Norwegian Breakaway's Construction and Maiden Voyage Showcased on "Mighty Ships"

Premieres this Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7 pm on Discovery Canada

Published Nov 7, 2013 2:24 PM by The Maritime Executive

Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship launched in May in New York, will be featured in a special two-part event on the season premiere of Discovery Canada’s popular show “Mighty Ships.” For the start of its seventh season, “Mighty Ships” will air part one at 7 pm ET on Sunday, November 10, 2013, showcasing the ship’s first voyage, followed by a second hour at 8 pm ET with a “Mighty Ships” first, a full episode chronicling the construction of the vessel at the shipyard.

“Norwegian Breakaway is a spectacular vessel and we are honored that Discovery Canada chose our ship as the first ever in their history to document her construction, in addition to showcasing our first sailing with guests onboard,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “The two-part special will give viewers a glimpse into the incredible process of building and launching a cruise ship and I am so proud of everyone on our team for making the launch of the ship an incredible success.”

The first episode – The Voyage -- takes viewers on the maiden transatlantic voyage from Southampton to New York. The crew is challenged with making sure the cruise is smooth sailing for the more than 3,000 guests onboard and must ensure that the first-ever performance of the Broadway show Rock of Ages and the ship’s first fireworks show at sea are delivered flawlessly.

The second part – The Build – chronicles the building of Norwegian Breakaway in a special behind the scenes look.  Viewers are transported to Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany as the various stages of construction are highlighted from keel laying to sea trials and delivery. Norwegian’s CEO Kevin Sheehan is featured as he visits the shipyard on numerous occasions and discusses his plans for the ship. Both episodes are expected to air in the United States and internationally in the coming months.

To celebrate the premiere, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a special two-day bonus for Canadian residents who book a cruise on Norwegian Breakaway or her sister ship Norwegian Getaway. New reservations made for either of these ships on November 11 and 12, 2013 will receive a $100 on-board credit per stateroom.  Canadian residents should contact their travel professional to take advantage of this offer.

Norwegian Breakaway is the largest ship to homeport year-round in New York City and is sailing weekly seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida with stops in Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), Florida; Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.  In the summer, the ship sails weekly to Bermuda.