Giant cruise ship heading this way is truly a floating resort

  • <B>Coolest bar:</B> The Norwegian <I>Breakaway</I>&#146;s unique Ice Bar is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and features ice seats and ice sculptures.

    Coolest bar: The Norwegian Breakaway’s unique Ice Bar is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and features ice seats and ice sculptures.

  • <B>Fireworks on board:</B> The new cruise liner visiting Dockyard will feature a fireworks display on every cruise on the second to last night at sea each week.

    Fireworks on board: The new cruise liner visiting Dockyard will feature a fireworks display on every cruise on the second to last night at sea each week.

  • <B>Thrill rides:</B> Catering to children and teens, the new <I>Breakaway</I> has the first aqua park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin freefall slides.

    Thrill rides: Catering to children and teens, the new Breakaway has the first aqua park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin freefall slides.

  • <B>Luxury two-level spa:</B> The Salt Room on the <I>Breakaway</I>. Popular in top spas around the world, salt room therapy has been proven to alleviate respiratory and skin ailments, and strengthen the immune system.

    Luxury two-level spa: The Salt Room on the Breakaway. Popular in top spas around the world, salt room therapy has been proven to alleviate respiratory and skin ailments, and strengthen the immune system.


Your typical day might be a morning at the luxurious spa getting a 24 carat gold facial and a shot of Botox, followed by a round of mini golf, shooting hoops on the basketball court, zipping down five watersides, dinner at one of the 28 themed restaurants, taking in one of three Broadway shows, playing the slots in the casino, cocktails in a real ice bar, then watching a fireworks display at sea.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s “most innovative ship to date” is sailing seven-day cruises from New York to Bermuda starting next month, arriving May 15.

At 1,062-feet long, rising 18 decks, and able to accommodate 4,000 passengers and 1,600 crew on each cruise, the brand new Breakaway is the largest luxury liner to visit Dockyard this year.

Dockyard will see a total of up to 9,600 cruise visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season, as they pour off the Breakaway and Celebrity Cruises’ Summit.

And earlier in the week, on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, a total of up to 6,600 passengers and crew arrive in Dockyard on the Norwegian Dawn and Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas; an additional up to 4,500 come on the Explorer of the Seas on Mondays and Tuesdays or Saturdays each week.

It’s clear from a look at what’s on board that the Norwegian Breakaway may be one of biggest competitors resorts in Bermuda have in attracting visitors from the US East Coast.

Regular price cabins start at around $1,000 per person including all meals for seven-day cruises out of New York.

She’s not the largest cruise liner in the world but some of her amenities must be among the most amazing having the coolest bar in the industry for one.

Her unique “Ice Bar” is kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and will feature ice sculptures of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Chrysler Building plus Big Apple inspired cocktails.

The room’s bar area, seating and glasses will all be made entirely out of ice. Customers will be given gloves and coats to stay warm.

The ship of course will also feature an expansive casino with the latest slot machines and gaming tables featuring poker, blackjack, roulette and craps.

Other food and drink options besides the main dining rooms include Italian, French, a raw bar, sushi, noodle bar, steakhouse, gelato, cake shop, and an Irish pub.

Norwegian Breakaway’s entertainment will include three Broadway shows: the Tony-nominated ‘Rock of Ages’; ‘Burn the Floor’ and ‘Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy’.

The ship will also feature a fireworks display on every cruise on the second to last night at sea each week, and will be the grand finale of a 1980s-themed deck party.

Catering to children and teens, is what’s billed as the first aqua park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin free fall slides, the first at sea, and a three-storey sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea.

Catering to moms and dads is the Mandara Spa, with the first-ever salt room at sea and a fitness facility encompassing more than 23,000 square feet.

Popular in top spas around the world, salt room therapy has been proven to alleviate respiratory and skin ailments, strengthen the immune system, promote better sleep and have a long-term positive impact on overall lung function.

A thermal suite also offers guests spectacular unobstructed views of the ocean, the opportunity to melt away on one of the 13 heated loungers, vitality pool, whirlpools, sauna, solarium and steam room, along with a full-service salon and barber shop.

The 22 treatment rooms will feature more than 50 signature services for both men and women including the “24 Carat Gold Facial,” massages plus acupuncture, teeth whitening and cosmetic medical treatments, performed by a licensed medi-spa doctor.

The full service salon will offer hair, nail, waxing and special kid-friendly services.

The area also features a full service barber shop, exclusively for men, offering treatments including haircuts and traditional warm shaves.

And with Government contractors racing to get upgrading of the wharf facilities at Dockyard ready in time for the liner’s arrival; she has had her own deadlines to meet.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced the end of March that its most innovative ship to date successfully completed her technical and nautical sea trials which took place off the coast of Norway and Denmark.

The ship has a draft of 27 feet, and cruise speed of 21 knots.

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Published Apr 10, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 11:26 pm)

Giant cruise ship heading this way is truly a floating resort

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