Norwegian Getaway Arrives In Miami

Norwegian Getaway is the largest cruise ship to homeport year-round at PortMiami and will sail weekly seven-day cruises to the Caribbean from the Magic City, starting Saturday, February 8. The ship will be christened tomorrow afternoon, Friday, February 7, at PortMiami with a lineup that includes international music superstar Pitbull and "Dancing with the Stars" host Brooke Burke-Charvet, as well as Latin GRAMMY award winner Nestor Torres. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will serve as the ship's Godmothers. Norwegian Getaway features several entertainment productions aboard the Miami-inspired ship including The Illusionarium, an all-new dining and entertainment experience that envelops guests in the fascinating world of magic. The ship also offers 28 dining options, with several Latin-inspired venues and unique concepts, including Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian and an outpost of Carlo's Bakery from TLC-star Buddy Valastro. Onboard entertainment also includes two Broadway shows, a multi-story ropes course and the largest aqua park at sea with five full size slides. Norwegian Getaway's signature hull artwork, by Miami's own David "LEBO" Le Batard, features a whimsical mermaid holding the sun amidst a swirling cloud and sky design. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Norwegian Getaway brings Miami flair to PortMiami

"The Big Book Getaway" is being presented by the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford in conjunction with R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison. The terrific Hollywood biographer William Mann — who recently moved to Milford — discusses his work on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Mann has written definitive books about Katharine Hepburn , Elizabeth Taylor and Barbra Streisand and has a new one arriving later this year about Hollywood in the 1920s. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

'Big Book Getaway' features two days of panels, signings in Uncasville

Under an agreement between PortMiami and the cruise line, Norwegian will keep Getaway in Miami for a minimum of three years. The company has guaranteed the port a million passenger movements for the current fiscal year. At the time of the agreement a couple years ago, the port gave the line a $1.4 million incentive to use for marketing. It was just an opportunity that we had to, as a port, jump all over, said Hydi Webb, manager of business development. Late last year, Miami-Dade County commissioners also approved an agreement between the port and cruise line that would bring Norwegians next new ship, launching in 2015, to Miami as well. Under the agreement, the port will pay Norwegian $3 million for marketing costs before the 4,200-passenger ship arrives. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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