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Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review Anne Kalosh covers global stories, reporting both breaking and in-depth news on cruising's significant people, places, ships and trends. A sought-after expert on cruising, she has moderated conferences around the world, including the high-profile State of the Industry panel at Seatrade Cruise Global. She created and led the acclaimed itinerary-planning case study for Seatrade's cruise master classes held at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She is the cruise columnist for AFAR.com, and her freelance stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times to The Miami Herald.

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Starbucks, rock ‘n’ roll venue among Norwegian Getaway additions

Norwegian Cruise Line's first full-service Starbucks licensed store available in the European market

Norwegian Getaway completed its first sailing after the ship’s extensive refurbishment, which added new venues and artwork, updated social spaces and refreshed accommodations and decor.

The two-week drydock in Brest, France, was part of The Norwegian Edge program. The renovations were completed in time for a summer of Scandinavia, Russia and Baltic cruising.

‘Norwegian Getaway is the youngest ship in our fleet to cruise Europe this season,’ said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. ‘We are proud to showcase her and the new experience she delivers to guests exploring the region this summer.’

Starbucks and Syd Norman’s

New outlets include the company’s first full-service Starbucks licensed store available in the European market, and the rock ‘n’ roll-themed entertainment venue, Syd Norman’s Pour House. Having debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2018, Syd Norman’s Pour House is inspired by the greatest rock clubs and features rock-themed events, cocktails, movies and live tribute bands performing hits from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Artful additions

In addition, as part of the revitalization, nearly 800 pieces of art were incorporated around the ship. More than 20% of them are original pieces. Notable works include an original installation by sculptor Eric Levy, also featured on Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape. The piece is displayed prominently in the atrium. An original work by renowned Barcelona artist and Norwegian Encore hull artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo is found in The Haven by Norwegian.

After northern Europe, New Orleans

Norwegian Getaway will complete its Scandinavia, Russia and Baltic cruising in late October, then return to North America to homeport for the first time in New Orleans. Winter and spring sailings to the western Caribbean will feature Harvest Caye, Belize.

Mediterranean in 2020

In 2020, Norwegian Getaway will return to Europe to sail the Mediterranean for the first time while homeporting at Civitavecchia (Rome) for a summer of cruising to Italy and the Greek Isles.

Posted 7 June 2019

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