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Date Published: May 26, 2013
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Bad Weather Causes Damage Onboard Breakaway
norwegian-breakaway-cruise (7:30 p.m. EDT) -- Just weeks after its debut, Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Breakaway, has sustained exterior damage from bad weather conditions, as confirmed by Vanessa Lane, a spokeswoman for Norwegian.

In a statement, Lane said: "While returning from Bermuda to New York last night, Norwegian Breakaway encountered winds exceeding 50 knots. The high winds caused some of the outermost sections of the forward balcony dividers on Deck 8 to become dislodged. There were no injuries to guests or crew. We expect the affected balconies to be operational for the next cruise departing today."

Cruise Critic learned of the damage from CC member, joeski27, who reported details from onboard the May 19 sailing. According to him, the M6 cabin dividers began rattling yesterday afternoon due to strong winds (40 to 45 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph) and then broke apart at the bolts and welds. "There were panels, metal segments, bolts and debris everywhere, and I can only imagine the similar damage elsewhere on the decks (especially up on top)," joeski27 wrote.

--by Brittany Chrusciel, Editorial Assistant

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