Thursday, May 24, 2012

Disney Magic Is Less Than 9 Hours From New York

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic - New York Cruises
Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic
Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic is making  her way up the New Jersey coast in route to New York.

The Disney Magic is expected to arrive in New York Harbor early tomorrow morning. The Disney Magic will spend the Summer and Fall sailing from New York on 8-Day Cruises to Florida and Bahamas; 2-Day Cruises to Nowhere and 4 Day Cruises to Canada.

The Disney Magic is expected to sail later tomorrow (5/25) on her inaugural sailing from New York to Florida, the Bahamas and their private island- Castaway Key. 

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Travel Dynamics Yorktown Sailed From New York

Small Cruise Ship Yorktown Sails the Great Lakes for Travel Dynamics
Yorktown at Chelsea Pier in New York
At about 10:00 PM on 5/23/2012 - the Yorktown sailed from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan enroute to Gloucester, Massachusetts for the start of her Maiden Voyage. The Yorktown sailed down the Hudson River, around the tip of Manhattan; Though Long Island Sound; through the Cape Cod Canal and up the Massachusetts Coast. The Yorktown is expected to arrive in Gloucester around 11 PM this evening (5/24/2012).

The Yorktown will sail the coastal Northeast US; the St Lawrence Seaway and spend the summer sailing in the Great Lakes.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Video: February Maiden Arrival of Disney Fantasy in New York

Although this happened at the end of February - I still enjoy this video.

See the maiden arrival of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Fantasy on a cold, crisp, February morning. Another fine product of Germany's Meyer Werft.




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Monday, May 21, 2012

Travel Dynamic's Yorktown Makes a Surprise Visit to New York

Travel Dynamics Yorktown in New York - Cruises the Great Lakes
Travel Dynamic's Yorktown at Chelsea Piers.
Travel Dynamics new ship Yorktown made a surprise visit to New York this past weekend. Arriving Saturday (5/19/2012) and docking at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, the ship was revealed to travel agents and the media. The Yorktown's first published sailing is from Gloucester Mass (on 5/24/20120 to Montreal Canada in 13 days. The Yorktown will sail through the Great Lakes for the majority of the summer, then fall-foliage cruises, Hudson River Cruises, Southeast US Coast, Mississippi River and Mayan Cruises.

Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships.

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Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas Turnaround.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas - Cape Liberty Bayonne
Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas - Cape Liberty Bayonne
In an odd turn of events - Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas pulled into Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey bow first on May 19, 2012. The Explorer of the Seas normally turns around mid-river upon arrival and backs down the channel.

Under this circumstances, the Explorer of the Seas sailed early at 3:50 PM and backed out of the cruise terminal to mid-river and turned around in the blazing NY/NJ sun - providing a great photo opportunity.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas sails on 5 and 7 day cruises to Bermuda as well as 9-Day Caribbean /Bahamas Cruises.

The Explorer or the Seas sails year-round from Cape Liberty sailing longer cruises during the Winter months to the deep Caribbean.

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Luxury Yacht Luna Spends a Week in Brooklyn

Luxury Yacht Luna Pays a Visit to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Luxury Yacht Luna Pays a Visit to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
The luxury Yacht Luna spent the last week at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The Luna belongs to billionaire Roman Abramovich who has a significant list of large luxury yachts.

Launched in October 2009, the Luna was delivered to her owners on April 10, 2011 by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards.  The 377 foot long ship incorporates an extremely luxurious and innovative design. Newcruise Design were responsible for M/Y Luna’s exterior styling, featuring two helicopter pads facing forward and to the rear around the large communications tower. She also holds transom doors at the sides, which lead directly to that yacht's tenders.

The large, open aft deck holds a covered swimming pool and sunbathing areas, with a dedicated open luxury leisure area featuring a beach club leading down to the swim platform.

M/Y Luna is an expedition yacht. Her large fuel capacity allows for the exploration of the far corners of the globe in luxury.

Luna is one of the largest explorer yachts in the world.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Keel Laid for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway

First block set in place as Norwegian’s first Breakaway class ship begins to take shape
First block set in place as Norwegian’s first Breakaway class ship begins to take shape
In Papenburg Germany, on May 4th, at Meyer Werft Shipyard, the keel was laid for Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship - the Norwegian Breakaway. In just under a year, the shipyard will assemble the great ship just in time for her maiden overnight voyage from Rotterdam, Netherlands to England on April 28, 2013.

