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Breakaway ‘will change cruise industry forever more’

The new Norwegian

Breakaway arriving in Dockyard on Wednesday is a "game changer" for the cruise industry.

This from Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO and president Kevin Sheehan.

"This is a ship," he said, "that will change this industry forever more."

The NCL executive cited the luxury liner’s Waterfront, a quarter-mile stretch of restaurants, gelato stands and shops; the five water slides in the ship's water park, the most of any line; and the three theatrical shows, including the Broadway hit, ‘Rock of Ages’.

"With the beautiful ships we have, with freestyle proposition, we always had the opportunity to be at the top of the premium category, Mr Sheehan said. "We're on our journey. With this ship, we have the leader in the premium category, and soon

Getaway following behind."

The

Getaway will be the second ship in this class, debuting in Miami in January 2014.

The

Breakaway is the largest ship ever to homeport in New York City. It's got a 23,000-square-foot spa and fitness centre. She has 28 dining options. It has more than 2,000 staterooms and carries more that 4,000 passengers.

She sails seven-day itineraries round-trip from the Big Apple to Dockyard.

Arriving Wednesday: The new Breakaway, bound for Dockyard, boasts a quarter-mile stretch of restaurants, gelato stands and shops; five water slides and the three theatrical shows.

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Published May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm)

Breakaway ‘will change cruise industry forever more’

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