Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Breakaway

Year built2013  /  Age : 5
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassBreakaway
Building costUSD 840 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)326 m / 1070 ft
Beam (width)51 m / 167 ft
Gross Tonnage145655 gt
Passengers3957 - 4819
Crew1595
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks18
Cabins2014
Decks with cabins10
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byThe Rockettes (NYC)

Current itinerary of Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway current cruise is 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde. Prices start from USD 1399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Sep, 2018 and ends on 24 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
15 Sep      Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany   
17 Sep 09:00 - 16:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
18 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
20 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Helsinki, Finland   
21 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Nynashamn, Sweden   
23 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Copenhagen, Denmark   
24 Sep      Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany   

Review of Norwegian Breakaway

Launched in 2013, Norwegian Breakaway is the first of two Breakaway-class NCL ships, together with NCL Getaway, which debuted a year later. NCL Breakaway is the largest passenger ship ever to be homeported in New York City. The next (biggest class) Norwegian vessels are the new Breakaway-Plus ships Norwegian Escape (2015), Norwegian Joy (2017) and Norwegian Bliss (2018).

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC (Regent).

NCL Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship

The 145,655-ton, 4,000-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway includes the best of what the current ships from the line give customers, like the exclusive Haven (Suite- and Villa-passengers only complex), calm spa and a plethora of dining options. People who decide to board this cruise ship will enjoy all that Freestyle Cruising has to offer while being on the vessel to the picturesque island of Bermuda. Remarkable cuisine, family fun and daily entertainment, as well as a wonderful staff and crew, that's what you could get.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Breakaway itinerary program is based on year-round cruises from NYC New York to Bermuda and Bahamas.

Cabins

Most Norwegian Breakaway staterooms are 170-sq.foot Balcony rooms (998). There are a total of 2014 staterooms in 42 categories. 42 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Norwegian Breakaway are the Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites (740 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

When it comes to dining on Norwegian Breakaway, Freestyle is the norm. It means guests can eat virtually when they want, where they want. This applies to the extra-fee dining, as well as included or free dining. Traditionalists enjoy the three "main dining rooms": The Manhattan and more-intimate Taste and Savor. Thanks to Norwegian's drive to improve all dining options in 2014, quality is generally good. Guests had complained about declining quality, and NCL invested in improving on standards and new menu options. Healthy and vegetarian options are always available. One of Norwegian's greatest strengths is the vast range of dining venues. Passengers can try a French bistro, Italian trattoria, Asian Teppanyaki, Brazilian churrascaria, steakhouse, seafood restaurant, a raw bar and a noodle bar. All specialty dining carries an 18% auto-gratuity.

NCL cruise ship design (Breakaway-class) Breakaway, Getaway

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Breakaway restaurants and food bars.

  • Savor Restaurant (282-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary)
  • Taste Restaurant (282-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (114-seat French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Teppanyaki (96-seat Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Manhattan Restaurant (632-seat aft Dining Room; NYC private club design; complimentary; Freestyle dining, Dinner only)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill (285-seat sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks, desserts; complimentary)
  • Shanghai’s Noodle Bar (53-seat Asian cuisine complimentary restaurant inside O’Sheehan’s Pub area)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu).
  • Moderno Churrascaria (124-seat Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (168-seat Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Ocean Blue (seafood specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$39 per person cover charge. “Ocean Blue on the Waterfront” is the outdoor seating area)
  • Raw Bar (10-seat seafood restaurant)
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar (a la carte)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations)
  • Open-Air Garden Cafe (the outdoor extension of Garden Cafe restaurant; complimentary)
  • Uptown Bar & Grill (complimentary casual restaurant by the Aqua Park).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Breakaway Theater hosts ship's most elaborate extravaganzas. It's where guests will find the Broadway "Rock of Ages" musical and the popular "Burn the Floor" dance revue show.

NCL cruise ship design (Breakaway-class) Breakaway, Getaway

The ship's 3-deck Atrium is Breakaway's activity center throughout the day with morning trivia, Nintendo U Dance 4 competition, cooking demonstrations, towel animal folding, dance classes, games. Elsewhere, other activities include seminars for detoxing, art auctions,wine tastings, bingo, international crew talent show and solo travelers' meet and greets.

NCL cruise ship design (Breakaway-class) Breakaway, Getaway

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Breakaway lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

