The one where Norwegian ‘Gets Away’ following the Keel laying…

Jan Meyer – MEYER WERFT; Norwegian Cruise Line Board Members Karl Peterson, Walter Revell, Steve Martinez and Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay; Kevin Sheehan – Norwegian Cruise Line; Wendy Beck – Norwegian Cruise Line; Bernard Meyer and Bert Kruse – MEYER WERFT. Image: Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO, Kevin Sheehan and members of Norwegian’s Board of Directors gathered at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany forNorwegian Getaway’s official Keel laying ceremony on 30 October.

Mr Sheehan and members of the Board of Directors laid a traditional “lucky coin” down before the first 350-tonne block was placed.

The first of 73 blocks that will comprise the 146,600 gross-tonne ship was lifted into the building dock which will house the construction expected to reach completion in just over 12-months.

Norwegian Getaway is slated for delivery in mid-January 2014 and will commence weekly seven-day itineraries to the Eastern Caribbean from the Port of Miami on 1 February 2014.

She will be the largest ship to homeport year-round out of Miami, carrying 4,000-passengers.

Originally written by Natalie Aroyan for e-Travel Blackboard

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