Launched in 2013, Norwegian Breakaway is a vast floating resort packed with activities for couples, singles and families with kids, including an oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants and bars, more than 25 dining venues, an Aqua Park and Broadway shows. With 15 passenger decks, a length of 1,068 feet and gross tonnage of 145,600, Norwegian Breakaway carries 3,963 passengers and 1,657 crew.
There are 2,014 staterooms on board Norwegian Breakaway in 42 different categories. The largest accommodation is The Haven Deluxe Owners Suite at 932 square feet including a large balcony. Oceanview cabins are 161 square feet. Cabins have ample luggage space and amenities such as a mini-fridge, salon-style hairdryer, mirrored vanity table, telephone, flat-screen television and toiletries by Elemis. At the top of the ship, The Haven features luxurious accommodation with 24-hour butler service, concierge and a private sundeck. There are also small studio cabins for solo travellers.
There are 25 dining destinations on board Norwegian Breakaway. Savor, Taste and The Manhattan Room are the main dining rooms and offer freestyle dining. The Garden Café buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for Asian dishes, guests can visit Shanghai’s Noodle Bar. Specialty restaurants include Le Bistro (French cuisine), Teppanyaki and Wasabi (Japanese), Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian), La Cucina (Italian), Cagney’s Steakhouse and Ocean Blue (seafood).
The Pulse fitness centre has workout equipment including treadmills, ellipticals and free weights as well as yoga, Pilates and spinning classes. The spa has a thermal suite, salt room, barber and beauty salon. The Sports Complex provides three levels of activities including a rock wall, the largest ropes course at sea and a nine-hole miniature golf course.
Norwegian Breakaway has venues and activities for kids of all ages. The Splash Academy splits children into groups for age-appropriate activities. Teens (13-17 years) can hang out at Entourage, a special venue designed like a chic adult lounge, minus the adults. There is also a kids’ aqua park with colourful slides and a kids’ pool.
– Cruise Passenger
we chose this cruise because of an interesting itinerary and it was a longer cruise. The food was excellent, the staff was responsive to our needs and the entertainment was very good. the one drawback was that for such a large ship, the public areas were quite small and were not that conducive to the larger size of some of the events. The specialty restaurants were all excellent both in the food quality and the service of the staff. Cagney’s Steak house was a real standout with a melt in your mouth filet mignon that was hard to beat. Shanghai Noodle Bar was a fun experience but missed the mark I think because of the electric woks that they need to use on board ships just can’t cook like a gas wok. -cangaric
– Cruise Critic
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