On April 30th 2013, the Norwegian Breakaway will set sail on a 7-day transatlantic voyage from London to New York, before settling in on her 7-day cruises to Bermuda.

Below is more details on the keel laying of the Norwegian Breakaway and Ceremony.

Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from Meyer Werft took part in the Keel Laying Ceremony of Norwegian Breakaway at the ship yard in Papenburg, Germany on Friday, May 4.  During the official ceremony, the first of 73 blocks that will comprise the 144,000 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building dock, marking the start of the block assembly.
 
In the dock, Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer, laid the traditional "lucky coin," before the 350-ton first block was placed by the 800-ton crane. A special commemorative coin was created to celebrate the day’s activities.
“The anticipation is building for this incredible ship,” said Sheehan. “It’s thrilling to mark the start of the block assembly and realize that in one year we will take delivery of Norwegian Breakaway.  We can’t wait.”
Norwegian Breakaway is the first ship being built by Meyer Werft utilizing a more efficient construction process which will deliver a ship of more than 140,000 gross tons in less than 12 months.
“We are so proud to begin the process of constructing the ship out of 73 blocks that form the structure of the ship and are looking forward to seeing it take shape over the coming months,” said Bernard Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft.  “Norwegian Cruise Line has a reputation in the industry for innovation and we are very happy to continue that with this new ship.”
The 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in her year-round homeport of New York City in early May 2013. The ship will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on Sunday, May 12, 2013.  From October 2013 through April 2014, the ship will offer voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas & Florida and the Southern Caribbean.  
To date, the company has revealed the ship’s groundbreaking design, including The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place, a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that will create a whole new complex at sea that enhances guests’ connection with the ocean.  The top decks of Norwegian Breakaway will feature the first Aqua Park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall and more.
The ship will also feature a rich mix of stateroom options including The Haven by Norwegian, comprised of 42 Suites at the top of the ship and 18 additional Suites located throughout the ship; the innovative Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; the re-introduction of Oceanview staterooms, Balcony and Mini-Suites; along with Spa Balcony, Mini-Suites and Suites in close proximity to the spa.    

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Princess Cruises Offer Discounts on New England - Canada Cruises and Others.

Princess Cruises Discounts
Princess Cruises is celebrating Mother’s Day with a sale on great family cruise destinations from convenient home ports. The May 10-14 sale offers special cruise deals on voyages to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England, and Hawaii.

The Mother’s Day Sale offers passengers savings up to $700 per stateroom, plus up to $100 onboard credit on a total of more than 80 itineraries.

In addition to fare savings, passengers booking interior or oceanview staterooms can receive an onboard credit of $25 (cruises up to 9 days) to $50 (cruises 10 days or longer), and in balcony staterooms or above can get credits of $50 (cruises up to 9 days) or $100 (for sailings 10 days or longer). All onboard credits are offered per stateroom.
Examples of cruise deals include:

  • Caribbean cruise – 7 days: $799 balcony (was $949); $549 interior (was $599)
     
  • Canada & New England cruise – 7 days: $999 balcony (was $1,299); $599 interior (was $799)
     
  • Panama Canal cruise – 10 days: $1,599 balcony (was $1,649); $999 interior (was $1,099)
     
  • Hawaii cruise – 14 days: $1,995 balcony (was $2,345); $1,295 interior (was $1,445)
     
  • Panama Canal cruise – 14 days: $1,799 balcony (was $2,299); $1,099 interior (was $1,599)
All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The Mother’s Day Sale begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 10 through 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 14, 2012 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Reservations made during the sale require a non-refundable deposit.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony Sailed From New York

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity Transatlantic Cruise From New York
Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity Transatlantic Cruise From New York
After spending overnight in New York City, Crystal Cruise's Crystal Serenity sailed out of the harbor this evening (5/9). The luxury ship, Crystal Serenity was embarking on a 16 - Day Cruise to Rhode Island, Boston, Canada, Iceland, Denmark and ending in Dover, England on May 24th.

The Crystal Serenity will be spending the summer and Fall in the Mediterranean.


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Norwegian Cruise Line Discounts May 8th Thru May 11th

Norwegian Star - Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Star - Norwegian Cruise Line
Summer is heating up with Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Super Summer Dash” limited time offer that launches today, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, providing guests the opportunity to save on summer cruise vacations to popular destinations around the world, including Europe, Alaska, Bermuda, Bahamas & Florida, Canada & New England and Hawaii. Guests who book a cruise on board any summer sailing by May 11, 2012, receive up to $250 on-board credit per stateroom (based on cruise length and stateroom category) to spend towards treatments in Norwegian’s award-winning spas; dinners in the line’s delicious specialty restaurants or towards exciting shore excursions.  

