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Norwegian Getaway to Feature New Nickelodeon Experiences that Will Offer Families the "Slime of their Life"

Unveils details about the ship's expansive two-story Splash Academy complex and Nickelodeon® pirate-themed aqua park

Miami   -    Apr 23, 2013   ---   

Norwegian Getaway will offer families the ultimate vacation 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 beginning February 1, 2014. Guests sailing on Norwegian Getaway will have the opportunity to cruise with SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favorite Nickelodeon characters; as well as participate in a variety of exciting interactive Nickelodeon experiences. Norwegian Getaway will include some of the popular family events, shows and activities that guests enjoy on Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Epic and soon Norwegian Breakaway, including "Name that Game" an exciting brand-new experience that will debut on Norwegian Breakaway.

 

Norwegian Getaway will be the fifth Norwegian ship to offer Nickelodeon experiences, and will offer 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, race the clock and get extreme as they experience the best of Nickelodeon's famous game shows live on one 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 favorite Nickelodeon Characters; Dora's Dance Party, where kids will have the chance to sing and dance to their favorite songs with Dora the Explorer and Team Nick; Nickelodeon Character Meet and Greets; Story Time with Dora; and Nickelodeon Arts and Crafts.

 

The line also announced that the ship will feature an all new pirate-themed Nickelodeon Kids' Aqua Park where children can cool off with colorful, 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 with delight.

 

Nickelodeon characters and themed activities will also be featured in Splash Academy; the ship's youth area offering merriment for kids ages 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 utilize Norwegian's e-Youth tablet-based electronic registration which allows them to swipe their keycard and input a password to sign in their children. Just past the brightly-colored and welcoming reception area, the three to five year olds will have their own space decorated with vibrant, engaging colors along with child-sized furniture. Wall mounted activities will keep little hands busy in between organized 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 centers. 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 video viewing lounge.

 

On Norwegian Getaway, children ages 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 colors 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 center 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 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.

 

To date, the company has revealed the ship's groundbreaking 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 and Food Network star 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 artifacts 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 as well as a dazzling fireworks show on every cruise.

 

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. Norwegian Getaway's sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will begin sailing from her year-round home port of New York City in May 2013.

 

To celebrate the excitement of Nickelodeon's presence on board Norwegian's newest ships and to give families to get a taste of what it means to cruise like a Norwegian, Norwegian Cruise Line, in partnership with Nickelodeon, is hosting a party in New York City. Norwegian invites families and kids of all ages to join them in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for a day of family fun. Families who stop by the free event between 11:00am-5:00pm will have the opportunity to play a variety of interactive games and activities, enjoy surprise Nickelodeon character appearances, win prizes and much more.

 

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. 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. Comment on today's announcement on Norwegian's Facebook page at www.ncl.com/facebook.

 

About Norwegian Cruise Line
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 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation 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 and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and 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 Dueling 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 has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in April 2013 and January 2014, along with one larger "Breakaway Plus" vessel for delivery in fall 2015. 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 Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, bakery by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series "Cake Boss," and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship's iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams? & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February 2014. Sailings for both vessels are now on sale.

 

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About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

 

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