Real Steel: Project Breakaway Is Officially Underway

September 23, 2011 | By | 5 Comments

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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    5 Responses to “Real Steel: Project Breakaway Is Officially Underway”

    1. Rich Gray
      September 23rd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

      Why bigger, bigger, bigger?
      Will someone PLEASE build a luxury liner for 2000 passengers or less?
      When you are of limited mobility bigger isn’t always better!

    2. Louis Beaudry
      September 24th, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

      Someboday already does. They are called Holland America :-)

    3. Gena
      September 24th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

      I do not like Mega ships. They are just too big and when traveling with elderly parents they don’t enjoy the cruise as much either. There is too much to see and you can’t do it all in one week. Love the Dawn, Sun and Star.

    4. Sabrina
      September 24th, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

      I agree that bigger isn’t better. Oceania is building new ships that are under 2000 people. They should have great food (no extra pay restaurants either), but it’s known they they lack in entertainment. So if you can entertain yourself, go for it! :-)

    5. Jose
      October 15th, 2011 @ 8:48 am

      Bigger should be better for people with mobility issues as they provide more space for their accessories (scooters and walkers) while living enough space for the rest of us!

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