NCL cruise ship design (Breakaway-class) Breakaway, Getaway

  • Breakaway Theatre (800-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Spiegel Tent (217-seat theatrical entertainment dining venue “Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy”, with grand-style aerial acrobatics; surcharge $30-40 PP)
  • Atrium (3-deck midship hub area - “678 Ocean Place”, with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (112-seat specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • Headliners Comedy Club & Lounge (features “The Second City” comedy show and “Howl At The Moon” piano show)
  • The Library; Card Room; Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Mixx Bar (live piano music; pre-dinner cocktails); Bar 21; Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar; Prime Meridian Bar; Shaker’s Cocktail Bar; Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge (smoking venue)
  • Carlo’s Bake Shop (cakes, pastries, bakeries; cupcake classes)
  • The Collection Art Gallery
  • Breakaway Casino
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
  • Dolce Gelato (Italian ice cream); Cakestand (cakes, pastries)
  • SVEDKA Ice Bar (25-seat; with sculptures, glasses and seats made of ice; room temperature is -8 degrees C/ 17 F)
  • Boutiques (tax-duty free shops); Tradewinds (watches, jewelry, perfumes, handbags, alcohol, tobacco); Tides (gifts); Click (Photo Gallery & Shop)
  • Waterfront Promenade (1320 ft/402 m long; open air dining and entertainment venues)
  • Studio Lounge (cruising solo guests-only venue)
  • Splash Academy Club area (kids' programme for 6 months to 12 yo kids)
  • Mandara Spa & Pulse Fitness complex (with 22 treatment rooms, pool, aerobics studio and relaxation lounge)
  • The Market Place (shopping alley)
  • Aqua Park (3-deck, with two pools and 5 multi-level waterslides); Kid’s Aqua Park
  • Spa & Fitness (Thermal Suite, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop, fitness classes)
  • Spice H2O (adults only; served by Breezeway Bar & Grill)
  • Entourage Teen Centre (jukeboxes, table football, video arcades, teen disco)
  • “The Haven” (Suite- and Villa-passengers only complex; consists of The Haven Courtyard, The Haven Restaurant, The Haven Lounge)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Jogging Track; Sports Complex (Spider Web - enclosed 24ft/7m tall kids climbing wall with spiral slide, Bungee Trampoline, 9-hole Mini Golf course, the largest at sea Ropes course, Zip Line, The Plank - 8ft/2,5m extending platform)
  • Vibe Beach Club (adults only)
  • Syd Norman's Pour House (American rock 'n' roll bar & lounge added during 2018 refurb and replacing 160-seat Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club).

Norwegian Breakaway wiki

  • Passenger decks: 16
  • Cabin grades number: 42
  • Total number of cabins: 2014 (of which 1343 outside, 530 Inside, 127 single rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Savor, Taste, Manhattan
  • Restaurants and food bars: "OCEAN BLUE" (by G. Zakarian), "CARLO'S BAKE SHOP" (by the "cake boss" Buddy Valastro), "LE BISTRO" (French specialty restaurant), "CAGNEY'S" (steakhouse), "TEPPANYAKI" (Japanese hibachi-style dining), "THE MANHATTAN ROOM" (supper club), "MODERNO CHURRASCARIA" (Brazilian steakhouse), "UPTOWN BAR & GRILL" (burgers), "THE QUINTESSENTIAL BUFFET", "O'SHEEHAN'S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL" (pub), "SHANGHAI'S NOODLE BAR", "LA CUCINA" (Italian), "WASABI " (sushi), "DOLCE GELATO" (ice-cream).
  • Lounges & Bars: ICE BAR, SPICE H2O, MIXX, BLISS ULTRA, BAR 21, VIBE BEACH CLUB, MALTINGS, SHAKERS.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hr Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Breakaway tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp pd).
  • Entertainment - the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), sports complex, "ROCK OF AGES", "CIRQUE DREAMS", Spice H2O adults retreat area, Spa, 9 jacuzzis, 3 pools, Breakaway Water Park with 5 slides (with additional kids water park), ILLUSIONARIUM (magicians show).
  • Fun fact is that the ship's name was selected through a public contest (submitted by Kimberly Powell). The ship's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was on April 30, 2013. Ship's Godmothers are the "ROCKETTES" (from the NYC’s "Radio City Music Hall"). They were special guests on the ship's first 6 cruises, and since then - on the first sailing of every month.
  • The Breakaway cruise ship is the first of two Breakaway-class NCL ships. Her sister in the fleet is the NCL Getaway. The ship's interior design company contractors are Priestmangoode (UK) and Tillberg (Sweden). Hull art designer is Peter Max.
  • Breakaway's construction began on Sept 21, 2011. The vessel's name was announced on Sept 14, 2011. First Bermuda cruise was on May 12, 2013. First Transatlantic cruise (from Southampton to NYC New York) was on April 30, 2013.
  • Breakaway is the biggest NYC ship home-ported in (leaving from) New York City the whole year-round.

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Norwegian Breakaway Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Breakaway cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Norwegian Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jun 17 9 days, round-trip & Russia from Rostock Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Jul 13 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen Copenhagen
2018 Jul 14 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 09 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen Copenhagen
2018 Aug 10 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 19 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 27 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen Copenhagen
2018 Aug 28 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Sep 05 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen Copenhagen$1849
2018 Sep 06 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock$1479
2018 Sep 15 9 days, round-trip Russia & Baltic from Warnemunde Warnemunde-Rostock$1399
2018 Sep 24 8 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Copenhagen Warnemunde-Rostock$1749
2018 Oct 02 14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to New York Copenhagen$899
2018 Oct 16 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$849
2018 Oct 27 15 days, one-way from New York to New Orleans New York$879
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$699
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$949
2018 Nov 25 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$599
2018 Dec 06 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$679
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$699
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$1149
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$1199
2019 Jan 06 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$649
2019 Jan 17 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$789
2019 Jan 27 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$649
2019 Feb 07 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$999
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$799
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$979
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$829
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$999
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$799
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$829
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$799
2019 Apr 07 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from New Orleans New Orleans$549
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$749
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$649
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$729
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$749
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$819
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$949
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$949
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1229
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1179
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1179
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1229
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1179
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1069
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1049
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1069
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1049
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$999
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$1029
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$899
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$929
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$829
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$779
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$779
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$789
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$849
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$899
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$849
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$729
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$799
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$729
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$799
2019 Nov 17 5 days, round-trip Caribbean from Miami Miami$529
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$849
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$899
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$949
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$899
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$1179
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$1149
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$729
2020 Jan 11 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$999
2020 Jan 22 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$949
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$749
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$749
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$799
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$749
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$749
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$799
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$929
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$879
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$899
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$899
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral) Port Canaveral$899