Norwegian Getaway Will Head to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Getaway Upper DeckNorwegian Cruise Line is excited to announce that they will be sending the Norwegian Getaway, one of the most state-of-the-art ships in their fleet, to Brazil in 2016 to house athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Availability on the Getaway shows a gap between July and September of 2016, allowing her to remain free for her special honor in Rio. This type of honor is nothing new for this amazing ship – she also proudly served as the Bud Light Hotel during 2014’s Super Bowl in New York.

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1 Arlene Levand { 01.22.15 at 2:25 pm }

Please send info in 2016 Olympic cruise

2 The Cruise Web Team { 01.22.15 at 5:41 pm }

Arlene, if you’re referring to this exact ship, I believe it will be reserved exclusively for Olympic athletes. However, we’ll know more soon as Norwegian reveals additional details.

3 Lou Vasquez { 02.18.15 at 12:51 pm }

When are your ships sailing to cuba?

4 The Cruise Web Team { 02.18.15 at 2:39 pm }

Great question! Itineraries are already planned out pretty far, and it could take some time to get the proper infrastructure established in Cuba. The Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) stated the following: “There are a number of factors for consideration before a cruise line would commit to adding a destination to an itinerary. With Cuba, these include infrastructure and port facilities, and regulatory and policy considerations.” I think it would be a great destination for travelers that feel like they’ve seen it all, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Cuba incorporated into Caribbean itineraries as early as 2017.

5 Gwyneth mears { 02.18.15 at 4:15 pm }

I have sailed with you before sydney to NZ 2011 ,from memory it was the finals of football…ah yes, Wales beat Ireland..
The ship was used to house the celebritys on board, Dawn Frazer for one, very interested in doing something similar..
Cheers gwyn..

6 Glenn Bonds { 02.19.15 at 1:26 pm }

Many lines are tying cruises to major sporting events like you described, Gwyn. Just got word today about a nice cruise combined with the Grand Prix of Monaco. I’m ready to find that special cruise for you when you are ready.

7 Selma Soares { 03.28.15 at 7:39 pm }

MSC sent MSC divina in 2014 for the world cup and tourist sailed back from brazil through caribe to USA. Will Norwegian offer this as well??

8 The Cruise Web Team { 03.30.15 at 7:43 am }

Hi Selma, great question. Currently, the only Norwegian Getaway itineraries available around the 2016 Olympics are 7-night Caribbean cruises sailing roundtrip from Miami in July and September, with August being blocked off while the ship serves as a hotel for the games. We’ll post an update if Norwegian announces a South America to Caribbean voyage.

9 Sergio Torres { 12.25.15 at 2:42 pm }

In september 05 2015 my wife and I were in a Caribbean 07 nights cruise in NCL Getaway from Miami.
We’ll love to know if Norwegian announces this Caribbean-Brazil voyage to tourists, similar to Selma statement above.
I guess that the USA athletics and media professionals teams won’t reach 3.969 ship’s guest capacity.

10 Pamela Cannell { 01.08.16 at 1:15 pm }

Hi we have a relative who is in the paraolympics and would like to know if you are contemplating having a cruise ship in Rio 2016 we would be very interested to cruise and stay there.

11 The Cruise Web Team { 01.08.16 at 1:43 pm }

Thanks for commenting. We’re still waiting for news from Norwegian Cruise Line on how they plan to use this ship during the Olympics, and we’ll post an update as soon as we get more information.

12 Shannon { 01.31.16 at 8:35 pm }

Will we be able to secure a reservation on the ship during the Olympics for 2 on the Norwegian NCL Getaway ?

13 The Cruise Web Team { 02.01.16 at 9:38 am }

Hi Shannon,

Norwegian is not currently taking reservations for the Getaway while she’s in Rio during the Olypmics. The cruise line is actually being a little coy about their full plans for the ship during the Olympics, but we’ll share more details as soon as we have them.

14 Dakota Traveler { 02.03.16 at 2:59 am }

Hard to believe that some Line is not offering an Olympic Cruise from East coast USA to Rio with say a five day stay, then back. With some help on event tickets, it would sell out in no time.
Dakota Traveler

15 Trond { 04.19.16 at 4:57 am }

Can we stay in the Gateway during the Olympics? Do you know more aboat that now?

16 The Cruise Web Team { 04.20.16 at 3:55 pm }

Per Norwegian Cruise Line, this charter will not be open for resale. It is being reserved to the “Olympic Family” for sponsors, committees, etc.

