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Countdown to Project Breakaway: NCL's Next New Cruise Ships

Breakaway to Have Boxing, 'Rockettes' Fitness Class (September 26, 2012)
When the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway debuts in April, passengers will be able to punch, kick and smash their way to healthy bodies. And then re-energize in a "salt room." Read more.

Godmothers of New NCL Ship a Real Kick (September 18, 2012)
The Rockettes, a New York City institution, will serve as the "godmothers" of Norwegian Breakaway. After the launch, members of the troupe will regularly sail aboard the ship. Read more.

What if Breakaway's Hull Was Designed By... (September 6, 2012)
Peter Max's hull has garnered mixed reviews. It's the first cruise ship hull ever designed by a famous artist we wondered: What if NCL had asked another art icon to tackle the project? Read more.

Cruise Ship Hull Design 'Breaks' the Mold (September 4, 2012)
When Breakaway debuts spring 2013, passengers will have no trouble spotting it in a crowd. That's because the ship's New York City-themed hull is being designed by pop art icon Peter Max. Read more.

'Rock of Ages' to Headline Entertainment Lineup (June 28, 2012)
Broadway musical lovers, 80's aficionados and former headbangers take note: Tony-Award-nominated musical "Rock of Ages" will headline the entertainment on Norwegian Breakaway. Read more.

Top Ship? Norwegian Breakaway's Sun Deck (April 27, 2012)
Norwegian Breakaway's sun deck amenities will include an unprecedented five top-ship waterslides, a three-story sports complex with a ropes course, an adults-only deck space and a for-fee beach club. Read more.

Breakaway to Have Line's Largest Youth Facilities (March 22, 2012)
Norwegian Breakaway will feature NCL's largest facilities dedicated to children and teens. As is the case on some Royal Caribbean ships, kids under the age three will also have their own dedicated play space. Read more.

NCL Debuting Huge Indoor-Outdoor Hub on Breakaway (March 14, 2012)
The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway will feature a restaurant-and-lounge-packed, indoor-outdoor passenger hub comprised of two spaces, The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place. Read more.

Norwegian Breakaway Will Be a True New Yorker (October 6, 2011)
Norwegian Breakaway will homeport year-round in the Big Apple, sailing weeklong cruises to Bermuda. Moreover, pop art icon Peter Max, who's based in New York, will design the ship's hull. Read more.

Steel Cutting Signifies Start to Construction (September 21, 2011)
The first piece of steel for Norwegian's next vessel, Norwegian Breakaway, was cut on September 21 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Traditionally, the steel cutting signifies the first step in the ship-building process. Read more.

Norwegian Names New Project Breakaway Ships (September 13, 2011)
In September, Norwegian Cruise Line announced the names of its upcoming 144,017-ton, 4,000-passenger Project Breakaway new-builds: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. Do you like the names? Tell us here.

Solo Slash? NCL Reveals More Plans for Cabin Design (September 8, 2011)
The good news: The 144,017-ton, 4,000-passenger Project Breakaway ships will feature the solo cabin-and-lounge complex that's been a runaway hit on Norwegian Epic. The bad news? Read more.

Slideshow: Project Breakaway's Suite New Cabin Complex (July 18, 2011)
Project Breakaway's upscale suite complex, called The Haven, will feature 42 suites, an exclusive restaurant, gym, sun deck and pool. Oh, and the Breakaway ships will be hat-free. Read more.

Slideshow: NCL Reveals Cabin Details for New Ships (June 21, 2011)
Cruisers prefer cabin bathrooms that aren't see-through. That was one takeaway from NCL's first big announcement -- balcony cabins and mini-suites -- about Project Breakaway. Read more.

Q&A: CEO Talks Epic Lessons, See-Through Loos (June 20, 2011)
Cruise Critic chatted with CEO Kevin Sheehan about learning from Norwegian Epic's hits and misses, switching shipyards and what will and won't be a part of Project Breakaway. Read more.

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