Norwegian Cruise Line has announced an update to the line’s 2018/2019 deployment, offering cruisers the opportunity to set sail from the Port of New Orleans to the Caribbean on one of the line’s newest and largest ships.
After returning from her summer 2018 season in the Baltic, the 4,000-pax Norwegian Breakaway will reposition from the Big Apple to the Big Easy for her winter 2018/19 season and cruise to the Caribbean, visiting ports including Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize.
“Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest and newest ship from Norwegian to sail from New Orleans, and we are thrilled to bring our signature Breakaway-class ship to this important homeport,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO.
The ship will undergo a two-week dry dock next spring, getting a full refresh in public spaces, including new flooring, updated furniture, new décor and new carpeting in staterooms.
Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in her new homeport of New Orleans on 11NOV, 2018 and will sail a variety of cruises to the Caribbean through 7 APR, 2019.
The recently refurbished Norwegian Gem will remain in New York City and sail a series of cruises to the Caribbean, Canada & New England and the Bahamas & Florida. She will share her Manhattan homeport with Norwegian Escape, which will reposition for summer 2018 for the first time since she was christened in 2015, sailing from New York City to Bermuda on seven-day cruises every Sunday beginning 22APR, 2018.
Guests currently booked onboard Norwegian Gem from New Orleans will have their reservations protected and will be automatically moved to the new vessel and itinerary. Norwegian Breakaway’s new Caribbean itineraries from New Orleans will open for sale on 24OCT.
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