New ship off to an early Getaway

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Norwegian Getaway, second of the two new ships being built in Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line, will be completed and delivered three months earlier than originally scheduled. The 4,000-passenger vessel is now expected to enter service in January 2014, sailing seven-day cruises to the eastern Caribbean from Miami.
Sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, also being built at the Meyer-Werft yard in Papenberg, will visit Southampton at the end of April next year before crossing to New York, from where it will operate throughout the year.
Getaway is also expected to call at Southampton in January 2014 before embarking on its first Caribbean cruise on February 1. Regular ports of call will be St Maarten, St Thomas, and Nassau.
Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Kevin Sheehan said: “We are pleased that Meyer Werft will deliver this incredible vessel three months earlier than scheduled. Norwegian Getaway is going to offer a fantastic cruise opportunity sailing to the Eastern Caribbean.”
To accommodate the ship’s earlier arrival in Florida, itineraries of some other sailing from Miami have been modified.
From February 2, 2014, Norwegian Epic will depart from Miami on Sundays and sail a Western Caribbean itinerary. Ports include Ocho Rios, Cozumel and Costa Maya. Norwegian Sun will depart Miami on 10- and 11-day Southern Caribbean itineraries a day later than scheduled, on Mondays and Thursdays.

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