Norwegian Getaway will now be delivered by Meyer Werft shipyard in late January 2014, three months earlier than anticipated.
The 146,600-gross tonne vessel will carry 4,000 passengers and will be the largest ship to homeport year-round from Miami.
Norwegian Getaway will depart on a transatlantic voyage from Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 16 January 2014 calling into Southampton for additional guest embarkation, before nine days-at-sea and is scheduled to arrive at her new homeport on 27 January 2014.
Sailing on her maiden Eastern Caribbean voyage on 1 February 2014, Norwegian’s newest build will visit ports including; Philipsburg, St Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
In response to the earlier than planned launch, Norwegian has amended itineraries for Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Pearl which will also be positioned in Miami.
Norwegian Epic will sail out of Miami on Sundays on a Western Caribbean itinerary, while Norwegian Sun will depart on her ten- and 11-day voyages to the Southern Caribbean on Mondays and Thursdays, a day later than normal.
Norwegian Pearl will now be chartered from 19 January to 21 March 2014 with the line adding four new seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries on 21 March, 28 March, 4 April and 11 April.
Words: Natalie Aroyan