Norwegian Breakaway


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The Norwegian Breakaway was built in 2013 and is among Norwegian’s 18 ships in its fleet. The Breakaway is included in the cruise line’s Breakaway Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Norwegian Breakaway vs all of the other Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Breakaway Size

How big is the Norwegian Breakaway? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Norwegian Breakaway. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

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Norwegian Breakaway Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Norwegian Breakaway can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Norwegian Avg: 3,024 guests

Norwegian Breakaway Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Norwegian Breakaway is 3,963 guests. The average capacity for the 18 active ships in Norwegian’s fleet is 3,024 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Norwegian ships has a minimum of 1,936 guests and a maximum of 4,266 passengers.



Norwegian Avg: 1,298 staff

Norwegian Breakaway Crew Members: Staff on the Norwegian Breakaway include 1,657 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.2:1. The average Norwegian ship includes 1,298 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.3:1.

Norwegian Breakaway Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Norwegian Breakaway Length

How long is the Breakaway? From end to end, the Norwegian Breakaway length equals 1068 feet (326 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 18 active vessels in Norwegian’s fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters).


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Norwegian Avg: 989 feet

The smallest Norwegian ship (in terms of length) measures 832 feet (254 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Norwegian Breakaway vs all other active Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Breakaway Ship Length

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Norwegian Breakaway Built Date

When was the Norwegian Breakaway Built? The Norwegian Breakaway was built in 2013 and joined the cruise line’s Breakaway Class.

Norwegian includes 18 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1998. The average Norwegian ship is 13 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2007


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Norwegian Avg: 2007

When was the last Norwegian Breakaway Dry Dock? The Norwegian Breakaway experienced dry dock improvements in 2020.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: Norwegian Bliss experienced a dry dock effort in 2020, including mostly technical improvements and cabin upgrades. Prior to that, the Norwegian Bliss underwent a significant refurbishment in May 2018. The dry dock was completed in Brest, France and included the following: new floors and furniture in public spaces; cabin carpeting replaced; Los Lobos Mexican Cantina added; Spice H2O added on the Serenity Deck; Syd Norman's Pour House replaced Fat Cat's Jazz and Blues Club.

Norwegian Breakaway Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Norwegian Breakaway ship class?

The ship belongs to the Norwegian class of ships known as the Breakaway class.

What is the Norwegian Breakaway capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Norwegian Breakaway. The ship's capacity is 3,963. When comparing the occupancy to the average Norwegian passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,024 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Norwegian ships.

Is the Norwegian Breakaway a good ship?

Each of Norwegian's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Norwegian Breakaway is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Norwegian Breakaway?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 1,068 feet (326 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Norwegian fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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