Thursday, 5 January 2012

Norwegian Breakaway to spend first winter in Florida, Caribbean

Norwegian Breakaway to spend first winter in Florida, Caribbean

By Donna Tunney
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway will sail a series of cruises roundtrip from New York to the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean during the 2013-14 winter season.

The 4,000-passenger ship is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It will enter service in April 2013 and sail seven-day Bermuda cruises from New York in the spring and summer.

A series of 25 seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida will begin Oct. 13, 2013. The ship also will sail two 12-day Southern Caribbean itineraries on Jan. 5 and 19, 2014, along with two Weekend Escape cruises on Jan. 17 and 31, 2014.

Through April 27, 2014, the ship’s Bahamas & Florida cruises will depart New York on Sundays and include stops in Nassau, Bahamas; Great Stirrup Cay, and Port Canaveral, Fla.

The 12-day Southern Caribbean cruises will call at San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts.

The cruises go on sale to Norwegian’s top travel partners and Latitudes Rewards members on Jan. 4 and to the general public on Jan. 6.

A sister ship, the Norwegian Getaway, is slated to enter service in 2014