With arrival of Norwegian Breakaway, New Orleans gets it biggest cruise ship ever

New Orleans soon will be home to one of the world’s biggest cruise ships. 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 5-year-old Norwegian Breakaway on Sunday will begin sailing out of the city after several years of sailing out of New York and in Europe. 

The 3,963-passenger vessel will operate a series of five- to eleven-day voyages from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean through April. The trips will feature stops at such ports as Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Belize City, Belize. Also on the schedule are day visits to Harvest Caye, Norwegian’s two-year-old private cruise hub along the southern coast of Belize. 

At 145,655 tons, Breakaway is Norwegian’s fifth largest ship, and it ranks among the 25 largest cruise vessels of all time. It’ll be the largest cruise ship ever based in New Orleans. 

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