The Norwegian Breakaway arrived at Port Canaveral on Saturday, starting a five-month seasonal service as a Port Canaveral-based ship.
The Breakaway is the second Norwegian Cruise Line ship that joins the Port Canaveral lineup as the Norwegian Sun also will be based here for more than seven months from fall 2019 to spring 2020.
The Norwegian Breakaway will replace the slightly older and larger Norwegian Epic at Port Canaveral. The Epic has been based at Port Canaveral for three consecutive fall/winter sailing seasons. Both Norwegian ships will sail a total of 67 voyages from Port Canaveral.
Built in 2013, the Breakaway has a passenger capacity of 3,963, based on double-occupancy of its cabins. While the Epic, build in 2010 and refurbished 5 years later, has a double-occupancy capacity of 4,100.
The Breakaway is no stranger to Port Canaveral. The ship has made port-of-call stops there the months.
The Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries during the 2019-20 season, departing from Port Canaveral every Saturday, starting November 23.
The ship’s Eastern Caribbean sailings will have stops at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay.
Its Western Caribbean itineraries will have stops at Falmouth, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico.
The Norwegian Cruise Line also will have 31 port-of-call stops by other ships not based here, most of them by either the Bliss or the Pearl.
Norwegian is estimated to generate total cruise-related revenue of an estimated $7.0 million for Port Canaveral during the budget year, including $1.4 million from cruise parking.
According to Florida Today.