Getting excited about Norwegian Cruise Line‘s newest duo of ships? We certainly are. The very first piece of steel for the line’s next vessel, Norwegian Breakaway, was cut Wednesday at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard. Per maritime tradition, the cutting of the steel signifies the absolute first step in the construction process. There’s still a long way to go before the ship’s scheduled completion in April 2013, but heck, it’s a start. Norwegian Getaway, Breakaway’s sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in spring of 2014. Each will weigh in at 144,017 tons and have about 4,000 passenger berths.
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