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Norwegian Breakaway will offer a true Ice Bar on board, which will be kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and will feature ice sculptures of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building to pay homage to New York City, the ship’s year-round homeport. The Ice Bar will also feature New York City-inspired specialty cocktails.
Norwegian Breakaway’s Ice Bar is a unique artic-like frozen chamber, guaranteed to give everyone who enters the ultimate chill. The bar, seating and glasses will all be made entirely from ice. Located on deck eight, the Ice Bar will accommodate approximately 25 guests at a time who will be given hooded coats and gloves to keep warm, since the room’s temperature will not rise above 17 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Ice Bar will feature six New York City-Inspired Specialty Cocktails:
• Spiked Apple Juice: Vodka, sour apple schnapps, melon liqueur and a splash of fresh lemon sour;
• Broadway Dreams: Vodka and ice wine chilled straight;
• Yellow Cab: Vodka, peach schnapps and orange juice;
• Times Square Lights: Citron vodka, blue curacao and fresh lemon sour;
• Central Park: Citron vodka, ice wine, and lemon/lime soda;
• Rock Center: Ice wine, vodka, blue curacao and club soda.
The Ice Bar will also serve two non-alcoholic beverages – the Lady Liberty, made of strawberry puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice, and the Coney Island, with orange juice, vanilla ice cream and milk. All drinks are served in specially-created glasses made entirely of ice.
Nordic Empress 10-01!!!
Adventure Of The Seas 4-02
Norwegian Dawn 10-03
Voyager Of the Seas 9-04
Amtrack Across America 5-05!!!
Carnival Destiny 3-06
Carnival Liberty 1-07
Carnival Fantasy 10-07
Norwegian Gem 4-09
Carnival Freedom 10-09
Carnival Dream 10-10
HAL Westerdam 9-11 ALASKA!!!
Norwegian Gem 10-11
Carnival Freedom 5/12
Freedom Of The Seas 9-12
Carnivial Miracle 1-13
Norwegian Breakaway 10-13
MSC Divna 5-14
Carnival Splendor 9-14
Carnival Breeze 10-15
So this ship is smaller than the EPIC but has all the features the EPIC has?
This ship is so close to the size of the EPIC that the difference is insignificant. And has most of what the EPIC offers but more.
Larger waterpark 2 Back to back large pool areas 5 slides
New 3 level Ropes Course
9 Hole Miniature Golf
But only 1 level H2o
The new Indoor Outdoor restaurant promenade
The EPIC 155,873 Gross Tons
The Breakaway 144,017 Tons
The EPIC 1081 feet length
The Breakaway 1062 feet length
The Epic 133 Beam (width)
The Breakaway 130 foot Beam
The EPIC 19 Decks, 1 is very small with only a Sun Deck
The Breakaway 18 decks
The EPIC 4100 Passengers
The Breakaway 4028 Passengers
So all in all the EPIC and the Breakaway are virtually the same size but the Breakaway has managed to offer more. The only thing we are missing on the Breakaway is some bowling lanes but we are rallying kevin Sheehan for those now, so hopefully it will be a go soon.
NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994
Last edited by sdmike; November 12th, 2012 at 02:01 AM.
I'm excited about the ice bar as well, I missed my opportunity to visit one once about 6yrs ago and I am glad for the new chance! Wondering where the bar will be located on the ship? I thought it would be 678 Ocean Place but there doesn't seem to be a spot for it in the deck plans on those decks....