On most cruise ships, the evening entertainment centers upon the shows in the ship's theater.
However, Getaway offers several quality entertainment offerings each night. Thus, the
Getaway Theater is only one of several significant entertainment venues.
On a given evening The Theater presents either a full-length version of the Broadway musical
"Legally Blonde" (which was derived from the motion picture of the same name) or a Latin
dance show by Burn the Floor.
The Casino stretches much of the length along Deck 7. Compared to
many seagoing casino's its decor is quite restrained. Its facilities
include traditional gaming tables, slot machines and electronic
The Illusionarium is a new venue that premiered on
Norwegian Getaway. It takes the place of the Spiegel Tent
on Breakaway. Like its predecessor, this venue is both
dinner and entertainment. However, while the show at the
Spiegel Tent centers upon circus acrobatics, the
Illusionarium is all about magic.
The show begins as soon as the guests enter what was in
Victorian times Professor Veron Royce's auditorium. At
each table, guests find odd looking items with tags
attached. Cast members explain that these are for the
auction of Professor Royce's collection. The cast continue
to act as if everyone has come for an auction of these odd
pieces until some strange things start to happen.
Spice H2O serves as an outdoor entertainment
venue. Its large LED screen can be used to show
movies, sporting events and concerts. In addition,
the deck chairs can be removed and the area can be
used for as a nightclub, or for receptions, deck
parties and theme nights. And one night each
cruise, there is a fireworks display.
The Grammy Experience is a new venue on Getaway. It features live
performances by Grammy-award winners and nominees such as Nestor Torrres
(left) and Sammy Figueroa (below). The room is decorated with memorbilia from
Grammy award winners including costumes and musical instruments.
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Headliners Comedy Club offers stand-up
comedy shows provided by the Levity
Entertainment Group. In addition it is used for
the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon,
When Norwegian Breakaway entered service,
no one foresaw that the Atrium would
become such a popular entertainment
venue. Naturally, this venue has been
carried over to Norwegian Getaway,
essentially unchanged. Its central feature is
a giant LED screen. It is used for movies as
well as to support games shows,
presentations and demonstrations, Q&A
sessions with the senior officers, and as a
background for live music. These events are
enhanced by complimentary pastries
distributed by the ship's culinary team.
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In order to manage the people flow between the
various entertainment venues and to provide guests
with the opportunity to plan in advance, guests are
encouraged to reserve seats for the different shows
ahead of time. To facilitate this, Breakaway has
the Box Office where guests can get information
and make reservations. Guests can also book
tickets via the interactive TVs in their cabins or
from the digital reservation boards located around
It is possible to see an event without a reservation.
However, the guests who have made reservations
are let into the venue ahead of those who do not
have reservations. Thus, those without reservations
tend to get the less desirable seats and may be
closed out of a given performance.
The Tropicana Room, one of the
ship's main dining rooms, is also
an entertainment venue. On several
nights during the cruise, the Burn
the Floor dancers perform on the
Tropicana Room's large dance floor
during dinner. These are