Solo cruisers, spas and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Freestyle Cruising
Solo cruisers in search of spa serenity are going to be catered for onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s two new Freestyle Cruising® ships. Norwegian Breakaway will be launched in April 2013, and Norwegian Getaway will be launched in April 2014.
New details, released this week by the cruise line, reveal that there will be 59 single occupancy cabins on both ships. These cabins will have a full sized bed, shower and sink, separate enclosed toilet, and a window with a corridor view.
These single cabins will be conveniently located within a keycard accessible complex, complete with its own two storey lounge and bar, making it easier for solo cruisers to make friends.
The Freestyle Cruising® ships will also each feature 28 Spa Balcony cabins and 20 Spa Mini- Suites. Every cruiser who stays in a spa cabin will be entitled to complimentary entry to the vessels’ respective Thermal Spa Suite. All spa styled cabins will feature décor which evokes the spirit of tranquillity, and they will be located adjacent to the vessel’s spa centre.
Other cabins to début onboard the vessels include 449 inside cabins per ship, each with two beds which can convert to a queen size sleeper, and many with additional pull out beds and interconnecting cabin doors for larger groups.
158 Oceanview cabins will also debut on both vessels, 42 of which will fall into the Family Oceanview category with accommodations for up to five passengers and added wardrobe and bathroom space; whilst the vessels’ Family Mini Suites will premier on Decks 12 and 13 close to the children’s facilities.
Norwegian Cruise Line felt the names of these new ships best reflect the innovation of the brand, along with the freedom and flexibility of the line's signature Freestyle Cruising, and invoked the feeling that these ships will provide a "break" at sea from the stress of everyday life.
"We felt that Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway epitomised both our Freestyle Cruising philosophy and our belief that these ships offer a true respite, whisking our guests away from their everyday routines and delivering the ultimate cruise vacation," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's chief executive officer.
Source: Cruise Weekly, 13 September 2011 and Norwegian Cruise Line News Release