Before we got off the ship to visit the shops, we spent some time on the balconies. Fred had his magic tool to open the dividers between our cabins. This allowed us to have room for all four of us to see and chat with each other. We watched some divers, some men standing in the harbor holding up a tarp and fellow shipmates trying to walk on water in a ball. After we spent some time off the ship once again, we settled in on our balconies. The same divers, men holding up the tarp and people trying to walk on water were still working at it. We never figured out exactly what the divers were doing. At times the rain got heavy but they kept working. But they finally pulled the boat back towards the tarp and the men closed in the opening of the tarp. They were …
The cruise ship terminal at Port of Roatan is called “Town Center” because it is located in Coxen Hole’s town center. The port sits on 6.5 acres and is the capital of Roatan. As soon you step onto the pier, you see lots of shops. There are stands with local souvenirs, gifts, food and drinks. We had been here before, so we were happy just to wonder around the streets and take in the sights and sounds.
After walking around the shops at the mall complex, we found the Drinky Monkey. We wondered up the stairs and found a table next to the railing with a great view overlooking the harbor and our cruise ship.  Steve and Fred had the local beer at $4 a bottle, while Dee had a Toasted Almond and I had a Miami Vice. This was a great place to sit and watch people scurry to the ship with off and on light rain.
We started our dinner with Prosciutto . . . Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette Gourmet Young Mesclun Greens. Our Entree was Surf & Turf . . . Grilled Beef Tenderlion and Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Fingerling Potatoes, Charred Roasted Broccoli and Peppercorn Sauce. Finally we finished off with a Trilogy of Sweets . . . Red velvet Cupcake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, Vanilla Creme Caramel with Wild Berries and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Praline Creme.
We entered the Illusionarium, an immersive and technologically enhanced dining room, for the Cirque Dreams and Steam show. The show is inspired by Science Fiction, Victorian Fashion, Steampunk & the Industrial Revolution.We were seated by our hostess. Steve had reserved the “floor” seating, as it was billed as closer to the stage. The hostess and staff was dressed in steampunk style garb. They offered us drinks and then gave us a menu to let us know what we would be eating. While we were waiting for and during our dinner cast members came out dressed in incredibly elaborate costumes. The first lady was dressed in the Industrial style with her being made of metal pipes. None of the “characters” were named so I named some of them. This one I called the clock lady. I didn’t get a photo of her clock down. She walked around with the clock up …
Norwegian Getaway Ship Profile & Stats Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Type: Cruise Ship Line Class: Mainstream Year Built: 2014 Capacity: 4,000 passengers Gross Tonnage: 144,017 Length: 1062 ft Beam: 130 ft Average Speed: 22 knots Number of Crew: 1,595 Norwegian Getaway On-Board Recreation This is the pool area with lots of lounge chairs for sun bathing. Outdoor Pools: 2 Spa: Yes Casino: Yes Norwegian Getaway Dining Choices Three Main Dining Rooms, A help-yourself buffet, A variety of casual cafés, grills and grab-and-go choices – O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. Choice Cuts at Cagney’s Steakhouse. … Finest French Cuisine at Le Bistro. … Authentic Brazilian Meats at Moderno. … Indulge Family Style at La Cucina. … Japanese Hibachi Style. … Travel somewhere new with every delicious bite. … Traditional Mexican flavors meets a modern twist. Norwegian Getaway Entertainment Ice Bar: Frozen chamber, temperature 17 degrees (Capacity: 25) Prime Meridian …
“Million Dollar Quartet,” the Broadway show that follows a night, December 4, 1956, during a jam session at the Sun Record Studios, in Memphis, Tennessee, with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Perkins had come into the studios, accompanied by his brothers Clayton and Jay and a drummer by the name of W.S. Holland to record some new material.  Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, wanted to spice up the instrumentation brought in Jerry Lee Lewis to play piano on the session. Conversations about the music business are intertwined with the music. The person portraying Jerry Lee Lewis did an outstanding job. We had seen this show at the New Dinner Theatre in KC so we already knew the story line and music. 
Cagney’s Steakhouse is a wonderful place to have dinner on a NCL cruise, this one is on the Getaway. Cagney’s is a signature restaurant that is dimly lit and discerning affair, marked by dark woods and neutral tones. By using one of our meal credits, we were able to dine on starters, sides, and desserts plus one entrée. Once we looked at the menu, we found lots of things we would like to order. But knowing we would not be able to eat all of them, the dilemma was what to order. We all ordered our starters and the Surf N Turf which included a tender and succulent filet mignon and shrimp. Then we had to make a selection from the 15 different sides.  To top off the evening we had some wonderful desserts. Cagney’s is a place for foodies!!!
This was a wonderful wood carving in front of the Havana Cigar store. Along the path was a coconut water cart, in case you need a quick drink. The shore line of the island. The sunlight reflecting on the water waves made it sparkle. As we left, we discovered the shopping area was designed as a maze, designed to keep cruise passengers rotating in and out of the shops. There are signs for the exits but they were hard to find. Going back to the ship, you could see the flags flying, the trolley waiting, the ships and people coming and going.
Fred found a bar, in September when he was in Costa Maya, that he really liked. We wondered through the maze of shops until we found the stairs leading up to The Flavor of Mexico. It was an interested restaurant/bar and the drink menu was printed on an an oval shaped wooden palette. Each of the booths had swings for seats, there was a colorful mural, hearts hanging from the ceiling and a wonderful 180 degree view of the port and the cruise ships. We found a table over looking the dolphins playing. While they played with their balls we enjoyed drinks. We could hear the birds from the Aviarius and watch the waves of the sea. An Aviarius is a collection of elevated bird enclosures connected by a series of bridges. For $12 you travel over the bridges to each hut (bird cage) to feed and interact with hundreds …
PAGE TOP