Norwegian Breakaway Newest Norwegian Ship Arrives In New York City

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, arrived to her year-round homeport of New York City early this morning April 7, 2013. The 146,600 gross ton ship, which is the largest ever to call Manhattan its home, will be christened on Wednesday, May 8 during an exclusive ceremony featuring New York City icons The Rockettes®, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Master Baker Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” and New York City officials and many others.


Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway


Her signature hull art, designed by legendary artist Peter Max, is highly visible from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88.


Peter Max Inspiration For Ship’s Artwork

“Norwegian Breakaway is New York’s ship and we are thrilled to finally have her home,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “From world-class dining to high-caliber entertainment, we’ve definitely encapsulated the best of New York onboard Norwegian Breakaway and are looking forward to welcoming guests on May 12 for her first seven-day cruise to Bermuda.”


More than 4,000 guests will take part in the ship’s Christening Ceremony at 2 pm ET on Wednesday, May 8. A live webcast of the ceremony will be available at www.breakaway.ncl.com. In addition, fireworks will light up the skyline (taking place near the Statue of Liberty) at approximately 8:30 pm Wednesday evening.

Norwegian Breakaway Conveyance
Norwegian Breakaway Conveyance

Norwegian Breakaway’s journey to New York began on April 25 in Bremerhaven, Germany after Norwegian Cruise Line officially took delivery of the ship. Norwegian Breakaway left the port of Bremerhaven and, following several inaugural events in Rotterdam and Southampton, she embarked upon a transatlantic cruise to New York City.


Norwegian Breakaway

On May 12, she will sail to Bermuda to start her series of seven-day cruises through October. In the fall, Norwegian Breakaway will offer seven-day voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas and Florida, as well as two 12-day sailings to the Southern Caribbean. Photo credit: Courtesy

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