8 June 2023






1 min

The First Breakaway Plus Class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), NORWEGIAN ESCAPE called at Malta on her maiden call on Tuesday 17th May 2022.

She was NCL largest ever vessel to sail out of Valletta with 164,998 GRT  and featuring 17 restaurants together with a wide range of other amenities that offer outstanding entertainment.

After NCL ordered the ship with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft as yard number S-693 in October 2012 at an estimated cost of €700 million, her keel was laid in September 2014 and she was floated out from the building dock in August 2015.  She was subsequently delivered in October 2015 and was officially christened on 9th November 2015.


Her passenger accommodations of 4, 266 passengers with 1, 733 crew including 407 inside cabins, 114 ocean view cabins, 1,168 balcony cabins, 308 “mini-suite” cabins, and 82 studio cabins for solo travelers as well as 47 wheelchair-accessible cabins. 95 additional suite cabins across two decks were designed with conjoining use of exclusive facilities.


The ship’s increase in double occupancy capacity from 3,969 of her older sister ships to 4,266 resulted from an additional deck built for cabins. 

On 12th March 2014, NCL revealed marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey would design the new ship’s hull art with his depictions of various sea creatures


During her stay she was berthed at Valletta Cruise Port  – which they are our SPONSORS too for a lifetime.


While NCL official shipping agent in Malta by SMS Shipping is – that share a SPONSOR Package too.

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