Breakaway-class cruise ship

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Norwegian Breakaway.jpg
Class overview
Builders: Meyer Werft
Operators: Norwegian Cruise Line, Dream Cruises
Preceded by: F3 class
Succeeded by: Project Leonardo
Built: 2013-2019
Planned: 8
Completed: 8
Active: 8
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 145,655 - 169,145 gross tonnage (GT)
Length: 1,068 ft (326 m) - 1,100 ft (340 m)
Beam: 169 ft (52 m)
Decks: 18-20
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 3,352 - 4,002 passengers
Crew: 1,657 - 1,999

The Breakaway class is a class of cruise ships owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line and Dream Cruises. This class is an original design, and has two sub-classes. Although most ships of the class have subtle changes between one another, they all have the same general design. The first ship of the class, Norwegian Breakaway, launched in 2013.


Breakaway Class[edit]

The first incarnation of the class came in the form of the sister ships Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They make up the smallest of the three sub-classes and are operated exclusively by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Ship Year
In Service Gross Tonnage Notes Image
Norwegian Breakaway 2013 2013–Present 145,655 GT First ship of the class Norwegian Breakaway 02.JPG
Norwegian Getaway 2014 2014–Present 145,655 GT Sister to Norwegian Breakaway NORWEGIAN GETAWAY (34709467115).jpg

Breakaway-plus Class[edit]

The Breakaway-plus Class launched in 2015, with the delivery of Norwegian Escape. It is an enhanced version of the original class, including a slight increase in both the length and tonnage, and the addition of several new facilities. As with the original Breakaway class, they are operated exclusively by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Ship Year
In Service Gross Tonnage Notes Image
Norwegian Escape 2015 2015–Present 165,300 GT Different upper deck design Norwegian escape.jpg
Norwegian Joy 2017 2017–Present 167,725 GT Norwegian Joy 017.jpg
Norwegian Bliss 2018 2018–Present 168,028 GT Norwegian Bliss (2018) 14.jpg
Norwegian Encore 2019 2019 169,116 GT NORWEGIAN ENCORE 7704.jpg

Dream Cruises[edit]

An unnamed third subdivision of this class is operated by Dream Cruises. They are the longest versions of the class, coming it at 1,100 feet, but have a lower gross tonnage than the Breakaway-plus Class. The twins came into service in 2016 and 2017. They were built specifically for the Asian market and have a modified stern.

Ship Year
In Service Gross Tonnage Notes Image
Genting Dream 2016 2016–Present 150,695 GT Genting Dream at Marina Bay Cruise Centre.jpg
World Dream 2017 2017–Present 150,695 GT World Dream 2017 34 (cropped).jpg