Today, Norwegian Cruise Line announced the Norwegian Escape will homeport year round in Miami, Florida when she debuts on November 14, 2015. While based in Miami, the ship will offer weekly seven night eastern Caribbean itineraries. The basing of the Norwegian Escape in Miami, Florida was originally reported by Cruise Currents in December 2013.
Beginning in November, the Norwegian Escape will sail a weekly seven night eastern Caribbean itinerary calling in Tortola, BVI; St. Thomas, USVI; and Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Getaway, which sails a similar itinerary at the current moment, will move to a new seven night western Caribbean itinerary when the Norwegian Escape arrives in South Florida.
“PortMiami looks forward to welcoming Norwegian Escape in 2015—the ship will be a fabulous addition to our fleet,” said PortMiami Director Bill Johnson. “We are thrilled that this impressive vessel will make her debut at PortMiami– the Cruise Capital of the World—and will be the third Norwegian Cruise Line ship to homeport here year round.”
In addition, Norwegian Cruise Line also revealed the Norwegian Escape’s tropical themed hull art, which was designed by marine artist and conservationist, Guy Harvey. The Norwegian Escape’s colorful hull art features a number of images representative of the eastern Caribbean, including a large sailfish, stingrays, sea turtles, coral reefs, and many other tropical fish.
The Norwegian Escape is currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyards in Papenburg, Germany. The ship is expected to be completed and will join the Norwegian fleet in October 2015.