Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Getaway

By Tom Stieghorst
KevinSheehanBernardMeyer-GetawayDeliveryNorwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest ship, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway.

The Miami-themed ship will head across the Atlantic for initial duty as the Bud Light Super Bowl hotel, before sailing to Miami where it will start year-round Caribbean cruises in early February.

Getaway, which is being delivered nine months after its predecessor, Norwegian Breakaway, took Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard 15 months to build.

From Bremerhaven, the ship is sailing to Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the start of inaugural festivities, which will continue in Southampton, England, before the ship departs for a transatlantic cruise to New York.

Norwegian has two more ships on order, Norwegian Escape, due in the fall of 2015, and Norwegian Biiss, coming in 2017.

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