Norwegian Breakaway rocks New York

Aboard the Norwegian Breakaway-Cruise lines normally shy away from mentioning “rocks” when talking about their ships and where they are sailing.  But Norwegian, perhaps the most innovative of all the modern cruise companies, is not shy. And neither is the world’s newest cruise ship, the 4,028-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, which, says the company, now rocks New York City. After a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, Norwegian Breakaway, built in Germany, arrived in America this week like so many …

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Getaway to feature magic experience

Two news items from Norwegian… IT’S MAGIC. Guests aboard Norwegian Getaway,debuting February, 2014, will be guaranteed a magical time, thanks to the Illusionarium. Called the first of its kind at sea, the dining/entertainment experience “will envelope guests in the fascinating world of magic, inviting them to experience the astonishing illusions of world-class magicians and supernatural special effects,” according to Norwegian. The result of a collaboration between Norwegian and Broadway director/choreographer Patricia Wilcox, Tony Award winning scenic designer David Gallo and veteran …

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

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 …

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Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever constructed in Germany, floats out from building dock

Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever constructed in Germany, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II this morning in Papenburg, Germany where the 146,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2011.  Beginning at approximately 7 am (Germany time), the massive 4,000 passenger ship with her signature hull artwork designed by pop icon Peter Max, departed building dock II as the first ship to depart bow first.  Norwegian Breakaway has an overall length of …

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NCL expands Bermuda shore excursions

  NCL is launching a new ship soon- in May 2013, actually, named the Norwegian Breakaway. If you haven’t heard about this new ship, it’s a 4,000-passenger vessel that will sail a series of 22 seven-day cruises from New York to Bermuda.  The season will begin May 12, 2013 and run through Oct 6, 2013. In conjunction with launch, the line is expanding its shore excursions, and there are some really neat ones here that I think …

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Norwegian Cruise Line expands Bermuda shore excursions for launch of Norwegian Breakaway

In anticipation of the arrival of its newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, launching this May, Norwegian Cruise Line has expanded its tour offerings in Bermuda.  The line has added several new excursions that are available only to guests on Norwegian Breakaway, as well as a number of excursions for guests on both Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Dawn, sailing from Boston to Bermuda.  The new tour options add to Norwegian’s extensive shore excursion program, which offers guests more than …

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Norwegian Cruise Line counts down “100 days to Norwegian Breakaway”

In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Norwegian Breakaway, one of 2013’s hottest new ships, Norwegian Cruise Line is counting down the days until the arrival of the vessel and has launched a global social media campaign featuring the “100 Days to Norwegian Breakaway” countdown on its social properties – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Each day, users can share in the excitement of the countdown and enjoy a fun fact about the ship, destination, or of …

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NCL’s new drink package option

It seems there is another line moving toward “all inclusive” – at least where drinks are concerned. Norwegian Cruise line is currently testing out a beverage package on three of its ships: the Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade.   The three ships will offer unlimited alcoholic drinks for $49 per person, per day. In August 2012, the line offered a similar drink package on the Carnival Victory:  $42.95 per person per day, for beer, wine, and …

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Explore More – For Less – With Norwegian In 2012

Stingray Encounter image courtesy of NCL When you’re traveling with kids, it’s rarely about the “journey”- it’s most usually all about the destination.  Where do you think the infamous “Are we there yet?” originated? On a cruise, this plays out a little differently.  After all, your mode of transportation is often a “destination” in and of itself.  With their specialized children’s activities, clubs, menus and entertainment, today’s ships provide enough excitement to keep even the busiest of …

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NCL’s New Ship, The Breakaway

Scheduled for delivery in April 2013, NCL’s 4000-passenger Breakaway  is currently under construction in Germany.  It will be 144,017 gross tons upon completion, and the  largest ship ever to homeport (beginning in May 2013) in New York City.  After inaugural events, the ship will sail 22 seven-day cruises from New York to Bermuda- starting on May 12, 2013 and running through Oct 6, 2013.  The ship will make a minimum of 88 cruises from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal …

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