Norwegian Breakaway

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Norwegian Breakaway at Meyer Werft Shipyard, Papenburg, in February 2013
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Name: Norwegian Breakaway
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas[1]
Ordered: 17 August 2011
Builder: Meyer Werft
Laid down: 21 September 2011
Launched: 30 April 2013
Christened: 8 May 2013
Maiden voyage: 30 April 2013
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 144,017 GT
Length: 324 m (1,063 ft)
Beam:

39.7 m (130.2 ft) - At Waterline[2]

51.7 m (169.6 ft) - Max[3]
Draft: 8.30 m (27 ft)
Decks: 18
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Capacity: 4,500
Crew: 1,600

Norwegian Breakaway is a cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. Construction of Norwegian Breakaway began on 21 September 2011, when the first piece of steel was cut at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.[4]She was delivered to NCL on 25 April 2013. Following the handover, Norwegian Breakaway left the port of Bremerhaven, heading for Rotterdam. Following several inaugural events, she started her Transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York, where the naming ceremony took place.[5] On 12 May 2013 she headed to Bermuda to start her seven-day cruises.[6]

She is 144,017 GT in size, and has capacity for 4,000 passengers, double occupancy.[4] The ship has a total of 1,024 staterooms and 238 suites, designed by Priestmangoode and Tillberg Design.[7]

Norwegian Breakaway is home ported at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan, making seven-night cruises to Bermuda (May thru Sept) and seven-night cruises to the Bahamas & Florida (October thru April).[8] She is the largest cruise ship homeported year-round from New York City.[9]

The ship, along with her sister Norwegian Getaway, was named through a public contest; Kimberly Powell submitted the name Norwegian Breakaway, which was announced on 14 September 2011.[10]

Norwegian Breakaway is the world's eighth largest cruise ship.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 17 September 2013, a woman fell two decks from her exterior balcony prior to arriving in Bermuda.[11] On 3 February 2014, a 4 year old fell into the pool and drowned, a 6 year old fell into the pool and was evacuated by a Marine helicopter to a hospital.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norwegian Breakaway (31388)". DNV Exchange. Det Norske Veritas. https://exchange.dnv.com/exchange/main.aspx?extool=vessel&subview=summary&vesselid=31388. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  2. ^ "Norwegian Breakaway, The Largest Ship Ever Constructed In Germany, Floats Out From Building Dock". Norwegian Cruise Line Media Center. Norwegian Cruise Line. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship". Norwegian Cruise Line. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Norwegian Cruise Line marks steel-cutting for new Breakaway ship". USA Today. 21 September 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Rockettes Christen Norwegian Breakaway Newsday, 10 May 2013
  6. ^ http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/82503/meyer-werft-cruise-ship-norwegian-breakaway-delivered/
  7. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Design for Project Breakaway". Shipbuilding Tribune. 23 June 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "New York City to Become Home Port for NCL’s New Passenger Ship Norwegian Breakaway". Shipbuilding Tribune. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Norwegian Breakaway to Begin Sailing in May 2013". Cruise Fever. 10 October 2011. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Norwegian Decides Winning Names for Its Two New Freestyle Cruising Ships". Shipbuilding Tribune. 14 September 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Passenger fall means early stop for ship Bermuda Sun 20 September 2013 www.bermudasun.bm/Content/NEWS/News/Article/Passenger-fall-means-early-stop-for-ship/24/270/70299
  12. ^ 4-year-old boy dies aboard cruise ship USA TODAY 4 February 2014 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/04/cruise-ship-child-dies/5199469/

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