Friday, January 10, 2014

Norwegian Getaway Delivered

Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway Courtesy MEYER WERFT

 "First New Cruise Ship 
for 2014" 

Honors goes to Norwegian Cruise Line as it took delivery of Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT in Bremerhaven, Germany today.  The 145,655 gross ton cruise ship, second in the Breakaway Class ships, took only 15 months to be built by the German shipbuilder.

Norwegian Getaway Delivery  Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Getaway is now sailing 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 meet her sister for the first time. The ship will be christened in Miami, her home port, on February 7.

Dimension 146.600 BRZ
Length overall 325,70 m
Moulded breadth39,7 m
Number of decks18
Draught8,30 m
Engine output 62.400 kW in total
Propulsion power 35.000 kW
Speed 21,5 kn
Number of passengers 4,028
Number of passenger cabins2,014
Number of outside cabins (including suites) 1,506
Number of inside cabins 508
Crew ca. 1.640
Number of theatre seats 815
Number of dining options27
Total weight of applied paint ca. 300 t
Total length of laid cables 2.154 km
Total length of laid pipes ca. 400 km
Flag Bahamas

In a joint press release, Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT commented on the achievements of this new ship build:

 “The team at MEYER WERFT, along with our new build team, has 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.” 

Congratulations Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT on an amazing new vessel.  Having sailed on Norwegian Breakaway last year, we are certain this will be an excellent addition to the fleet.

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