The entertainment lineup for Getaway is revealed
Norwegian's next ship (2014) will have Legally Blonde, Illusionarium, Stand-up Comedy and Grammy Experience
Almost the same day that Norwegian Breakaway, the brand new Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, was christened last week in New York City by the Rockettes, we got news of all the new entertainment features to be featured on her forthcoming sister ship, Norwegian Getaway, scheduled to arrive in February, 2014.
Both Breakaway and her sister ship Norwegian Getaway are the newest and most elaborate ships Norwegian has ever built. They may not be the biggest but they certainly have the most "goin' on."
For example, both ships have more restaurants than any previous Norwegian ships (or possibly any cruise ships in the world) including some new ones not included on the larger Norwegian Epic, which was introduced in 2010.
Norwegian Breakaway is positioned as "New York's Ship," not only because it will home-port from the Manhattan harbor year 'round, but also because it features many original on board attractions primarily affiliated with New York City; such as Sabrettes' Hot Dogs, the Rockettes and Ocean Blue Restaurant by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian as well as his Raw Bar, for raw oysters and other seafood.
In addition to a wide variety of dining options, one of the other primary attractions of these sister ships is the entertainment. Both ships have large production show theaters similar to the one featured on Norwegian Epic which shows the New York-based, off-Broadway hit "Blue Man Group."
The brand new Norwegian Breakaway features a five-time Tony Award nominated Broadway show "Rock of Ages," a show based on all of the "Big Hair" rock hits of the '70s and '80s.
And now Norwegian Cruise Line just announced that when Norwegian Getaway appears next spring the primary production theater stage show will be the seven-time Tony Award nominated musical Legally Blonde. The story is based on the movie where Reese Witherspoon applies to Harvard to get back at the boyfriend who just dumped her. It was turned into a Broadway Musical in 2007 and has also played for three years at the Savoy Theater in London's West End.
BURN THE FLOOR
This dance exhibition show, which has been described as ballroom dancing "supercharged," features dancers performing ballroom and Latin styles including the Waltz, Cha Cha, Samba, Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Mambo, Tango, Swing, Jive, Lindy Hop, Viennese Waltz, and Paso Doble. The music varies from Swing to Waltz classics, J-Lo and Credence Clearwater. The two vocalists perform in English, Spanish, Portuguese and more.
The show premiered in London in 1999 and toured the US for the first time in 2000. It premiered on Broadway in 2009 for what was originally intended to be a limited run, but after rave reviews its original New York run was extended to 193 shows. It has now been staged in over 300 cities globally and will return to the US later this year before joining Norwegian Getaway in 2014.
Comedy from LEVITY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Headliners Comedy Club on Norwegian Getaway will feature top-tier comedians presented through the line's new partnership with Levity Entertainment Group, the world's largest producer of live comedy. Levity employs over 300 artists nationwide each week, creating special events, original tours, and television specials featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, including Daniel Tosh, Amy Shumer, B ill Cosby, Gabriel Iglesias and Jeff Dunham, (currently the most successful touring comedian worldwide). Levity Entertainment will bring a new level of comedy entertainment to Norwegian Getaway, offering 12 shows per week.
HOWL AT THE MOON
Just as on Norwegian Epic and Breakaway; Getaway will also feature the rock n' roll dueling piano hit show, Howl at the Moon. The fun is centered on Howl's entertainers playing a full out rock 'n roll show on two baby grand pianos for up to four hours, non-stop, per show. The show is highly audience interactive so you can come and go at any time.
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. This show will be housed in what is known as the Spiegel Tent on Norwegian Epic and Breakaway and which features the Florida-based Cirque Dreams and Dinner shows.
Norwegian Getaway will also be the first and only ship to have the GRAMMY® Experience at sea - a sailing homage and exhibition to feature artifacts chosen and curated by the GRAMMY Museum® along with live performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, among others.
About Norwegian Getaway
Currently under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, Norwegian Getaway will be 146,600 gross tons and offer a wide range of accommodations. 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.
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 travelers; a wide range of Oceanview staterooms, Balcony and Mini-Suites; along with Spa Balcony, Mini-Suites and Suites in close proximity to the spa.
While Norwegian Breakaway, will begin sailing from her year-round home port of New York City in May 2013. Norwegian Getaway will sail seven-day 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.
Bookings are open. Information on Norwegian Getaway's accommodations and itinerary can be found at www.getaway.ncl.com. To book a cruise on Norwegian Getaway, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 800-327-7030 or visit www.ncl.com.