The offer, available for just four days, provides reduced deposits on all of Norwegian’s summer sailings of three days or longer and is also combinable with the “Little Norwegians Explore for Free,” promotion offering free shore excursions in every port of call to kids 12 and under and half-off shore excursions for teenagers, ages 13-17*.

Residents in the North East can enjoy the convenience of setting sail on a summer cruise vacation right from their own backyard on board Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Star or Norwegian Dawn. Norwegian Gem is currently sailing a seven-day Bahamas and Florida itinerary from New York City through September 1, 2012. Ports of call include Nassau, Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Norwegian’s Private Island and Orlando (Port Canaveral). Guests looking to sink their toes into one of Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches can set sail on a seven-day cruise to King’s Wharf, Bermuda from New York City on board Norwegian Star through October 14, 2012 or from Boston on board Norwegian Dawn through September 14, 2012.  

As summer transitions to fall, vacationers can set sail on Norwegian Gem from New York or on a 10-day Eastern Canada and Quebec cruise through October 10, 2012. Guests on board can take in the fall foliage, history and beauty of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Quebec City, Quebec; Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Sydney, Nova Scotia. 
 Hurry these deals are available for only 4 Days

* Norwegian-sponsored shore excursions; motorized flight tours, golf, Orlando theme parks and Atlantis in the Bahamas excluded.

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Princess Cruise Unveils Their 2013 Cruises From New York to New England and Canada.

Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess Sails from New York to New England and Canada
Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess Sails from New York to New England and Canada
Princess Cruise Unveils Their 2013 Cruises from New York to New England and Canada.

Canada & New England – Two ships, Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess, return to offer sailings along the Eastern seaboard to see the spectacular fall scenery. Itinerary options include seven-day roundtrip sailings from New York and 10-day itineraries between New York and Quebec. In addition, a 14-day voyage from Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale will take passengers along the full eastern coast. All itineraries with Quebec City include an overnight in this historic city. For passengers wanting to extend their vacation, Princess offers cruisetour options with land tours to fabled sites of Colonial America or fascinating Canadian cities including Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Busy Cruise Ship Sunday in New York

Today was  a beautiful, sunny, clear, bright Spring Day in New York. There were 4 cruise ships in today.

Three were docked at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal - Holland America's Veendam, Carnival Cruises, Carnival Miracle and Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star. In Bayonne's Cape Liberty, Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit returned to New York to start her 2012 season.

The ships departed the Port on Various Itineraries.

Sailing on 7-Day Cruises to Bermuda today was:
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star New York
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star inn New York
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star
  • Holland America's Veendam
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit.
Sailing 8-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean was:
  •    Carnival Cruises' Carnival Miracle 
Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Miracle in New York
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Former President Gerorge and Barbara Bush on Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Former President George and Barbara Bush on Cunard's Queen Mary 2
President George H.W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush enjoy a moment out on
the deck of Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 during the flagship’s 27 April 2012 Transatlantic Crossing
The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, joined by their daughter, Dorothy, and granddaughter, Georgia, sailed their first Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 this week.  The seven-day voyage originated in Southampton, England, on 27 April and arrived into New York this morning.

Upon embarking in Southampton, they received a White Star welcome in the ship’s Commodore Club by Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line; David Dingle, CEO, Carnival UK; Captain Kevin Oprey, master of Queen Mary 2; and John Duffy, the ship’s hotel manager.  During the greeting, President Bush was heard to say of their Queen Mary 2 voyage, “I've been looking forward to this for weeks!”  Barbara Bush agreed, “You've been talking about nothing else for months!”

“We are honored to have welcomed President Bush and his family as guests aboard Queen Mary 2,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.  “Throughout our history, countless dignitaries have enjoyed the height of leisure and luxury offered aboard Cunard’s Transatlantic Crossings, and we are pleased that the President now joins in that legacy.”

During the voyage, the President and First Lady enjoyed production shows in the Royal Court Theatre, experienced the world-class Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and attended one of Cunard’s new Apple iStudy enrichment classes.  By night, they could be seen dining with the captain, as well as in the Queens Grill Restaurant, La Piazza and Queen Mary 2’s specialty restaurant, Todd English.

