Breakaway Expands Bermuda Shore Excursions

February 18, 2013

In anticipation of the arrival of its newest ship, Norwegian Cruise Line has expanded its tour offerings in Bermuda. The Norwegian Breakaway is scheduled to arrive with up to 4,000 passengers, and will be the largest cruise ship ever to visit Bermuda.

The line has added several new excursions that are available only to guests on Norwegian Breakaway, as well as a number of excursions for guests on both Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Dawn, sailing from Boston to Bermuda. The new tour options add to Norwegian’s shore excursion program, which offers guests more than 30 Bermuda excursions.

Bermuda shore excursions on the Norwegian Breakaway include: Private Boat Tour with Captain, Night Snorkel, Wildcat Island Tour & St George’s, Railway Trail Bike & Beach Tour, Night Fishing, Dolphin Encounter, Island Fever Theatre Show, Bermuda Underwater Explorations Institute & Hamilton Tour and Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding.

“Bermuda is one of my favorite destinations and is such a fun and beautiful place to visit,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Chief Executive Officer. “These new Bermuda shore excursions are sure to complement the exciting features and amenities our guests can experience onboard Norwegian Breakaway and enhance their cruise vacation on this spectacular island.”

Renderings of the Breakaway, courtesy of NCI. Click to move to next photo:

The new 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway will sail a series of 22 seven-day cruises from New York to Bermuda beginning May 12, 2013 through Oct 6, 2013. Departing on Sundays, the ship will spend three full days in Bermuda, along with three days at sea.

The top decks of Norwegian Breakaway will feature the first Aqua Park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, and rock climbing wall. The ship will also feature a total of 28 dining options on board, an Ice Bar, a fireworks show on every cruise and more.

The repairs to the Heritage Wharf in Dockyard — where the Breakaway will dock — are scheduled to be completed by May 2013, and a cost of approximately $22.3 million.

The contract was awarded to SunRise Construction Limited who are partnered under the contract with Crisson Construction Limited and Onsite Engineering for the work. Earlier this month the Ministry of Public Works said the Department of Planning has the application for the proposed works to the Heritage Wharf on file, and the statutory planning process has been recognized.

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  1. RawOnion says:

    Bermuda needs to stop giving these cruise ship companies so much control over what happens ON the island. They did not pay for the dock nor the excursions themselves, they are only making money off them for themselves. If they bought me a tour bus, sure I would operate it under their rules and give them a good cut but since they don’t……..