Norwegian Breakaway to have three-deck sports complex
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 1ST 2012 (CUOPM) – Norwegian Cruise Line revealed plans for a three-deck sports complex on the Norwegian Breakaway, which has St. Kitts’ Port Zante on its itinerary for the 2012/2013 cruise ship season.
The Norwegian Breakaway which is under construction at the Meyer Werft yard in Germany is slated to enter service in the spring 2013.
Details about the complex were unveiled during CLIA’s Cruise3sixty conference on April 27.
The ship’s sports area will have five water slides (including twin “Free Fall” slides), a zipline, a basketball court, a rock climbing wall, a ropes course and mini-golf.
The 4,000-passengership, which will be deployed year-round in New York, also will feature a Nickelodeon-themed water park.
“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,” said Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan.
The Norwegian Getaway, sister ship to the Breakaway, will enter service in spring 2014 and be based year-round in Miami.
Norwegian Breakaway, which debuts in May 2013,will operate a series of 25 seven-night cruises to the Caribbean region starting on Oct. 13, 2013.
The ship also will sail two 12-night Southern Caribbean itineraries out of New York on Jan. 5 and 19, 2014, along with two short “Weekend Escape” cruises on Jan. 17 and 31, 2014.
The 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises include stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; and Basseterre, St. Kitts.
The 2,224-Norwegian Dawn is making 16 calls to Port Zante, for the 2011/2012 cruise ship season. The 90,000 ton Jewel of the Seas, which has a passenger capacity of 2,500, made a one-time call to St. Kitts in November 2011.
The 3,000 passenger capacity Norwegian Star and the 2,250-passenger capacity Norwegian Spirit also made one-time calls to St. Kitts during the 2010/2011 season, while the Norwegian Dawn made 14 calls.