Norwegian Breakaway sets two records
Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the first sailing for Norwegian Breakaway from its new homeport in New Orleans. Refurbished in May 2018, the 3,963 passenger ship is the largest cruise ship to sail from the port of New Orleans. Norwegian Breakaway is also the youngest ship to cruise out of the big Easy.
For those looking for an unregimented cruise experience, Norwegian Breakaway features no assigned dining or entertainment times. With 25 dining options, 22 bars and lounges and entertainment around the clock, you have plenty of options to choose.
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If you love waterslides, Norwegian Breakaway claims that their waterpark has the fastest waterslide at sea. Same goes for their ropes course, billed as one of the largest of any cruise ship.
“We are excited to introduce Norwegian Breakaway to New Orleans, providing our guests with another premium destination to cruise from when sailing to the Caribbean,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “New Orleans is well known for its lively music, culinary scene and entertainment, a perfect complement to the high-caliber experiences guests will discover on Norwegian Breakaway.”
Norwegian Breakaway emerged from refurbishment with refreshed staterooms and public areas. Syd Norman’s Pour House is a new bar and lounge concept and a tribute to “Rock of Ages” playwright Chris D’Arenso. “Rock of Ages” is also a high-energy full-length musical performance in the main theater. The new concept bar and lounge features vintage décor, diner-style seating and signature cocktails. If you like classic rock hits from the late 1960s to 1980s, the live band at Syd Norman’s keeps the joint jumping until late at night.
Cruises from New Orleans continue until the ship repositions to Miami in late April 2019. After a summer cruising from South Florida, Norwegian Breakaway relocates to Port Canaveral until April 2020.
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