NCL Announces “The Haven, by Norwegian” A New Class of Ship


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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced an exclusive suite complex for its two new Project Breakaway ships will be named The Haven by Norwegian.  The two new ship will be called “the Breakaway” coming in 2013, and the NCL “Getaway” is set to arrive in 2014, each of which will boast 144,017 gross tons and will have approximately 4,000 passenger berths. See a Review complete with Video by (clicking here). The company announced that in addition to the newest ships to join their fleet, that this new level of accommodations and service will also be featured on five of its existing ships – Norwegian Epic, Gem, Pearl, Jade and Jewel.

“Norwegian was the first cruise line to introduce the ship within a ship complex with the introduction of Norwegian Jewel in 2005,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer.  “These private enclaves at the top of the ships are home to our most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations offering the utmost in service and elegance. With the introduction of the suite complex on our Breakaway ships, we felt it was appropriate to brand this space as “The Haven by Norwegian” to better identify and describe the unique luxury cruising experience we offer.” The Kickoff for this new Brand of service is fall of 2011.

Norwegian’s Jewel class ships (Norwegian Jewel, Jade, Pearl and Gem) will include up to 18 suites as part of The Haven, with (2 Garden, 12 Courtyard, & 4 Owners) including the largest suites at sea – the 5,000 square foot, three-bedroom Garden Villas. All of these suites surround The Haven Courtyard that includes a pool, sun deck, hot tub, fitness room and more.  The Haven on Norwegian Epic is the largest suite complex at sea, comprising 60 suites (both Courtyard & Penthouse) on two private decks at the top of the ship. An additional 15 suites (including the popular Spa, and 7-other) will also have access to The Haven.  Haven Suites aboard the Breakaway ships will feature the largest compliment complex with a total of 80 on each ship, (See below for complete details). The Haven guests will have exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard will feature Two Story a pool area, two generous whirlpools, gym, saunas, sun deck, as well as a really neat private restaurant featuring both indoor and outdoor dining, a bar as well as a concierge lounge. Like the Epic is today.
The Haven guests will also enjoy an array of amenities, including private butler and concierge service.  Norwegian will be enhancing the experience in The Haven by expanding existing butler service to 24 hours and having butlers trained and certified by the International Institute of Modern Butlers. The Line will also be adding a poolside valets in the Courtyard which will provide a more personalized service in the poolside areas. In-suite dining will also be enhanced to include white tablecloth service.

Luxurious Privacy Norwegian ensures that guests staying in “The Haven” will be pampered with privacy, personalized service, and a wide array of upscale complimentary amenities, so they may experience everything a luxury vacation should include.  The Haven’s exclusive benefits will also include priority embarkation and disembarkation; distinctive platinum keycard; priority boarding of tenders to shore; in-suite espresso/cappuccino machines; not to mention gourmet treats delivered each evening, as well as complimentary limo service from airport to pier side. It just doesn’t get any better inside the suites either, with the renowned Bliss Collection by Norwegian™ featuring pillow-top mattress; fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu; along with plush bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels; and a whole lot more plush.

Sheehan further stated ,  “Now with The Haven by Norwegian, we truly have our own private boutique hotel on Norwegian Epic, Gem, Pearl, Jade, and Jewel, along with our new Project Breakaway ships, offering the ultimate in luxury and service at sea.”

The Haven on the Project Breakaway Ships

On the Project Breakaway ships, The Haven, consisting of 42 suites situated on the upper Decks 15 and 16 and the forward, part of the ship (and will basically surround the Haven Courtyard area) . Which will include a private restaurant, a cocktail bar and a concierge desk where Haven guests can relax, have a drink and make dining, entertainment or spa reservations through the dedicated concierge.  In the center of The Haven, there is a two-story courtyard area with pool that has a deep end for swimming and a shallow area for relaxing, two whirlpools and a private sun deck, along with two private massage rooms, changing areas and a sauna. The Haven guests will also have direct, private access to the ship’s spa and fitness center.

Got a Large Family or Group Cruising Together? The most luxurious and the largest suites within The Haven will be  the two Deluxe Owner’s Suites which include an elegantly appointed living room and dining area that also includes a wet bar.  In the bedroom, will be a plush king size bed with pillow top mattress that faces floor-to-ceiling windows and an extra-spacious wraparound private balcony.  In the bathroom, there is an oversized bath tub, two modern vanity sinks and a luxury shower.  The Deluxe Owner’s Suites can be joined to the Owner’s Suites, creating one grand suite that can sleep up to eight guests.

There will be 21 Two-Bedroom Family Villas will feature two bedrooms and (separate) bathrooms which are just the ideal solution for families. The separate living room and dining area includes a single sofa bed, writing desk, bar and more.  The master bedroom will feature a luxurious king-size bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony.  The master bath features separate luxury shower, an oversize oval tub that looks out to the sea, two modern vanity sinks and a variety of bath appointments.  The second bedroom includes a double sofa bed along with its own bathroom.

Completing Haven’s accommodations will feature 17 Courtyard Penthouses which feature a king size bed with pillow top mattress, living and dining area, a single sofa bed, writing desk and lots of storage spaces, with ample room to stretch-out and feel pampered.

On the other decks throughout the ship, there will be eight aft-facing penthouses and 10 forward-facing penthouses.  The forward penthouses include a living room and dining area featuring a double sofa bed and writing desk. The bathroom is ultra modern with double bowl sinks, a curved oval bathtub and separate shower.

Norwegian is also continuing with the popular Spa Suites that were first introduced on Norwegian Epic.  There will be 16 Spa Suites with very peaceful surrounding and decor, king-size bed, dining area and an in-suite whirlpool for the ultimate in luxury. These Spa Suites will also offer passengers easy access to the adjacent spa and fitness center, as well as complimentary access to the thermal spa suite during operating hours. The bathroom features will include an oversized spa-like shower with a waterfall shower head and multiple body spray jets, along with a separate handheld shower head and two vanity sinks, with plenty of spacious room for even a couple to manuever around in.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait. And for those who really can’t. You should know that “The Epic” (See Our Review Here) is already offering many of the above accommodations (which is where I took the photos from) for your cruise pleasure and enjoyment! So Let’s Just Get Out There and Get Your Luxury On!! Bon Voyage…….

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16 Responses to NCL Announces “The Haven, by Norwegian” A New Class of Ship

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  8. Rich says:

    Hi Mike. My wife and I are booked in a Haven suite on the Jewell. Can you tell me if NCL is offering an all inclusive package? I know there are all inclusive lines, (Seaborne, etc) but I’ve read that some other large lines are experimenting with this concept. Any thoughts?It would be nice to be able to order beverages, wines, etc in the Haven on an all inclusive basis. Thanks

    • Rich, really NONE of the Mass Market products such as RCCL, Princess, Carnival, Holland America, NCL are “All Inclusive” you will only find such on the Luxury Products. However, the Mass Market Lines do offer discounted plans for soda, water, and alcohol packages that allow you at 15% or more savings. So be sure to check them out!-Thanks for your question-CruisewithMike

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