also feature a rich mix of stateroom options, including The Haven by Norwegian™, comprised of 42 Suites at the top of the ship in an exclusive, private key-card enclave and 22 additional Suites located throughout the ship; the innovative Studios, designed and priced for solo travellers; a wide range of inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms as well as Mini Suites; Spa Balcony staterooms, Spa Mini Suites and Spa Suites in close proximity to the spa.

Norwegian Getaway will sail 7-night cruises from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean beginning on February 1, 2014, with ports of call including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. Information on Norwegian Getaway’s accommodation choices and itinerary can be found at www.getaway.ncl.eu.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with two offices in Wiesbaden and London overseeing operations in Europe.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and, in the United States, has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Duelling Pianos, and Nickelodeon™, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams® & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.

The Company took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4.000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway on April 25, 2013. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city, sailing to Bermuda for the summer beginning May 12, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway’s features include hull art by legendary artist Peter Max, seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship’s iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment line-up includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams® & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February 2014. The Company also has one larger “Breakaway Plus” vessel on order for delivery in autumn 2015, with the option for a second ship.

Information source: Norwegian Cruise Line

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