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Norwegian Breakaway Drops Ports on Repositioning Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has changed its itinerary on the Breakaway repositioning cruise. 

The November 6 sailing of the Norwegian Breakaway is a repositioning cruise from New York to New Orleans. However, Norwegian has informed booked guests that regular maintenance will need to be performed requiring the ship to reduce speed. As a result, two ports of call are being removed from the 14 day cruise. 

The ship had seven scheduled ports of call, but two have been canceled with no substitutes. 

The cruise line stated the following, “It is always our intention to maintain original itineraries. However, at times, unforeseen circumstances require us to make modifications. As a result of required maintenance, Norwegian Breakaway will observe reduced speeds.”

The email states that Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and Cozumel, Mexico will no longer be ports of call and the Breakaway will also have less time in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, but only by 30 minutes. 

There has been no explanation of what “required maintenance” actually entails but the email does assure guests that the ship’s safety is not compromised. 

Onboard services and entertainment will not be affected and there will still be plenty for guests to enjoy aboard during their 14-day sailing. 

The Breakaway is 1,068 feet long and has 18 decks. It includes the new Syd Norman’s Pour House rock lounge venue, and the Waterfront, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade. 

There is also the Aqua Park and Sports Complex which features zip lines, water slides, and The Plank. Other entertainment includes the casino, spa, thermal suite, multiple restaurants, pools and more. 

Norwegian is offering an onboard credit of up to $150 per person as a compensation for the canceled ports of call, but there is no offer to cancel or transfer to a different sailing. 

How about you? Are you book on this repositioning cruise?