Norwegian Breakaway Overview
With three dazzling Broadway shows, five waterslides, 15 bars, and 27 restaurants, Norwegian Breakaway delivers a world-class, freestyle cruising experience that's perfect for a family vacation or romantic Caribbean getaway. Completely refurbished in 2018, this homage to New York City features New York-themed decor throughout the ship, and passengers will find plenty to remind them of the Big Apple, like three genuine Sabrett’s hot dog carts.
Norwegian onboard entertainment is among the best in the industry. Travelers rave about the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, the Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy, and the Broadway dance show Burn the Floor. If you’re looking to do some dancing of your own, Norwegian is famous for its glow-in-the-dark dance parties with DJs and face paint. The next morning, start the fun all over again with hours of action in the Aqua Park & Sports Complex. On date night, enjoy a special meal at Cagney's Steakhouse, satisfy your margarita cravings at the all-new Los Lobos Cantina, or treat yourself to a couples massage at the Mandara Spa while the kids stay busy in the Entourage teen center, Splash Academy, or Guppies Nursery.
Norwegian Breakaway is one of the best cruise ships for families according to USA Today. The ship has a great mix of activities and entertainment for passengers of all ages, including high-energy sports and camp programs for youngsters as well as nightlife and tranquil spaces for adults.
Norwegian Breakaway Ship Highlights
- Aqua Park & Sports Complex
- Five multistory waterslides, including the Free Fall
- Heart-pounding Walk The Plank experience
- Three swimming pools and nine whirlpools
- Nine-hole miniature golf
- Rock-climbing wall
- Three-story ropes course
- Splash Academy and Guppies Nursery
- Entourage teen center
- Three Broadway shows
- L.A.-style classic rock club
- Fifteen bars, including The Humidor cigar lounge
- Two dozen complimentary and specialty restaurants
- Mandara Spa & Salon with thermal suite
- Poolside deck parties and special events
Things to Consider
Due to Norwegian's a la carte pricing, some travelers feel that they spend more onboard when sailing with this line. However, packages and special deals can help to defray these costs. Additionally, Norwegian's trademark freestyle cruising experience leads to larger crowds at peak hours. This concept provides added flexibility, but some travelers prefer more structure.
Norwegian Breakaway Itineraries
Norwegian Breakaway cruises will sail from Miami in the summers of 2019 and 2020, relocating to New York in the fall for leaf-peeping cruises and finally to Port Canaveral for the winter. Itineraries include destinations across the Bahamas and the Caribbean, such as Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, and Norwegian's private island, Harvest Caye, in Belize.