Norwegian Breakaway Takes a Bow

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photo: Norwegian

I guess you could say one of Norwegian’s latest new builds, Norwegian Breakaway, is taking a bow, as the vessel got her new front end yesterday in a German shipyard. The bow, known as block 73, weighed 361 tons, measured 72 feet long, 101 feet wide and over 39 feet high was lowered into place early Wednesday morning (photo right).

“Placing the bow is a very symbolic and momentous step in the building of Norwegian Breakaway,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Meyer Werft is doing an incredible job of constructing our most groundbreaking ship to date in record time.”

When the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway enters service in April 2013 she’ll homeport in New York, offering guests seven-night Bermuda sailings in the summer and Florida/Bahamas sailings in the winter.

The line also announced plans to build a new ship yesterday, coined “Breakaway Plus,” the lines largest ship to date.

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