After all the festivities surrounding the launch of the new Norwegian Breakaway from Norwegian Cruise Line, it’s pretty remarkable to think that another impressive ship – the Norwegian Getaway – is also on its way for the line. While the Norwegian Breakaway was finishing her construction and then being inaugurated, the Norwegian Getaway was never too far behind as you can see from her progress in these images. After her keel was laid, the next step was to install her engine room and the rest erected swiftly above the water line.
Once the Norwegian Breakaway floated out, the rest of Norwegian Getaway‘s blocks were installed in place before she too met water for the first time and was moved farther down the assembly line at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany where the ship sits to this day for final assembly and the painting of her vibrant hull art.
The Norwegian Breakaway was decorated with a pop-art design from Peter Max to celebrate the ship’s year-round New York homeport. As the Norwegian Getaway will be based in Miami, she will sport more tropical colors and a more sinuous pattern designed by the artist LEBO. The first few swatches of color are even being applied to her stern and midship section at the shipyard now.
The 144,000-ton ship will soon be setting sail with cruises commencing in February 2014. For more information on the Norwegian Getaway, visit Norwegian Cruise Line‘s website here.
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