The one where first steel was cut for Norwegian Breakaway…

The first of Norwegian’s ‘Project Breakaway’ ships is underway at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg Germany with the first piece of steel cut.

Taking four minutes to cut by plasma torch, it will become a supporting part of the double bottom in the middle of Norwegian Breakaway.
“Today’s steel cutting marks the start of construction for Norwegian Breakaway, our next generation Freestyle Cruising ship, that will captivate and amaze our guests,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO Norwegian Cruise Line.

“We are extremely pleased with the progress we have made so far in planning this incredible vessel. We now look to the capable and talented team at MEYER WERFT to bring this ship to life.”

Bernard Meyer – managing director, MEYER WERFT and Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Breakaway will launch in April 2013, followed by her sister, Norwegian Getaway in April 2014.

“We are very happy to build these innovative ships for Norwegian and to continue our long lasting relationship. We can guarantee to deliver a cruise vessel with an exceptional interior design, extremely comfortable staterooms and the highest technical standards,” said Bernard Meyer, managing director, MEYER WERFT.

The cruise line is expected to release details of Breakaway’s inaugural itinerary in the coming months.

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