Sunday, July 24, 2011

“The Haven” by Norwegian: Posh Accommodations Planned For Project Breakaway

As we reported yesterday, one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s innovations for the 21st Century has been the ship-within-a-ship concept, now branded “The Haven” by Norwegian. Copied by others, Norwegian’s private suite complex is still unique in that their Jewel-class ships (Norwegian Jewel, Jade, Pearl, and Gem) introduced the largest suites at sea—the 5,000 square foot, three-bedroom Garden Villas. While Jewel-class ships have 18 suites adjacent to The Haven and Norwegian Epic sports the largest suite complex at sea with 60, the two ships in the Project Breakaway class will feature 42 suites located on Decks 15 and 16 forward.

Although the square footage for the suite categories isn’t available yet, Cruise Diva is pleased to share renderings of some of Project Breakaway’s most luxurious accommodations. Cruise Diva’s initial impression is that Norwegian’s designers nailed the ‘modern boutique hotel meets the sea’ theme with some stylish yet serene décor.

The most luxurious and largest suites within The Haven are two Deluxe Owner’s Suites, which include an elegantly appointed living room and dining area that also features a wet bar (pictured right). In the bedroom, there is a plush king size bed with pillow top mattress that faces floor-to-ceiling windows and an extra-spacious wraparound private balcony. In the bathroom, there is an oversized bath tub, two modern vanity sinks and a luxury shower. The Deluxe Owner’s Suites can be joined to the Owner’s Suites, creating one grand suite that can sleep up to eight guests.

The 21 Two-Bedroom Family Villas feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms which are perfect for families. The separate living room and dining area (illustrated at left) includes a single sofa bed, writing desk, bar and more. The master bedroom features a luxurious king-size bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony. The master bath features separate luxury shower, an oversize oval tub that looks out to the sea, two modern vanity sinks and a variety of bath appointments. The second bedroom includes a double sofa bed and bathroom.

Rounding out the accommodations inside The Haven are the 17 Courtyard Penthouses which feature a king size bed with pillow top mattress, living and dining area, a single sofa bed, writing desk and lots of storage spaces (pictured right).

On other decks throughout the ship, there are eight aft-facing penthouses and 10 forward-facing penthouses. The forward penthouses include a living room and dining area featuring a double sofa bed and writing desk. The bathroom is ultra modern with double bowl sinks, a curved oval bathtub and separate shower.

Norwegian is also continuing with the popular Spa Suites introduced on Norwegian Epic. There are 16 Spa Suites with tranquil spa décor, king-size bed, dining area and an in-suite whirlpool for the ultimate in luxury (at left). These Spa Suites also feature easy access to the adjacent spa and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the thermal spa suite during operating hours. The bathroom features an oversized spa-like shower with a waterfall shower head and multiple body spray jets, along with a separate handheld shower head and two vanity sinks.

Each of the Project Breakaway ships will be 144,017 gross tons and have approximately 4,000 passenger berths. Scheduled for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014, Norwegian plans more announcements about Project Breakaway throughout the summer, fall and, beyond with the first ship scheduled to open for reservations this October. Information on Project Breakaway can be found at

As promised, we have even more suite illustrations to share below:

Deluxe Owner's Suite Bedroom

Deluxe Owner's Suite Bathroom
Two-Bedroom Family Villa Bedroom

Two-Bedroom Family Villa Bathroom
Forward-Facing Penthouse Living Room
Forward-Facing Penthouse Bedroom
Forward-Facing Penthouse Bathroom

For more accommodations images, see Cruise Diva's Norwegian Cruise Line Begins “Project Breakaway” Reveal.

Images Courtesy Norwegian Cruise Line

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