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!!! BREAKAWAY !!! To Bermuda ^_^ Our Ultimate Review and Complete Pictorial Guide!

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February 2013. Hull design almost finished.

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Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

February 2013. First Interior photo released, The Haven.

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Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

 

February 26, 2013. Breakaway was floated out to the lagoon!!! The first real view of the ship. The weather was really foggy.

And I quote:

 

"Today was a historic day at Meyer Werft as Norwegian Breakaway, the largest cruise ship to ever be built in Germany, successfully floated out of the building dock in Papenburg. The 146,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2011. Beginning at approximately 7 am (Germany time), the massive 4,000 passenger ship with her signature hull artwork designed by pop icon Peter Max, departed building dock II. Norwegian Breakaway is also the first ship to depart bow first. Norwegian Breakaway has an overall length of 324 meters, and is 39.70 meters wide."

 

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Image courtesy of Meyer Shipyard Webcam and Special thanks to CC member sdmike for taking all those screen shots while I was sleeping

 

 

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Image courtesy of Depping Design

 

My Favorite picture from Andreas Depping for that day, for the full picture gallery click

here Depping-Design.

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Image courtesy of Depping Design

 

 

 

 

Here is a GREAT short Video of that day. Enjoy =)

 

 

 

 

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March 3, NCL starts releasing Interior pictures.

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March 4, The first crew members move into Breakaway.

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March 13, Breakaway departed Meyer Werft on her conveyance along the Ems River.

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March 13, Breakaway Conveyance, continued.

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March 13, Breakaway Conveyance, continued. Amazing Picture!

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March 13, Breakaway Conveyance, continued. So much is said in this picture! Love it!

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March 18, NCL Breakaway leaves Eemshaven to Bremerhaven Germany for sea trials.

 

March 29, Breakaway Successfully Completes Sea Trials

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Image courtesy of "Bild" German Newspaper

 

April 25, Meyer Werft Delivers Breakaway to Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Wow' date=' this is unreal. So glad I don't have to look at all the Breakaway threads, everything I need to know will be here!

 

Thanks!

 

~Roberta (friend request to fb sent as well, you are going to be inundated with requests!)[/quote']

 

FB accepted, welcome aboard :)

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Wow Gambee! Loving your review so far! It's like reliving all of the anticipation watching the ship being built! Can't wait for the rest :)

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So I will do this review a little different, in the past reviews I have answered all posts independently. But I have noticed that I dedicated so much time to that and then I neglect the review slightly. I will try to respond to most of them, but if they are in the same context I will address them together. I sure hope that is ok with everyone.

 

I will however answer all questions independently, as each question is different from the other ones.

 

Of course that does not mean that I don't expect you to post ;), I love when you folks post as it gives me the motivation that I need to continue strong. This is a long and extensive process, I am just trying to lighten my load a little.

 

Hope you all understand :)

 

 

What you said goes! Honestly, at this point, you are so well known here that if you just said "Hey all, in order for me to continue going, I need 10 pictures of your breakfast" and lo and behold, you'll get 10 pics of breakfast foods in hours.

 

;)

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Too cold to go to the beach this weekend..reading your review is exactly what I need for entertainment.

Thanks Gambee!

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Yay Gambee!! Just seen this thread and you've already accepted by FB friend request - thank you.

 

I've been clicking on your Allure review to see if you had changed your signature to show you'd started your review and here you are!! Sooo looking forward to reading all of this just as much as I loved your others :D:D

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Wow this is not a review but rather a travelers complete guide to the Brwakaway. Great job and so much work.

Edited by time2cruise1

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My hat is off to you gambee! Not only is the quality of your review beyond outstanding...but I can't believe how quickly you are putting so much of it online. The detail and style are unmatched! Bravo!

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I am loving how organized this review is! The information you have packed in pre cruise planning is amazing! I will keep this review and reference it often as I plan a Breakaway cruise in the near future.

 

I think responding to people in a group post is most efficient to both you and us as readers. Excellent use of space and time

 

I can't wait to read more! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you are putting into this!

 

I must say you have provided a wonderful tribute to Kev and he is smiling down at you and saying "Who Knew" :cool:

 

Tammy

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Loving your review!! I was so excited when I saw you had already started, and the info on Bermuda is awesome. Thanks so much for the time you spend....

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gambee ...

 

Can't imagine how many hours you've spent ... what an AWESOME job ... it is very much appreciated by all!

 

Greatly looking forward to hearing more :)

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You have real nerve getting on a plane when I need more. LOL! Loving every word....and picture. Thank you so much for the time and energy you devoted to it!

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Gambee - Thanks for all of this. It's simply awesome. I know how much work it is to put together a review, and I SO appreciate the level of effort and attention yo've put into this. My wife is already talking about our next trip being NYC and Breakaway. This will be the best planning guide every. :)

 

-Mike

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Gambee - Thanks for all of this. It's simply awesome. I know how much work it is to put together a review, and I SO appreciate the level of effort and attention yo've put into this. My wife is already talking about our next trip being NYC and Breakaway. This will be the best planning guide every. :)

 

-Mike

 

I with you on this!! Wish every ship and itinerary had a review like this one!!

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OMG, what an amazing review so far. The detail and work you put into this is overwhelming to me. The amount of research and planning you do pre-cruise is also amazing. I think you need to go into business as a "personal cruise planner". You would never be short of work.

 

Congrats on a beautiful review ... looking forward to more.

 

Cdn in KS

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OMGosh!! You deserve a trophy or some type of reward for all of this, can't wait for the rest lol. You so much are helping us in so many ways as we leave in two weeks. Hug to you.

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Enjoying your review.

 

I noticed the beverage package needed 20 people to participate. I wonder how that would work? Did they also offer the UBP by individual cabins, do you know?

 

Thanks for taking the time to share.

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This is going to be even better than expected. I was curious about the ship, but your detailed and helpful info on Bermuda is going to be invaluable since we're headed there on Explorer in October.

 

Thank you!!

 

And thanks for the Allure review, it was a great find after we booked that one earlier this year.

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Amazing review Gambee!

 

Quick question - What time did the fireworks start? We have res. at Cagney's for 8pm, but I don't want to miss the fireworks show.

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