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Cruise News - our trip on Norwegian Getaway!

 Last month Frankie & I were delighted, to receive an invitation to spend a night on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getawayat an inaugural event in Southampton. Better still, we were able to extend that invitation and 46 excited Accessible Travel & Leisure customers & 20 wheelchair users, accompanied us. 

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                  accessible customers onboard n getaway
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It was great to meet up with everyone onboard and discuss our findings of the ship. Overall impressions were very favourable, with just one niggle - the raised bed was too high for some to manage. Otherwise, Norwegian had ticked all the boxes – with extra-wide doors for easy access, tilting mirrors and adjustable hanging-rods in wardrobes. Bathrooms met with approval, too, with grab rails, lower sinks and toilets and shower seats. As well, there were accessible toilets in various public areas and wheelchair positions in the Getaway Theatre.

Everyone was every bit as impressed with the number of ways there were to enjoy your days on-board – from a fun-filled aqua park, a sports complex and a spa, to entertainments which ranged from dance spectaculars, a casino and a comedy club, to duelling pianos and a magic-and-mystery dinner show. There are also over 20 bars and lounges; and as for dining, there are even more venues to choose from, including 24-hour room service. As you can imagine, with just one night on board, our biggest problem was deciding where to eat!

We were also really pleased to meet Carrie-Ann Lightley on-board. Carrie-Ann is a wheelchair user and advises both VisitBritain and Tourism for All on accessibility. Like many people she hadn't cruise before but was impressed by the ease of access and facilities provided. To read more of her experiences check out her blog here.

If you would like to book a cruise on Norwegian Getaway or another cruise line, now is the ideal time to book, there are so many great offers
 But hurry, Accessible cabins on cruises are limited and sell quickly so if you are looking to cruise in 2014, especially from the UK, make sure to book now.

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Save up to £500* per stateroom
Norwegian Cruise Line are making it even easier to discover the world of Norwegian with big savings. This offer is available on most cruises of 3 nights or more departing between 18 April 2014 and 19 April 2015. Call us for more details.

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