NCL orders second ‘Breakaway plus’ vessel

Norwegian Breakaway cruises

Hot on the heels of the announcement that it plans to launch a new ‘Breakaway Plus’ cruise ship in October 2015, Norwegian Cruise Line has just revealed plans for a second one in the spring of 2017.

Like her sister vessel, the ship will weigh in at around 163,000 gross tons and cater for 4,200 passengers, making them the largest vessels in the NCL fleet. The new vessel will continue the flurry of new ship activity for the line, which started earlier this year with the delivery of the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, and which will continue with the delivery of her sister ship the Norwegian Getaway in January 2014.

Though larger, both ‘Breakaway Plus’ ships are set to have a similar design and range of innovations to the Breakaway class vessels. Judging by the features that the brand-new Norwegian Breakaway boasts, we can expect an open-air boardwalk, a huge aquapark, an even bigger choice of suites and staterooms and of course, some eye-catching hull art. Though with more space, we could be in for some brand-new features too.

Chief Executive Officer for the line, Kevin Sheehan, elaborated: “The incredible response we’ve received from guests, travel agents and media regarding Norwegian Breakaway only reinforced our decision to add a second Breakaway Plus vessel to our fleet. With groundbreaking elements yet to be announced and an additional deck to incorporate further innovations, our two Breakaway Plus ships will provide guests even more ways to experience all that the new Norwegian has to offer.”

By Simon Brotherton

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Jenni has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years. She fell in love with cruising on her first-ever cruise, a Caribbean cruise on Allure of the Seas, during her honeymoon in 2013. Nowadays, Jenni enjoys cruising with her husband and two young children. Her favourite ships are family-friendly megaships which are packed with exciting facilities. She loves sea days and had been known to skip port visits to spend more time on the ship!

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