Norwegian to Base Getaway at Port of Miami Starting in 2014
By Theresa Norton Masek
April 17, 2012 10:05 PM
Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway will homeport at Miami year-round beginning in spring 2014.
“Norwegian vessels will generate more than 1 million passenger moves annually through the port once Norwegian Getaway arrives, contributing an estimated $500 million each year to Florida's economy,” said PortMiami Director Bill Johnson. “Norwegian Getaway alone is expected to generate 450,000 passenger moves each year.”
Norwegian currently has three ships sailing seasonally from Miami, including the 4,100-guest Norwegian Epic. Now under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Getaway will be 144,000 gross tons. 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 its year-round homeport of New York City in May 2013.