NCL Take Delivery Of Norwegian Getaway


Today during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from 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. Following delivery today, the ship is 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. The ship will be christened in Miami on 7 February.

“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 revolutionised 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.


Norwegian Getaway Statistics 

Dimension 145.655 GT
Length overall 325.70 m
Moulded breadth 39.7 m
Number of decks 18
Draught 8.30 m
Engine output 62.400 kW in total
Propulsion power 35.000 kW
Speed 21.5 kn
Number of passengers 3,969
Number of passenger cabins 2,014
Number of outside cabins
(including suites)
Number of inside cabins 506
Crew ca. 1.640
Number of theatre seats 815
Number of dining options 27
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
Classification DNV

Info courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

One comment

  1. Man, that’s a lot of boat. 300 tons of PAINT??? Wow. (I know, ship not boat, but the sentiment is there.)

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