Monday, January 13, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Gets the Key to Norwegian Getaway

L to R: Bernard Meyer, managing partner Meyer Werft;
Wolfgang Thos, Yard Captain;
Rune Myre, Norwegian Getaway’s Captain;
Kevin Sheehan,
Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO
On January 10th a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany was held for Norwegian Cruise Line to take delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from shipbuilder MEYER WERFT after a building period of only 15 months. The ship, the second of two Breakaway Class ships, is being delivered just nine months after the launch of sister-ship Norwegian Breakaway.

After her delivery, Norwegian Getaway sailed to Rotterdam for the start of inaugural festivities, which will continue in Southampton before the ship departs for her transatlantic cruise to New York where she will take part in Super Bowl festivities. Norwegian Getaway will then be christened in Miami on Feb 7th.

“The team at MEYER WERFT, along with our new build team, operations teams, and all of the ship’s officers and crew have done an amazing job on Norwegian Getaway and we are thrilled with how spectacular the ship looks,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Norwegian Breakaway revolutionized cruising with its Waterfront and strong connection to New York. Norwegian Getaway will do the same as Miami’s ultimate ship, offering the only way to cruise the Caribbean from Miami with a plethora of incredible features.”

“We are more than thrilled to deliver the second Breakaway class vessel to Norwegian Cruise Line ahead of her original schedule,” said Bernard Meyer, managing partner with MEYER WERFT. “Norwegian Getaway is the newest and most advanced cruise vessel on the seas and we are proud of the team that worked diligently to design and build her.”

The latest engine technology, the pod drive system, improved hydrodynamics as well as effective energy saving, heat recovery and ballast water treatment guarantee an ecological cruise experience at significantly reduced operating costs.

Image Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line

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