Sea and Do for Two, Part 1

October 15, 2015 (by Angela)

It was nice to be on a new and modern cruise ship, but I have to admit that initially it was overwhelming because it is such a large ship – one of the 10 largest cruise ships in the world currently. It took me a couple of days to get my bearings, and even then, I was sometimes directionally challenged. Knowing where things are located (deck number as well as aft, mid, or forward) is important for those who enjoy the onboard activities like Jim and I do. This little publication, requested for our stateroom in duplicate, was our guide to fun opportunities for the two of us, especially for the first two days as they were both sea days. Below is a shot of the activities guide from our last day. It is too confusing to keep copies of each days options as there is a chance of picking up the wrong one, so at day’s end, the activities guides go into a can to be recycled.

Our onboard activity "bible"

Our onboard activity “bible”

With that explanation, perhaps you will understand why we spent much of the first 24 hours exploring our home on the roam for the week, the NCL Getaway. Here are some shots of the sights and activity spots on the ship. Jim is going to write the next post that will highlight the onboard activities in which we participated while on this cruise.

Some of the outside sights:

Pool, hot tubs, and music on upper deck areas

Pool, hot tubs, and music on upper deck areas

There;s no need to miss the game to be in the sun

There’s no need to miss the game to be in the sun

More outside water options

More outside water options

Wall climbing and plank walking for the adventurous

Wall climbing and plank walking for the adventurous

One of my favorite deck areas - it was often mine alone

One of my favorite deck areas – it was often mine alone

Beautiful common areas and restaurants on decks 6, 7, and 8:

Gorgeous central chandelier

Gorgeous central chandelier

Colorful stairways

Colorful stairways

Elegant dining with entertainment in the Tropicana

Elegant dining with entertainment in the Tropicana

Casual dining in O'Sheehan's

Casual dining in O’Sheehan’s

Then there are other spots inside the ship that make it clear what there is to do there:

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Shopping areas

Shopping areas

Casino

Casino

There is everything from an Internet Cafe and a Library to performance halls and bars on the ship. Truly, there is something for everyone and no reason to be bored unless that is what is desired. For the two of us, there was plenty to see and do during our first two days at sea, and after you read the upcoming post about many of the things we chose to see and do, you’ll get an idea of what I mean.

2 thoughts on “Sea and Do for Two, Part 1

  1. Pingback: Sea and Do for Two, Part 2 – Activities Enjoyed Onboard | Home On The Roam

  2. Pingback: Sea and Do for Two, Part 3: Off-Ship Excursions | Home On The Roam

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