The end of Marcia’s Getaway cruise…seven days go so fast!

Farewell, adieu, so-long. All good things come to an end. Today’s the day we wind things up, pack everything we so carefully unpacked on Saturday into suitcases which by 11 tonight must be placed in the hall for pick-up, We will be off the ship around 8 a.m. and Lois will make her 12:11 flight back to New Jersey and I have a party at 1p.m. The key part of that sentence is “carefully unpacked.” Our stateroom, …

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Entertainment possibilities abound on the NCL Getaway

  ABOARD THE NORWEGIAN GETAWAY — We are en route to Nassau, Bahamas. We’ve left the sightseeing and sunbathing, swimming and shopping in St. Maarten and St. Thomas, USVI, and are heading north. A bit of rain in St. Thomas temporarily dampened the spirits of the 4,000+ people aboard NCL Getaway, but last night — a typical night aboard this party ship — no one would have known that. It was the first night of the Broadway …

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NCL Getaway’s “living room” is the atrium on Deck 6

ABOARD THE NCL GETAWAY — We are more than half way through this week-long cruise. Weather has been in our favor and a lot of fellow passengers have passed through 50 shades of red and are already peeling. As I write this, folks are loading up their day bags and hitting the shops and beaches here in St. Thomas,  USVI. One more sea day, then Nassau, then home. Yesterday was our day in St. Maarten/St. Martin, the …

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The new NCL Getaway is big and brassy — a perfect place to escape the Northeastern winter

ABOARD THE NCL GETAWAY — NCL Getaway, the big beautiful and brassy new ship that debuted at PortMiami in February, sailed from that massive port yesterday afternoon. We are en route to St. Maarten on the ship’s weekly Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Armed with a couple of writing assignments, I invited a long-time friend who endured a hideous Northeastern winter to join me. I first met Lois about 20 years ago after a SATW (Society of American Travel …

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