12 things you might not know about NCL’s ship, the Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway which will debut in April 2013
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway which will debut in April 2013

NCL’s latest ship, the Norwegian Breakaway is scheduled to set sail next month, in April 2013.  We’ve heard a lot about this ship, but here are some fun facts you might not know:

  • The ship’s signature hull artwork was designed by pop icon Peter Max, termed “America’s Most Collected Artist”.
  • The Norwegian Breakaway’s construction meets all the latest safety standards, and all valid environmental regulations.
  • Norwegian Breakaway features the first Aqua Park at sea.  It boats five full-size water slides including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea.
  • The ship also has a three-story sports complex with the most extensive ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, a basketball court, and rock climbing wall.
  • The ship will NOT feature the controversial see-through bathrooms in found in cabins on 2010’s NCL Epic.
  • The Breakaway will feature The Waterfront, an outdoor “boardwalk” with eight al fresco dining venues and lounges. It connects to 678 Ocean Place, a three-deck atrium running the length of the ship.
  • Larger family?  42 of 158 Oceanview cabins on the Breakaway will be “family oceanviews”, which can accommodate up to five people
  • Breakaway will have NCL’s largest kids’ facilities.
  • Norwegian Breakaway will homeport year-round in New York City.
  • The Breakaway will have a live fireworks show on every cruise.
  • Norwegian Breakaway will feature a taste of New York- authentic Sabrett New York hot dog carts positioned around the ship and guests can enjoy them with Brooklyn Lager Beer.
  • The Rockettes®  are the Godmothers of Norwegian Breakaway

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