Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the Norwegian Breakaway, successfully completely sea trials today. During the sea trials, the ship’s speed, maneuverability, hydrodynamics, and propulsion were tested and the ship passed with flying colors. The sea trials began on March 25 and the ship exceeded all nautical and technical requirements.
The Breakaway is the first of two ships in Norwegian’s Project Breakaway. Along with the Getaway, these 4,000 passenger mega cruise ships will be among the largest ships in Norwegian’s fleet. The largest Norwegian cruise ship is the Epic, which launched in 2009.
After a transatlantic cruise from Southampton, England, the Breakaway will be the largest cruise ship to call the Port of New York home. The ship will begin sailing seven night cruises to Bermuda out of New York. In the fall and winter, the ship will sail to the Bahamas and Florida.
The Breakaway will be the most innovative ship in Norwegian’s fleet. The ship is one of the most, if not the most anticipated cruise ship that will debut in 2013.
Entertainment on board will include the show “Rock of Ages”, the dance sensation “Burn the Floor”, and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy. Food Network’s own Geoffrey Zakaria will debut his first restaurant at sea. The ship will even have a bake shop run by Cake Boss’s Geoffrey Zakaria.
The top deck of the Breakaway will have the largest ropes course on any cruise ship along with five waterslides that are part of the first aqua park at sea. Passengers will also have the chance to “Walk the Plank”. Part of the top deck is a three story sports complex that will include a basketball court, nine hole mini-golf course, and a rock climbing wall.
Each cruise will have a dazzling fireworks display, a first for Norwegian Cruise Line. Disney is currently the only cruise line that offers a fireworks show on their cruise ships.
The Breakaway is the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany. With the sea trials complete, on board operations team will continue to prepare the ship for a series of inaugural events the ship’s maiden voyage across the Atlantic.