Norwegian Breakaway – Norwegian Cruise Line

In Service – 2013 to Present
Norwegian Breakaway
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 144017 Length: 1062 ft Beam: 130 ft
Speed: 22 knots
Registry: N/A Passengers: 4028 Crew: 1595
Shipyard: Meyer Werft


About Norwegian Cruise Line

Travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is synonymous to informality and liberty. NCL names their concept “Freestyle Cruising”. There are no classic “first and second seatings” for dinner – just feel free to dine whenever and where you like. Choose from a variety of à la card or buffet restaurants and enjoy the casual atmosphere throughout the ship. No wish for “black tie evenings”? Then NCL just suits you fine. Here is no constraint. The guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships are an interesting international mix and English is the main onboard language – though usually not the only one.

The Ship

Comissioned in 2013 the Norwegian Breakaway is one of the largest cruise ships in the world and was – until 2014 – the largest crusie ship ever built in Germany. With a length of 323 meters, a registered tonnage of 144,000 she offers space for approximately 4,000 guests. The interior design is very modern and the number of unique attractions on board is impressive.

Atmosphere on board

Like on all of NCL’s ships the atmosphere is very casual. For example the only dress-code for the main restaurants is “no shorts and no swim-wear”. Nevertheless, if you love to wear a festive attire, just feel free to do it – or even attend one of the festive evenings offered in selected restaurants. NCL offers holidays that are perfectly suited for the younger (or young in mind) as well as families. Though you will find lots of sportive and fun activities and will surely have a chance to party at night you can also find quiet and calm places to relax and unwind.


The modern staterooms are not only designed to be energy-efficient, but to make you feel warm and comfortable. All are equipped with flat-screen TV, a large wardrobe, minibar, air conditioning and much more. A very popular cabin category are the “studios”. These are staterooms for single travellers. Their 9m² of space are intelligently used. Standard interior cabins have 14m² while exterior cabins provide 15m² of space. Lots of space and comfort are provided by the balcony staterooms with 21m². Travellers have further choices that reach from mini-suites up to the 95m² Deluxe Owner’s Suite.

Food and Beverages

The Breakaway offers an incredible number of dining options as well as bars and lounges. For some of the specialty restaurants an additional fee is charged; these include the steakhouse, a French restaurant, a brasilian Churrascaria the Ocean Blu by Geoffrey Zakarian and several more. No less than 9 of the dining options are complimentary.

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

Watch the fantastic Broadway shows, party in the night-club “Bliss Ultra Lounge”, gamble in the Las Vegas style casino or spend the won money in the shopping arcade. Adults enjoy the “Vibe Beach Club” with bar and separate pool with no admission for minors. Those have plenty of clubs and space for themselves, supervised and tailor-made for their respective age.


You enjoy sports? To name just a few of the possibilities: train hard in the large fitness area, enjoy the jogging track, play basketball or volleyball, be challenged by the climbing wall, play a game of mini-golf or fly on the bungee-trampoline. If you prefer to relax, indulge in the numerous spa treatments, breath deep in the first salt grotto at sea or feel young after a visit to the beauty parlour. Whatever you are looking for – the Breakaway will most likely have it.