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Norwegian Getaway's Ice Bar will be Miami's Coolest Place to Chill Out

Ship's Miami-themed Ice Bar to feature Florida-inspired SVEDKA specialty cocktails and Inniskillin Ice Wine

Miami   -    Sep 12, 2013   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to homeport in Miami year-round, will feature a true ice bar on board, featuring three dimensional icy elements inspired by the ship's Magic City home. Kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit, the ship's ice bar will feature Art Deco-style décor, reminiscent of Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive. In addition, through an exclusive partnership with SVEDKA Vodka and Inniskillin ice wine, the Ice Bar will be named "SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar" and will feature Florida-inspired specialty SVEDKA and Inniskillin ice wine cocktails.

 

Like sister-ship Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway's frozen chamber is guaranteed to give guests the ultimate chill. Adorned with South Florida-inspired elements such as South Beach's iconic Ocean Drive skyline and palm trees etched into the icy walls, a "Welcome to Miami Beach" sign and a life-size alligator throne made entirely of ice, Norwegian Getaway's Ice Bar will be Miami's coolest place to chill out. In addition, the entire bar, seating and glassware will all also be made of ice.

 

Located on deck eight, the SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar will accommodate approximately 25 guests at a time, who will don hooded coats and gloves to keep warm, since the artic-like room's temperature will not rise above 17 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Entrance to the SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar Ice Bar can be reserved from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. nightly. The cost is $20 per person and includes two signature cocktails that will be served in specially-created glasses made entirely of ice. The SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar will feature five Florida-inspired specialty drinks made from SVEDKA vodka and Inniskillin ice wine including:

 

- Tropicana: SVEDKA citron vodka, triple sec, lemon juice;

- Carmen Miranda: SVEDKA vodka, peach liquor, orange juice;

- Sittin' on the Dock of Biscayne Bay: SVEDKA citron vodka, Inniskillin Icewine, lemon-lime soda;

- Blue Caribbean: Inniskillin Icewine, SVEDKA vodka, blue curacao, club soda;

- Key Largo Colada: SVEDKA colada, campari, sweet vermouth, orange syrup.

 

The Ice Bar will also serve two non-alcoholic drinks: the Sting Ray, made of strawberry puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice; and Parrot Island, made of orange juice, vanilla ice cream and milk.

 

Imported from Sweden, SVEDKA vodka is premium vodka that is distilled five times. Inniskillin ice wine is made from grapes that are produced in the Niagara Peninsula. Pearl ice wine, which is used in the SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar cocktails, is an intensely concentrated sweet wine made from grapes naturally frozen on the vine. Grapes for this ice wine are harvested at a temperature of 14ºF.

 

In addition to the SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar, SVEDKA vodkas and Inniskillin ice wines will be available in all bars and restaurants on board Norwegian Getaway.

 

About SVEDKA Vodka and Inniskillin Ice Wine

Established in 1998, SVEDKA Vodka launched with a brand vision: to put fun back into the vodka category. SVEDKA is a premium vodka imported from Sweden and distilled five times. It is the one brand that lets consumers have it all: a high-quality, premium import with a hip, fun brand image at an affordable price. The brand is the fastest-growing premium spirits brand worldwide. SVEDKA has staked its claim on the future with the tagline "Voted #1 Vodka of 2033." Inniskillin was founded upon and is dedicated to the principle of producing outstanding ice wines from grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula. It is the number one selling ice wine in the world. The wine is a brilliant golden color with aromas of lychee, apricot and pears with flavors of honey, mango and tropical fruits on the palate.

 

Norwegian Getaway

Being developed as "Miami's ship," Norwegian Getaway will embody the essence of her tropical hometown with hull artwork by Miami's own David "LEBO" LeBatard, which features a whimsical mermaid holding the sun above the waves. Featuring groundbreaking entertainment, the ship is the first to feature the GRAMMY® Experience at sea, which will include artifacts chosen and curated by the GRAMMY Museum® along with live performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, among others. Another first of its kind at sea, The Illusionarium is an all-new dining and entertainment experience that 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, Norwegian Getaway boasts sizzling Latin-inspired dance productions by Broadway sensation, Burn the Floor; performances of the seven-time Tony Award nominated musical LEGALLY BLONDE; hilarious comedy headliners produced by Levity Entertainment Group; and the sing along fun of the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon. To cap off a spectacular cruise experience, every sailing will feature a dazzling fireworks show at sea, set to music, as part of a dance party in the ship's outdoor club, Spice H20.

 

Similar to sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway will dazzle guests with the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more and enhances guests' connection with the ocean. Foodies setting sail from Miami on Norwegian Getaway can feast in their choice of 26 incredible dining options, including one of Celebrity Chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian's three dining concepts: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian; Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar.

 

For families, Nickelodeon®, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is on board and includes a variety of exciting interactive experiences, along with the opportunity to meet SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favorites. Norwegian Getaway will offer 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 include 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.

The three-story Sports Complex will feature the Aqua Park with five thrilling water slides, two swimming pools and one of the largest multi-level elevated ropes course that will challenge guests to more than 40 different elements, including a zip track. For a thrill like no other, guests will confront The Plank, a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. A nine-hole miniature golf course is located beneath the ropes course, offering family fun with friendly competition. A rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and spider web, a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage complete with a spiral slide, round out the activities.

 

Norwegian Getaway offers a variety of flexible accommodations ranging from Studio staterooms specially designed for solo travelers, to balcony and family staterooms and opulent suites in The Haven, the ultimate in luxury accommodations.

 

In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Norwegian Getaway, guests who book any seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailing on Norwegian Getaway will receive a $100 on-board credit, regardless of stateroom category. Guests who take advantage of this limited time offer before August 24, 2013, can use the credit towards an array of shore excursions in the Caribbean; treatments in the ship's award-winning Mandara spa; dinner in any of Norwegian Getaway's delicious specialty restaurants, including Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, and much more. Additional offers such as free upgrades, AARP and Military discounts and up to $1,000 in air credits are also available on select sailings. To book a cruise on Norwegian Getaway, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), visit www.ncl.com. Additional information on Norwegian Getaway can be found at www.getaway.ncl.com.

 

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 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style 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 sixth consecutive year.

 

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 is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city and includes 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, 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. The Company also has two larger "Breakaway Plus" vessels on order for delivery in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2017.

 

The Company's largest ship, the 4,100 passenger Norwegian Epic 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.

 

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AnneMarie Mathews
Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
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