Norwegian Breakaway Preview

| 09.07.12

All of the Norwegian Breakaway news in one place conveniently compiled for our readers.

Norwegian Breakaway will have an extensive waterpark With the latest news that Norwegian Breakaway will be officially christened on May 8, 2013, in New York City Harbor by none other than the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall, the picture of this grand new ship - the first all new ship design to appear in years - if finally becoming clear.

Not only will the Rockettes christen the ship, but the glorious gals of Broadway will also be showcased with a historical retrospective in the ship's library, exclusive fitness class designed by the Rockettes, featured beverages and more. On select sailings, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to meet two of the Rockettes. Sailing on the first six cruises from New York, as well as the first sailing of every month, two Rockettes will offer special fitness classes, photo opportunities, meet and greet speaker series and more.

And so we will soon have Norwegian Breakaway - positioned by the cruise line as "New York's ship" according the CEO Kevin Sheehan who grew up in the city. Cruises aboard the ship are already on sale though she is still under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, under wraps in what is one of the two largest buildings in Europe, so we have not yet had a chance to actually see her. But we do know she will be 144,000-gross tons and have 4000 passenger berths.

The Norwegian web site does have plenty of renderings and even a new set deck plans that were put online just last July after the recent announcement of the planned entertainment on board. One thing that makes her very unique is a close connection to the sea from an outdoor area is called "The Waterfront" along Deck Eight, actually one deck above the Promenade deck, where a number of restaurants have "al fresco" seating.

You can take a stroll outside along The Waterfront to gaze at the horizon on the sea. You can also get an unfettered "outside looking in" approach to people watching at a variety of restaurants and lounges. Some of restaurants with Waterfront access include the "Moderno Churrascaria" Brazilian grill, Cagney's Steakhouse and a new restaurant for Norwegian, "Ocean Blu" which will be designed and operated under the guidance of celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Zakarian may not be a household name but he is certainly highly recognized in the culinary world, having already received a Michelin star for his New York-based restaurants, one named "Town" and the other named "Country."

After dining under the stars you can pay homage to another class of celestial bodies; rock stars. The new ship has the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages" as its entertainment focal point in the state-of-the-art Breakaway Theater. If so you see the unifying theme of New York City.

The ship will sail out of New York year round starting next May, sailing seven-day round trip cruises to Bermuda (starting April 30, 2013 through October 6th), followed by seven day cruises to the Bahamas and Port Canaveral Florida (giving New Yorkers an easy way to see Orlando) starting October 13, 2013, through April of 2014. Also included are two 12-day sailings to the Southern Caribbean calling at San Juan (Puerto Rico), St Thomas, St Martin, St Lucia, Barbados and St Kitts (sailing January 5th and January 19th, 2014). These two cruises are rotated with two-day cruises to nowhere on January 17 and the 31st.

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More Information on Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway: Peter Max Hull Revealed
Norwegian Cruise Line reveals the Peter Max hull artwork for Norwegian Breakaway set to debut in April of 2013
Another Celeb Chef Goes to Sea
by Janice Wald Henderson Big Apple's Geoffrey Zakarian will take on Norwegian Breakaway in a new venue for the line.
Rock of Ages on Norwegian Breakaway
The hit Broadway show Rock of Ages has a new home on the high seas - Norwegian Breakaway coming April, 2013.
Norwegian Breakaway Comes Together
With an impending new announcement to come on Friday, let's look at what we already know about Norwegian's newest cruise ship.
Norwegian Breakaway: Water and Sports Zones
With exciting outdoor options Norwegian Breakaway takes outdoor cruise ship fun to new levels.
The New Norwegian Breakaway Waterfront
The new "Waterfront" Promenade Deck on Norwegian Breakaway brings a new level of interaction with the sea.

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