Breakaway from the Norm on Norwegian!


Cruising Onboard NCL Breakaway | Photo courtesy of NCL

Imagine cruising on a floating skyscraper that has an endless amount of activities to keep everyone onboard entertained. That is how we felt onboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Having been on other Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships, we had pretty high expectations for this ship in particular. The Breakaway exceeded our expectations!


On this seven-night Western Caribbean cruise, we stopped in Roatan (Honduras), Harvest Caye (Belize), Costa Maya (Mexico), and Cozumel (Mexico). All the places we explored were absolutely stunning, and I’m already dreaming of the next time I can visit. If you have ever considered cruising on this ship or this itinerary, I would highly recommend it to anyone in need of a vacation.


Before we dive into how amazing the Norwegian Breakaway is, I wanted to start by giving you a little bit of background information into the ship’s history. The Breakaway was built in 2012 in a german shipyard and homeported out of New York City after being christened by the Radio City Rockets. This probably doesn’t come by any surprise because the ship’s hull art is of the New York City skyline. When the Breakaway first debuted, it brought many new concepts to the cruising industry; for example, the Breakaway was the first ship to have drop slides!


The Norwegian Breakaway did not only define Norwegian’s new style of ships but also changed the whole idea on big ships. It is a well-known fact that larger ships can’t cruise into smaller ports. These newer NCL ships have created a new technology that allows them to access these small ports. In the past couple of months, the Breakaway ended her stay in New Orleans, making it the largest cruise ship to sail up the Mississippi River.


One thing that I enjoyed most about the Norwegian Breakaway was how they incorporated many of the same small ship venues into the larger vessel. For example, the atrium that can be found on the Jewel class of ships may also be found throughout the Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships with the slight addition of O’sheehan’s miniature arcade.


Overall, I thought that the Norwegian Breakaway was a beautiful ship that catered to everyone’s needs. Stay tuned to see a detailed review of entertainment, onboard activities, dining, and accommodations.


Have you gotten to experience this beautiful ship? If so, let us know what you loved. If you have not gotten to sail on this game-changing ship, does this spark your interest? What would you like to explore first?

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