25 October 2016
If you are on holiday in Florida or just fancy a relaxing cruise, this Caribbean Getaway voyage is simply perfect. The Norwegian Cruise Line's stylish ship Getaway combines some of the most magnificent amenities at sea including The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other ship. There's a constant connection of freedom, energy and excitement flowing throughout 678 Ocean Place and every unique space as the Getaway escapes to the tropics from Miami.
Your cruise adventure begins in Miami, Florida. This vibrant business centre of the Americas sprawls between the placid Everglades and the dazzling haunts of the rich and famous on Miami Beach. Miami was developed by a railroad magnate and made famous by superstars who thrive on its churning nightlife and live in its lavish waterfront estates. A short drive from world-famous South Beach and trendy Ocean Drive is quaint Coconut Grove, a monument to Miami´s more cultural side.
The first of two great full days at sea and a good time to get to know all that this state of the art vessel has to offer. Ten complimentary dining options are available on board Norwegian Getaway, from three-course dining to endless buffets with action stations. See Broadway shows like Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor, and enjoy the jazz and blues club, and a dueling piano bar.
Your first port of call on the cruise is Belize. Long before the 17th-century powers began to argue over Belizian sovereignty, a Mayan civilization flourished here at the mouth of the Belize river. But it is the natural history that is Belize´s most precious resource. This geographically endowed region features lush lowlands and tremendous wetlands, timbered mountains, prime rainforests and karstic landscapes with caves and caverns. And above all a pristine coastline protected by the second longest barrier reef in the world.
You´ll receive a welcome as warm as the weather in this rustic, banana-shaped idyll of brilliant blue water, palm-fringed beaches and cooling trade winds. One of three Bay Islands just off the coast of Honduras, Roatan is home to a mix of eight different cultures who share a common pride in their homeland. Just off shore, the pristine Belizean Reef - teeming with marine life and some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean - is considered one of the best dive destinations in the world.
Another day, another destination, when the Norwegian Getaway docks at Costa Maya in Mexico. Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the state of Quintana Roo and is the only state bounded by the Caribbean Sea to its east. Lots of places to see and things to do here or you can stay on board and enjoy some of the daytime entertainment and relax on deck and soak up the tropical sun.
The beaches, dining and shopping are great on this tiny tropical isle just 12 miles off Mexico´s coast. But it´s the coral reef just off shore and the sacred Maya ruins that are the primary attractions. Palm-lined beaches throb with activity, while a dense jungle interior showcases Cozumel´s primeval side. Spectacular Palancar Reef, part of the second longest coral reef system in the world, beckons divers from all over the world.
Your final full day at sea on the cruise so make the most of it. Work out in the fitness centre, try your hand at mini golf, play on the sports court, tackle a ropes course and the rock climbing wall, make a splash in the aqua park and enjoy the pools and hot tubs. Youth programmes are available for children aged between three and 17 and there are attentive room stewards and complimentary room service.
Today your wonderful cruise around the Caribbean comes to an end when the Norwegian Getaway arrives back in Miami. Say farewell to new found friends then take time to explore more of this colourful big city with its famous art deco buildings, and possibly taking a drive down to Key West, before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home.
Inside Stateroom fr £563pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated