Introducing the Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship
Planned for an April 2013 delivery and an April 30, 2013 Maiden Voyage, Norwegian Breakaway will be the newest Norwegian Cruise Line ship in the fleet until her sister ship is delivered in 2014. Upon her arrival to New York, she will be the largest cruise ship ever to have New York as her homeport year-round. What is most noteworthy about the new ship is the new design because it will infuse a combination of the best parts of other fleet ships while adding enough new innovations to ensure one of the best vacations for any passenger.
Passenger Capacity: 4,000
Gross Tonnage: 144,017
Maiden Voyage: April 30, 2013
Cruising Speed: 21.5 knots
The Manhattan Room
Featured as one of the three main dining rooms aboard the ship, The Manhattan Room has been designed like a supper club in New York City. It is a passenger favorite due to its beautiful views of the ocean through its floor-to-ceiling windows on each of its two floors as well as its large dance floor.
Go figure, the newest Main Dining Room aboard Norwegian Breakaway is also the most contemporary of the lot. This dining room brings a new look to the dining room experience with a design that resembles a beautiful sunset over the sea and traditional cuisine with new variations thrown in. It is also included in the normal cruise fare.
The third and final dining room aboard Norwegian Breakaway, Taste Restaurant provides passengers with a new menu every day and close proximity to Savor so alternating between dining rooms will be much easier.
Resembling the most prestigious steakhouses of New York City, Cagney’s Steakhouse will provide customers with not only great steaks and double cut lamb chops, but very relaxing wood tones and leather seating as well.
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
Just like any Italian Restaurant, La Cucina, has its main meals consisting of pasta and great pizza. The things that set this Italian Restaurant apart from others are the dining area options: passengers may eat outside, in the Atrium, or inside with the outside option encompassing the view of a seemingly-endless ocean.
Other options for dining include La Bistro French Restaurant, Moderno Churasscaria, O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Ocean Blu, Raw Bar, Shanghai’s Noodle Bar, and more!
The 13 different Suite types (differentiated by size, location on the ship, or both) offer areas from 269 sq. ft. to 1,022 sq ft. and amenities such as beautiful ocean views, large balconies and accommodations for up to 4 people. The largest of the lot is the Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite with Large Balcony which offers 1,022 square feet of area, a wraparound balcony, king-size bed and an extra half bathroom.
While there are 6 different types of Balcony Staterooms, they all accommodate up to either 3 or 4 guests and offer the same base amenities while the Spa Balcony offers exclusive access to the Spa and fitness center as well as complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Suites on the ship during normal Spa hours. Each individual stateroom is the same 226 square foot size.
The two different Oceanview Stateroom types are very similar in color, but the size makes all the difference. While the Oceanview with Large Picture Window stateroom is 172 square feet and contains two lower beds convertible to a queen, a nice ocean viewing window, and accommodations for two, the Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window is 248 square feet and has accommodations for 5 with the option for connecting staterooms.
Inside Staterooms on Norwegian Breakaway are set up in three different ways: as Family Inside, Inside, and Studios. The Family Inside and Inside have sizes from 151-161 square feet with the Family Inside have the usual two lower beds along with pull-down beds to accommodate up to four while the normal Inside accommodates up to 3 with its two lower beds. The Studio stateroom is much different because it is significantly smaller at 100 square feet with one lower bed; this room is designed to accommodate only one passenger.
17 floors of cruise ship above the ocean is the Aqua Park which includes two swimming pools, four hot tubs, 5 huge water slides, and a ton of water to run all of these facilities. This ensures fun for not only kids and teenagers, but for the youthfulness in every passenger.
The 3-story sports complex aboard Norwegian Breakaway houses a great number of different activities to keep passengers active while at sea. These activities include the largest ever at sea ropes course, mini golf, open sea air basketball court, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and “Spider Web” climbing cage.
Kid and Teen Programs
The Splash Academy and Entourage each offer individual youth clubs for kids to teens aboard the ship. The Splash Academy is exclusive to children of ages 3 – 12 with two stories worth of Nickelodeon-styled excitement complete with games and activities all fun in their own right. Entourage is a teen club with the design of an adult lounge that is set up to allow for comfort with other teens, hanging out, meeting new friends, and doing activities and games.
An adult-only escape aboard the ship, Spice H20 provides 2 dimensions to adult guests onboard: the daily hot tubs and lounge for relaxation and casual conversation and the nightly dance club feel under the stars with vibrant images on the large display screen along with great foods offered as well.
Itineraries of 2013 & 2014
While the official Maiden Voyage of Norwegian Breakaway is on April 30th 2013, there is a one night cruise to get to the port where the Maiden Voyage will depart from that leaves Rotterdam and ends in London. The Maiden Voyage departs from Southampton and ends in New York where it will finally find its homeport. Once at its homeport in New York, Norwegian Breakaway will venture on the same Bermuda Itinerary from May through the beginning of October where it will leave New York, visit King’s Wharf, and return to New York. Starting in mid-October, the ship will visit the Bahamas at a couple different ports, and visit Port Canaveral, Florida over a 7 day round-trip cruise out of New York up until the end of the year.
During the month of January, the ship will alternate between two different itineraries, both round-trip from New York where one is simply a two night cruise on the water and the other is a 12 day Caribbean cruise through San Juan, the US Virgin Islands, Barbados, and other islands of the Caribbean. The remaining itineraries of the year (February – April) are all the same Bahamas & Florida Cruise that is round-trip from New York and visits different Islands in the Bahamas as well as Port Canaveral in Florida.
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