The Port of Miami and Norwegian Cruise Line have announced that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, the Norwegian Getaway, will make Miami her year-round home port.
The Norwegian Getaway - which will be the largest ship ever to home port year-round in Miami - will embark on weekly cruises beginning in the spring of 2014. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said, “The Port of Miami is pleased to be the home of the most modern and innovative ships on the seas today. Norwegian Getaway will be a great addition to our fleet at the cruise capital of the world.” Norwegian Cruise Line Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said, “Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise brand to sail from Miami since our company’s 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. The Norwegian Getaway will embrace all that this Magic City has to offer and will deliver an extraordinary cruise experience to more than 4,000 passengers who will sail on her each week beginning in the spring of 2014.” Being built at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Getaway will be 144,000 gross tons and is scheduled for delivery in spring 2014. 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.