Norwegian Getaway chartered, inaugural cruise canceled

By Tom Stieghorst
Getaway hullThe unfinished Norwegian Getaway has been chartered by a private company during the week leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl, and will make a transatlantic voyage in January to New York City instead of Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line said.

As a result, a previously scheduled inaugural cruise on Feb. 1 from Miami has been canceled.

The Getaway is being completed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. It is scheduled to sail year-round from Miami after it is delivered in January.

Norwegian confirmed that its initial 16-day transatlantic cruise from Rotterdam to Miami, beginning Jan. 16, is now a 10-day cruise from Southampton, England, to New York.

The first Eastern Caribbean sailing has been pushed back to Feb. 8.

On Feb. 2, the National Football League is scheduled to play its Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the first such game to be played outdoors in a cold-weather destination.

Norwegian said the charter extends from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

In confirming the new itineraries for the Getaway, Norwegian did not link the private charter to the Super Bowl.

Follow @tstravelweekly on Twitter. 
This page is protected by Copyright laws. Do Not Copy. Purchase Reprint
blog comments powered by Disqus

View Comment Guidelines

Please upgrade your Flash Player.
Please upgrade your Flash Player.

Travel Weekly Poll

Voices

  • Consumer media discover that travel agents do exist

    "Contrary to some thoughts, travel agents do exist ... We are usually able to get clients better prices, and we know we can see that clients have better experiences. And as our personal motto is: Our Service Travels With You."

    More»

TW Index: Most Active Stocks

Latest Top News:
Caribbean
Europe
Travel Weekly is on Facebook
Viewpoints For Travel Agents
Travel Weekly Topics