Norwegian Cruise Line Continues to Innovate

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Rendering of the Waterfront - Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineInnovation is the name of the game when it comes to cruising, and nowhere is it more present than on Norwegian Cruise Line. This contemporary cruise line has been innovating for years and with each new update they make all in the industry sit up and take note. Next month they will debut their brand new 4,000 passenger Breakaway and you can expect nothing less than an exciting ship with enviable features.

Here is an overview of how Norwegian Cruise Line has innovated in the past, and what to look forward to on their latest ship, the Breakaway.

Norwegian Cruise Line championed the idea of “freestyle” cruising allowing passengers to choose from a wide selection of specialty restaurants, the buffet or formal dining room. With freestyle dining, passengers were no longer tied to an assigned dining time or the same tablemates.

On the Breakaway, Norwegian is opening up their restaurants to the ocean. The ship will feature The Waterfront, which is a quarter mile long boardwalk where the specialty restaurants onboard will offer al fresco dining.

Norwegian has thought outside the box when it comes to entertainment. On their ships you might get a traditional Broadway-style show, but you might also be entertained by the likes of The Blue Man Group, the Second City comedy troupe or the acrobatic Cirque du Soleil performers.

The Breakaway won’t disappoint with performances of the fun Broadway musical Rock of Ages and a fireworks display with each sailing.

Rendering of the Studio Lounge on the Breakaway - Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineAccommodations
The Norwegian Epic was the first Norwegian ship to feature The Studios, a set of single occupancy cabins all arranged in their own exclusive section of the ship. These award winning staterooms make solo cruising a breeze, because you have a room all to yourself without spending extra for a room with double occupancy.

The Studios will still factor prominently on the Breakaway, as will balcony cabins and mini suites that have a spa focus. For families there will be several options including 42 oceanview cabins made to fit a family of five comfortably.

Norwegian Cruise Line has the only ship that can sail around the islands of Hawaii without having to start or stop on the mainland. The Pride of America gives cruisers the chance to island hop while only unpacking once. The cruise line was also one of the first to sail to warm weather spots like Bermuda and the Caribbean from New York in the winter.

The Breakaway will be sailing year-round from New York, and seeks lots of inspiration from the city itself. There will be a city themed ice bar, the godmothers of the ship are the famed Rockettes and the hull art features the Statue of Liberty proudly.

Along with all these wonderful innovations, the Breakaway promises more and more fun diversions, like a three-story sports complex and five water slides. The two-story spa will have the first-of-its-kind salt room and TLC’s Cake Boss will have a bakery onboard.

For more information on the Breakaway, check out what The Cruise Web consultants and staff are most looking forward to when we get a preview of the ship next month. And come back in May to check out all our pictures, videos and reviews.

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