|The Norwegian Getaway will serve as a floating hotel for the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee.|
Cruise ships have become a popular choice for host venues of high-profile events. These ships act as a temporary accomodations, increasing the number of hotel rooms in the venue's cities. Prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Norwegian Getaway acted as a "Bud Light Hotel" for 2014's Superbowl XLVIII in New York City. However, the Norwegian Getaway is not the only luxury cruise ship acting as additional housing for the 2016 Olympics. Additionally, Team U.S.A.'s men's and women's basketball team will be housed on Silversea's Silver Cloud, a 196 cabin luxury cruise ship.
The Norwegian Getaway will be docked in Rio at the Pier Maua from August 4 to August 22 to provide additional housing for various guests, some being corporate sponsors, members of the International Olympic Federations, the National Organizing Committees, and the Rio Host Committee.
The charter of the 4,000 person passenger ship will eliminate 40 days of their regular cruise schedule, however, Norwegian will receive charter income in addition to exposure and publicity for having housed a group of influential, international figures.