Construction of Norwegian Getaway Begins as First Steel Cut is Made

The first piece of steel was cut at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany on Friday, May 4, for the construction of Norwegian Getaway, the second of two new Freestyle Cruising ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, set for delivery in spring 2014. Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT executives watched as the first plate of steel was cut by a plasma torch in the yard’s state of the art facility. This plate will become part of Block 40 that will comprise the new vessel.

Norwegian announced in April that Norwegian Getaway will be homeported year-round in Miami following her delivery scheduled for spring 2014.  Norwegian Getaway’s sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will begin sailing from her year-round home port of New York City in May 2013.

The Breakaway class ships, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, will each be 144,000 gross tons and will have approximately 4,000 passenger berths.

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