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Norwegian Breakaway

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Norwegian Breakaway launched in April 2013 and at an impressive 144,017 tonnes, she carries approximately 4,000 passengers on itineraries taking in some of the world's most desirable destinations. With a wide range of eateries, activities, shows and lounges, there is plenty onboard for all to do. From Italian dishes and comedy acts one night to Japanese Teppanyaki and Broadway-style theatre the next, there's nevel a dull moment onboard. Whether cruising with the family, as a couple or a single passenger, you'll spend no minute onboard wondering what to do!

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 30/04/2013
Tonnage 144017
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 42
Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Elevators 14
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 27
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 4000
Crew 1595
Refurbished 2018

Ship Facilities


From the Freestyle dining made famous throughout the fleet to the elegant, private dining of the Haven, Norwegian Breakaway offers a superb selection of cuisine.

Complimentary Dining

  • 3 Main Restaurants: Savour, Taste, and the Manhattan Room - these offer a range of delicious dishes from an extensive a la carte menu
  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - a great informal venue where you can enjoy an Irish pub atmosphere with food such as all-you-can-eat ribs
  • Garden Cafe - this is a favourite among families as it's a casual restaurant with a brilliant range of food
  • Shanghai Noodle Bar - a great spot for fresh noodle dishes with an authentically Asian feel

Speciality Dining

  • Moderno Churrascaria - this Brazilian steakhouse serves up superb cuts of meat, slow-roasted skewers and has an excellent salad bar
  • Ocean Blue - for delicious fresh seafood dishes paired with wine and cocktails
  • Wasabi - enjoy some traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, and yakitori at this contemporary restaurant
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar - located in the hub of the ship, here you can indulge in cocktails, coffees and lighter meals
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - this all American-style eatery serves succulent cuts of meat with tasty sides and cocktails
  • La Cucina - a vibrant Italian option serving favourites such as pizza and carbonara
  • Dolce Gelato - your favourite haunt for some creamy, satisfying ice-cream
  • Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville at Sea - an informal, al fresco venue with live music and great cheeseburgers
  • Teppanyaki - watch on as skilled chefs prepare Japanese dishes on grills before your eyes
  • Le Bistro - for some elegant French and Mediterranean fare
  • The Bake Shop - here you can really treat yourself to decadent chocolates, cakes and similarly luscious desserts
  • The Raw Bar - meet fellow cruisers at counter-side seating whilst enjoying some fresh oysters and other shellfish with paired wines.


NCL are renowned for their entertainment, and like the rest of the fleet, Norwegian Breakaway has more than enough to keep the whole family entertained at sea. There is a varied choice of lounge bars and show venues, with some excellent performances on offer. These could include:

  • Wine Lovers the Musical - a comedy show which incorporates six wine tastings
  • Burn the Floor - an exhilarating performance of classic ballroom and Latin dance with a modern twist
  • Rock of Ages - an epic love story told against an 80’s music backdrop
  • Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy - an acrobatic adventure inspired by nature
  • Howl at the Moon - watch on as two pianists battle it out playing all your favourite songs
  • Escape the Big Top - this unique show incorporates the audience in a display of magic

Things to do

Spa and Fitness

As with all Norwegian Cruise Lines new ships, Norwegian Breakaway boasts a superb spa and fitness area. The Mandara Spa boasts a wide range of excellent treatments, from massages and facials to acupuncture and even botox. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre and a sports complex onboard, which is great for those who want to maintain a health and fitness regime during their cruise holiday.


With Norwegian Cruise Lines renowned for their Freestyle Cruising promise, expect a fantastic array of recreational activities.

There is an Aqua Park area where you can cool down and have some fun at the same time, with a specific area for kids as well. Young cruisers will also enjoy the Kids Splash Academy and Teen Club as well. Other great pastimes for adults include the vibrant casino, the Bliss Ultra Lounge nightclub, or there a number of bars and lounges to head to where you can meet fellow cruisers and try some delicious cocktails. Our favourites include the intimate and atmospheric Bar 21, Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar for a great international array of beverages, and the Mixx Bar where you can socialise against a backdrop of gentle piano music.

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