"Barbara and I have always wanted to make a Crossing, and it gives us great joy to be able to do so aboard Queen Mary 2 with our family and close friends.  We have enjoyed the voyage from its beginning, and our experience has been made even better by the amazing crew and staff. We will always have fond memories of our Transatlantic Crossing,” said President Bush.

Cunard’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings reflect the pinnacle of adventure and civility in ocean travel.  Queen Mary 2 is the only liner offering regularly scheduled Transatlantic service, ranging from seven-day voyages between New York and Southampton, England, to eight- and nine-day Crossings offered to Hamburg, Germany. Travel aboard Queen Mary 2 offers the ultimate luxury cruise vacation, rich in classic British traditions, fine cuisine and stimulating on board enrichment.  This year’s season includes several new offerings, such as new theatrical productions, jazz music workshops, lecture programmes, dining menus and spa treatments.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Holland America Offer Vegetarian Alterntive Dining.

Holland America Logo
Holland America Offers Alternative Vegetarian Dining Option.
Holland America Line has introduced a new alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to their main dining room menu, furthering the line's commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences for all guests. 

Holland America Line’s award-winning Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has designed an exclusive 22-dish vegetarian and vegan menu that highlights vegetables and other naturally healthy ingredients in vibrant, flavorful culinary selections. The alternative menu includes a full range of appetizers, salads, soups and main entrées, and is available upon request at no extra cost for lunch and dinner in the main dining room aboard all 15 ships in the fleet.

"Many more people are choosing a vegetarian culinary experience, yet the options can be limited," said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president of marketing, sales and guest programs. "By offering a complete vegetarian-only menu and the largest vegetarian selection at sea, we are ensuring that all guests can take part in an exceptional dining experience while cruising with Holland America Line.”

The savory collection of dishes on the new vegetarian-only menu include Portobello Mushroom and Chipotle Quesadillas, Vietnamese Vegetable Spring Rolls, Curried Vegetable Empanadas, Spicy Lentil and Garbanzo Salad, Sweet and Sour Vegetable Tempura, Vegetable Jambalaya, Grilled Vegetable and Tofu Kebobs, and Baked Cheese Polenta with Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts.
In addition to the new vegetarian-only menu, 30 new vegetarian dishes will be added to the main dining room menu. These offerings also will be featured as a second vegetarian option in the casual Lido buffet during lunch. Additionally, every dinner menu will now offer guests the option of one appetizer, one soup or salad, and at least one vegetarian entrée each evening, increasing the total number of vegetarian options on board to 52 delectable dishes. 

Some of the newly expanded vegetarian selections on the main dining room menu include Corn and Zucchini Pancakes served with Southwest-style cous cous salad, Asparagus and Zucchini Torte with wild rice and sun-dried tomato coulees, Carrot and Parmesan Risotto topped with a lemony arugula salad and crispy carrot ribbons, and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper Masala braised in yogurt with Indian spices and served with coconut-pistachio basmati rice. 

Extraordinary culinary experiences are a hallmark of every Holland America Line vacation. Aboard each cruise, guests can choose from an array of dining options -- from gourmet-quality fare served in the elegant Pinnacle Grill to casual food favorites served buffet-style in the relaxing Lido Restaurant.
For a full listing of Holland America Line’s culinary offerings, visit  http://www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Dining.action

           

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway Features 3-Story Sports Center

3 Storey Waterpark onboard Norwegian Cruise Line's  Norwegian Breakaway.
3 Storey Waterpark onboard Norwegian Cruise Line's  Norwegian Breakaway.
  Norwegian Breakaway will take recreation and outdoor fun to new heights when it launches in April 2013. The ship’s top decks will feature the first Aqua Park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall and more.  The line also announced that the ship will feature Nickelodeon experiences for the whole family and will include a Nickelodeon themed Kids’ Aqua Park.

          “Norwegian Breakaway’s outdoor decks will offer spectacular fun and thrills for the entire family,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer. “As a sports enthusiast, I am so excited about the extraordinary recreation and the over-the-top ways to play on this incredible new ship. From the amazing Aqua Park to the thrilling ropes course with its ‘plank’ feature, Norwegian Breakaway has been designed to ensure that our guests will have the time of their lives.”

