Breakaway Set For New Orleans Debut

On Nov. 11, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) returns to New Orleans, introducing Norwegian Breakaway to the Big Easy with five- to 11-day cruises to the Caribbean.

At 1,068 feet and 145,655 gross register tons, the recently renovated Breakaway is the largest cruise ship to homeport in the city of New Orleans, as well as the youngest in port this season.

“We are excited to introduce Norwegian Breakaway to New Orleans, providing our guests with another premium destination to cruise from when sailing to the Caribbean,” said NCL president Andy Stuart. “New Orleans is well known for its lively music, culinary scene and entertainment, a perfect complement to the high-calibre experiences guests will discover on Norwegian Breakaway.”

Following a renovation in May, Breakaway debuted refreshed staterooms and public areas and introduced a new bar and lounge concept to the fleet with Syd Norman’s Pour House. Modelled after influential rock houses such as CBGB’s, The Rainbow and The Fillmore, Syd Norman’s is a tribute to the grandfather of “Rock of Ages” playwright Chris D’Arenso and features vintage décor, diner-style seating, signature cocktails and a playlist of classic rock from the late 1960s to 1980s.

Additional entertainment options on board include the Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.

Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New Orleans through April 12, 2019, offering five-, seven-, 10- and 11-day Western Caribbean cruises with calls to some of the top Caribbean destinations, including Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City and Harvest Caye, the company’s resort-style experience in Belize.