The Norwegian Getaway cruise ship has emerged from a shipyard in Germany, following 12 months of construction.
The 146,600-tonne ship was floated out of Meyer Werft’s building dock on 2 November 2013, featuring the company’s signature hull artwork that was designed by US artist David ‘Lebo’ Le Batard.
The 324-metre-long Norwegian Getaway is the sister ship to Norwegian Breakaway, and will be able to carry 4,000 passengers. Delivery of the new ship will take place on 10 January 2014.
“Hats off once again to the team at Meyer Werft for building an absolutely spectacular vessel in record time. We are now in the home stretch and looking forward to the launch of Miami’s ultimate ship,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer.
“This new vessel, built in merely 12 months, is one of the largest and most technologically advanced ships in the world,” said Bernard Meyer, Managing Partner of Meyer Werft. “We are thrilled to see her leaving the building dock and getting ready for her sea trials.”
Next week, the first crew members will move on to the ship to familiarise themselves with the vessel. It will then travel to the North Sea for seaworthiness tests scheduled for mid-November.
Norwegian Getaway will homeport in Miami in February 2014, sailing a series of seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises.