Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cruise News: Norwegian Getaway Will Make Miami Her Year-Round Homeport

It’s going to be a while before their next ship comes in... but when it does, Miami will be the spot to get away from it all. Norwegian Cruise Line haa announced that their new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Getaway, will make the Port of Miami her year-round home when she begins embarking on weekly cruises beginning in the spring of 2014.

“Miami has been the home of this Company since our beginning in 1966. Therefore, we are so excited to bring one of our two new Breakaway-class ships here to Miami to homeport year-round,” said Norwegian Cruise Line Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan. “Norwegian Getaway will embrace all that the Magic City has to offer and will offer an extraordinary cruise experience to the more than 4,000 guests who will sail on her each week beginning in spring 2014.”

Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise brand to sail from Miami when the line was founded in 1966 and has been sailing its ships from Port of Miami longer than any other cruise brand. Norwegian currently has three ships sailing seasonally from Miami, including Norwegian Epic, the line’s largest vessel carrying more than 4,100 guests. Norwegian Sky has been sailing 3- and 4-day itineraries to the Bahamas year-round from Miami since 2007.

Being built at Meyer Werft in Germany, the 144,000 gross tons Norwegian Getaway is scheduled for delivery in spring 2014 when she will take her place as the largest ship ever to home port year-round in Miami. Norwegian will announce the ship’s inaugural itineraries and on-sale dates later this year. Norwegian Getaway’s sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will begin sailing from her year-round home port of New York City in May 2013. For additional information visit

Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

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