17 Jennifer Guy { 06.17.16 at 3:05 pm }

For the ship that is being docked in rio are meals included or only breakfast

18 The Cruise Web Team { 06.17.16 at 4:54 pm }


For this special case, the Norwegian Getaway is actually being reserved to the “Olympic Family” – potentially to be used by athletes, sponsors and different organizations. As such, it’s likely that the onboard experience will vary from the typical Norwegian Cruise Line experience. If you are with one of the “Olympic Family” groups reserving space on board, I suggest contacting your group leader for details regarding your specific reservation.

19 Jill Johnson { 07.02.16 at 7:58 am }

Hi. We will be on the ship for the Olympics as my niece is on the team. Will all the amenities of the ship be available like on a regular cruise (i.e. Excursions, entertainment, etc.) Also will there be transportation available to the various Olympic venues? Finally do we pay for meals at each sitting or is it invoiced at the end? Thanks! We can’t wait!

20 The Cruise Web Team { 07.05.16 at 8:01 am }

Hi Jill,

It’s possible that the onboard experience will vary from the typical Norwegian Cruise Line experience. I recommend contacting your group leader for details regarding your specific reservation, transportation, meals, etc. We weren’t involved with the Olympic Family in organizing this group, and I don’t want to speak on their behalf.

21 Paulette { 07.10.16 at 2:48 am }

I am curious to know if all usual amenities for past NCL passengers will be offered on the Getaway on 7/24 sailing to Rio? I usually get my wash done & specialty restaurant/s included for no charge. Thank you.

22 The Cruise Web Team { 07.11.16 at 8:07 am }

Hi Paulette,

Since this is a special cruise for the Olympics, it’s possible that the onboard experience will vary from other Norwegian Cruise Line itineraries. I recommend contacting the organization or group leader responsible for booking your voyage. The Cruise Web was not involved with the Olympic Family in organizing any Olympic-related sailings, and therefore we don’t want to speak on their behalf.

23 Grant Lee { 07.24.16 at 10:53 pm }

My brother Lorin Reeder called today that he is on this ship which left Miami today for Rio. He said only 700 passengers on the ship which holds 4000. As a past guest on Norwegian (Epic, Sun, Star, etc. and having booked many, many cabins for family members, I am extremely disappointed that we were not contacted about this heavily discounted sailing. I would have jumped in a heartbeat to have been on the Getaway. Why were we not given the opportunity to sail, and he was???????????

24 The Cruise Web Team { 07.25.16 at 7:16 am }


This was a chartered cruise, so many travel agencies didn’t have access to reservations and, therefore, were not directly promoting this sailing. However, I encourage you to call us at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with a consultant so that we can keep you informed about future opportunities that might interest you.

25 Nick Kulesa { 07.26.16 at 7:21 am }

Great informative Blog, thanks

26 Grant Lee { 07.29.16 at 4:27 am }

Okey. So I am now told that there are only 300 booked so far for the return Norwegian Getaway from Rio back to Miami. How do I book one of these heavily discounted rooms???????

27 Joey { 07.29.16 at 7:43 am }

We are supposed to go on the Getaway first week in September, is there going to be a change in those itineraries, cause I’m not sure if I want to chance it or see if they will let us switch our cruise to the Escape which leaves a day earlier. If I would have know they were doing this I would have never booked the Getaway for that week!

28 Sharon Tagoe - The Cruise Web { 07.29.16 at 8:38 am }


Thank you for reaching out. I can certainly check into this for you. I am not aware of any changes to that particular itinerary. We can certainly look into changing if you would prefer that itinerary over the one your currently booked under. It is pretty close to your sailing, so you should act quickly if it’s something you would like to do.

~ Sharon, The Cruise Web

29 Tomas { 07.30.16 at 9:41 am }

Grant Lee, We’re booked to come back from Rio to Miami with a Ship. The agency I booked in Brazil does not have any details information regarding some add’l packages that the Getway will offer. Did your brother tell you about these add’l packages such as phone, internet, beverage, etc?

30 The Cruise Web Team { 08.02.16 at 12:23 pm }


As this is another chartered cruise, you will need to contact the organization hosting the sailing.

31 Leonardo { 08.07.16 at 12:34 pm }

Do you have the itinerary in these 10 days back to miami?

32 The Cruise Web Team { 08.08.16 at 9:03 am }

For this chartered sailing aboard the Norwegian Getaway, the itinerary is currently showing a straight shot from Rio de Janeiro to Miami without any additional ports of call.

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