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Norwegian Breakaway Names Captain and Hotel Director

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced the captain and hotel director for their upcoming 4,000-guest Norwegian Breakaway, which gets starts service later next month.

Norwegian Breakaway will sail under the command of Captain Evans Hoyt, an experienced seafarer, with more than 30 years at sea. He joined Norwegian Cruise Line in 2005.  Previously serving as Captain of the company’s U.S. flagged vessel, Pride of America, Captain Hoyt is responsible for all aspects of the ship, its guests and crew.  He also served as Captain aboard three additional ships within the Norwegian fleet, including Norwegian Spirit. Captain Hoyt graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York in 1982.

While Captain Hoyt is enjoying his vacation, Captain Hakan Svedung will take the helm of Norwegian Breakaway. He has been at sea for 35 years and is currently captain of Norwegian Epic. Captain Svedung, who lives in Sweden, has joined Norwegian in 2006; prior to that he worked for Star Cruises, one of Norwegian’s shareholders, for 12 years. Both captains are looking forward to this exciting and challenging new role.

Norwegian also announced that Denis Prguda will serve as Norwegian Breakaway’s Hotel Director. Denis began his career at Norwegian in 1997 on board the Leeward and has since held a variety of positions on numerous ships in Norwegian’s fleet. His previous positions have included Food and Beverage Director and Assistant Hotel Director. He was promoted to Hotel Director in 2008.  As Hotel Director, he has led teams on Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Epic.

In May, Norwegian Breakaway will sail a series of seven-night Bermuda cruises.

Source: Norwegian

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