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Cruise Line is elated to take ownership of Bernard Meyer, managing partner The building of Norwegian Breaka- the newcomer that has so many unique with Meyer Werft, noted that the ship- way was supported by Germany’s Feder- features, world-class entertainment and yard set out to deliver a ship that would al Ministry of Economics and Technology artfully designed staterooms. really stand apart. A key element in the ef- and the federal state of Lower Saxony with fort was collaboration with the Norwegian an aid for innovation for a ship type de- team which Meyer called “outstanding”. sign and the first use of innovative com- BIG ON BALCONIES Along with its new design, this luxury lin- “It’s quite an accomplishment to er offers guests a multitude of special fea- build a vessel of this size and calibre in tures and comfort: approximately 75 % just 18 months.” of the staterooms are outside staterooms, ponents. Presently, Norwegian Breakaway is already hard at work serving cruise-lovers, performing seven-day cruises at Bermudas. most of them with their own balconies. GOING GREEN The ship also includes staterooms designed The latest engine technology, the diesel- FIRST RAY OF and priced for solo travelers (continuing electric pod drive system, improved hy- SUNSHINE the tradition that began on Norwegian drodynamics as well as effective energy Still, there is something even more exciting Epic) along with The Haven by Norwe- saving, heat recovery or ballast water treat- in the pipeline. The first ship of the Project gian,