The 4000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway of Norwegian Cruise Line has 28 different types of cabins and suite accommodations in 42 categories. Seven of the categories are in The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway's luxurious and exclusive boutique cruise ship hotel. The other 21 categories are diverse and spread throughout 8 decks of the mega-ship. These staterooms range in size (and price) from mini-suites for spa lovers or families to standard balcony cabins to oceanview and finally to the least expensive on the ship--inside cabins.
The tiny studio cabins were designed and priced for the solo traveler. All the studios are on the inside but have a porthole window looking into the hallway. These cabins are designed for cleaning up, dressing, and sleeping. Guests staying in the studios have access to the studio lounge.
Studio Cabin Portholes
The Studio Cabins are all inside and do not have views of the sea. However, they do have large portholes with views of the hallway.
Studio Cabin Hallway
The 59 Studio cabins are designed for solo travelers and have their own lounge. This hallway reflects the contemporary feel of the Studio complex.
The 16 Spa Suites measure 344 square feet and are located near the Mandara Spa. Like the other spa staterooms, these suites include access to the Thermal Spa, and they also have an in-suite whirlpool. Although not located in The Haven, spa suite guests have access to its courtyard, restaurant, and lounge.
Spa Suite Whirlpool Tub
The Norwegian Breakaway Spa Suites feature a large in-suite whirlpool tub with a view.
Spa Mini-Suite Shower
Those who love a good shower will appreciate the multiple water jets and two showerheads in the mini-suites.
The spa mini-suite is the same size (236 square feet) as a standard mini-suite, but it has a tranquil spa decor and is located near the Mandara Spa. Guests in all spa accommodations have complimentary access to the Thermal Spa.
Spa Mini-Suites on the Norwegian Getaway, sister ship to the Norwegian Breakaway, are similar.
Spa Balcony Cabin
Spa balcony cabins are the same size as other balcony cabins (204 square feet), but are located near the Mandara Spa and feature complimentary access to the Thermal Spa area.
View From Forward-Facing Oceanview Cabin
These cabins do not have a balcony but feature a view similar to the one the Captain has from the bridge.
The Norwegian Breakaway mini-suite showers are spa-like, with a waterfall showerhead, multiple water-jets, and a separate hand-held showerhead.
The 248 mini-suites look much like the balcony cabins, but are larger and have a more luxurious bath with double sinks and a shower with multiple jets. Each mini-suite has a sofa bed.
Mini-suites are a little larger than standard balcony cabins, measuring 236 square feet.
The 120 oceanview cabins have a large picture window, but no balcony. Forty-four of the oceanview cabins are "family oceanview" sleep up to five guests and have a double sink and tub in the bathroom.
The 449 inside cabins (categories IA, IE, IB, IC, IF, ID, IX) on the Norwegian Breakaway measure 151 square feet. They include most of the features found in the oceanview and balcony cabins but have no window or balcony.
Accessible Balcony Cabin
The Norwegian Breakaway has 40 accessible cabins for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. This is a balcony cabin, which is larger than the standard balcony cabin.
Balcony cabins (category BA, BB, BC, BD, or BX) measure 204 square feet and are the most predominant category on the Norwegian Breakaway. Most sleep two, but some can accommodate four.
Some balcony cabins have the bed by the sliding glass door; others have the sofa and desk located in this position. It's a personal preference as to which is better.
The 42 family oceanview cabins on deck 5 measure 161 square feet and sleep up to five people. Most of these cabins have both a shower and a tub, and many connect to another cabin.
The 22 family mini-suites with balcony on the Norwegian Breakaway measure 236 square feet and are located on deck 12 near the kids' area. These cabins sleep up to four and include both a bathtub and shower.
Family Inside Cabin
The Family Inside Cabins in category I1 and I2 are on decks 11 and 12. These cabins sleep 4, are located near the kid's areas and include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size and two pull-down beds.
Aft-Facing Balcony Cabin
The 32 aft-facing balcony cabins (category B1) on the Norwegian Breakaway are found on decks 8 through 14. These 204 square-foot cabins have two lower pillow-top beds that can be combined into a queen-sized bed. A third person could also sleep on the sofa.
Like other cabins on the Norwegian Breakaway, the aft-facing cabins have a 26-inch flat screen television, lots of storage space, desk, good lighting, and a full-size closet. The bathroom includes a large sink, toilet, enclosed vanity area, and shower. Since these cabins have an aft view, the balcony is larger and has lounge chairs.
Aft-Facing Balcony Cabin Veranda
The veranda on an aft-facing cabin on the Norwegian Breakaway is larger and has enough room for chaise lounge chairs.