Thursday, January 5, 2012

NCL Reveals Norwegian Breakaway’s Inaugural Winter/Spring Deployment

When Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art Norwegian Breakaway sails from her year-round homeport of New York City, the 4,000 passenger ship will voyage to the Bahamas and Florida as well as the Caribbean during her inaugural winter season. Following a summer inaugural season sailing 7-day cruises from New York to Bermuda, Norwegian Breakaway will embark on a series of twenty-five 7-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida beginning on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013. The ship will also sail two 12-day Southern Caribbean itineraries on Jan 5 and 19, 2014, along with two popular Weekend Escape cruises on Jan 17 and 31, 2014. These cruises are already available to book by Latitudes Rewards members (past guests) and booking opens to the general public tomorrow, Jan 6.

Norwegian Breakaway is one of the most highly anticipated new ships and has seen great demand for her summer sailings to Bermuda,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “For her winter inaugural season, Norwegian Breakaway will offer guests a chance to escape from the cold of the Northeast and be transported in grand style to the tropics of the Caribbean and the Bahamas and Florida. We are also excited to announce that the ship will stop at our newly enhanced private island, Great Stirrup Cay, offering an exclusive beach experience.”

Norwegian Breakaway’s Bahamas and Florida cruises depart on Sundays and include stops in Nassau, Bahamas; Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay; and Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; along with three days at sea. These sailings run through April 27, 2014. The ship’s 12-day Southern Caribbean cruises include stops at San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; and Basseterre, St. Kitts; along with five sea days.

Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Breakaway will be 144,017 gross tons and is scheduled for delivery in April 2013. Information on Norwegian Breakaway’s accommodations and itineraries can be found on Norwegian’s website at and here on the Cruise Diva blog at:

· Norwegian Cruise Line Begins “Project Breakaway” Reveal
· Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces “The Haven”
· “The Haven” by Norwegian: Posh Accommodations For Project Breakaway
· Norwegian Breaks Out More Project Breakaway Accommodations
Through March 31, 2012, Norwegian is offering its Wave Season sales event, “Norwegians Take It to the Next Level,” that includes Norwegian Breakaway, offering a free upgrade within the same stateroom category for all new cruise reservations. In addition, from now through Jan 22, 2012, there is a limited time offer that gives cruisers the opportunity to “take it to the next level” with a mini-suite for the price of a balcony; a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview; and oceanview staterooms for the price of inside staterooms on all ships and destinations. Cruise deposits during this time for sailings of three days or longer are reduced by 50 percent. To book a cruise on Norwegian Breakaway, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 800-327-7030, or visit

Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

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