Norwegian Breakaway Broke Away Yesterday

The largest cruise ship to home port in New Orleans left for its first voyage on Sunday afternoon.

NEW ORLEANS – If you were anywhere near the Julia Street Port yesterday you couldn’t have missed the behemoth Norwegian Breakaway, the largest cruise ship ever to home port in New Orleans. 

The ship arrived Sunday morning and departed again Sunday evening with approximately 4,000 passengers on its first cruise out of the Crescent City, a 7-day voyage through the Caribbean. 

Norwegian Breakaway will sail from New Orleans through April 12, 2019, offering five, seven, 10 and 11-day Western Caribbean cruises. 

The floating city offers 25 dining options, 22 bars and lounges and a comprehensive water park featuring the fastest waterslide at sea, one of the largest ropes courses of any ship, an option designed for thrill seekers called “The Plank” that allows you to stand suspended over the side of the ship, and an entertainment program that includes “Burn the Floor,” “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” and Broadway hit, “Rock of Ages.”


Also unique to the Breakaway — which debuted in 2013 — is The Waterfront, a quarter-mile promenade deck with waterfront dining, shopping and entertainment, along with studios designed for solo cruisers. 

For more information on the Norwegian Breakaway, visit

-by Biz New Orleans magazine editor Kim Singletary




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