Los Tweens & Teens was invited to the christening ceremony and overnight debut of the Norwegian Getaway – Posts via #FamiliaTravel
My husband and I had the rare opportunity to get away together – even if just for one night! We believe that it’s important for us to spend quality time alone together to keep our marriage fun, but life with the twins doesn’t always allow for it. So we made the time and it was well worth it.
Thinking back upon all of our travels together throughout 18 years we realized that we had not been on a cruise together- ever! That’s wild! So we enjoyed exploring the newest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and checking out all of its amazing offerings. Norwegian Getaway truly is a tribute to its Miami port. There is a Cuban-inspired ‘Mojito’ bar and a very unique live-music venue called the ‘Grammy Experience’ which will include Miami’s favorite flutist Nestor Torres as its first ‘Grammy winner at sea” performance. The entertainment features are part of a long list of activity options but we enjoyed and had lots of laughs at the live piano playing in Headliners Comedy Club. What is inviting about cruising is that you can customize your experience whether traveling as a couple or as a family.
We are excited to experience sometime soon the world of family activities that abound on the new ship. From the fun Nickelodeon-themed pools, parties and crafts to the crazy outdoor water slides and sporting activities including rock climbing, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rounders, Triangle Ball and more than 20 interactive sports.
We did take a look at the specialized age-appropriate kids ‘hangout’ areas for tweens and teens as well as their younger siblings. There are programs for kids ranging from 6 months to 17 years old! And each with its own set of activities, themes, games, Wii games, movies, music and more. There even is a Circus School where kids will learn and perform all kinds of cool circus tricks including juggling, spinning and tumbling and a program for teens that encourages them to take part in a theater or fashion workshop.
We appreciated our short visit on the Norwegian Getaway. She offers 7-Day sailings to the Eastern Caribbean roundtrip from Miami. Her ports include: Miami, St. Thomas, Tortola, Philipsburg and Nassau.
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As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.