New Orleans prepares to welcome largest-ever homeporting ship

New Orleans prepares to welcome largest-ever homeporting ship
Norwegian Breakaway will be the biggest ship to have ever sailed from New Orleans (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Louisiana’s Port of New Orleans is to welcome its largest-ever homeporting ship on 11 November when Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway arrives to start her Caribbean season.

The 145,655gt Norwegian Breakaway, which was renovated with refreshed staterooms and public areas this May, is 1,068 feet long and accommodates 3,963 guests and 1,657 crew members. The vessel will also be the newest ship to sail from the port this season.

“Norwegian Cruise Line is a valued cruise line partner and we are thrilled to welcome Norwegian Breakaway as the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Port NOLA,” said Brandy Christian, the port’s president and CEO. “With our commitment to high-level service and the Crescent City’s vibrant energy, we look forward to offering Norwegian Cruise Line passengers a memorable cruise experience as they begin and end their vacations in our unique American city.”

Norwegian Breakaway will be based at New Orleans until 12 April 2019, sailing 5-, 7-,10- and 11-day voyages to the Western Caribbean. Ports of call will include destinations such as Roatan, Honduras; Belize City in Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Harvest Caye, Norwegian’s private resort in Belize.

“We are excited to introduce Norwegian Breakaway to New Orleans, providing our guests with another premium destination to cruise from when sailing to the Caribbean,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian. “New Orleans is well known for its lively music, culinary scene and entertainment, a perfect complement to the high-calibre experiences guests will discover on Norwegian Breakaway.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, November 8, 2018