Norwegian Breakaway Sets Bahamas Cruises in Winter 2013-14
By Theresa Norton Masek
January 04, 2012 10:30 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, scheduled for delivery in April 2013, will sail from New York City to the Bahamas and Florida during its inaugural winter season. Bahamas sailings will begin Oct. 13 after a previously announced summer of Bermuda cruises.
The 144,017-ton ship also will sail two 12-day Southern Caribbean itineraries departing Jan. 5 and Jan. 19, 2014, along with two “Weekend Escape” cruises on Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, 2014. These cruises go on sale to Norwegian’s top travel partners and Latitudes Rewards members Jan. 4 and to the general public on Jan. 6.
The Bahamas and Florida cruises will depart on Sundays and stop in Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay and Orlando. These sailings run through April 27, 2014. The 12-day Southern Caribbean cruises will visit San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Kitts.
In October, Norwegian announced that Norwegian Breakaway will homeport year-round in New York City, bringing 140,000 additional embarking passengers into New York City over two years, resulting in an estimated $35 million in additional direct spending.