On September 15th, Norwegian’s second ship in the upcoming Breakaway Plus class officially began her career at sea.
Joined by fellow executives from Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft Shipyards, Andy Stuart, Norwegian’s President, pushed the button to start the steel cutting for the line’s upcoming ship. The steel cutting is a significant milestone for a cruise ship, marking the official start of construction.
“On behalf of the more than 20,000 Norwegian team members worldwide, we are thrilled to mark the start of construction of the second ship in our company’s Breakaway Plus class and the continued evolution of the Norwegian brand,” said Stuart. “Not only will this ship fully embody the Norwegian brand and the freedom and flexibility that a Norwegian Cruise Line vacation means, but the combined expertise of the company’s new leadership team will create what is sure to be the epitome of contemporary cruising.”
The new ship will be constructed at Meyer Werft Shipyards in Papenburg, Germany and is expected to debut during spring 2017. As a sister ship to the upcoming Norwegian Escape, both ships will register at around 165,000 GRT and provide cruise vacations to approximately 4,200 guests.
Both ships feature a number of exciting amenities familiar to this class of ship, including an expansive waterpark, a challenging ropes climbing course, and an open air promenade featuring a number of unique restaurants and bars.