Norwegian Getaway – Captain, Hotel Director, Cake Boss, Artist and Restaurant Review

Norwegian Getaway in New York

Norwegian Getaway in New York


This week we present a series of inside views of Norwegian Getaway by people connected to the ship. While a cruise ship’s facilities are certainly an important part of the cruise experience, the people who work aboard give the ship its soul. So one of the ways Beyondships seeks to give a feel for the various cruise ships it covers is by presenting interviews with the people who run the ships.


Captain Tommy Stensrud is an experienced mariner who is in overall command of Norwegian Getaway. So we turned to him for an assessment of the nautical qualities of Getaway as well as the big picture view of what the ship is all about.


Hotel Director Sean Wurmhoeringer is in charge of everything that directly impacts the cruise experience including the food, the beverages, the entertainment and the accommodations. He is a veteran hotelier who has brought many cruise ships into service. We spoke with him about the process of breathing life into the ship as she entered service.


Artist David LEBO Le Batard painted the lively hull art that adorns Getaway. He speaks about the concepts that underlie his painting.


Viewers of the popular television show “Cake Boss” are familiar with master baker Buddy Valastro. Mr. Valastro talks about his relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line and about opening a branch of Carlo’s Bakery at sea.


Another interview that we did on Getaway was with Norwegian’s CEO Kevin Sheehan. While not specific to Getaway, Mr. Sheehan’s remarks about Norwegian Cruise Line place its latest ship in perspective.


Finally, we have a review of Le Bistro specialty restaurant on Getaway.


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