Norwegian Cruise Line will debut some exciting new facilities and innovative designs on their newest ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. These include a wide array of new indoor and outdoor venues on three decks, an oceanfront boardwalk, and the largest facilities dedicated to youth and teen programs in their entire fleet. Norwegian Cruise Line’s new youth and teen programs, called Splash Academy and Entourage, have been revamped to include new programming and activities for younger guests.
Stroll the boardwalk like a Norwegian? You bet! Launching in April 2013, Norwegian Breakaway will feature The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place – two unique places for guests to relax and enjoy their experience at sea. These new spaces will include an oceanfront boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and bars along with three flowing decks filled with dining, bars, entertainment areas, gaming, and more. The Waterfront is a large boardwalk at sea lined with a variety of seaside venues offering stunning ocean views. 678 Ocean Place fits in seamlessly, interconnecting three decks of entertainment and dining areas. These two new locations will include a total of 17 dining venues and 12 bars and lounges.
In addition to all of these exciting dining and entertainment areas, Norwegian Breakaway will have the biggest youth and teen facilities in the fleet. For the first time on any Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the new Splash Academy youth area will span across two decks located close to the ship’s family staterooms. The youth area will feature sections designed specifically for three age groups: Turtles for ages 3-5; Seals for ages 6-9; and Dolphins for ages 10-12. Splash Academy will also offer activities for Guppies – tiny cruisers under the age of 3. Parents with young children under 3 can enjoy fun events with their child, including sensory play classes and “Motion in the Ocean,” a parent and tot mini workout session.
Splash Academy is located on Norwegian Breakaway’s Decks 12 and 13. On Deck 12, parents and kids will enter the reception area and register their children using Norwegian’s e-Youth tablet-based electronic registration system. Once inside, the 3-5 year olds will find their own colorful space willed with wall-mounted activities and child-sized furniture. In a separate area nearby, 6-9 year olds will find their place to play filled with building block activity centers, a dedicated space with popular video game stations, an interactive dance area, and much more.
Upstairs on Deck 13, 10-12 year olds have their own place to hang out complete with dedicated gaming stations, a cool lounge area, multipurpose visual dance space with a touch screen jukebox, and an activity zone with tons of supplies for arts and crafts. Comfortable seating and vibrant colors will make this the “in” space for tweens to chill on their cruise.
Located separately on Deck 16, Entourage is designed to be a high energy zone exclusively for teens ages 13-17. This hot spot includes air hockey; foosball, and an arcade center with five separate areas equipped with large screens for playing the latest video games. At night, Entourage turns into a teens-only nightclub with a dance floor, video jukebox, and large screen television. Entourage is conveniently located near the video arcade and an outdoor eatery and refreshment area, perfect for teens who just want to stay and play.
Norwegian Breakaway will be based year-round in New York City. The ship will sail to Bermuda during the summer months and to The Bahamas & Florida and the Caribbean during the rest of the year. For more information, visit http://www.breakaway.ncl.com, contact your favorite travel agent, or call Norwegian Cruise Line at 1-800-327-7030.