Photos [see more below] are released as the Norwegian Breakaway floats out from the MEYER WERFT building dock in Germany for the first time this morning. Construction began in September 2011.
The Norwegian Breakaway is the largest ship ever constructed in Germany and represents one of the most innovative cruise ships ever built. Read: what makes the Norwegian Breakaway Special.
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“In a year with few new ships being launched, the New York City themed Norwegian Breakaway looks set to the steal the show!” Rich Tucker
The next big date for the Norwegian Breakaway is March 10th, 2013, when she will float out to the North Sea to prove her seaworthiness.
The Norwegian Breakaway is scheduled to arrive in her home port of New York City on May 7th, 2013.
We’ll be on board the Norwegian Breakaway on May 10th covering the Inaugural festivities!
Are there Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Deals?
The PR and marketing blitz for the Norwegian Breakaway is set to hit in the next month or so. Once the Norwegian Breakaway sets sail for NYC, you will see the Breakaway on every national morning show.
The Norwegian Breakaway is NYC themed and full of innovation… she will get a ton of positive media coverage.
The key to getting the best deals is to book now before all the media hype causes demand to increase. Currently, there are 2013 7-night Norwegian Breakaway cruises starting as low as $569 per person.
Author Note: Rich Tucker is a leading cruise pricing trend expert and has been covering cruise ship inaugurals on CruiseSource since 2007.