Norwegian Getaway Christened In Miami

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) celebrated the arrival of its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Getaway, in style with a star-studded christening ceremony in her homeport city of Miami. Brooke Burke-Charvet from television’s “Dancing with the Stars” hosted the festivities that featured Latin Grammy award winner Nestor Torres and international music superstar Pitbull. A bevy of Miami Dolphin cheerleaders served as the ship’s godmothers, sending a champagne bottle crashing against the colourful painted hull from local artist David “LeBo” Le Batard, while a spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky.


Dubbed “Miami’s Ultimate Ship”, Norwegian Getaway was greeted by several tug boats on arrival in Miami the previous day after crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton and being transformed into a Bud Light Hotel in New York for the Super Bowl. At 145,655-GRT and carrying 3,969 passengers, she becomes the largest cruise ship to homeport year-round in the city, from where she will sail weekly 7-day cruises to the Caribbean calling at Nassau, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.


Guests onboard Norwegian Getaway will experience several first-at-sea features, including the new Grammy Experience at Sea showcasing artifacts chosen and curated by the Grammy Museum and live performances by Grammy award-winners, Broadway productions of “Legally Blonde” and “Burn the Floor” and The Illusionarium, an all-new dining and entertainment experience that envelops guests in the fascinating world of magic. She also offers a multi-deck ropes course, the largest aqua park at-sea with 5 full-size slides and a dazzling fireworks show each cruise.


The ship features 28 dining options, including Ocean Blue by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and an outpost of Carlo’s Bake Shop from TLC-star Buddy Valastro, together with NCL favorites Cagney’s, La Cucina, O’Sheehan’sTeppanyaki, complemented by an array of bars and lounges, such as Mixx, the Bliss Ultra Lounge and the SVEDKA and Inniskillin Ice Bar. The line’s revolutionary Studio staterooms for single cruisers return on Norwegian Getaway, with the accommodation options also including The Haven, a ship-within-a-ship area offering increased privacy and personalized service.


Since the company’s origins in 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line has been sailing its ships from Miami. Norwegian Getaway joins fleetmates Norwegian Epic , Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Sun in operating from the city.


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