Norwegian Breakaway’s hull art nears completion

The time is fast approaching when the Norwegian Breakaway will leave the shed at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg. Final preparations to the hull art are nearly complete and she is starting to look like the artists renderings. Looking at the photo, I wonder how many will call her the “Peter Max”?

Norwegian Breakaway’s hull art nears completion at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Breakaway’s hull art nears completion at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Announcing Norwegian Breakaway 28 April – 29 April 2013

In 2010 we cruised from Rotterdam to Southampton on the brand new Norwegian Epic for a one night relocation cruise and so when the opportunity to do something similar came up again how could we not do it. So today we booked our cabin on the the yet to be finished Norwegian Breakaway doing exactly the same route.

When it came to choosing a cabin I found the amount of different cabin grades a bit over the top and we debated on which would be the best for just one night. In the end we chose a mid-ship balcony (Cat BA) on deck 14, as this stateroom is mid-ship it means we will have easy access to all the  dining and activities on board.

  • King-size bed (that can be separated into two twin beds) with pillow top mattress
  • Chestnut leather headboard cushioned and tufted to make reading and sitting up in bed more comfortable
  • Convenient lighted recess above the bed to hold books, magazines, tablet computers or electronic reading devices
  • Sofa bed with additional storage
  • Built-in 26-inch flat-screen television
  • Built-in vanity area with shelving and lots of storage space
  • Full-size closet that is easily accessible with sliding doors
  • Recessed nook under television to hold cruise information, books and magazines
  • LED lighting surrounds the perimeter of the ceiling to give the room warmth
  • Energy efficient by utilizing key card access to control lighting in the room
  • Mini-bar
  • Bathrooms feature a contemporary, clean design, ensuring a generous and comfortable space
  • Multiple rich-wood shelving areas to help reduce clutter and keep everything within easy reach
  • Enclosed vanity underneath the sink that hides the trash bin, along with more storage
  • Built-in sink generous in size with an easy to use faucet
  • Private shower with a shaving bar for the ladies
  • Accommodates up to 4
  • 226 sq. ft.
  • Located on Decks 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 & 14

Our journey will begin with a drive to Southampton Airport where we will fly to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, from there we will take the train to Rotterdam and overnight in the Maritime Hotel. This hotel is right across the river from the cruise terminal and we have booked a room with a river view. It will only be a 15 minute walk on the morning of the cruise over the ‘Erasmusbridge’ to get to the ship.