New cruise ship means millions of future dollars for Miami

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Port of Miami at night. (photo: PortMiami)

Miami is going to be the homeport of one more ship, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway in 2014. In a joint press conference between the Port of Miami and Norwegian Cruise Lines it was announced that the ship will be homeported in Miami and itineraries will be announced later this year.

“PortMiami is pleased to be the home of the most modern and innovative ships on the seas today.  Norwegian Getaway will be a great addition to our fleet,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “We are anxious to welcome Norwegian Getaway to the Cruise Capital of the World.”

The new ship means dollars for the local economy.

PortMiami Director Bill Johnson said, “Norwegian vessels will generate more than one million passenger moves annually through the Port once Norwegian Getaway arrives, contributing an estimated $500,000,000 each year to Florida’s economy.  Norwegian Getaway alone is expected to generate 450,000 passenger moves each year.”

Three ships in 2012 will be calling Miami home as well: Carnival Breeze, Oceania’s Riviera and Celebrity Reflection.

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