          The Aqua Park is Norwegian’s biggest yet and features five multi-story water slides. Norwegian Breakaway is the first cruise ship to feature the Free Fall – two side-by-side slides where guests will stand up and have the floor drop from underneath, propelling them into a thrilling loop. Offering another first with a twist are two additional side-by-side twister slides – called The Whip -- that deliver an unforgettable adrenaline rush as they plunge guests on a spiral race to the finish line. For those who prefer a more relaxing ride, there is a family-friendly open-flume body slide.  The Aqua Park also features a Kids’ Aqua Park, two swimming pools, four hot tubs and the Breezeway Bar & Grill, a semi-open air eatery.

          In the Kids’ Aqua Park, children can cool off with colorful, whimsical and larger than life Nickelodeon characters from Bikini Bottom, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Squidward and more.  The tropical area will include a kid-sized pool and slide, along with multiple water features that squirt and shower guests with delight.

          The three-story sports complex will be Norwegian’s largest and feature the line’s first ever ropes course, the largest one at sea. The ropes course with its multi-level structure will challenge guests to more than 40 different elements, including a zip track. For a thrill like no other, guests will confront The Plank, a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. Those who choose to test their courage on The Plank will be rewarded by having their photo taken after conquering this heart-pounding, yet breathtaking, feat. Kids will be challenged as well with a special ropes course just for them.  In another first for the line, the nine-hole ocean-themed miniature golf course is located beneath the ropes course, offering family fun with friendly competition.  A rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and spider web, a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage complete with a spiral slide, round out the activities.

Nickelodeon Experiences

Norwegian Breakaway will be the fourth Norwegian ship to offer Nickelodeon experiences, including the all-new Pajama Jam Character Breakfast, Dora’s Dance Party, where kids will have the chance to sing and dance to their favorite songs with Dora the Explorer and Team Nick; Nickelodeon Character Meet and Greets; Story Time with Dora; and Nickelodeon Arts and Crafts. Nickelodeon also hits the main stage with entertainment everyone can enjoy.  In addition, Nickelodeon’s Splash Mobs add an element of surprise with spontaneous, impromptu games that are exciting for the whole family with pies, slime and other surprises. Nickelodeon characters and themed activities will also be featured in Splash Academy, the ship’s two-story youth area offering merriment for kids ages three to 12.

Adult Only Areas

Norwegian Breakaway will also feature adult-only outdoor enclaves. Spice H2O, located at the back of the ship on deck 16, is an adult-only escape with contemporary Asian influences offering day-time relaxation and night-time exhilaration. A bevy of sun loungers surround a huge video screen, complete with two hot tubs and a soothing dual waterfall feature, perfect for cooling off from the sun. At night, guests can dance under the stars or chill at the bar with accompanying lounge area, featuring comfortable seating while admiring the ocean views.

On deck 17, guests ages 18 and over will have the opportunity to enjoy another private retreat – Vibe Beach Club – by purchasing an access pass. Complete with ocean views, an oversized hot tub, luxurious chaise loungers and a relaxing water feature, Vibe Beach Club will be the ideal spot for adults to relax and unwind in a serene, comfortable setting while soaking up the sun. A full-service bar, water spritzers and chilled towels complete the exclusive experience.

Casual Dining

When hunger strikes, while enjoying all the outdoor activities, guests can venture  to the Garden Café, on deck 15, which will offer an abundant assortment of delicious menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This is Norwegian’s signature action station casual restaurant where chefs cook fresh, prepared-to-order food as guests watch, featuring seafood, pizza, fruit, soups, pasta, ethnic specialties, burgers and desserts; offering extensive and varied selections.

Currently under construction at Meyer Werft, Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in her year-round homeport of New York City in early May 2013. The ship will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on Sunday, May 12, 2013.  From October 2013 through April 2014, the ship will offer voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas & Florida and the Southern Caribbean.

Limited Time Family Offer

For families that are looking to cruise in 2012 and enjoy the line’s existing fleet’s water slides and recreational activities, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering the “Little Norwegian’s Explore For Free” promotion for a limited time.  New 2012 cruise reservations made now through May 13, 2012 will receive complimentary Norwegian-sponsored shore excursions* for children ages 3 to 12 and half off shore excursions for and teens (13 to 17 years old) when in the same stateroom with a paying adult on the same excursion.  This applies to all 2012 sailings fleet-wide for all ports of call. Families can whale watch in Alaska; explore ancient cities in Europe; or have fun in the sun on a snorkel excursion in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda or Hawai’i.



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