By Dana Niland
Norwegian Breakaway arrives in New Orleans this weekend, where it will sail five to 11-day cruises to the Caribbean.
At 1,068 feet and 145,655 gross tons, the recently-renovated ship is the largest to homeport in the city of New Orleans, as well as the youngest in port this season.
“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.”
The namesake ship of the Breakaway class has 25 dining options, 22 bars and lounges, a water park featuring the fastest waterslide at sea, one of the largest ropes courses of any ship and an entertainment program that mirrors the spirit of the ship’s homeport city.
Following her renovation in May 2018, Norwegian Breakaway debuted updated staterooms and public areas and introduced a new bar and lounge concept to the fleet with Syd Norman’s Pour House.
“Norwegian Cruise Line is a valued cruise line partner and we are thrilled to welcome Norwegian Breakaway as the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Port NOLA,” said Brandy Christian, Port of New Orleans president and chief executive officer. “With our commitment to high-level service and the Crescent City’s vibrant energy, we look forward to offering Norwegian Cruise Line passengers a memorable cruise experience as they begin and end their vacations in our unique American city.”
Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New Orleans through April 12, 2019, offering five, seven, ten and eleven-day Western Caribbean cruises.