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 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