Norwegian Breakaway arrived in Nova Scotia today, and set a passenger-count record for the Port of Halifax. Built in 2013, the ship can carry a maximum of 3,969 passengers and 1,651 crew, and is just over 1,000 feet long.
Port of Halifax officials are excited to host the ship, which will depart tomorrow evening. Lane Ferguson, the port authority’s communications advisor says “We’re very happy that we can keep up with the industry as it evolves,” and added that the additional guests would be great news for local businesses.
Breakaway features over 25 dining venues, a sports complex, and water park. It’s won multiple industry awards including Best Cruise Ship for Families, Best Specialty Restaurants, and Best Rookie Ship. It is the largest cruise ship to port in NYC year-round, and sails to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Florida, and Bermuda.
In September, the record will be broken yet again when Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas arrives at the Port of Halifax.
Information courtesy of CTV News.